Holden woman crashes car into Bangor Rite Aid twice

Posted March 23, 2012, at 8:38 a.m.
Last modified March 23, 2012, at 6:18 p.m.

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BANGOR, Maine — A Holden woman escaped injury early Friday morning when her sport utility vehicle crashed into a local Rite Aid, according to police.

Sharon Karl, 68, had tried to put her car in park when the vehicle accelerated into the wall of the Rite Aid on Broadway, according to Bangor police Sgt. Garry Higgins.

“The car accelerated when she was trying to go park, so it lunged forward for whatever reason,” said Higgins, citing the vehicle may have had mechanical problems.

Karl had attempted to back up after hitting the wall, creating a hole, Higgins said, and then her vehicle lunged forward and hit the wall a second time.

Higgins said there were employees in the store at the time, but nobody was injured. Karl, who also wasn’t hurt, isn’t expected to be charged, the sergeant said.

Karl’s vehicle had front-end damage, according to Higgins.