3 injured after car plows into Amscot

By Lisa McDonald, Assignment Editor, lmcdonald@wkmg.com
Published On: Jan 19 2014 09:53:05 AM EST
Updated On: Jan 19 2014 07:28:45 PM EST

Florida Highway Patrol troopers are investigating how a woman drove a car into an Amscot late Saturday night.

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating an accident that left three people with injuries late Saturday night.

Troopers said customers were inside the Amscot at 1021 Buenaventura Boulevard in Kissimmee at 11:39 p.m. Saturday, when a car drove straight through the front of the building.

Troopers said 55-year-old Beverly Wallace was driving the car out of the DD's Discount parking lot, when for unknown reasons, she lost control of the car, drove across Buenaventura Boulevard, through some bushes and into the front of the Amscot.

Troopers said 21-year-old Jesse Acceus had to be airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center with serious injuries after he was hit.

He spoke to Local 6 from the hospital where he is recovering. He underwent surgery for a broken leg.

"I hear a big boom and glass everywhere. Next thing you know I'm hanging on the edge of the Amscot," said Acceus. "It was scary," he continued.

Acceus says he was inside the store with his brother. He had just cashed his check from his first day of work at a nearby restaurant.

He tells Local 6 doctors believe he should be able to walk in a few days and shouldn't have any longterm health effects from the crash.

Martha Rodriguez, 36, and 23-year-old Ernesto Legister were also hit, but suffered only minor injuries, troopers said.

Troopers said Wallace was charged with careless driving and recommended for a re-testing for her driver's license. They said alcohol was not involved in the crash.

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