September 25, 2017
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St. Agatha woman drives into store in Madawaska

By Jen Lynds, BDN Staff

MADAWASKA, Maine — A St. Agatha woman escaped injury but a storefront was damaged Wednesday afternoon after the building was hit by a car.

Madawaska Police Officer Matt Derosier said Thursday that the incident took place just before 2 p.m. at the Family Dollar store.

According to Derosier, 67-year-old Irma Sirois was pulling into a parking space in front of the building when she either hit the gas pedal instead of the brakes or simply failed to hit the brakes of her 2004 Mercury Sable. The car jumped a sidewalk curb and plowed into a picture window in the store.

Sirois’ vehicle also struck a 2005 GMC sport utility vehicle in the process. The vehicle was parked in the lot, Derosier said, and two people were inside it. They were not injured.

The store had to close temporarily so employees could clean up the mess and temporarily repair the window. Derosier said some merchandise in the store was damaged when Sirois’ car hit it.

Derosier said Sirois was unable to explain what really happened. He said both cars involved had minor damage, and were driven from the scene.

No charges will be filed, he said.

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