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One Injured After Driver Crashes into Asheboro Golden Corral Saturday

One Injured After Driver Crashes into Asheboro Golden Corral Saturday

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[Scott Pelkey | North State Journal] ASHEBORO N.C. - A driver crashed into the Golden Corral in Asheboro Saturday evening, injuring one person inside the restaurant.  On Saturday October 28th, 2023, just before 6 p.m. emergency crews were dispatched to the Golden Corral in Asheboro, located at 1070 E Dixie Dr., for a report of a vehicle that had crashed into the building.  According to a crash report by the Asheboro Police Department, a 79-year-old driver of a 2005 Ford Focus was attempting to park her vehicle when she “accidently pressed the accelerator instead of the brake,” causing the vehicle to strike the front of the restaurant.  One person inside the business was struck by the front end of the vehicle and debris from the structure and was transported to a...
“Unsafe Footware” Causes Driver To Crash Into Building

“Unsafe Footware” Causes Driver To Crash Into Building

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ASHEBORO NC – Police are saying that “Unsafe Footwear” is to blame after an elderly driver lost control, drove through the lawn next to the historic courthouse, before crashing into a stairwell. On August 25th, just after 2 PM, emergency crews were called to 145 Worth St in Asheboro near the historic courthouse for a report of a vehicle that had hit the building. When they arrived, they found a 2014 Toyota SUV with its airbags deployed wedged in the stairwell next to the courthouse. According to an accident report by the Asheboro Police Department the driver told police she was attempting to park on Worth St when her open toed shoe got caught on the accelerator. That's when she said she lost control of the vehicle which jumped the curb, went through the lawn next...