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Another Vehicle Crashes into Building on Washington Street

It is the third time in the last five weeks that such an incident has taken place in the 100 block of South Washington Street in downtown Hinsdale.

Not again. 

An SUV jumped the curb Monday and crashed into the former Zak's Place space at 112 S. Washington, the third such car-on-building crash in the 100 block of South Washington that has taken place in the last five weeks.

The crash took place at 11:37 a.m. Monday, after the 61-year-old Clarendon Hills woman driving the 2007 Mercedes ML500 hit the accelarator instead of the brake while pulling into a parking stall in front of the property, Deputy Chief Mark Wodka said.

"The driver was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision," Wodka said. "She was unharmed."

The pictures above were taken just before noon.

On Feb. 21 and Feb. 23, vehicles were driven into Steinway Piano Gallery at 120 S. Washington.

READ: Piano Gallery Remains Open For Business After Being Hit By 2 Cars in 3 Days

Hinsdale Police Chief Brad Bloom told the Village of Hinsdale Zoning and Public Safety (ZPS) Committee last week that, after the February incidents, vehicles had been driven into buildings on the 100 block of South Washington eight times since 2001. 

Monday's incident, of course, would make that nine. 

According to Bloom, each of the eight previous cases were due to driver error, The Doings reported.

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Laurie March 25, 2013 at 08:14 PM
My GOD! How many more times is this going to happen before a pedestrian is KILLED!! Unbelievable.
Teri D. Springer March 26, 2013 at 05:29 PM
I don't ever remember this happening when I lived in Hinsdale. What is going on with these drivers???
jim shorts March 26, 2013 at 05:31 PM
Tiny women in huge SUVs who can't see over the dashboard - a very real hazard in this town! I'm sick of them.
William Schweitzer March 26, 2013 at 05:32 PM
Don't these idiots know how to drive a motor vehicle? Maybe their licenses need to be suspended!
Kenneth Parrott May 09, 2013 at 03:39 PM
Quick and easy fix to this problem: www.slowstop.com

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