Woman presses gas instead of brake, damaging 10 cars in parking lot – The Boston Globe

The Walmart parking lot with several displaced vehicles.

A total of 10 cars were damaged Tuesday afternoon when a woman accidentally pressed the accelerator instead of the brake while attempting to park in a Northampton Walmart parking lot, police said.

Around 1:37 p.m., police received a report of a motor vehicle collision, and upon their arrival they found several vehicles out of place in the parking lot, police said in a Facebook post.

An investigation revealed that a woman, who was not identified, attempted to stop as she pulled into the parking space but instead pressed the accelerator, police said.

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The woman drove through the parking spot, hitting other unoccupied, parked vehicles in a series of collisions.

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An additional vehicle was damaged by a shopping cart that was pushed by another car, police said.

The woman’s car came to a stop when it wedged between two cars, police said.

No one was injured during the incident, but the woman was taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution, police said.

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