Car topples off ledge
by Kellen Moore
Joann Jones of Todd said she didn't know what caused her to run off the road in her 1983 Cadillac at about 4:15 p.m. Saturday, but the wreck left her car wedged between a brick wall and the BB&T building.
Jones said she was headed down the hill adjacent to the bank and preparing to merge into the turn lane when the wreck occurred.
Her sturdy gray Cadillac plowed through a metal railing beside the sidewalk and landed about 10 feet below on its passenger side.
Boone police, firefighters and medics quickly made their way to the scene, where the found Jones still in her vehicle but unhurt.
"They opened the door, and with their help, I climbed out," Jones said.
The accident damaged the vehicle and the brick wall but caused no damage to the bank building. A wrecker from Hampton's Body Shop pulled the vehicle up on its side before flipping it upright.
Police were still investigating the accident Saturday afternoon.