Sudden Acceleration: Galveston driver hits wrong pedal

No one was injured after a car crashed into a Regions Bank on Saturday.

A woman about 3 p.m. was parking a Pontiac Vibe in front of the bank, 6408 Interstate 45 in La Marque, when she accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brakes, Sgt. Reggie Rodriguez, of the La Marque Police Department, said.

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Saturday was not the first time a car has driven into the bank.

Last year, a vehicle crashed through the front of the building in a similar accident, Phillips said.

Be careful with those pedals, people.

And NEVER concede you screwed up. Cry “sudden acceleration!” and express shock that the car suddenly behaved as if possessed. If you have a Toyota, even better!

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*).