Car crashes into Daily News building
THE Tweed Daily News building has been damaged after an elderly driver crashed into the corner of the brick structure late today.
Police were called after a blue Mazda sedan became lodged in the brick wall of the Rivendell Estate building at Tweed Heads South just after 4pm.
The building is also home to the NSW Government’s Service Centre, which manages drivers’ licenses and other services.
Witnesses said they believed the accelerator of the blue Mazda became stuck before the sedan catapulted forward and lodged into the building.
Police interviewed an elderly woman driver over the incident.
The woman, who did not want to be named, said she had just arrived to visit Service NSW and had her foot on the brake when she found the accelerator was stuck.
She said it was the first crash she’d ever had, and luckily was not injured.
Building management was assessing the damage, where a wall was broken and warped on the corner which, until late last year, housed The Family Centre.
It follows a case earlier this year where an elderly driver crashed through the barrier of the first floor carpark at Tweed Mall, before ending up lodged in the council barbecue area at Jack Evans Harbour across the road.