Shortly after 7:30PM Tuesday a SUV crashed into the brick wall of a business. The incident occurred at Blythe’s Team Sports located at 2810 Calumet Ave in Valparaiso.
There was no reported injuries and no signs of intoxication, Valparaiso Police said.
The driver reported that as she entered traffic onto Calumet Ave. from Roosevelt Rd., her accelerator became “stuck.” It was further learned the driver was able to slow the vehicle as she entered the nearby lot, which provided her the opportunity to jump from the vehicle as she crossed over a grass easement. The vehicle was again observed to accelerate, while unoccupied, striking the building.
There are no reported injuries involved in the crash and no charges against the driver. The damage is estimated to be between $50,000—$100,000.