Driver Crashes Car Into Margate Building: Police

A woman is recovering from minor injuries after she mistakenly slammed her car into a Margate strip mall Wednesday.

Margate Police say the woman, in her late 50's, mistook her gas pedal for the brake, and went crashing into the window of a strip mall located at 2525 South State Road 7 just after noon Wednesday.

Leanor Cardona, the owner of Leo's Hair Salon, said the white Mercedes came crashing through the window.

"I was so nervous, I was working and the car go through," Cardona said. "It was terrible."

Thankfully, no one inside the business was hurt. The driver was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries, police said.

The building is structurally sound, but the parking area in front of the business sustained heavy damage.

Police are investigating the crash, and say the woman has not been cited.

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