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Man drives into side of Mitchell restaurant

Police and paramedics arrived at a Mitchell restaurant Monday after an elderly man crashed a vehicle into the side of the building, but no one was injured in the crash.

Authorities tend to an elderly man after his car crashed into the side of Fanny Horner's on Main Street in Mitchell. (Sarah Barclay/Republic)
Authorities tend to an elderly man after his car crashed into the side of Fanny Horner's on Main Street in Mitchell. (Sarah Barclay/Republic)

Police and paramedics arrived at a Mitchell restaurant Monday after an elderly man crashed a vehicle into the side of the building, but no one was injured in the crash.

At about 1:30 p.m., Donald Underwood, 84, of Mitchell, was pulling a 2002 Ford Windstar minivan into a parking spot on the north side of Fanny Horner's Eating Establishment, a restaurant on Main Street in north Mitchell, when his foot slipped off the brake and onto the gas pedal, police said, causing the vehicle to strike the building.

Underwood was wearing a seat belt and was not injured, but the minivan sustained about $1,200 in damage to the front bumper. There were no passengers in the vehicle.

According to police, some "minor cosmetic damage" was caused to the building, as Underwood was likely traveling between 5 and 10 mph.

The Mitchell Police Division and Mitchell Ambulance responded to the crash, but no citations were given, and no one required medical treatment.

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Authorities tend to an elderly man after his car crashed into the side of Fanny Horner's on Main Street in Mitchell. (Sarah Barclay/Republic)
Authorities tend to an elderly man after his car crashed into the side of Fanny Horner's on Main Street in Mitchell. (Sarah Barclay/Republic)

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