Car crashes into Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes office

Posted on: February 15, 2012

In Wednesday’s (2/15) Corning Leader (Ohio), Jeffery Smith reports, “An elderly motorist drove his car into the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes offices Tuesday morning on Market Street, causing extensive damage. Rosario Miller, 86, of Corning, was turning from Walnut Street onto Market Street when he lost control of the vehicle and slammed into the front windows of the office, located at 52 W. Market St. across from the entrance to Corning Inc. headquarters. … Lt. Jeff Spaulding of the Corning Police Department said no charges have been filed against Miller, but the accident is still under investigation. … Jan Newcomb, executive director of the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, said she and fellow employee Lisa Wheeler were trapped in the store after the collision. ‘It was just filled with smoke,’ Newcomb said. ‘There was no other way out than the front door, so we went into the back of the store into the bathroom and closed the door. We used wet paper to towel our faces off. We were afraid it would blow up.’ … Corning Police Officer Shawn Copp said he heard the impact of the crash while issuing a ticket on Walnut Street near Denison Parkway. … Copp entered the OSFL offices over the hood of the car to rescue the two women, stranded in the back of the building.”

Posted February 15, 2012