Video: 80-year-old woman saved from car crash by chocolate

The remarkable moment Adrienne Watkins escaped from the jaws of death was caught on CCTV

An 80-year-old woman in Florida has cheated death – thanks to a chocolate bar.

Adrienne Watkins was shopping in her local pharmacy, when she bent down to pick up the bar, mere seconds before a car crashed into the store and narrowly missed her.

If Ms Watkins had not reached out for the chocolate, she would have been hit by the 2008 Chevrolet Impala as it ploughed through the CVS store in Winter Haven.

The driver of the vehicle was 84-year-old Margaret Underwood, a friend of Ms Watkins, who had been involved in a small collision in the car park before she ended up careening 25 feet through the shop.

Ms Underwood was reversing out of a parking spot, after hitting another vehicle in the car park, when she inexplicably accelerated into the pharmacy.

CVS staff member, Stormy Fulcomer, rushed to help the two women. They were taken to hospital and treated for minor cuts and bruises but otherwise were unscathed by the incident.

But Ms Watkins bears no ill will towards her friend and told WNCN “I was standing looking at some candy which I shouldn't have been. I guess God was telling me, ‘don't do it’,” Watkins said.

“And there's nothing we can do about it,” Watkins added. “God was good to both of us.”

The crash, which was caught on the shop’s CCTV, caused around £38,000 ($65,000) worth of damage. Ms Underwood has been cited for Improper Backing and Careless Driving.   

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