Driver Backs Car Through Window of Downtown Business in Pinehurst
Pinehurst police say no one was injured when an elderly man backed his car into a parked car and then went through the front window of Gemma Gallery today.
The accident happened around 1:30 p.m.
Police said Alex Bernard Delbueno, 82, of Pinehurst told them he confused the gas pedal for the brakes when he was backing up.
Delbueno's 2010 Lincoln was parallel parked in front of Gemma Gallery at the time of the accident.
"The gentleman tried backing up and when he backed up hie hit the gas and clipped a car behind him and then continued up the curb and took out the whole front window of the business," said Deputy Chief Floyd Thomas.
Police charged Delbueno with careless and reckless driving.
No one was hurt in the incident.
Store owner Lisa Whipple said she heard a "bump" and then a "loud explosion" when the accident happened.
"I came up and saw glass shatter and fall into a million pieces," she said. "Then I saw the back of a car sitting im my window."
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