WINTER HAVEN, FL - Talk about a really close call.
An 80-year-old woman was shopping for candy bars at a Winter Haven, Florida CVS pharmacy when a car came crashing through the front doors, narrowly missing her.
Adrienne Watkins said she was about to check out when she heard the crash.
"The car kept coming and I hadn't realized what it was. I just heard a noise outside," she said. "All of a sudden I was down on the floor curled up."
She believes a door from a vending machine crashed into her legs, knocking her to the ground.
The Chevy Impala driven by 84-year-old Margaret Underwood came about a foot from Watkins.
"God was looking after me," she said.
Police said Underwood had just backed out of her parking space and hit another car. She then pulled forward again into the parking space when, for unknown reasons, she hit the gas hard and flew into the store.
Underwood said she was devastated by what happened, but wouldn't comment further.
"She's such a lovely lady. I know she didn't do it on purpose and I know she wouldn't. She was so upset," Watkins said.
CVS associate Stormy Fulcomer heard the commotion and ran to find the car's engine revving and the wheels spinning. She helped Watkins to safety and then went to the car to help Underwood and shut the engine off.
If Watkins had not backed up, her injuries could have been much more severe. She was taken to Winter Haven Hospital, where she was treated for cuts and bruises.
Scripps sister station ABC Action News learned the driver sent Watkins flowers after the accident. Police cited her for careless driving.
The CVS store closed for most of the day while employees cleaned up more than $65,000 in damage.
The store is now reopened.