The first thing you learn when you’re taught how to drive is which pedal you push for the gas and which pedal you push for the brake. But, sometimes “pedal misapplication” can lead to misfortune, like the woman that crashed her C4 Corvette into a store front in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Monday, according to Channel 4 Eyewitness News. While mixing up the go and whoa pedals is somewhat harder than, say, getting trapped inside a C6 with a dead battery, at least the driver involved didn’t seem to be trying to shift the blame to some mysterious mechanical gremlins.
The accident occurred on Monday June 4th when the unnamed elderly woman was trying to park her car in front of the Great Harvest Bread Company in the El Dorado Square Shopping Center in the city’s Northeast Heights area. But, instead of parking, the woman crashed her white C4 through the front windows of the store, citing a pedal mix-up as the cause.
“I was trying to park, slowly,“ the woman told Eyewitness News’ Mike Daniels. “I must have been pushing the gas pedal instead of the brake.” When asked what happened, she stated, “I don’t know, all of a sudden I see my car getting in the store.”
This is not the first time we’ve seen a pedal mix-up cited as the cause of a Corvette crashing through the front of a store. Back in March, another elderly woman crashed her Corvette by apparently mixing up the pedals, except she took out the front of a post office rather than a bread store.
While damage looked to be severe to the store, and one customer who was in the store at the time of the crash was injured, the Great Harvest Bread Company planned to reopen the next day. As for the driver, according to the news, she won’t be cited in the case because the accident happened on private property, though we are sure there will be some civil liability and insurance issues to work out…