A driver who mistook an entrance to the shopping plaza near North Main and Applegrove Street found herself stuck on a newly constructed four-foot retention wall about 6:22 p.m. Thursday.
"She mistook where the the entrance to the shopping center was, and she just failed to notice she was driving off the wall," said North Canton Police Sgt. Douglas A. Cardwell that day.
"It’s well marked but her reasoning was she saw where they’ve been making the retaining wall there, and most of it is a little bit above the sidewalk, but in that particular area it’s still flat with the sidewalk."
The woman — Terry J. Burns, 58, of East Canton — wasn't injured but was cited with failure to control. Cardwell said her car, a 1985 Buick LeSabre, wasn't damaged and Burns was able to drive away from the accident.
Cardwell said the accident slightly affected the flow of traffic on North Main Street, which already is moving slowly because of the North Main Street construction project.
"The lanes of travel didn’t really get blocked, but everybody was slowing down to see this car hanging off the side of the wall," he said. "So that caused a little more backup.”
Cardwell said he's only seen one similar accident since the start of the North Main Street construction, and that was when a driver turned too soon after exiting the ACME grocery store parking lot onto Main Street and got caught in a dirt mound.
That resulted in no injuries and no citations.
North Canton Patch viewers Jamie McCleaster and Adam Hoover, owner of Main Street Modern, snapped the accompanying photos as they were traveling through town Thursday. Ever see anything unusual around town? Upload it to our Pics and Clips gallery!