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96-year-old drives into Mandeville community center; 4 hurt

5 years 8 months 1 week ago Monday, January 11 2016 Jan 11, 2016 January 11, 2016 2:39 PM January 11, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

MANDEVILLE - A car driven by a 96-year-old woman crashed through a glass wall at the Mandeville community center, injuring four people inside.

The wreck happened shortly before 9 a.m. Monday at the Paul Spitzfaden Community Center near City Hall.

Police spokesman Capt. Gerald Sticker says the victims were taken to the hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life threatening. Sticker told NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune (http://bit.ly/1PSwZj5 ) one man was pinned beneath the car and had to be pulled out by first responders. He reportedly had a leg injury and gash to the head.

Sticker says the driver, Rita Williams, was pulling up to the building and stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake. Williams was not hurt.

It was unknown if she will face charges in the crash.

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