Valrico, Florida - A 16-year-old boylearning how to drive slammed into a gas station store at 3353 Lithia Pinecrest Road Sunday afternoon around 4:15 p.m., according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff'sOffice.
Investigators say54-year-old John Burbridge was in the passenger seatof the 2005 Toyota Camry when they pulled up to the front of the store andhis sonhit the gas pedalinstead of the brake. Detectives say he drove right throughthe front of the store.
There were customers insideat the time.
A man in the store pushed a woman out of the way so she wouldn't be hit. She complained of neck and back pain after falling and wastransported to Brandon RegionalHospital.
The man who pushed her out of the wayreceived a scratch on his arm from a soda display. Both are expected to be okay. No one else was hurt.
Andrew Burbridge was cited for no valid driver's licenseandfor permitting an unauthorized driver.
The vehicle they were in sustainedabout$6,000 in damage. The damage to thestore is about $5,000. The father and son were not hurt.
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