It seems we just can't keep unintended acceleration incidents out of the news these days. The latest report of such an occurrence comes from Ellijay, Georgia, where a 1995 Volvo 960 (nope, not a Toyota this time) barreled through the crowd of bidders at Blue Ridge Auto Auction at about 8:15 in the evening on Tuesday.
According to Gilmer County sheriff's investigators, 27 of the 100 or so people in the crowded building were injured, six of which were airlifted to nearby hospitals. At least one patient reportedly remains in critical condition and three were treated for their injuries and released.
The driver of the Volvo was uninjured in the accident, and no charges have thus far been filed. Reports Gilmer County Sheriff Stacy Nicholson, "The preliminary report we're getting from people on the scene is the gas pedal did hang up. It did bring them through the structure part of the building."
The final cause of the accident is still under investigation, and police are saying it will likely be a few more days to determine whether or not the accelerator was stuck open. Click here for a video from Atlanta CBS affiliate WGCL.
[Source: WCGL Atlanta]