Building damaged after car slams into East Providence storefront

Photo: Corey Welch

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Emergency workers didn’t have to go far when a driver slammed into a storefront in East Providence Friday afternoon.

The crash happened in front of Avenue N on Newman Avenue – right across the street from East Providence Fire Station Three.

East Providence police said the crash was the result of an elderly woman pressing the gas instead of the brake. The woman was not hurt in the crash, nor was anyone inside the restaurant. A brick wall was damaged in the crash and the restaurant has to temporarily close for the evening.