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Thursday, August 30, 2012

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100-Year-old Driver backs into Pedestrians NR12414td

Los Angeles: On Wednesday, August 29, 2012 around 2:30 p.m., a 100 year old driver ran off the road and collided with 14 pedestrians in front of Main Street Elementary School at dismissal time.  A total of 11 children and three adults were transported to local hospitals.  As of today, only three children are still hospitalized but are expected to recover.

The driver of the vehicle had a valid license, insurance and had no evidence of intoxication.  Due to the nature of the accident the driver was referred to the Department of Motor Vehicles for re-examination.  The driver claims that his vehicle had mechanical failures that prevented him from stopping the vehicle.  This vehicle was impounded and a mechanical inspection will be conducted by Motor Transport Division.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact LAPD Central Traffic Division Detectives at 213-972-1825.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Webtips” and follow the prompts.

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