• Car plows into Henry County convenience store, leaving giant, gaping hole

    By: Steve Gehlbach , Alyssa Hyman

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    HENRY COUNTY, Ga. - A Henry County convenience store was left with a huge, gaping hole after a driver crashed a car into the business Tuesday night. 

    The clerk was the only person inside the store on Macon Street in McDonough when the incident happened. Luckily, he was not injured. 

    Channel 2 Action News spoke to the store owner, who said just an hour before, the store had been packed with customers. He said a car was pulling into a parking spot when the driver kept going, took out a post and ended up inside the store, plowing through glass and shelves.

    The power has been turned off and there is so much damage, the store won't be open for a while.

    “Pretty lucky, our customers lucky, everybody lucky,” owner Raj Patel said.


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    The driver told police his gas pedal got stuck, causing him to drive through the front of the store.

    Channel 2's Alyssa Hyman was there as workers helped board up the hole.

    Police charged the driver with no proof of insurance and failure to register the car.

    The owner said he has surveillance that he hopes recorded the crash, but without power, he said, he cannot look at it yet.

    The owner said it could be two to three weeks before the store opens again.

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