Car Slams Into a Tallahassee Business

By: Eyewitness News
By: Eyewitness News

UPDATE BY ASHLEY MITCHEM:

The Honeytree is back open for business after a car crashed through the storefront's window yesterday afternoon.

The store isn't back to it's normal look, sporting plywood where the pane should be. The store owner says by next week the new glass should be installed.

The owner says she was shocked when it happened and is still jumpy about what could have happened if someone was standing in that part of the store.

As scary as it was, the owner says she's just happy no one was hurt.

Tallahassee, Florida - September 13, 2011 -

A Tallahassee health food store got some unexpected visitors, right through the building's glass wall.

A car came crashing through the Honeytree in the Market Square shopping center around 3:30

Officers say Elaine Peters had pulled in front of the store when she accidentally hit the gas instead of the brakes. Peters received two traffic citations. One for careless driving and one for driving with a suspended or revoked license.The store owner was shocked by the crash.

"Luckily no one was hurt. We're really happy about that. Honeytree has been a business for almost forty years and we've never had anything like this," says Honeytree's owner.

Peters was taken to the hospital with injuries. Her son, Teldrick Peters who officers originally thought was in the car with his mom was not injured.

Officers tell WCTV that Teldrick wasn't in the vehicle, but got in after the crash to help his mother out.


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  • by Sue Location: Tallahassee on Sep 13, 2011 at 04:29 PM
    That is a strange angle, not they way the car would have hit if she had been parking. The follow-up on this story will be worth a read. Good thing no cars were parked in front of the building.
  • by Really? on Sep 13, 2011 at 11:14 AM
    Obama's first year in office was 2009 so I don't see how some of you are trying to pawn this issue off on him. Get a life!
  • by TYPICAL Location: tallahassee on Sep 13, 2011 at 11:05 AM
    Revoked drivers license, yet driving a lexus....
  • by loren Location: tallahasee on Sep 13, 2011 at 10:57 AM
    it seems to me something is fishy about the situation, however just because people crash doesnt automatically make them drunks or druggies. and taking their kids away is irrelevant to this situation.
  • by George Location: Lake Jackson on Sep 13, 2011 at 10:49 AM
    Maybe there's a real reason why many Middle Eastern countries don't let women drive.
  • by Bo Location: Havana on Sep 13, 2011 at 10:47 AM
    Doesn't the lady know that Honeytree does not have a drive through?
  • by Thom on Sep 13, 2011 at 09:45 AM
    I bet she is one of those ignorant people who drive with two feet in an automatic transmission car. That is just asking for this kind of accident.
  • by ??? Location: Tallahassee on Sep 13, 2011 at 09:13 AM
    That is kind of a strange angle for her car to be at if she was parking it. And why was her son outside of the car unless she dropped him off, and then decided to park. Hummmm ????
  • by Anonymous on Sep 13, 2011 at 09:10 AM
    Gee...another women crashes through a wall....maybe its time to take them all away....lol
  • by KB on Sep 13, 2011 at 07:33 AM
    I think that maybe her son was driving and he didn't properly know how to drive and hit the building. It seems like a cover-up. If my mom had hit something, I would have been at her side of the car not IN the car.
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