Driver Crashes into Sewickley Flower Shop Storage Building

The woman behind the wheel of the car complained of chest pains following the accident and was taken to the hospital.

A woman was transported to Heritage Valley Sewickley hospital this morning after police said her car accelerated over a curb and crashed into a building used for storage at Shafer's Flower Shop in Sewickley.

Sewickley Police Patrolman Kenneth Wolf said the woman told them she thought she had her car in reverse while attempting to park around 9 a.m. in the borough’s Green Street parking lot. Instead, police said she accelerated over the curb.

“Unfortunately, she went over the fence and hit this building,” Wolf said. Police did not identify the woman.

Wolf said the car knocked down the fence and traveled a few feet down a cement embankment before running head-on into a storage building behind Shafer’s Flowers at 410 Beaver St.

Wolf said the woman wasn't seriously injured, but complained afterward of chest pains, which he said likely was the result of striking the steering wheel. A Valley Ambulance crew took her to the hospital. Police towed the car.

Cochran Hose firefighters put the fence back up and checked for gas leaks. Firefighters also helped the flower shop owner remove damaged vases and other goods knocked from a shelf by the impact.

Police said they do not plan to cite the driver.


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