Nobody Hurt in Kentucky Insurance Agency Drive-Thru

February 22, 2007

An 84-year-old man plowed his car into a western Kentucky insurance agency office where he was planning to pay his bill.

Leonard G. Rickman, of Paducah, pulled into a parking lot of the State Farm Insurance office shortly after 10 a.m. last Thursday and accidentally pressed the accelerator instead of the brake, police told The Paducah Sun.

His 1994 Nissan Sentra slammed against the building, caving in a wall, breaking a window and knocking off bricks about five feet from where employees were working.

“If he had been going faster or had a big truck, it would have come on in,” said Diane Roberts, the office manager.

“I saw he wasn’t stopping,” she said. “I was almost in front of the window. I was backing my chair up and screaming at the same time.”

Neither Rickman nor any of the insurance office workers were hurt.


Information from: The Paducah Sun,

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