SAUQUOIT, N.Y. – A 71-year-old Rome woman says she accidentally drove into Grande’s Pizzeria in Sauquoit on Sunday, according to the Oneida County Sheriff Rob Maciol.
Barbara Riley says when she put her car in drive after backing out of a parking space, it lunged forward. The car then side-swiped the wall of the pizzeria, located on Pinnacle Road.
Elizabeth Toombs, 95, and Joanna Premo, 49, were also in the vehicle during the incident. Premo was evaluated by Sauquoit Fire EMT for minor back pain, but did not want to be taken to a hospital. Riley and Toombs were not injured.
Maciol says all of the women were wearing seat belts.