Mistook gas pedal for brake

by: CONTRIBUTED: GRESHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT - A woman mistook her gas pedal for the brakes and drove through the Papa Murphy's Pizza on Burnside Saturday.A 73-year old woman gave new meaning to the term “drive through” when she drove her pickup truck through a wall of Papa Murphy's Pizza on Northwest Burnside Street. The accident occurred at about 3:45 p.m. Monday, April 28.

In a press release, Gresham police reported, “The 73-year-old driver told police she mistook the accelerator for the brakes and drove into the building.”

Although the store was opened for business, no one was injured, including the driver, who was cited for careless driving. Alcohol and drugs were not a factor, according to the release.

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