Pedal Panic in Washington
Puyallup, WA (August 8, 2019): On Thursday afternoon, a 16-year-old boy crashed into the side of a McDonald’s restaurant after pressing on the gas pedal instead of the brakes. The teenager had spilled a drink in his lap at the drive-thru and got flustered. Panic ensued, and he accidentally pressed on the gas pedal, slamming his vehicle into the side of the building. One person suffered a minor foot injury, but no others were harmed in the aftermath.
It’s important to stay vigilant while on the road. Distractions come in many shapes and forms, and anything can go wrong—even at a drive-thru. Make sure you’re always in full control of your vehicle, and take the time to limit anything that would take your eyes (and your mind) off the road. Source: Q13 News