An elderly woman is charged with DWI in the crash Sunday night into the front glass doors of Enzo’s Ristorante at 451 Mamaroneck Avenue. It left 4 people in critical condition, several others with minor injuries and closed a section of the road.
ABC7 has surveillance video of the start of the incident from across the street, where you see the vehicle in question speed off from a handicap spot in reverse and hit another car just before slamming into Enzo’s.
“All of a sudden a car came inside in reverse and I was just shocked,” Ethan De La Rosa, one of numerous people who was inside eating, told NBC.
Mayor Tom Murphy said the car drove into the shortly before 8 p.m.
Horrible news here
How can u say not drugs or alcohol related. CLEARLY WAS THE PROBLEM!!!! I feel so bad for those hurt!!!
Alcohol or drugs are not the real problem here, just the scapegoat. This was another Type 2 right foot pedal error (Driver makes an error. Try’s to brake. Right foot ends up on gas pedal. Thinks it is on the brake pedal and pushes harder. Crash.) Let’s make sure we blame the driver, especially if they are a women or old (over 40!). Never blame the guys in charge of driver legislation and training who set the driver up to fail. They forced this driver to brake an automatic transmission vehicle with only the right foot. They did this knowing they had 0 Scientific Justification and that right foot braking is too complicated and difficult to mentally maintain with age, inefficient (poor stopping distance) and dangerous (subject to right foot pedal error) compared to the simpler and safer (But girly!) left foot braking method. See DOT HS 811 597, 812 058and 812 431 (spaces required). NHTSA refuses to use the term “right foot pedal errors” but instead calls it “pedal misapplication” and always blames the drivers for not being experts. Score to date, 150,000 dead (7 Every Day), millions injured, and billions in costs. The price male drivers, both in and out of government, are prepared to pay to maintain their systemic belief in a “Killer” braking method based on the scientific foundation of, “That’s the way it’s always been taught”! This is not about which braking method is safer but rather why they refuse to scientifically compare the two methods and continue to produce misinformation about other proposed braking methods. Was it driver error or the way we taught them to brake?
Sometimes people are actually to blame for things. There was reporting yesterday that the drive was charged with drunk driving.
Thank you for this very important information. My husband sometimes uses two feet and I tell him not to, believing it’s not safe! Also, I have MS and some numbness in my feet, and because of this I hate to drive (the way I was taught) because it’s a little hard to differentiate the pedals. I think I should drive this way now! Do you think I need a driving teacher to relearn something I’ve been doing for many, many years? (I’m not giving that number away, haha)