A teenage driver of an SUV crashed into La Luna Market in Rutherford at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, causing a 6-foot gash in the wall, according to authorities and the store manager. No one was reported injured in the incident.
The store manager, Gloria de Luna, was standing outside the store at 1153 Rutherford Road when the teenage driver apparently mistakenly stepped on the accelerator instead of the brakes and crashed into the right-hand side of the building, she said. She estimated the damages at about $10,000. The SUV also took out a row of rose bushes and a 5-foot-tall wooden statue representing a half moon — the store logo.
A contractor is repairing the building, which remains open for business, said de Luna, whose grandparents opened the store in 1968. The repairs should be completed by early next week.
The California Highway Patrol did not file a report because the crash occurred on private property.