News 12 Long Island was at the scene on Carlton Avenue just after 6 a.m.
They reported that a 21-year-old male with a learner’s permit was driving to work with his mother in the car when he accidentally put his foot on the gas instead of the brake. The inadvertent decision caused the car to smash into the 7-Eleven, police say.
According to News 12, a picture sent in by a viewer shows the car’s front end in the store with several stacks of drinks knocked over. The stores front window will need to be replaced, but no structural damage occurred, a building inspector who was on the scene told News 12.
No injuries were reported and no charges have been filed.
Meanwhile Long Island police are reaching out to the public for help in identifying a hit-and-run driver that killed a young mother nearly a year ago. A 26-year-old woman, who was the mother of an 18-month-old, was tragically killed last July.
Police told News 12 a Cadillac DeVille hit her on Route 58, crashed into a wall and then the driver sped off. The car was reported missing minutes after the crash, but police have been unable to locate the car or the driver.