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Sarasota woman, 84, drives car into Bank of America building

SARASOTA -- An 84-year-old Sarasota woman was charged with reckless driving after her 2012 Toyota Avalon struck a Bank of America building at 5470 Clark Road about 10:36 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Elizabeth Harthman told troopers she was pulling into a marked parking space in front of the bank and pressed the gas pedal instead of the brake and accelerated onto the front walkway area of the bank by the entrance doors toward the bank.

The vehicle struck part of the bank building. No injuries were reported.

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