Car Crashes into Shoe Store

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

A local shoe store wasn't busy selling shoes Thursday, but instead was boarded up.

Vienna police say at about 9 a.m. Thursday 83-year-old Beryl Goldenberg drove her car into Renee's Birkenstock.

Police say Goldenberg claims the accelerator of her Lexus got stuck, and she couldn't get the car to stop.

They say she wasn't badly injured, but went to Med-Express as a precaution.

Store manager, Erica Pettrey, says she was called in as soon as the accident happened, and was shocked at what she saw when she arrived.

"I was thinking chaos, that's what I was thinking. The actual car was in the building, so it was quite an interesting morning," Pettrey said.

She also says Birkenstock is already in the process of replacing the glass, and will be back open as soon as possible.


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  • by Frank Location: Parkersburg on Feb 8, 2010 at 05:26 AM
    Can you say "class sction lawsuit"?
  • by ted Location: missouri on Feb 6, 2010 at 03:17 PM
    This happens every day. See some stories at westopcars.com
  • by Anonymous Location: Parkersburg on Feb 5, 2010 at 05:37 PM
    I am thankful that the store was not open because this could have been very tragic. Don't be so judgemental of people because if the lady would have been 23 u would b sayin it's because she was young so no matter the age it was still just an accident. Think of the buisness owners as well. Look at the loss they are taking with not being able to operate.
  • by Toad Belcher Location: P-burg on Feb 5, 2010 at 10:07 AM
    For "Proud American" !!! Japanese junk ??? Toyota makes a very reliable vehicle !! What stupid statement.
  • by Jimmy Location: Parkersburg on Feb 5, 2010 at 05:05 AM
    I find it funny that a lot of people of wreck are now blaming it on their gas pedal sticking, as if the recall announcement has made them all stick as the cars are now self aware. haha, this was a case of bad driving, nothing else. I really dont think this lady should keep driving.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 4, 2010 at 06:58 PM
    Actually, LEXUS is NOT part of the GAS PEDAL recall. Certain models were recalled for floor mats that could get trapped. The floor mats didn't fit properly and could come loose. Common sense should tell you not to have anything loose on the floor of the drivers side. Toyota even said to remove the mats as well. But the recall is not due to faulty accelerators.
  • by PETE Location: PARKERSBURG on Feb 4, 2010 at 05:56 PM
    IF YOU WANT TO TAKE LICENSES AWAY FROM THE ELDERLY THEN YOU CAN DRIVE THEM TO THE DOCTORS OFFICE, PHARMACY, GROCERY STORE, ETC. I DON'T HAVE THAT MUCH TIME ON MY HANDS.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 4, 2010 at 04:05 PM
    Lexus is made by Toyota and is part of the Toyota recall.
  • by Freddy on Feb 4, 2010 at 03:56 PM
    Let's blame it on the gas pedal. My they were too old to be driving in the first place.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 4, 2010 at 03:15 PM
    we all get old!
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