Car goes through wall at nursing home
No injuries reported in mishap on Sunday
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March 7, 2018
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No one was injured Sunday when a 2012 Toyota Venza crashed into The Grove at Harmony nursing home after the driver accidentally accelerated into the structure while trying to park.

JACKSON TWP — Residents at a nursing home got a surprise visitor on Sunday.

No one was injured when a 2012 Toyota Venza crashed into The Grove at Harmony nursing home, 191 Evergreen Mill Road, after the driver accidentally accelerated into the building while trying to park around 2 p.m.

The driver, a 79-year-old woman from Mars, pulled into the parking spot when her husband suggested that she pull into it a little farther, according to Terry Seilhamer, Jackson Township police chief.

“When she did, she accidentally hit the accelerator a little harder than she intended,” he said.

There were no injuries and the damage to the building was not structural. The nursing home covered up the damage with plywood, Seilhamer said.

Harmony fire and medical personnel and Jackson police responded to the call.

The Southern Butler County Technical Rescue Team assisted with shoring the wall and ensuring the building was safe to occupy.

The car was towed and no damage estimate to the vehicle was immediately available. No charges have been filed in the incident.