Smyrna police said brake failure led to the crash in which an 86-year-old Dover woman received minor injuries.
A Dover woman suffered minor injuries after losing control of her car and crashing into a building in Smyrna Tuesday, Dec. 19.
At about 3:06 p.m., Smyrna police officers responded to the Royal Farms at 304 N. Dupont Boulvard (U.S. Route 13) for a report of a motor vehicle collision, said Smyrna Cpl. Brian Donner.
Officers found a car that had crashed into the Advance Auto Parts store next to Royal Farms.
They talked with the driver of the car, an 86-year-old woman from Dover. Police didn't release her name.
The investigation showed that her 1995 Ford Taurus had brake problems as she drove into the Royal Farms lot. Her car struck three parked vehicles and then crashed into the Advance Auto Parts building.
The woman was taken to Smyrna's Bayhealth Emergency Room for treatment of minor, non-life threatening injuries, Donner said.
There were no other injuries reported.
Advance Auto Parts resumed normal business after being cleared by the Town of Smyrna building inspections department. The crash left a hole in the building.
No charges are expected to be filed at this time, Donner said.
Alcohol and drugs aren't considered factors in the crash, he said.