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Driver who crashed into LR store had suspended license, no insurance, police say

By Gavin Lesnick

This article was originally published March 27, 2014 at 10:32 a.m. Updated March 27, 2014 at 11:43 a.m.

A Cadillac crashed into The Tennis Shoppe at 8218 Cantrell Road in Little Rock on Wednesday afternoon, injuring two employees inside the business.

A 36-year-old Little Rock woman who crashed her car through the front of a local tennis store was driving on a suspended license and didn't have insurance, authorities said Thursday.

That driver, identified in an accident report as Carletha Bunting, wasn't injured in the crash Wednesday afternoon at the Tennis Shoppe at 8218 Cantrell Road, but two people inside were hurt.

Police say Bunting was issued citations for careless and prohibited driving, driving with a suspended license and driving without insurance.

According to the report, Bunting's 1991 Cadillac was eastbound on Cantrell Road when it turned left into the shopping center, hit a parked vehicle and then went through a parking space and into the front of the store.

"[Bunting] stated she was trying to park ... when she accidentally pressed down the gas pedal instead of the brakes," police wrote in the report.

A 70-year-old employee at the store told police she saw the Cadillac come off Cantrell Road "very quickly" and that she "attempted to move away but [the car] entered the structure too quickly."

That employee suffered a broken femur that required surgery as well as carpet burns on her face and arms, the report said.

The store manager, who was also inside, suffered minor cuts on his face, but he declined medical attention.

No one was in the parked vehicle.

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HarleyOwner says... March 27, 2014 at 11:50 a.m.

I said yesterday that I bet she didn't have a dime's worth of insurance. They never do.

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drs01 says... March 27, 2014 at 12:12 p.m.

Old Cadillac....No license...no insurance....she should NEVER be allowed to drive as much as a moped ever again. Jail time.....confiscate the Caddy and sell it to pay for the damages she caused to life and property.

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ARK1MXG says... March 27, 2014 at 3:45 p.m.

I am so thankful that no one lost their lives from this incident. The owners & employees of the Tennis Shoppe are wonderful people. Hopefully, the justice system will make sure this lady never gets behind the wheel again.

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AmericasDoomed says... March 27, 2014 at 4:45 p.m.

How long has this dumb a** been driving? The gas and brake pedals haven't switched places last time I drove. Doesn't say if she was on drugs but I would assume yes. As usual, no insurance. I bet she be takin da bus from now on.

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... March 27, 2014 at 5 p.m.

ARK1, it didn't stop her since the last time she was in Court.

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dumblikeme says... March 27, 2014 at 5:04 p.m.

Why would she take the bus? All she needs is another clunker and she's back in business. License is already suspended. Doesn't need insurance or tags. Won't be sued since she has no money to begin with. As long as she's not in jail, she's good to go! In tennis lingo, that's called Advantage/Criminal.

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LSS says... March 27, 2014 at 7:15 p.m.

AGAIN, we are left with the guessing game of WHY she crashed!! Texting? Drugs? WHAT??? Journalism sure isn't what it used to be.

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HM2 says... March 27, 2014 at 7:35 p.m.

americasdoomed; I hope she does take the bus from now on, you know the white one with the bars on the windows.

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Pacorabone says... March 27, 2014 at 11:14 p.m.

I bet if she claims to be a gay Muslim the judge will let her off with a warning... Heck, if she is the city might even pay to fix her car

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beachbandit says... March 28, 2014 at 5:53 a.m.

Now wait a minute, that could be Osama's daughter, or Clinton's

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