THERE was high drama in the heart of Port Fairy on Wednesday when a car slammed through the front window of a Bank Street shop.
The late-model Ford went through the window of Periwinkle Antiques around noon.
Eye witness Vaughan Hockley from Portland was travelling along Bank Street and was behind the car as it attempted to pull into the park outside the shop.
"The car went halfway into the park and then it kept going and went straight through the window," Mr Hockley said.
"I had to squeeze through and there was panes of glass hanging from the ceiling.
"The lady in the car was okay so I just helped her out of the car and out of the shop."
Senior Constable Chris Carr from Port Fairy police said the lady had mistakenly put her foot on the accelerator instead of the brake, something he described as a common error.
He said the driver was shaken but uninjured and thankfully the shop was closed at the time.