Greenville business reopens after car crash in February

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN)- A Greenville business has reopened after a car crashed into the building on Valentine's Day.

Back in February, a car crashed into Lendmark Financial on Southwest Greenville Boulevard, next to Toys R Us. At the time, police said the driver had mistaken the gas pedal for the brake pedal.

The city's chief building inspector said the building was condemned because of damage until it could be repaired.

The business reopened at 9 a.m.Thursday morning.



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Four people in a Greenville business are lucky not to have been injured after a car came crashing into the building with a woman and toddler inside.

The vehicle ended up completely inside Lendmark Financial Services, which is next to Toys"R"Us on Greenville Boulevard.

Police say at 9:00 a.m. 40-year-old Tiffany Slade mistook the gas for the brake pedal and drove through the front doors. There was an 18-month old child in the car with Slade, but neither was hurt.

Greenville Fire/Rescue says there were four people in the store

"She ran over my Valentine's Day gift from my fiance', my bear, my wine glass, my chocolates and my balloon," said Gabrielle Roach who was working inside at the time. "I'm just glad to be alive.”

Police say Slade has been charged with not having a drivers license.

The building has been condemned due to safety hazards, according to the city's chief building inspector. Les Everett says the building is not in danger of collapsing, but will remain condemned until Lendmark is able to repair the damage.