Woman mistakes gas pedal for brake, smashes into convenience store

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ENCINITAS, Calif. - A woman who mistakenly stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake smashed her Lexus through the window of the Quickie Food Store on El Camino Real on Monday.

The accident nearly hit one man who was forced to run for his life as the walls of wine came crashing down around him.

“It just pushed everything at one time," said manager Ramey Alhanoshe. "If someone was standing in the first three aisles there would be no injuries, just death.”

Luckily, no one was injured. The only true casualties were the lays potato chips and the several cases of wines.

The sheriff's department says the driver of the car was a 77-year-old woman. No charges were filed.

It's estimated that there were $100,000 in damages.