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Driver mistakenly steps on gas, crashes car into Reading City Hall

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Oct 25 2012 10:15:01 AM CDT
Updated On: Oct 25 2012 05:08:22 PM CDT

It was car versus City Hall in downtown Reading on Thursday, and City Hall won.

READING, Pa. -

It was car versus City Hall in downtown Reading on Thursday, and City Hall won.

The driver of the car was pulling into a parking space in the 800 block of Washington Street late Thursday morning when he accidentally stepped on the accelerator, went up on the sidewalk, took down a sign and crashed into the stone building, police said.

No one was injured, but the front of the car suffered some significant damage. It had to be towed from the scene.

The only apparent damage done to the building was a broken basement window and frame.