Driver hits accelerator instead of brake, crashes through clothing store

1 man in critical condition

Molly Daly
May 21, 2018 - 12:55 pm

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police are investigating an incident after a woman hit a car that badly injured the driver inside, and then crashed into a store at a shopping center in the city's Juniata Park section. 

Around 10:20 Monday morning, a driver struck another vehicle while leaving the parking lot of a shopping center on East Hunting Park Avenue, according to the 25th Police District.

The driver stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake pedal, propelling her vehicle through the Rainbow Shops clothing store.

The driver was taken to Temple University Hospital in stable condition. The driver of the vehicle that was struck was also transported to the hospital but listed in critical condition.

No structural damage was done to the building.