Demolition on a Bangor convenience store slated to be torn down in two weeks started early Saturday morning when a car ran into the side of the building, located at Union and 14th streets.
No one was injured, according to Bangor police.
“I don’t plan to reopen,” Tom Thibeau, owner of Tom T’s, said about an hour after the crash. “Demolition was due to start in a couple of weeks. Looks like it got an early start.”
An 83-year-old Bradley man driving a 2018 Ford Escape accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brake, according to Bangor police Sgt. John Robinson.
“It appears that age was not a factor in the crash,” he said.
The man was not injured but was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center for a cardiac issue unrelated to the incident, Robinson said.
The car was damaged and towed from the scene.
The driver’s name was not released because no charges against him were filed.