Three South Jersey shoppers - two of them in wheelchairs - were seriously injured last night when a drunk driver lost control of her vehicle in an Absecon supermarket parking lot, police said.
Sharon Eberwine, 30, of Absecon, was driving through a ShopRite parking lot on the White Horse Pike about 6:15 p.m. when her car suddenly veered right and jumped a curb, according to the Newark Star-Ledger.
Eberwine's gold Ford Escort careered into the three victims after striking several shopping carts, glancing off the building, and spinning around.
The three injured people were clients of the Plus-NJ brain-injury program, according to the Press of Atlantic City.
Maryann Dennis, a life-skills trainer for the program, said the victims were her clients, whom she was taking to ShopRite to go grocery shopping.
"The car sped out of the middle of the parking lot. It was zig-zagging," said Dennis told the Press of Atlantic City. "It crashed into other stuff and then into my clients."
The victims were being treated last night for injuries that were described as not life-threatening, police said.
Eberwine was charged with driving under the influence. Additional charges are pending, police said.