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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – An elderly woman faces a traffic offense after police say she crashed into another car and then an office building Thursday morning.
Ruth Lee, 82, was charged with failure to yield the right of way after allegedly pulling out in front of another car, driven by Nicole Cannon, on Oleander Drive, a spokesperson for the Wilmington Police Department said. The impact sent the vehicles across the road.
Authorities and emergency crews were called to the scene around 11 a.m. regarding the crash. Upon arrival, they came across Lee and another driver, both inside their damaged vehicles on the side of the road.
Both drivers were taken to nearby hospitals. Damage to the building is estimated to be more than $10,000.
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