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(Elderly) Bíklyn driver hits the gas, backing over granny & tots
NY Post ^ | october 6, 2012 | REBECCA HARSHBARGER and AARON FEIS

Posted on 10/06/2012 6:24:59 AM PDT by lowbridge

An elderly motorist hit the gas, accidentally backed his car over a grandmother and struck two tots in Brooklyn yesterday — pinning the woman and splitting a baby carriage in half, witnesses and cops said.

Stunned bystanders rushed over to lift the old man’s car off 51-year-old Elizabeth Castillo after the 1 p.m. accident near Humboldt and Moore streets in Williamsburg, witnesses said.

“She was all bloody,’’ said witness Wilfredo Soto, 44.

The woman suffered broken ribs and other injuries but is expected to survive, said her daughter Camille.

The children — Castillo’s 3-year-old grandson and a 17-month-old girl — suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The baby girl, whose mother was pushing her in a stroller, had a broken arm and an eye injury. The boy, who was walking with his grandma, suffered facial cuts.

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1 posted on 10/06/2012 6:25:03 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

I sure hope that I’ll know that because of age and the infirmities it brings, when it’s time to quit driving.

I think I will.


2 posted on 10/06/2012 7:38:15 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: lowbridge

south park comes alive again. people need to know when to hand over the keys.

“I’m not against old people driving grandpa, I just don’t want to die.”


3 posted on 10/06/2012 8:42:47 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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