Car smashes through Portland 7-Eleven, pins customer

Car smashes through Portland 7-Eleven, pins customer
A car sits among shattered glass and other debris at a Northeast Portland 7-Eleven after fire officials say a woman crash it through the store's window Wednesday. (Photo: Nate Bynum/KATU News)

PORTLAND, Ore. – A woman crashed her car into a 7-Eleven in Northeast Portland Wednesday afternoon, hitting a customer, according to the Portland Fire Bureau.

The customer was temporarily pinned by the car when it crashed through the store’s front window, according to fire spokesman Rich Chatman.

The store is at 4715 N.E. Columbia Blvd.

The customer suffered minor injuries and was able to get up and walk around, Chatman said. The store was evacuated.

According to the Portland Police Bureau, the driver, 47-year-old Alake Patterson, was cited for driving without insurance and careless driving.

Police said Patterson accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brakes when she pulled into a parking spot.

Patterson was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol, police said.

Police said the customer, a 25-year-old man, was taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries.