Vehicle overturns in parking lot crash

Woodstock police officer Lonnie Sherfey joins others in pushing over this Lexus SUV after a crash outside the Woodstock Food Lion on Tuesday afternoon.
This Lexus SUV was turned on its side after it hit three other vehicles on Tuesday.

A Woodstock man has been charged with reckless driving following a crash in the lot in front of the Food Lion on Main Street in Woodstock on Tuesday.

Police believe that Roger Nester, 71, of Woodstock, was trying to enter a parking space around 1 p.m. Tuesday when he pressed on the gas pedal instead of the brake, said Woodstock Police Chief Eric Reiley.  He added that,  based on officer M. Rhodes’ investigation, Nester’s Lexus SUV went up on a parked vehicle, causing his Lexus to flip on its side.

No one in the Lexus was able to exit, so the fire department had to extract passengers from it, Reiley said. Nester and two of the three passengers in his vehicle were taken to Shenandoah Memorial Hospital for treatment for minor injuries sustained in the crash, Reiley added. No bystanders, he said, were injured in the incident.

“Thankfully, no one was getting in or out of their vehicle in that area when the accident occurred,” Reiley said.

After the driver and passengers were removed from the Lexus, authorities worked together to turn it upright so that it could be removed from the lot, Reiley added. The first car hit by the Lexus sustained the most damage of the three, Reiley said.