Driver accidentally hits gas pedal and strikes woman entering USPS office in SW Houston, HPD says

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Woman killed when driver accidentally drives into USPS office: HPD
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A woman is dead after a driver hit the gas pedal by mistake and drove into a United States Postal Service office in southwest Houston, police said.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A woman is dead after a driver hit the gas by mistake and drove into a United States Postal Service office in southwest Houston, police said.

The crash happened in the evening hours of Wednesday in the 2900 block of Rogerdale Road. Police said a driver hit the gas pedal, thinking it was her brakes, and hit a bystander who was going into the post office and stopping against the back wall.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Meanwhile, the driver was taken to the hospital with no serious injuries.

"There are no indications that intoxication played a role, but they're going to make sure that's exactly what happened," Sean Teare, the Harris County Vehicular Crimes Division chief, said. "We're not prepared to and won't charge anyone with anything. But we're going to turn over every stone to make sure that's exactly what it looks like, a tragic accident."

SkyEye was over the crash scene and got a glimpse at the damage at the front doors. Footage showed a part of the vehicle in the building, but we were unable to see the rest.

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