CALDWELL COUNTY, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - A ten-year-old child was killed in a car accident last night after an oversized floor mat jammed up against the gas pedal, according to Highway Patrol.
The incident occurred on Abington Rd. in Caldwell County. Highway Patrol says that the floor mat was too big for the Ford F150. When it jammed up against the gas pedal, the driver, Amanda Gates, accelerated and lost control of the vehicle.
The car ran off road and flipped. There were five children inside, none of whom were wearing seatbelts. Gates' child was the victim in the crash. The other four children were injured and taken to the hospital.
Charges against mom will be up to DA.