Elderly man crashes into Elizabeth City bakery building

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ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – A man drove into the Flour Girls Cafe and Bakery early Saturday afternoon.

On December 10 around noon, officers were dispatched to 102 North Water Street after a 2010 Lexus struck the building.

According to police, 87-year-old Elmer Ray Etheridge was traveling northbound on Water Street and hit the front of the building, then backed into a utility pole before stopping.

Medics released Etheridge at the scene with no injuries. No one else was injured.

Elizabeth City Fire Department personnel assessed the building’s damage and cleared the building for business.