You could literally start a website that’s just content of old people driving their cars through things. It’s happened again and you can have just one guess what state it happened in. Just one guess.
On April 2, Margaret Underwood drove her husband to the CVS on State Road 540. She stayed in the car while her husband when inside. When he exited the store Underwood began to back out of the parking space when she struck a Chevy Suburban.
Underwood’s husband immediately went over to check on the Suburban while Underwood put the car in drive and returned to the parking spot. Then, for unknown reasons, Underwood accelerated forward and crashed through the front doors of the store, finally stopping about 25 feet inside the store.
The woman drove about 25 feet into the store and only stopped after hitting something pretty solid because according to the manager of the CVS her wheels were still spinning even though she was stopped. Luckily no one inside the store was seriously injured however the manager said that the crash caused about $65,000 in damage. The woman is being charged with Improper Backing and Careless Driving.
In her defense, the CVS near me has switched to full self-automated checkouts which often makes me want to drive my car through the front of their store as well. Self-automated checkouts are a great option at stores however they shouldn’t be the only option just to help you bottom line.