News: Vehicle slams into Washington Dairy Queen after driver mistakes gas pedal for brake

WASHINGTON COUNTY, PA — Minor injuries were reported Monday afternoon after an elderly woman crashed her car into a Dairy Queen in northwest Washington, reports WPXI.

Washington County officials said crews were called to the scene along East Wylie Avenue Avenue shortly after 4:00 p.m.

Preliminary details indicate the driver, an 84-year-old woman, mistook her SUV’s gas pedal for the brake, causing the vehicle to crash through a brick wall and halfway into the business. The vehicle came to a stop about four feet from where two employees were standing, but no one in the building was reported hurt.

The driver, who was trapped after the crash and was pulled out of the vehicle by first responders, suffered minor injuries. Officials said she declined transport to a hospital.

No estimated cost of damages has been reported, but the shop owner said the driver’s insurance is expected to cover repairs. The store is expected to re-open within the next two days.

Washington County police continue to investigate the incident.

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