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After collision, errant pickup truck ends up crashing into Goodyear store

A pickup truck crashed through the window of the Goodyear store at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street and Fifth Avenue N in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, injuring a woman inside, police said. 
A pickup truck crashed through the window of the Goodyear store at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street and Fifth Avenue N in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, injuring a woman inside, police said. 
Published Aug. 10, 2016

ST. PETERSBURG — What was already a bad day for the driver of a Ford F-150 pickup was about to get a whole lot worse.

St. Petersburg police said about 10:40 a.m. Tuesday, the driver of the truck was southbound on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street N. The driver of a blue sedan was headed north. The two collided when the driver of the sedan made a left onto Fifth Avenue N, police said.

From there, St. Petersburg police spokesman Rick Shaw said, the F-150 pulled into the parking lot of the Goodyear store at 456 King St. N. Shaw said he didn't know who was at fault.

But the incident didn't end there. Shaw said the driver of the truck got out but didn't leave the pickup in park. It moved forward and, despite a passenger's efforts, kept moving. In the confusion, Shaw said, the passenger may have accidentally hit the accelerator, causing it to lurch forward.

The truck took off the rear bumper of another car and plowed into the showroom of the Goodyear store, injuring a woman sitting inside.

Shaw said she suffered minor injuries, as did others, but he could not give an exact number of how many were injured. It was unknown Tuesday if the incident would result in charges.

No one involved in the incident was identified by police. A man who answered the phone at the Goodyear store said no one was available to comment.

Contact Jack Suntrup at jsuntrup@tampabay.com or (727) 893-8092. Follow @JackSuntrup.