No one was hurt early Monday when an elderly woman accidentally drove her car into the Romeoville post office, 315 W. Romeo Rd. The crash happened shortly before 9 a.m.
Romeoville Assistant Police Chief Steven Lucchesi said the woman, an 81-year-old from Plainfield, told police the accident happened after a teenage boy walked out in front of her Buick LaCrosse from in between two parked cars.
“[She] said she swerved left to avoid hitting the pedestrian and drove through the front of the building,” Lucchesi said. “It appears she may have pressed the accelerator instead of the brake.”
The driver was uninjured, and no one inside the post office was hurt, police said.
The woman was issued a citation for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
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