Minor damage from crash into building


By Martin Graham - mgraham@recordherald.com



Minor damage occurred to the Second Chance building at 420 Oakland Ave. in Washington Court House on Saturday according to a Washington Court House Police Department report when a local drove into the building. Pictured is the spot where the vehicle crashed.

Minor damage occurred to the Second Chance building at 420 Oakland Ave. in Washington Court House on Saturday according to a Washington Court House Police Department report when a local drove into the building. Pictured is the spot where the vehicle crashed.


Martin Graham | Record-Herald photo

Minimal damage occurred over the weekend when a Washington Court House woman accidentally drove her vehicle into the Second Chance building, 420 Oakland Ave., according to the Washington Court House Police Department.

According to a Washington Police Department private property accident report, Luella L. Puckett, 93, drove her 2014 Toyota Corolla into the structure around 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

“(Puckett’s vehicle) was parked facing southbound in the parking lot of Second Chance,” according to the report. “(Puckett) attempted to leave and believing the vehicle was in reverse she stepped on the accelerator. (Puckett’s vehicle) was actually in drive, moving forward she struck the side of the building.”

At the time, Second Chance was hosting its second-annual open house and program director Chiquita Nash said in a Facebook post, “Everyone is fine,” but asked the community to, “Please pray for her.”

On Monday, Nash also echoed the report and said, “The lady in question meant to hit the brakes and accidentally hit the gas,” but was okay as far as she knew. She also said there was only minor damage to the Second Chance building.

The information in this article was provided via a Washington Court House Police Department report and Second Chance Program Director Chiquita Nash.

Reach Martin Graham at (740) 313-0351 or on Twitter @MartiTheNewsGuy.

Minor damage occurred to the Second Chance building at 420 Oakland Ave. in Washington Court House on Saturday according to a Washington Court House Police Department report when a local drove into the building. Pictured is the spot where the vehicle crashed.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2020/09/web1_IMG_20200914_130332664.jpgMinor damage occurred to the Second Chance building at 420 Oakland Ave. in Washington Court House on Saturday according to a Washington Court House Police Department report when a local drove into the building. Pictured is the spot where the vehicle crashed. Martin Graham | Record-Herald photo

By Martin Graham

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