Adriver’s education student taking her final test behind the wheel of a car plowed through the front of the driver instruction school building last Friday morning in Bellevue, police said.
No one was injured, but the student failed the test.
Officers responded to the scene, in the 14100 block of Northwest 20th Street in Bellevue, after receiving a report of a car crashing into a building, said Seth Tyler of the Bellevue police.
A preliminary investigation found that the student, a woman in her 20s who is new to the country, was just finishing up her final driving test and was pulling into the parking space in front of the driving school when the crash happened.
“Unfortunately, that student mistook the gas pedal for the brake, sending the car into the building,” Tyler said.
“She was doing great up until that very last part ... (and she) did drive through a plate glass window, so that was a fail on the test,” Tyler added.
The damage to the building is mainly cosmetic. The window will have to be replaced, but there is no structural damage. There also is some damage to the car.
Tyler said he believes the student will get another change to take the driving test.
“Hopefully she can get more instruction and a chance to retest,” he said.