HOLLYWOOD (CBSMiami) – An elderly woman’s Monday morning commute ended abruptly when she crashed into a Hollywood store.READ MORE: ‘I Know What That Pain Feels Like’: Parkland Parents Heartbroken After School Shooting In Michigan
“An explosion this morning and I went, ‘Wow, what was that?’” recalled Donna Pagnotta, who lives nearby.
That explosion she heard while insider her home Monday morning was the sound of a driver smashing through the window of a Goodwill Superstore on 6819 Taft Street.
“The explosion was loud, really loud,” Pagnotta said.
According to Goodwill, an employee had bought a Nissan Sentra on Friday. But when she pulled up on Monday to park, instead of hitting the brake, she hit the gas.
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Chopper4 was over the scene as the car could be seen more than halfway into the store. Police and fire rescue crews were also on the scene.
“I feel sorry for her,” said Emily Middleton. “I hope she didn’t get hurt.”
Thankfully she wasn’t hurt, but her new car is badly damaged – the front end and fenders especially. A chunk of concrete from the wall is still sitting on the hood.
“I don’t know how people get the gas and brake confused,” said Pagnotta. “She must be terrified.”
The store closed for a few hours while plywood was put up.MORE NEWS: ‘Camping In A Glamorous Way’: Hollywood Condo Residents Keep Chins Up After Fire Leaves Them In The Dark
Police have not cited the woman, and it’s unclear if they will.