Vehicle, without driver, crashes into Incline Village business

A car crashed into NuLeaf on Tuesday.

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — An empty vehicle crashed into NuLeaf Lake Tahoe on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, a driver parked her vehicle in the Christmas Tree Village parking lot. While they aren’t sure of the details, the driver had either left her car in neutral or something went wrong in the car.

It started rolling backwards, it crossed State Route 28, went perfectly between two boulders and crashed into NuLeaf.

“You wouldn’t believe it unless you saw video footage of it,” said WCSO Captain Corey Solferino.

He continued to say that although the car traveled a short distance, the hill was steep enough for the car to pick up speed.

The driver of the car was struck and was transported from the scene.

One person was working in the office area at NuLeaf, right beside where the vehicle entered, but fortunately they were not injured.

Correction: This story has been updated to show there was one person working at the time of the collision.

North Lake Tahoe Fire responded to a vehicle into a building on Tuesday.
North Lake Tahoe Fire personnel use a saw to try and free the vehicle from the building.

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