A car crashed through the front glass doors into the Hudson Grace store in Town & Country Village in Palo Alto Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 12, causing some damage inside the home decor shop but no injuries.
Police and fire officials responded to the scene shortly after 3 p.m. after diners at Calafia Café & Market A Go Go, which is located next door, saw the collision and called police.
The female driver had steered her Mercedes-Benz entirely inside the store, knocking over a display of housewares, including ceramic bowls and serving platters, fire officials said at the scene.
There didn't appear to be any structural damage, fire officials said.
No customers were in the store at the time of the accident and employees present were not injured, police said. The driver and passenger sustained no injuries as well, police said.
Witnesses said the driver was pulling into a parking spot in front of Hudson Grace when the accident occurred.
The driver reported that she tried to stop but the car kept moving forward.