Three people suffered minor injuries when an 86-year-old driver ploughed through a bike store window in Mission Viejo, California. Store surveillance video posted on YouTube shows a man and a woman on crutches frantically jumping back against a counter a second or two before the car zooms past them, scattering merchandise and narrowly missing them. John Bain, manager of the Rock N’ Road Cyclery and a veteran cyclist, said he’d had some scrapes and narrow escapes on his travels, but nothing matched nearly being run down by a speeding Cadillac in his shop. The woman driver, who wasn’t immediately identified, told authorities she was parking in a handicapped space in front of the store when she accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brake.
Uploaded on 16 Sep 2011