Car crashes into Costa Mesa party-supply store

A car smashed into the front window of a Costa Mesa store in a 17th Street shopping center Friday morning, according to authorities.

A woman thought her car was in reverse when she stepped on the gas about 10:45 a.m. in a parking lot at 270 E. 17th St., police said. But the car was in drive, authorities said, and it lurched forward toward an invitation- and party-supply store called Where's the Party?

The car didn't make it all the way into the store, but it shattered a large window and knocked over a display, Costa Mesa police Sgt. Bryan Wadkins said.

No one was injured in the crash. A cost estimate of the damage wasn't immediately available, police said.

Officers did not cite the driver, but she will have to undergo a reassessment at the Department of Motor Vehicles to determine whether she can keep her license, Wadkins said.

— Jeremiah Dobruck

Twitter: @jeremiahdobruck

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