SUV Drives Through Wall Of Watertown Urban Mission


No injuries were reported when a woman drove her sport utility vehicle into the Watertown Urban Mission.

The accident happened shortly before 9 a.m. Friday.

According to city police, 69 year old Rosemary Nuhibian of Theresa was attempting to park outside the mission when her gas pedal stuck.

The Ford Explorer rammed into the side of the building, leaving a gaping hole in the wall.

Nuhibian was uninjured and no tickets were issued.

"She was really shaken up and unfortunately she wasn't able to really verbalize exactly what did happen," said Erika Flint, the mission's executive director.

The mission stayed open in the wake of the accident and directed clients into its food pantry and Impossible Dream thrift store through a different entrance.

Crews were called in to repair the wall.

The damaged wall has a mural on it.

Mission officials aren't sure what to do about fixing the mural.

Saturday, December 10, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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