Tragedy struck a California-area gym when, according to police, an elderly driver could no longer remember which pedal was used to accelerate and which pedal was for braking. This confusion resulted in a terrible car accident that caused multiple injuries and one fatality. Although the driver has not yet been charged with any criminal offense, the possibility has not been ruled out pending the further investigation.
Authorities say that the driver of the vehicle that caused the wreck was 80 years old and resident of the area. While attempting to park her vehicle, she apparently became confused about each pedal's purpose, and she used the accelerator rather than the brake. The driver consequently crashed through the front of the gym and proceeded to drive through part of its interior before finally coming to a rest.