An 87-year-old woman attempting to park apparently hit the gas pedal by mistake and her car struck a building at 2655 Middlefield Road late Thursday afternoon, according to Palo Alto Police Sgt. Gary Brooks.
She shattered the front window of My Gym, a play/exercise business for children, next to the Palo Alto Coffee Cafe.
Witnesses said the car just missed a crowd of youngsters just coming out of the nearby Baskin and Robbins ice cream store nearby.
Four police cars, one fire engine, a paramedic van responded. The woman reportedly was treated for a cut on the head and one other person suffered a minor injury.