Grandma Drives Onto Sidewalk Outside School, Injures 9 Kids

Police say she panicked after backing into another car
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2016 12:50 PM CDT
Grandma Drives Onto Sidewalk Outside School, Injures 9 Kids
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Police say a 70-year-old grandmother picking up her grandchildren from school Friday in California ended up sending six kids to the hospital when she drove her car onto the sidewalk, CBS 8 reports. According to NBC San Diego, the woman was backing into a parking space at an elementary school in Del Mar when she hit another car. Police say she freaked out, shifted into drive, and accelerated up onto the sidewalk. Her car ran straight into a group of students waiting to be picked up. Nine children—including an 11-month-old baby in a stroller—and an adult were hit. The baby was briefly pinned under the woman's car. Injuries—including three considered "traumatic"—ranged from scrapes to a fractured femur. Police are investigating. (More car crash stories.)

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