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Clerk injured when SUV crashes into Beaverton gas station

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A woman was injured when an elderly man crashed his SUV into a gas station Sunday afternoon, according to Beaverton police.

Investigators said 73-year-old Gabriel Sugarman pressed the gas instead of the brake as he was attempting to park his 2003 Cadillac Escalade outside the Chevron located at 14470 SW Allen Blvd.

Surveillance video captured the SUV as it crashed through the building's brick wall, which fell on two female clerks who were working behind the counter.

"All of a sudden there was a loud boom and we smelled brick dust," said clerk Jennifer Honaker. Honaker wasn't injured but she helped rescue her co-worker who was trapped under the debris.

"I climbed over the counter and Darcy was screaming, 'My leg! My leg!'"

The gas station's owner, Bob Barman, said the woman may have a broken ankle. He said the force of the crash caused a water main break in the wall and cracked an expensive marble counter. He wasn't sure Sunday evening how much it would cost to repair the damage.

"It could have been a lot worse," said Barman. "The good news is it wasn't a lot worse."

Despite the damage, the business, which Barman said is the first eco-friendly gas station in the country, remained open.

"It's not fun seeing your baby damaged but we'll get it back. We're going to bring it back to its original, great luster."

Sugarman, who was not injured in the crash, was cited for careless driving.

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