Driver involved in fatal Bradenton accident previously involved in similar crash

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Posted: Friday, February 7, 2014 8:45 am | Updated: 10:38 am, Wed Apr 2, 2014.

The elderly Palmetto woman who killed three people in a Bradenton parking lot Sunday had been involved in a parking lot accident in the past.

Police reports indicate that 79 year old Doreene Landstra smashed her SUV into a McDonalds restaurant building in Michigan in 2011. She allegedly hit the gas pedal instead of the brake. The crash damaged the building, but there were no injuries.

Last Sunday, Landstra backed her vehicle into a group of people while pulling out of a parking spot at the Sugar Creek Country Club in Bradenton. Three people died and four others were injured.

Landstra was cited for improper backing in the incident.

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