92 Y/O Woman on Test Drive Crashes Through Wiscasset Dealership
It was quite the scene yesterday at Norm's Used Cars in Wiscasset as 92 year old Gwendolyn Swank mistook the gas for the brake during a test drive and came crashing through the building. The incident is estimated to have caused around $30,000 in damage.
Gwendolyn Swank, 92, was parking a 2010 Nissan Sentra in front of the building when she crashed through the wall and into the dealership’s front office at about 11:30 a.m., according to business owner Norman Sherman. Another person was in the car with her.
People inside the office saw what was happening and got out of the way before they were hit, according to Sherman. About a half-dozen people work in the front office. No one was hurt.
Swank was driving “oddly” through the parking lot before the crash, Sherman said. She was about to purchase the car.