A driver lost control of her car Thursday morning, smashing into the front of a gas station in Arden Arcade.
Ava Wynn had finished filling her car with fuel about 8 a.m. when she began to pull away from the pump.
Wynn, a Natomas resident, said that as she went around one car, her vehicle suddenly accelerated and eventually went through the front of the AM-PM gas station at El Camino and Howe avenues.
Wynn's vehicle also hit another car during the accident. One woman sweeping in front of the AM-PM mini mart had to rush to get out of the way.
"It happened so fast, you can't even think," said Wynn, who was filling up before heading into work.
Thursday, Wynn said, was her birthday.
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