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2014-03-10 at 14:03

Driver fails to stop, crashes through credit union wall

A vehicle partially went through the wall of the Northern Credit Union’s Arthur Street branch.
Leith Dunick, tbnewswatch.com
A vehicle partially went through the wall of the Northern Credit Union’s Arthur Street branch.
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By Leith Dunick, tbnewswatch.com

A Northern Credit Union customer put new meaning in drive-thru banking Monday afternoon.

The driver failed to stop in time and crashed through the walls of the financial institution’s Arthur Street location, caving in a portion of the wall and breaking a window.

Police on scene cordoned off a small section of the parking lot because of shattered glass lining the asphalt.

Police did not say whether or not charges will be laid.

There was minimal damage to the vehicle involved, a four-door cross-over.

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whatelseisnew says:
Seriously?!? How does this even happen. If you "accidently" pressed the wrong pedal (I'm sure that is going to be the excuse) you have no business carrying a drivers license. Time to start taking the bus.
3/10/2014 3:00:58 PM
Eastender says:
Oh, please. Talk about overreacting. This could happen to anybody at any time. It does not happen often enough to be a major cause of accidents. But once in a long while it does happen.

Driving and cell phones, improper left hand turns at red lights, racing yellow lights and running red lights, these are the causes of major accidents, and they happen almost every day. Accidentally stepping on the gas instead of the brake, if those were the only accidents to ever happen, this would be one of the safest cities in which to drive.

Dont be too harsh in your criticism, cuzz this might have been your grandma, your 18 yearold son or daughter, maybe even you.
3/11/2014 10:21:55 AM
Fluffy says:
Very nice. Another classic display of Thunder Bay drivers
3/10/2014 4:30:10 PM
ring of fire dude says:
Ever notice how close the brake and accelerator pedals are to each other on smaller vehicles ? Now add in someone braking with snow boots on and you have 1 reason people are going thru windows .
3/10/2014 5:58:26 PM
rootbear says:
Funny, seems to always be a financial institution. Rising cost of fees....
3/10/2014 7:27:07 PM
NowayJose says:
No one was hurt (I hope).
Could be worse...........
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m648v4s5sFc
3/10/2014 7:31:19 PM
rocketship says:
If this person was actually using the drive through, the vehicle would be parallel to the wall, I think.

Also that particular drive through is the most poorly designed one I've ever seen.
3/10/2014 7:39:34 PM
Chevyguy377 says:
Thunder Bay drivers arnt that bad. I drove
Thru regina twice and just about got into 2 car
Accidents while entering that city. Lots of bad
Drivers there
3/10/2014 8:42:08 PM
deeznutz says:
perhaps there was a medical issue. heart attack, stroke, complications from diabetes to name a few. I agree that thunder bay has got to have some of the worst drives on the planet but theres no need to ALWAYS jump to the negative like ive seen in every other comment on here. stay positive thunder bay!
3/10/2014 9:04:14 PM
spooner19 says:
I totally agree from the story you don't know what really happened so don't just assume the person is a bad driver there are many reasons such as a medical issue, mechanical defect, that could of caused this. Right away people on here just post negative comments without knowing the facts.
3/11/2014 1:14:34 PM
fastball says:
Hmm...the driver was 83 years old.
Say no more.
3/11/2014 10:54:02 AM
glass half full says:
Could have just as easily happened to a 40 year old person!

you are pathetic, show some respect to the older generations who have EARNED the right to drive. If this person was 80 plus years old, he or she would go for annual road tests.

You should be ashamed of yourself!

3/11/2014 4:23:45 PM
unknowncronik says:
Don't bank & drive!
3/12/2014 6:02:04 AM
Watchful says:
Just for your info, there are no road tests for people 80 years and over. Only written exams, where they are even helped with the answers. Before you jump on me, I have a mother in her late 80's, and while she had her licence, not once was there a road test, only written. As a senior she even felt that was wrong that they should be taken out and prove they can drive.
3/14/2014 11:49:48 PM
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