BROOKLYN, JACKSON CO. - A car crashed through the front of the Stone Hearth Bakery in Brooklyn Monday. The accident happened at about 11:30 A.M. at the bakery located on Main Street downtown. The 2004 GMC Envoy was partially in the store when the police arrived.
Columbia Township police say the driver of the car, an 88-year-old man was not injured. An 88-year-old female passenger did not have any visible injuries but was transported to Allegiance Hospital for evaluation, as a precaution.
The front wall of the bakery has been structurally compromised. The Bakery is currently closed pending further inspections. Two adjacent businesses were closed for only an hour, until it was determined they were safe.
Police say the crash occurred due to driver error, and alcohol was not a factor. The driver is being referred to the Secretary of State’s Office for a re-exam, and has been cited for careless driving.