BREWER, Maine — A wall at a Brewer hardware store was damaged Wednesday morning when it was struck by a vehicle, according to officials.
Brewer fire Capt. Chris Dore said a woman whose name was not released accidentally struck the exterior wall at Aubuchon Hardware on Wilson Street.
The accident occurred around 10:45 a.m., Dore said from the scene.
The captain said the driver was pulling in the parking lot to go into the store when the accident happened. She was not traveling at high speed and may have accidentally tapped her gas pedal instead of the brakes.
“She doesn’t remember because she’s quite upset,” Dore said.
The front end of the Toyota minivan was scuffed up, Dore said, but the vehicle was otherwise undamaged while the driver was not injured. No customers or store personnel were injured either.
The wall that was struck sustained significant damage, with the impact moving the wall inside the store.
“Luckily nobody was in that aisle when she hit it,” said Dore.
The store will remain open for business through the remainder of the day while that section has been roped off to customers, the fire captain said.