By Crystal Wylie
Register News Writer
Two young children walked away unharmed around noon Wednesday after a parked vehicle they were playing in slipped out of gear and crashed into Adams, Hill, McDaniels & Co. accounting firm building near the corner of West Irvine and Third streets.
The children were apparently left unattended said Brian Eaves, the Richmond police officer on-scene.
The red Toyota convertible, which had been parked on a slope, suffered front end damage, but the brick building, located across the street, was barely chipped.
The car is owned by Albert Smith, 46, Dreyfus Road, who was cited for failure to maintain insurance of the vehicle.
“I heard kids screaming and then I heard just a light thump,” said Matthew Hacker, an accountant with the firm. “I thought there were just kids playing outside and they just bumped up against the building.”
Several other employees with the firm were out to lunch and did not witness the accident.
Three adults at the residence received charges unrelated to the vehicle accident, according to Chief Larry Brock. See Friday’s Register or go online Thursday at www.richmondregister.com for more details on the incident.