HOLY CRASH: Woman Charged After Car Lands In Christian Bookstore

No one was hurt after a car ended up all the way inside a Greenville business Friday morning.

It happened around 10:30 a.m. at The Light Christian Bookstore on Evans Street when the small four-door car came crashing into the store, which was open for business at the time.

Greenville police have charged Joan Perkins of Pikeville with failure to reduce speed. They estimate damage to her rental car at $2,000.

Police say the woman told them she was pulling into a parking spot when she accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brake.

There were a handful of customers and employees inside at the time.

Greenville Fire-Rescue says the car ended up some 25-feet inside the bookstore.

Other people in the shopping center heard the sound from the crash, thinking it was a dump truck.

Authorities say there doesn't appear to be any structural damage to the building.


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