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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  • by Yes on Jan 29, 2011 at 08:38 PM
    Christians 0 New generation 1
  • by Anonymous on Jan 29, 2011 at 08:21 PM
    Question mark, if she was talkiong on the phone with her Mama, she couldn't be "that" old.
  • by ? on Jan 29, 2011 at 03:36 PM
    What is the age of the driver?
  • by pete Location: grifton on Jan 29, 2011 at 02:49 PM
    I wonder did she wreck her other car and was using the rental?
  • by 5 motorcycles and still alive Location: enc on Jan 29, 2011 at 12:22 PM
    OK Laura, you've got the best post here- LOL
  • by Helplwss Location: Enc on Jan 29, 2011 at 07:25 AM
    GOD was her co pilot
  • by DS1 on Jan 29, 2011 at 05:33 AM
    I've been wanting to do this for years.
  • by HIT ????? Location: Hertford on Jan 28, 2011 at 09:31 PM
    The report said "she accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brake." She must have NAILED the gas peddle! I would imagine there was a concrete parking bar or whatever they're called or a curbing she had to go over, not to mention going through the door frame and most likely running into counters, displays etc., all slowing her down and then to travel 25 feet inside the store. I think that she should be charged with reckless driving and driving while stupid.
  • by laura Location: greenville on Jan 28, 2011 at 04:53 PM
    I think Satan switched the pedals.
  • by To concerned.. on Jan 28, 2011 at 03:06 PM
    And your point is what? Are you trying to say the store caused the accident, not the driver of the car that CRASHED through the window? Who cares what your first grader can formulate. You must know the person charged personally.
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