- Associated Press - Monday, July 31, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) - A student driver crashed into an Oregon church after stepping on a minivan’s accelerator instead of the brake.

Springfield police say the 20-year-old woman was practicing Sunday night in the parking lot of the Springfield Faith Center when she crashed through a wall, causing an estimated $100,000 in damage.

Neither she nor the driving instructor was injured.

The Register-Guard reports (https://is.gd/Hd2F1R ) it was the women’s second time behind the wheel.

Authorities say gasoline poured from the car, prompting a call to a hazardous-materials team.


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