Car crashes into law firm's building
By Times staff writer
© St. Petersburg Times, published January 23, 2001
DADE CITY -- A Monday afternoon wreck shook up both a 76-year-old Zephyrhills woman and a Dade City law firm building.
Nobody was hurt seriously in the incident that happened about 1:30 p.m.
Officials said Virginia Ross was heading to Greenfelder, Mander, Murphy, Dwyer & Morris law firm for a mediation session.
But for some reason, when she turned into the parking lot off Meridian Avenue, she didn't stop.
Her Toyota Camry ran head-on into the building, cracking the blue stucco wall and damaging the front end of the car.
Both of Ross's air bags deployed in the crash.
Because the police and fire stations are within shouting distance to the site, a caravan of emergency vehicles was on the scene in minutes.
"I think she just hit the wrong pedal," said Dade City Fire Rescue Capt. Joey Wubbena. "It's just not her day today."
Attorney Glen Greenfelder said the crash startled some of the employees inside the practice.
"They all screamed," he said. "We've never had anybody jump our curb before."
Greenfelder said the accident was no big deal, and he was glad no one was injured more seriously.
"We'll get this wall back together," he said. "I just feel sorry for her."
Ross was treated and released from Pasco Regional Medical Center.
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