Police mull charges against Ohio woman who plowed into crowd

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) – Police in Ohio are considering charges against a 74-year-old woman who hit the gas instead of her brakes and crashed into a crowd at an outdoor community concert in Ohio, injuring herself and eight other people.

Officials say the woman drove onto a small dance floor Sunday night in Parma Heights, about 10 miles south of Cleveland.

Police say the unidentified woman was leaving the concert when she confused the brake with the gas pedal as she was pulling out of a parking space. They say she plowed into eight people on the dance floor, and then crashed into a telephone pole and a vehicle as she tried to correct herself.

Six people were taken to area hospitals. Three others, including the driver, were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

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