According to a recent news report from NECN, an elderly woman allegedly crashed her car into a health club in the greater Boston area. Authorities are saying the 82-year-old woman was trying to park in a handicapped parking space at the gym when she allegedly stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake pedal. The wall to health club was an exterior wall, but luckily it was a load-bearing wall and car was able to drive through it without the driver being seriously injured. There was also a male passenger in the vehicle that crashed into the Boston Sports Club gym.
Witnesses say the car entered the building at a relatively slow speed and kept rolling through a physical therapy office located inside the fitness center. A manager at the gym was in her office next to where the car had entered the building and could not believe what she was seeing. Paramedics responded to the scene of the accident, as did the police. First responders determined that the driver was not seriously injured but was understandably shaken up as a result of what happened. The male passenger meanwhile decided the best thing for him to do was go into the gym for his workout, since that was the reason they came to the fitness center that day. After they determined the passenger was not injured, they said it was okay for him to go into the gym, as did gym management. Continue reading