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Unlicensed driver crashes into Salvation Army building in Morro Bay, police say

Posted at 2:26 PM, Nov 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-02 22:48:07-04

The Salvation Army location in Morro Bay is boarded up after an unlicensed driver crashed through the front of the building, police say.

Captain Elaine Mansoor with the Salvation Army says it happened Monday night at the 540 Quintana Rd. location.

Police say the driver, a 38-year-old woman, reportedly stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake while trying to park.

Police tell KSBY she told them she had been driving for about four months but had not yet gotten her license because she “didn’t feel confident in her driving skills to take the exam.”

The car was insured and the driver, who was the only one in the vehicle at the time, was not injured, according to police.

Repairs are underway on the building, but Mansoor says they’re in need of extra food and toys during the process because the crash damaged the building’s pantry.

The organization is working with the SLO Food Bank to get their customers what they need during this time and a Tuesday food distribution will go on as planned outside the building.

Mansoor says they are receiving bids now for repairs.

The Salvation Army and Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County are both recipients of KSBY’s annual Season of Hope toy and food drive.

The Salvation Army is now boarded up in Morro Bay. (KSBY News)
The Salvation Army is now boarded up in Morro Bay. (KSBY News)