Thomas Holten (79 yrs old, out of Quincy) was driving his daughter's vehicle to Les Schwab for a scheduled oil change when he attempted to park the vehicle on the north side of the building. As he was slowing to stop in a parking space, Holten's foot slipped from the brake and onto the accelerator causing the vehicle to lunge forward through the north wall of the Les Schwab building. Jaime Miranda (43 yrs old, out of Quincy), assistant manager of Les Schwab, was looking for some tires on the front racks when Holten's vehicle came through the north window and wall directly at him. As the vehicle struck the tire shelves, Miranda became engulfed in the tangle of shelving and tires and was pushed all the way toward the front counter area. Miraculously, Miranda was not crushed during the incident. Holten's vehicle came to rest completely inside the store while entangled in the shelving and tires. Holten was uninjured during the collision, but Miranda was transported to the Plumas District Hospital for his injuries.
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