An elderly Goulburn woman has escaped physical injury after her vehicle careered into an Auburn Street shop on Friday morning.
Police were called to the scene at the former Bearded Bean Cafe at about 10.20am to find the front-end of the woman's Toyota Rav 4 crashed into the premises, a few doors from Goulburn Square.
Sergeant Jeff Morgan said the 75-year-old was trying to angle park on the eastern side of Auburn Street, between Clifford and Goldsmith Streets, when her foot accidentally hit the accelerator.
The vehicle hit a large glass window, shattering glass and almost striking two tradesmen refitting the vacant premises.
"She is suffering a bit of shock but is otherwise okay. She was very, very lucky," Sergeant Morgan said.
Likewise, he told The Post it was fortunate no-one was on the pavement at that time.
Inside, carpenter Anthony Seymour was painting the walls in the front section.
"I saw the car get closer and closer and jumped back. I thought my leg was gone," he said.
"Luckily it only just brushed my leg. I'm going to buy a Lotto ticket today."
Mr Seymour said as an RFS member he was somewhat used to seeing accidents but this was a little too close for comfort.
The other worker was towards the back of the building.
Police, ambulance and NSW Fire and Rescue attended the scene. The block was cordoned off for a short time to allow emergency services to work. A tow truck was extracting the car by 10.40am.
The accident extensively damaged the front window.
Nathanale Tan Nguyen and wife Rachel Khoo are establishing a Vietnamese street food, coffee and bubble tea store in the leased premises.
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