SHAPLEIGH - An elderly Acton woman backing her vehicle out of a parking space at a popular Shapleigh restaurant accidentally crashed in another car and the eatery on Sunday.
The incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. at Ted's Fried Clams when a 2006 Dodge Stratus driven by Althea Cram, 93, was backing out of a parking spot and pushed too hard on the accelerator, police say. The vehicle lunged backward and struck the corner of the building and continued backing, striking a parked 2007 Toyota Prius that was occupied by Hoa Nguyen, 62, of Springvale.
Both Nguyen, a passenger in the Prius, and Cram were examined by Shapleigh Fire and Rescue personnel, but did not require any additional medical attention.
The building sustained minor structural damage and remained open.
The Dodge Stratus was considered a total loss, while the Prius was driven from the crash scene with minor damage.