Car hits 10 vehicles, crashes into store near Hanes Mall

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(Photo by WGHP's Joe McCloskey)

(Photo by WGHP’s Joe McCloskey)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Police said an elderly woman hit ten vehicles before crashing into a storefront near Hanes Mall Friday afternoon. 

The woman was driving her light-blue Mercedes sedan through the parking lot of the Silas Creek Crossway shopping center around 2:15 p.m.

Police said the driver accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brake, causing the accident.

The Mercedes accelerated through the parking lot, hitting a total of ten cars before crashing into the front of Dots Fashion at 3248 Silas Creek Parkway. 

Several vehicles had significant damage and required towing. The rest of the damage was minor.

Nobody was injured and the driver is expected to be OK.