A woman was uninjured after she accidentally drove her car into the front of a restaurant in Woodstock, causing substantial damage Tuesday morning, authorities said.
The Woodstock Police Department and the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District responded around 10:40 a.m. Tuesday to Green Garden, 1678 South Eastwood Drive in Woodstock, for a report of a car into a building.
Woodstock Fire/Rescue District Communication Specialist Alex Vucha said firefighters arrived within four minutes and found a vehicle that had collided with the front of a restaurant.
Vucha said the collision caused substantial damage to the front of the building.
The female driver of the 2021 Ford Explorer was uninjured in the crash, according to Woodstock Deputy Police Chief Ray Lanz.
Lanz said the 75-year-old woman was attempting to back her vehicle out of the parking spot.
She moved the gear selector to the “drive” position instead of the “reverse” position.
The woman let her foot off the brake and applied pressure to the accelerator, causing the vehicle to travel forward and hit the building, Lanz said.
No one was inside the business because it was not open at the time of the crash, Vucha said.
The woman’s vehicle did not sustain serious damage and she was able to drive it away from the scene without it needing to be towed.
Representatives from the Woodstock Building Department were requested to the scene to evaluate the damage.
Lanz said no citations have been issued to the driver.