Elderly driver charged after car pins two people
Published Monday, February 4, 2013 2:00PM CST
Two people were taken to hospital Monday morning after a wayward car pinned both of them against an SUV in a south Regina parking lot.
Police say the 59-year-old man and 55-year-old woman were loading their purchases into an SUV outside a business in the 4500 block of Albert Street at the time of the incident.
It’s believed the 97-year-old male driver of the car mistakenly thought the vehicle was in park after he pulled into a nearby stall.
As the car rolled toward the SUV, the elderly driver tried to get back into his vehicle to hit the brake. Instead, he stepped on the accelerator, pinning the other man and the woman against the SUV.
The two people who were pinned were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Meanwhile, the driver of the car was pinned between the door of the car and the passenger side of the SUV. He was freed by firefighters and was treated for minor injuries at the scene before he was taken to the home of a relative.
The driver of the car has been charged under the Traffic Safety Act with driving without reasonable consideration for others.