Surveillance Video Captures Horrific Moment Grandma's Caddy Rams Through Bike Shop
A Mission Viejo bike shop uploaded surveillance video showing the horrifying moment when an elderly woman hits the gas instead of the brakes, ramming her caddy through the shop and narrowly missing three customers.
An 85-year-old woman was trying to pull her 2001 Cadillac Deville into a handicap spot in front of the Rock N' Road Cyclery in Mission Viejo on Tuesday. Her foot bumped the gas and sent the vehicle all the way through a plate glass window and the shop before striking a back wall.
Fortunately, none of those customers were seriously injured. One of them had a minor knee injury and the other two were injured by glass. The shop, on the other hand, had to close down to clean up just a week after the shop had been remodeled. But now the owners say they're open for business.
Here's one video showing two patrons — one of them already on crutches — who were able to see the car coming and step out of its path in the nick of time:
This camera angle allows you to see the driver carefully pulling into the parking spot before she hits the gas pedal, narrowly missing another customer who nearly walked into the car's path: