Elderly Driver Plows Into Store at Parkfair Mall

DES MOINES, Iowa – Police say an elderly woman accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brake, sending her vehicle smashing into a store on the city’s north side Wednesday.

It happened around 11 a.m. at the Cititrends store in the Parkfair Mall at 100 E. Euclid. The vehicle plowed through the front of the store and stopped near the rear.

Police say two people inside the store suffered minor injuries and were taken to a local hospital for treatment. The driver wasn’t injured.

Cititrends is closed while the scene is cleaned up and repairs are made.