100-Year-Old Driver Injures 11, Including 9 Kids

He plows into crowd near school
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 29, 2012 7:20 PM CDT
Los Angeles paramedics assist a child injured in the crash.   (AP Photo/La Opinion, J. Emilio Flores)
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(Newser) – Police say a 100-year-old driver plowed his Cadillac into a group of people near an elementary school in South Los Angeles this afternoon, injuring nine kids and two adults, reports AP. Four of the kids, ranging in age from 4 to 11, were in serious condition at a local hospital, reports KTLA-TV. Authorities identified the driver as Preston Carter, and the TV station (which has his age as 101) reports that he thinks his brakes failed. Carter was not injured in the crash. (Read more car crash stories.)

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