RICHLAND, Wash.-- A woman runs her car into the side of someone's home in Richland. Officers were called to the scene around 9:00 a.m. Saturday. 53-year-old Maureen McQuerry drove her 2001 Subaru Forester into the side of the a retirement home.
She told police she was visiting her mother at Guardian Angel Retirement Home. McQuerry says she was trying to park her car when the brakes failed. Police think she might have pressed the gas pedal instead of the brakes. A mistake police say is not unusual.
"It's fairly common and usually when people accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the break they panic, and they're not sure what's going on, and they press it harder rather than taking their foot off and hitting the break pedal," said Officer Todd Sharpe, with the Richland Police Department.
No one was seriously injured from the accident. McQuerry was fine but she hit a medical assistant inside the room Police say the assistant was thrown across the room from the impact. She was transported to Kadlec Medical Center for lower back pains.