MOUNT CARMEL - A driver escaped injury Wednesday evening after the car she was operating jumped a sidewalk and struck a metal newspaper box owned by The News-Item and the front of the MC Coney at Oak and Second streets.

Police said Patricia Ann Dubb, 67, of 27 S. Maple St., Mount Carmel, was operating a 2003 Ford Taurus when her foot slipped off the brake pedal and onto the gas pedal, causing her to lose control of the vehicle.

Barry Reismiller, owner of MC Coney, said Thursday the building sustained minor damage and business is open as usual. The newspaper box took the brunt of the impact and was destroyed.

The car sustained front-end damage and had to be towed from the scene. No citations will be issued, police said.