Customers injured when woman crashes car into Amscot store



OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. - Three people were injured when a driver crashed her car into an Amscot store in Osceola County Saturday night, troopers said.

The woman crashed her Hyundai Accent through the front of the Amscot on Buenaventura Lakes Boulevard shortly after 11:30 p.m. Several customers and employees were inside the store at the time.

"Everybody just ran. I didn't even know what was going on, I froze," Amscot customer John Acceus said.

Troopers said 55-year-old Beverly Wallace lost control of her vehicle for unknown reasons before crashing into the building. Wallace's car struck John Acceus' brother, who was standing right beside him in the lobby.

"The car didn't really pin him against the wall. It picked up his leg, and hit it against the little blue thing and then broke the leg," John Acceus said.

Jesse Acceus was airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center for treatment. Two other customers suffered minor injuries during the incident.

Wallace was cited with careless driving and troopers said they recommended she be re-examined for her driver's license.