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Woman crashes into Florida convenience store; no injuries

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Posted at 5:54 AM, Dec 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-24 05:54:40-05

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a woman crashed into a Florida convenience store, though no one was injured.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that the crash happened Sunday afternoon at a Clearwater Speedway gas station.

The 62-year-old woman driving the car told police that she had been trying to hit the brake when she accidentally hit the gas pedal.

Instead of stopping, the car smashed through the convenience store's glass exterior wall and ran over several shelves full of snacks.

No customers were in the store at the time of the crash. Clearwater Fire & Rescue responded to determine whether the building was structurally compromised.