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A vehicle crashed through the glass-covered front of Palmer’s Market in Hudson Monday. Police and fire officials are investigating the incident. COURTESY 

Car strikes Hudson convenience store

HUDSON - A busy Hudson convenience store remained open for business Monday afternoon after a car driven by an elderly man crashed through the building’s front entrance earlier in the day.

Police said the vehicle’s driver, an 82-year-old man, would not face any charges after striking the glass entryway of Palmer’s Convenience Store, located in a Lowell Road shopping plaza next door to Suzy’s Diner.

The  vehicle shattered the front windows and doorway on impact.

"It’s pretty wet outside and we’re guessing his feet may have been a little wet when he was attempting to park," Police Captain William Avery said. "It appears it was just an accident, that his feet seem to have slipped off the brake pedal."

Police aren’t releasing the driver’s name.

The incident was reported to the Hudson Police Department shortly before 10 a.m. Monday. Police then contacted the fire department, according to Fire Captain David Morin.

While a store employee was standing near the front of the store where the cash registers are situated at the time of the incident, no one was injured in the crash and the store was allowed to resume its business for the remainder of the day.

Morin said local public safety crews conducted an impromptu inspection of the building, which was determined to have sustained no structural damage, and the store’s owners were already in the process of replacing the broken glass.


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