Woman Crashes Car Into Washington Insurance Agency Building

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

A woman didn't have to go far to make a claim after she crashed her car into an insurance agency's building in Beaufort County.

It happened shortly after 1:0 p.m. Friday in Washington at the Anchor Insurance Agency on Highway 17. Several employees were inside when they heard a car engine rev up. They say they knew something was wrong and jumped over the counter before the car came through the wall.

Officials say the elderly driver told them she thought she was hitting the brake pedal but was hitting the gas. The driver is a client of the business. No one was hurt.


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  • by who knows Location: washington on Nov 19, 2011 at 11:02 PM
    maybe they had her so idled, that the she got frustrated and nervous hitting the wrong pedal!!! Geico would probally be better!!
  • by Trish Location: NC on Nov 19, 2011 at 06:41 AM
    Once again...when they get a certain age, take their license. If she didnt know the difference in a gas pedal & a brake pedal she doesnt need to be driving!
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      by Anonymous on Nov 19, 2011 at 07:27 AM in reply to Trish
      I agree...
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      by Anonymous on Nov 22, 2011 at 05:55 AM in reply to Trish
      Just what would you consider "a certain age" ?? It depends on the person not the age.
  • by Lawyer on Nov 19, 2011 at 06:16 AM
    Sue the car maker!! Obviously their fault for putting the gas and brake too close to each other.
  • by ncyankee on Nov 19, 2011 at 05:58 AM
    she did this on purpose, she didnt like the new insurance rate hike, they told her because of her age....you know the rest of the story
  • by laura Location: greenville on Nov 19, 2011 at 04:00 AM
    Obama did it.
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      by Me on Nov 19, 2011 at 05:38 AM in reply to laura
      Ignorant Reply!! That is all!!!
  • by Anonymous Location: belhaven on Nov 18, 2011 at 06:44 PM
    i guess they have a drive thru window now. And got ther first customer.:)
  • by Renewed? on Nov 18, 2011 at 06:11 PM
    I wonder if they're going to suggest she switch to Geico?
  • by Chad Location: Greenville on Nov 18, 2011 at 06:02 PM
    Glad everyone was ok!! Maybe a drive through window is in order :)
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