A woman from Creston was injured Tuesday afternoon, when her vehicle went out of control and hit a building before coming to rest. The Creston P-D says 84-year old Ruth Kralik was backing into a parking space on Grand Avenue in Creston, when she lost control of her 1996 Ford van and stepped on the gas pedal. The vehicle went over a curb and into a yard to the south before continued through the yard, where it narrowly missed a light pole and several trees.
The van continued southbound across the street and into another yard, which it crossed before the van spun around on concrete in front of an office building at 612 Grand Avenue. The van hit the building, causing a large hole to form in the wall. Two picnic tables were also broken during the collision, before the van finally stopped.
Kralik was transported by ambulance to the hospital in Creston. The van was totaled in the crash. Damage to the Regency Park Office Building was estimated at $15,000. No citations were issued.
In other news, Creston Police say a resident of an apartment on north Maple Street reported someone entered his apartment sometime between Jan. 20th and 28th. The thief took a Toshiba Satellite computer valued at $350. And, the Union County Sheriff’s Office says K & K Auto, in Creston, reported Tuesday, that sometime between Sunday and Monday, two of the vehicles on their lot were damaged. The loss was estimated at $1500.