Driver ticketed after car strikes tree on Rainey Trail in The Villages

A woman was ticketed after her car struck tree on Rainey Trail after she accidentally stepped on the gas pedal.

The single-vehicle accident occurred at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday on Rainey Trail between Buena Vista Boulevard and Lake Miona Park.

A woman escaped serious injury Tuesday afternoon when her car hit a tree on Rainey Trail.

The woman’s vehicle had been eastbound when the tires slipped, the vehicle jumped a curb and she accidentally hit the accelerator, according to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. The car struck a tree and sustained major front-end damage. It had to be towed from the scene.

The woman suffered minor injuries. She was ticketed on a charge of careless driving.