10-year-old crashes into Circle K, mom cited
SIERRA VISTA, Ariz., (KGUN9-TV) - The driver of a silver sedan crashed into a convenience store in Sierra Vista and escaped injury.
Sierra Vista police responded to 95 Rainbow Way at around 4:30 p.m. Thursday after a report of a vehicle that crashed into a Circle K, according to Cpl. Scott Borgstadt with the Sierra Vista Police Department.
After responding to the scene, officers discovered everyone inside the vehicle has escaped injury, Borgstadt said.
While police were investigating the cause of the accident they learned that the passenger of the vehicle, 31-year-old Linda Morales let her 10-year-old daughter drive the vehicle, a 1999 Plymouth Breeze, from the 1700 block of Blue Horizon Road to the Circle K.
Borgstadt tells KGUN9 that once the 10-year-old pulled into the Circle K, she pressed on the gas instead of the brake, causing the crash.
The crash caused significant damage to the store's front doors and support beams, according to Borgstadt. A Sierra Vista building inspector deemed the store unsafe for occupation, but maintenance crews worked throughout the night to repair the damage.
The store was reopened at 6:00 a.m. Friday morning, Borgstadt said.
Morales was cited and released on scene for allowing an unauthorized minor to drive, according to Borgstadt.