BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – A car being driven by an 89-year-old woman plowed into a post office in Boulder Tuesday morning and injured five people.

Gloria Sawyer was cited for careless driving and will have to retake her driver’s test after slamming her car through a glass window of the building and coming to a stop at the counter.

The crash happened at about 10 a.m. at the U.S. Postal Service branch at 55th and Valmont. About 20 people were in the office at the time.

Two of the people who were hurt were taken to the hospital, including a woman who was pinned between the car and the counter for a short time. Some of those injured were struck by the car and others were struck by flying glass and debris.

The airbags in the car didn’t deploy, but Sawyer wasn’t hurt. She told police she was just trying to park her car and her foot slipped off the brake and onto the gas pedal.


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