Kapa'a woman, 63, injured in store crash

Published On: Dec 10 2013 06:55:51 AM HST
KAPA`A, Hawaii -

A 63-year-old Kapa'a woman was injured in a single-vehicle traffic accident in front of Longs Drug Store in Kapa'a Monday afternoon, according to Kauai police.

The accident occurred at approximately noon as a 23-year-old female employee of Longs was attempting to park in a stall directly in front of the store.  As she attempted to park the white Ford Focus, she hit the curbing and mistakenly applied the gas pedal instead of the brake.

The vehicle climbed over the curbing, hit two wooden support beams and collided into a wooden bench where the victim was sitting. The victim was pinned between the vehicle and the wall momentarily, until the driver of the car reversed and released her.

The victim was transported to Wilcox Memorial Hospital for treatment of what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries. Her condition is unknown at this time.

The driver of the vehicle was also transported to Wilcox for toxicology testing. The incident is still under investigation.  There were two passengers in the car at the time of the accident.

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