Unexplained Acceleration Blamed in Crash That Damaged Business

Driver said the vehicle was almost at a stop when it suddenly accelerated.

The driver of a vehicle that crashed into on April 7 blamed the accident on an unexpected and sudden car acceleration.

The but no injuries were reported.

The woman told police she was coming to a stop in the parking space when her 2011 BMW X3 accelerated and crashed through the front wall of Victory Eye Care. According to the police report, the crash also caused damage to the wall of an adjacent suite.

No citations were issued since the accident occurred on private property.

Janie Kendrick of Victory Eye Care said repairs are underway and the office is scheduled to reopen on Monday, April 16. 

Mia Pasquariello August 03, 2012 at 04:33 PM
Is this a coincedence? I don't think so. This just happened to my 2006 X3 last night, same thing, but I hit a concrete wall. I will be calling the BMW Customer relations today for a full investigation.
Nick August 26, 2012 at 06:40 PM
I had a very similar problem yesterday with my automatic 2006 330Ci (E36 chassis). Came to park in a parking lot, slowly, was about a yard from my intended stopping position when the car suddenly accelerated. My foot was already on/over the brake. Hit the brake hard and it felt (on my foot) like an emergency stop does i.e. foot was definitely on brake and not accelerator. Took about 3 yards to stop by which time had mounted a curb and run into some bushes. No 'serious' damage other than cosmetic on the plastic lower trim. Took it straight to BMW Service, but there were no stored faults and extensive diagnostics didn't reveal any problems. Disclaimers: have been driving for over 30 yrs and this vehicle for 55K since new; fully maintained by BMW; never use cruise control. Would really like to know what this could be due to before it happens again with more serious consequences! Thanks.
Nick August 26, 2012 at 07:30 PM
Typo: E46 chassis


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