HARRISONBURG — Virginia State Police charged one person after a car crashed into the storefront of an ABC Store on Friday afternoon in Harrisonburg.

A 2001 Ford Explorer was traveling in the parking lot when the driver lost control and crashed into the storefront of an ABC Store, according to a press release from VSP.

The driver of the Ford was Richard L. Pratt Sr., 77, of Harrisonburg. He was not injured in the crash and was wearing a seat-belt. A passenger in the Ford, an adult female, 65, of Harrisonburg was also not injured in the crash and wearing a seat-belt.

Pratt was charged with reckless driving, according to the release.

The crash was reported around 1 p.m. at the 2100 block of John Wayland Highway, according to emergency reports.

No one inside the store was injured. Virginia State Police Trooper M. Salladay is investigating.

(1) comment


(Alcohol was not a factor.)

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.