A driver attempting to park his 2007 Chevy Avalanche accidentally plowed into the Parker's Convenience store on Georgia Highway 196 and Airport Road.
According to Hinesville Police Traffic Accident Investigator, Micheal Ramirez, an elderly gentleman was attempting to pull into a parking spot in front of the Parker's convenience store shortly after 7:15 pm. Ramirez said the man thought he was hitting the brake peddle, but accidentally pressed on the gas peddle which lunged the pick up truck through a plate glass window and drove several feet into the store causing damage to displays.
The driver and store employees were not hurt. The Hinesville Fire and Rescue department arrived on scene and helped the driver out of the vehicle and provide assistance according to Hinesville Fire Chief, Robert Kitchings. A corporate employee on scene was unable to provide information as to how long the store maybe closed while repairs are made.