A 71-year-old San Ramon resident crashed her Lexus into an empty, under-renovation storefront at The Marketplace after mistaking the gas pedal for the brake Thursday afternoon, according to city police.
The incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. at the shopping center, near the corner of Bollinger Canyon Road and Alcosta Boulevard.
The woman, whose name was not released, was trying to park in a handicap spot between Bollinger Canyon Animal Hospital and Bank of America, but instead of pressing the brake pedal, she hit the gas and accelerated up the curb, across the walkway and into a vacant storefront between the two businesses, according to San Ramon police officer John Goyich.
The Lexus ES 350 went all the way into the building at 420 Montgomery St., which was in the process of being renovated but was unoccupied at the time of the crash, Goyich said.
The woman was examined by paramedics on scene and released without injury, the officer added.
Several dozen onlookers watched in the wake of the crash as police blocked off the immediate area and tow workers removed the car from the storefront and onto a tow truck.
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