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Cops: Woman, 81, drives car into church

Woman mistook gas pedal for brakes, troopers say

MELBOURNE, Fla. – An 81-year-old Melbourne woman is recovering Wednesday after troopers say she drove into a Brevard County Methodist church Wednesday morning.

The woman was driving her Nissian sedan in the parking lot of the Georgianna United Methodist Church around 10 a.m. Wednesday when she mistook her gas pedal for her brake pedal, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The front part of the car ran into the building, causing minor damage. The driver was taken to Wuestoff Rockledge hospital with minor injuries.