An SUV caused an accident in the parking lot of the post office in Santee on Wednesday, the Santee Sheriff's Dept. reports.
An 83-year-old man told deputies he was pulling into a handicap parking spot when he accidentally stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brakes.
According to witnesses, the SUV jumped a curb, took down a light stand and a pillar supporting an overhang in front of the post office, and narrowly missed a woman and child.
The SUV never made entry into the building, no other cars were involved and no one was reported injured.
The driver was evaluated and released by paramedics on scene and was issued a notice of re-examination for his DMV license.
A traffic deputy is investigating.