WESTPORT, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Firefighters and emergency personnel in Westport helped a driver who crashed into an upholstery store Friday morning.

Assistant Chief Robert Kepchar of the Westport Fire Department said the incident happened at 22 Riverside Avenue.


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The car crashed into Design Upholstery (credit: Westport FD)

Firefighters and EMTs arrived at the scene around 6:52 a.m. The last fire department unit left at 8:10 a.m.

EMTs treated the driver of a Chevy Camarro Z-28 who said her gas pedal got stuck, causing the car to accelerate and crash.

The building sustained structural damage.

The owners of the business, Design Upholstery, were not able to be reached at the time of the incident.

Firefighters cordoned off the area in front of the building as a safety precaution.

Steve Smith, Westport’s Building Official, responded to evaluate the damage.

Westport PD blocked off that part of the roadway for the duration of the incident.

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