NH man escapes injury after minivan crashes into coin-operated laundry; no charges filed

LEE, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say a man who was loading his clothes into a washing machine narrowly escaped injury when a minivan crashed through the wall of a coin-operated laundry and came to a stop next to him.

John Osambo says he was in the Lee Laundermat on Saturday when the vehicle crashed through the wall, forcing him to jump out of the way.

Police say 42-year-old Heather Boettner of South Portland, Maine, told them she pulled her van into the parking lot while talking on a cell phone.

Police say she didn't put the vehicle into park, and that it crashed into the building when her foot slipped off the brake.

No charges were filed.

Osambo told Foster's Daily Democrat that he was going to finish his laundry elsewhere.


Information from: Foster's Daily Democrat, http://www.fosters.com