Archive for Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Vehicle crashes into Casey’s General Store front

Casey's General Store was unable to provide an estimate cost for the damage from a Tuesday night accident.

Casey's General Store was unable to provide an estimate cost for the damage from a Tuesday night accident.

October 2, 2013

A 31-year-old Basehor woman crashed into the front of Casey's General Store near the intersection of 155th Street and State Avenue Tuesday night because of a brake failure, police say.

Basehor Police Chief Lloyd Martley said the woman attempted to pull into one of the front parking spaces at 8:50 p.m. Tuesday when a mechanical failure caused her brakes to stop functioning. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, Martley said, and there were no injuries. The woman was not cited for anything.

"It was clearly mechanical failure," Martley said in an email Wednesday morning.

The store remained open Tuesday night and Wednesday morning as crews put up ply-wood over the windows that caved in due to the accident. The woman's brown Ford sedan hit the store front just below the window line and forced the brick wall to cave in. Inside the store, a wooden beam jutted out from the bowed wall that managed to stay upright.

Employees at the store did not comment on the damage and the Casey's General Store corporate office was unable to give an estimate on damage costs Wednesday morning because they had not yet received a full report.

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