An elderly man backed his car up more than 100 feet from a parking space into a brick wall of a local bar near 75th Street and Rickert Drive Thursday, witnesses said.
The incident occurred shortly after 3 p.m. in front of bar in the Hobson Commons Shopping Center. The driver of the car was not seriously injured, but witnesses said he was visually shaken up after backing a white Mercury Grand Marquis into a brick column of the building.
It is unknown whether any others suffered injuries as a result of the accident.
Witnesses said the man was taking a driver’s test at the Naperville , which is next to the bar, and an employee of the facility was in the passenger seat of the car during the accident.
One witness was on her phone waiting outside for her daughter who was inside the driver's facility and saw the accident.
“I saw it back up from a parking space and a woman waiting to cross was almost hit,” said Sharon Frank of Plainfield. “I was startled when I heard it back into the building.”
Patrons inside of Your Neighbors said they also heard the car hit the wall but did not see the accident.
Damages to the building were very minimal as there were only a few scratches made to the wall.
Patch will have further information on the incident once it becomes available.