A car smashed through the front wall of the 7-Eleven on the 4400 block of Knox Road Friday afternoon, destroying a window and sending glass and brick onto the sidewalk below.
There were no injuries, said Cpl. Harry Bond, a Prince George's County Police spokesperson. The incident, which occurred at about 2:30 p.m., involved one car and appeared to be a mistake from the driver, he added. Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be a factor in the accident.
Raj Choppra, a manager at the 7-Eleven, said the store would be able to stay open despite the damages.
Richard Lane, a College Park resident who was at the scene, said he saw the accident happen after a parked driver suddenly accelerated, causing the car to charge past the parking barrier and into the storefront.
"I was getting ready to stand on the other side, to give [another] car a jump," Lane said. "If I had been standing on that side, I may not be standing there now."
This story will be updated.