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LPD: Driver hits gas pedal instead of brake, crashes into building in southeast Lincoln

SUV crashes into southeast Lincoln business Tuesday morning.
SUV crashes into southeast Lincoln business Tuesday morning.(KOLN)
Published: May. 24, 2022 at 7:49 AM CDT|Updated: May. 25, 2022 at 11:57 AM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Lincoln Police said a driver accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake when they crashed into a building in southeast Lincoln Tuesday morning.

First responders were dispatched to a strip mall containing the Pioneer Heart Institute at 70th and Van Dorn, just before 7 a.m.

Police said the driver was in the parking lot when the accelerator was possibly mistaken for the brake.

On scene, a 10/11 reporter witnessed a green SUV sitting on the sidewalk outside the front of the building. A wall of windows on the building was damaged after being pushed inward by the impact of the crash.

Damage to the structure was estimated at $50,000. No citations were issued.

An SUV crashes into the side of a southeast Lincoln business Tuesday.
An SUV crashes into the side of a southeast Lincoln business Tuesday.(KOLN)

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