Meat store to reopen this week following Grimm collision

A and K Grimm Sausage will reopen this week after a Toyota collision knocked them out of business on Saturday. An 82-year-old driver pressed down on the accelerator instead of the brake and her car hit the store front according to RCMP.

PENTICTON - A and K Grimm Sausage on Eckhardt Avenue was hit by a Toyota on Saturday when a driver stamped on the accelerator instead of the brake.

RCMP Sgt. Rick Dellebuur said an 82-year-old woman collided her car with the front of the meat store sometime around 2:15 p.m. She hit the accelerator and jumped the concrete parking block.

Owner Kelly Grimm was inside when it happened but he said he didn't know what the noise was. He thought it was collapsing shelving. He asked those in the store if everyone was OK.

"Somebody then said what about the driver?" he said. This prompted Grimm to check outside.

Dellebuur said no one was injured and no charges will be made. The store's damages are estimated at $10,000.

"These things happen unfortunately," Dellebuur said referring to elderly drivers colliding with store fronts.

Repairs to the store were well underway on Tuesday and Grimm said he hopes to be open for business in the next two days.

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