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On Camera: Car crashes through Cohasset hardware store


COHASSET, Mass. ( -- The Aubuchon Hardware store in Cohasset didn't have a drive-thru, until this weekend.

A 51-year-old Scituate woman mistakenly hit the gas instead of the brakes as she attempted to back up to the front of the store Sunday afternoon.

The car blew through the front of the building and into the checkout counter where a customer and two employees were standing.

"I didn't know what was happening until afterwards," said Scott Doland. "You just react. You don't know how you do, you just do.

The entire incident was caught on numerous store surveillance cameras. There were no injuries.

"It was a terrible mess," said Dave Raphel.

The woman, identified as Carol McGurl, was cited negligent operation. Police said she attached a wooden block to her gas pedal because of her height. McGurl said she had been using the device for months.