In a tragic incident, an elderly woman in Los Angeles mistakenly pressed the gas instead of the brakes while near a car dealership on Wednesday morning. This led her car to crash into the building, resulting in the loss of one life.
The event occurred shortly after 9:10 a.m. at Hammer Toyota in the Missions Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles.
The woman drove her car into the customer reception area of the dealership. Officials clarified that the driver unintentionally hit the accelerator instead of the brakes.
Emergency personnel from the Los Angeles Fire Department reported that a 56-year-old woman became trapped under the car for a brief period.
Bystanders managed to free her, and a nurse on-site initiated CPR when they found her without a pulse and not breathing. Regrettably, she was dragged by the vehicle about 20 feet.
Despite being taken to a local hospital in grave condition, she was later declared deceased by the authorities.
Additionally, the crash caused injuries to two dealership employees, one with a head wound. Fire department officials categorized their injuries as non-life-threatening.
The car involved in the incident had handicap license plates. Remarkably, the woman driving the car emerged from the crash uninjured and declined medical transportation. Police interviewed her at the scene, although it remains uncertain if she was taken into custody. Law enforcement present at the location indicated that the crash seemed to be accidental.