On Thursday afternoon in Sierra Vista, Arizona, an unusual accident took place as a 10-year-old girl crashed her mother's car through a Circle K convenience store.
According to the Sierra Vista Police Department, the collision occurred at the Circle K located on the east side of Sierra Vista, on the southern side of Arizona State Route 90, just to the west of Guilio Cesare Avenue.
The mother, 31-year-old Linda Morales, was a passenger in the 1999 Plymouth Breeze as she let her daughter drive less than a mile, from the 700 block of Blue Horizon to the nearby convenience store. Sierra police stated in a release:
"Upon arrival, the 10-year-old juvenile stated she stepped on the gas instead of the brake and crashed into the store."
The mother and daughter were apparently uninjured in the incident, and there were no reported injuries to anyone in or around the store.
The police release stated that the store front suffered excessive damage to its front doors and support beams, and after city building inspectors assessed the damage, they deemed the Circle K unsafe for occupation.
The business was closed in order for maintenance crews to do repairs. They reportedly worked through the night to to clear the store for its successful re-opening at 6 a.m. the next day.
The mother was reportedly cited for permitting an unauthorized minor to drive.
As a Phoenix accident attorney, this is one of the more unusual incidents that you will ever see.
It is unclear why exactly the mother let her daughter drive the vehicle, as most individuals would never even dream of letting a 10-year-old child get behind the wheel of a vehicle.
Our accident law firm in Phoenix is relieved that noone appears to have been harmed in this incident, and we will keep you informed of any relevant news relating to this crash.