Two Injured After Elderly Driver Strikes Hotel

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DUNN – An elderly driver and her passenger were hurt after the passenger car she was operating collided with a hotel. Fortunately, no one inside the hotel was injured.

The accident was reported at 11:01pm Tuesday at Country Inn & Suites Hotel located on E. Pearsall Street in Dunn.

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Dunn Police said a 79 year-old Rochdale, New York woman, operating a 2021 Volkwagen, was entering a parking space when she accelerated forward. The car went over the curb and into the side of the hotel.

The driver and a 74 year-old female passenger, also from Rochdale, New York, were transported by Dunn Emergency Services to Betsy Johnson Hospital for evaluation and treatment of very minor injuries.

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No charges were filed by police.

Damage to the hotel was estimated at $30,000.