On Monday morning, an elderly woman crashed her SUV into a Houston grocery store. The woman was attempting to park in a handicapped space in front of the store. While reversing in to the spot, she accidentally accelerated and plowed into the H-E-B supermarket.
According to Houston Police spokesman, Kese Smith, “her vehicle hopped the curb in front of the store and crashed through the front entrance.”
Reuters reports a 31-year-old woman was near the checkout lanes when the crash occurred and was severely injured. She was rushed to the local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries and pronounced dead.
Six people were also injured, including the 2-year-old daughter of the woman who was killed.
The elderly woman could face criminal charges, but it is unlikely as she was not intoxicated at the scene. She did not sustain any injuries.
H-E-B supermarkets also issued a statement, “we greatly regret this incident occurred and our thoughts are with those who were involved today.”
The following information was provided by the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – the CDC defines older drivers as drivers over the age of 65: