July 15, 2009 – An 83 year old woman has caused personal injuries in a car accident when she struck two children and their grandmother as she was pulling out of a church parking lot. The driver was making a left hand turn out of St. Edward’s Church on Spring Street in Medfield, Massachusetts.
The driver hit a grandmother, her 5 year old grandchild who was holding her hand, and a 2 year old she was pushing in a stroller. All three were taken to Norwood Hospital for treatment. The 2 year old had the most serious personal injuries, suffering cuts to his face. The driver was not harmed. The cause of the accident remains uncertain at this time and the accident is still under investigation.
This is the latest of a series of car accidents involving senior drivers. Motorcyclist Richard Kelly was killed Saturday when his motorcycle was hit by an 88 year old dirver. Michele Veneziano, 85, of Lynn, severely injured a pedestrian in Revere who was exiting his parked vehicle. Debra Blenckhorn was also injured when Jacqueline Sorenson, 83, crashed her car into a Natick liquor store. Finally, most tragically, 4 year old Diya Patel was struck and killed while crossing a Stoughton street in a crosswalk, when she was struck by an 88 year old driver, Ilse Horn.