Car crashes into Dubai shop after driver mistakenly hits accelerator

Police said no one was injured in accident

A driver crashed into a Dubai shop on Friday. Photo: Dubai Police
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A car crashed into a Dubai shopfront on Friday after a driver mistakenly put his foot on the accelerator pedal instead of pressing the brake.

The Mercedes Benz smashed through the shop window and came to a halt halfway inside the premises, Dubai Police said.

No injuries were reported.

The accident occurred at Labelle chocolates and flowers on Al Wasl Road.

Police did not disclose the time of the incident or if the business was open when it occurred.

They did not say if legal action will be taken against the driver.

“The details of the accident are due to the vehicle driver pressing the gas pedal instead of pressing the brake pedal, which led to him hitting the door of the store and stopping inside the store,” Dubai Police said in a post on X.

“The accident did not result in any injuries.”

Labelle - which has a number of branches across the UAE - thanked customers for their support in a message posted on social media.

The retailer shared a picture of the damage sustained to the Al Wasl store in the message on Instagram.

The shop is expected to be back to business as usual by Sunday morning.

It is not the first time a Dubai business has suffered a motoring mishap.

In February 2021, three people were injured after a car crashed through a shop window.

Police said the driver had pressed the accelerator rather than the brake, causing the vehicle to climb the pavement before hurtling into the shop.

The incident occurred in Al Refaa district.

Paramedics treated staff at the scene.

Updated: December 23, 2023, 1:12 PM