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Car jumps curb, crashes into Epping Wendy's

Union Leader Correspondent

May 30. 2018 10:03PM
A car Wednesday struck the main entrance of this Wendy’s in Epping causing significant damage. (Epping Fire Department)

A look inside the entrance shows the heavy damage after a car hit the Epping Wendy's on Wednesday. (Epping Fire Department)

EPPING — The Wendy’s on Route 125 was forced to close Wednesday afternoon after a car jumped a curb and crashed into the restaurant’s main entrance area.

Fire Chief Don DeAngelis said the driver, passenger and those inside escaped injury in the crash, which happened shortly before noon.

“The damage is pretty significant. Fortunately, nobody was in the doorway, thank God. There would have been significant injury if someone had been exiting the building,” DeAngelis said.

The driver was identified as Robert Cheney, 77, of Raymond. Police Sgt. Steve Soares said Cheney told police the accelerator became stuck or his foot somehow got stuck on it while trying to park his 2003 Toyota Camry.

Soares said Cheney would not face charges.

The town’s building inspector responded and ordered that the restaurant be closed until further notice. The state health department also was notified.

The restaurant remained shut down early Wednesday evening and it was unclear when it would reopen.

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