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Man drives into Pride gas station in Northampton after his foot gets stuck

  • <br/>Don Digiammo, of Southampton, ran his car into the Pride Station front window on King Street in Northampton Friday afternoon.<br/>


    Don Digiammo, of Southampton, ran his car into the Pride Station front window on King Street in Northampton Friday afternoon.
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  • <br/>Don Digiammo, of Southampton, ran his car into the Pride Station front window on King Street in Northampton Friday afternoon.<br/>


    Don Digiammo, of Southampton, ran his car into the Pride Station front window on King Street in Northampton Friday afternoon.
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  • <br/>Don Digiammo, of Southampton, ran his car into the Pride Station front window on King Street in Northampton Friday afternoon.<br/>


    Don Digiammo, of Southampton, ran his car into the Pride Station front window on King Street in Northampton Friday afternoon.
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  • <br/>Don Digiammo, of Southampton, ran his car into the Pride Station front window on King Street in Northampton Friday afternoon.<br/>
  • <br/>Don Digiammo, of Southampton, ran his car into the Pride Station front window on King Street in Northampton Friday afternoon.<br/>
  • <br/>Don Digiammo, of Southampton, ran his car into the Pride Station front window on King Street in Northampton Friday afternoon.<br/>

— That’s one expensive coffee.

Southampton’s Don Digiammo got more than he bargained for late Friday morning when he pulled into the Pride gas station parking lot at the corner of King Street and Damon Road. Instead of coming to a stop in front of the store, his foot got jammed between the gas and brake pedals of his sport utility vehicle.

Unable to stop, the vehicle jumped the curb and slammed into the store’s plate-glass window. One long window pane came crashing down on the hood and windshield of his vehicle. Digiammo then backed up into a parking spot. Another pane was damaged but did not shatter.

Digiammo said the accident could have been worse, but his vehicle’s right bumper hit one of a series of cement poles in front of the store, slowing down the vehicle.

Other than shock, Digiammo said he was not injured. Nor was anyone inside the store.

“I’m just glad no one got hurt,” said Digiammo, as he sipped a Dunkin’ Donuts coffee while a police officer snapped pictures of the accident.

Police said Digiammo will not be cited, and the building inspector was called to investigate the damage. Pride employees were cleaning up soda and chip displays inside the store, behind an area cordoned off by police tape. They declined comment.

“No one’s going to want to ride with me anymore,” Digiammo joked before driving away.

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