Driver slams into Thousand Palms gas station

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The driver of an Audi crashed into a Thousand Palms Chevron station on Tuesday morning.

The collision happened at the gas station on Varner and Ramon a little before 8 am on Tuesday. Mike Radford of the California Highway Patrol told KMIR that the driver, a woman in her 70s, mistook the gas pedal for the brakes during a Facebook Live (below). The vehicle crashed into the building at somewhere between 30 and 40 miles per hour, according to Radford.

The driver was treated for minor injuries and there were no injuries to either of the two employees inside the building at the time.

#BREAKING A car plows into the Extra Mile gas station on Ramon and Varner. Join Lauren Day KMIR LIVE to see the scene.

Posted by KMIR News on Tuesday, April 10, 2018


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