Driver mistakenly steps on gas, crashes car into Reading City Hall

Posted: 11:15 AM EDT Oct 25, 2012   Updated: 6:08 PM EDT Oct 25, 2012
Reading City Hall crash
READING, Pa. -

It was car versus City Hall in downtown Reading on Thursday, and City Hall won.

The driver of the car was pulling into a parking space in the 800 block of Washington Street late Thursday morning when he accidentally stepped on the accelerator, went up on the sidewalk, took down a sign and crashed into the stone building, police said.

No one was injured, but the front of the car suffered some significant damage. It had to be towed from the scene.

The only apparent damage done to the building was a broken basement window and frame.