Thelma Wagenhoffer, 76, was pulling up to a stop sign in Palm Coast, Florida on Saturday when she hit the gas instead of the brakes. Security camera footage shows her crashing her Camry through the entrance of a Publix supermarket and into a line of people.
Florida Highway Patrol Captain Jerry Crews stated today, "When you see the video you realize it's a miracle no one got killed."
Wagenhoffer injured ten, including a 3-month-old baby and an 83-year-old man who was dragged under the car as it slid 40 or 50 feet into the store. He is the only one who remains in serious condition. The baby remained strapped into its stroller and received only a bump on the head.
Just over two weeks ago, a small aircraft crashed into another Publix supermarket in Florida, injuring five, but killing none.
The Florida Highway Patrol inspected Wagenhoffer's 2004 Camry and found no mechanical problems. Only 2007-2010 Camrys were recalled in the unintended acceleration scandal of last year, and the county sheriff's department concluded that Wagenhoffer had just pressed the wrong pedal.
She has been charged with careless driving and will have to appear in court.
(Hat tip to Kiwi_Commander!)