Less than two weeks after an airplane plunged into a Publix in DeLand, injuring five people, a woman crashed into a Palm Coast Publix, injuring 10 Palm Coast residents, reports The Daytona Beach News-Journal.
The 76-year-old woman’s 2004 Toyota Camry ran into the Publix for 40 to 50 feet, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) said.
The driver was not injured, and FHP did not find any mechanical problems with the Toyota that could have caused the crash.
The woman is charged with careless driving, and because of the seriousness of the injuries, she will have to appear in court.
The worst injured was an 83-year-old man who was pinned under the car when it came to rest in the store. Even though a group was quickly organized to lift the car off the man, he remains in serious condition at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach.
A 15-year-old girl needed 32 stitches to close cuts from the explosion of glass when the car plowed into the store.
In Florida, careless driving is defined as not operating one’s vehicle in a careful and prudent manner.
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