A Volkswagen Golf sustained damage after striking the Surplus Herby’s building in downtown Vernon Wednesday.

A Volkswagen Golf sustained damage after striking the Surplus Herby’s building in downtown Vernon Wednesday.

Vehicle crashes into store

Incident occurs at Surplus Herby's in downtown Vernon

There were no injuries to the driver, but there was damage to her vehicle and the store the vehicle crashed into following a single-vehicle accident in downtown Vernon Wednesday.

Just before 11 a.m., a 2010 Volkswagen Golf, driven by a 71-year-old Vernon woman, accelerated unexpectedly into the exterior wall of Surplus Herby’s on 31st Avenue.

“The woman was turning into the parking lot when the vehicle suddenly accelerated,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. “Why the vehicle accelerated unexpectedly, we’re not sure.”

The car suffered front end damage and a front tire was flattened. A hole was left in the wall of the business which remained open as repairs were being made.