Confused driver crashes into crowd at Ohio concert

Driver, 8 other people injured in accident.

This photo provided by WEWS-TV shows the cordoned site where a vehicle slammed into a crowd at an outdoor concert in Parma Heights, south of Cleveland on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. The 74-year-old driver of a car that slammed into a crowd at an outdoor community concert in Ohio injuring several people, a few of them seriously, confused the brake with the gas pedal, police said. (WEWS-TV via AP)

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio are considering charges against a 74-year-old woman who hit the gas instead of her brakes and crashed into a crowd at an outdoor community concert in Ohio, injuring herself and eight other people.

Officials say the woman drove onto a small dance floor Sunday night in Parma Heights, about 10 miles south of Cleveland.

Police say the unidentified woman was leaving the concert when she confused the brake with the gas pedal as she was pulling out of a parking space. They say she plowed into eight people on the dance floor, and then crashed into a telephone pole and a vehicle as she tried to correct herself.

Six people were taken to area hospitals. Three others, including the driver, were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

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