Elderly Driver Injures Two in Oceanside Car Accident at Villa Trieste
OCEANSIDE, CA (April 21, 2019) – Two women suffered injuries following a car crash at a senior clubhouse in Oceanside on Tuesday, April 16.
The crash occurred when an elderly man driving to pick up his wife at an Oceanside retirement community collided into the building. As a result, the incident caused injuries to his wife and another woman. According to reports, he mistook the accelerator for the brake.
Oceanside Police Sgt. Lonny Harper said that the accident happened at about 5:20 p.m. at Villa Trieste. It is a 55-and-over community off Rancho Del Oro Drive west of MiraCosta College.
The man believed to be in his 80s, traveling in a Toyota Matrix mistakenly stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake. Then crashed into the clubhouse at the retirement community, according to Harper.
Two women, both in their 80s, were inside the clubhouse at the moment and were struck by the vehicle, the sergeant stated.
If we apply safer and more responsible driving practices, we are sure to minimize the risks of traffic collisions. Some tips to keep in mind include paying attention to the road and watching your speed. You should also ensure all headlights and brake lights are working and never assuming danger won’t find you. By driving defensively and carefully, we can cut these risks.
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