Driver crashes SUV into Beaverton gas station; clerk injured

Driver crashes SUV into Beaverton gas station; clerk injured

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Police said an SUV crashed into a Chevron gas station in Beaverton, injuring an employee Sunday afternoon.

It happened at 14470 SW Allen Boulevard just before 2 p.m.

According to Beaverton Detective Sergeant Jim Shumway, 73-year-old Gabriel Sugarman of Beaverton crashed into the building while trying to park his Cadillac Escalade. The impact caused an interior wall to collapse and fall on a female clerk.

Sugarman told police he was parking when he pushed the accelerator instead of the brake. He was cited for careless driving.

The clerk, who has not been identified, was taken to a hospital with a broken leg. She's expected to be OK.

"I don't know what to feel, I mean, it's the nicest store in the state," said manager Larry Veal. "I'm more in shock than anything else."