- Associated Press - Sunday, August 31, 2014

PIERMONT, N.Y. (AP) - A suburban New York artist crashed the opening of her own exhibit. Literally.

The Journal News reports (https://lohud.us/1B8uIbV) Hilda Epner accidentally drove her sport-utility vehicle through the front of the Piermont Fine Arts Gallery while parking Sunday afternoon.

Witnesses told the newspaper the 85-year-old Epner appeared to press the accelerator instead of the brake, sending the SUV into the gallery’s large front window at full speed.

The vehicle left a trail of glass behind as it came to a rest against an art-filled wall.

The Rockland County gallery is showing a two-week exhibit of Epner’s abstract acrylic paintings.

The newspaper says she was shaken but not seriously injured.

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Information from: The Journal News, https://www.lohud.com

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