A 91-year-old driver mistook his accelerator for his brake while pulling into a parking space at Town Square in Sisters on Saturday. His car leaped into the entrance of Common Threads, doing extensive damage. There were, however, no injuries.
Responding sheriff's deputies arrived on the scene to find a silver 2012 Subaru Outback driven by a 91-year-old Sisters man had driven over the parking lot curb and through the entrance of the store adjacent to Rainwater Café. The store was open and an employee was present.
An investigation determined that the driver was attempting to park in front of the clothing store when he mistook the accelerator for the brake pedal. The Subaru drove over the curb and into the store, causing substantial damage to the building and the store's inventory.
Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District personnel arrived to assess the driver and the building. No citations have been issued.