Accelerator instead of brake = sudden acceleration

Two people were injured after a driver crashed into a Rosenberg-area wings restaurant on Wednesday afternoon.

Police say a 22-year-old driver was backing out of the parking lot of a Wing Stop when she accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brake. The car lunged forward, crashing through the glass and injuring two women.

The bolded part of the excerpt is the cause of most “sudden acceleration” incidents (except, of course, for those involving spouses of ethically-challenged Village Voice journos *wink*).