A woman in Mission inadvertently drives her vehicle into the storefront of a yogurt shop. FOX 2 News Reporter Tom Rader was exclusively on the scene last night, and joins us with more.
Multiple cusers venturing out to a yogurt shop in Mission near Conway and Mile 3 looking for something to beat the summer heat, never expected a car to come barreling towards them.
Kristin Gonzalez works at the subway next door to the “Berri Good” yogurt shop and was in the middle of preparing an order when she heard the crash.
With Palmhurst Police responding as well as EMT’s taking all 9 cusers inside the yogurt shop to the hospital with minor injuries and according to Palmhurst Police Chief Michael Vela, this isn’t the first time.
This incident added to many in recent years some garnering national attention involving auatic acceleration and Toyota or Lexus model cars. The vehicle the unidentified female driver was behind the wheel of was a Toyota Camry. But both the national highway and transportation safety administration as well as NASA releasing studies that put the blame not on mechanical error but on human error.
The NTHSA in the spring of this year put forth new rules that would replace current accelerator control standards and replace them with new brake throttle override technology that, no matter what else is going on with the vehicle, the brake will stop acceleration no matter the circumstances.
The plans look to prevent scary unintentional accidents, be it mechanical error or otherwise, from happening again.
And auakers recommending that if you find yourself in an emergency situation such as this if the brake isn’t working to attempt to shift to neutral or park or attempting to turn the vehicle off, but only minor injuries in this specific case, could have been much worse.