Friday 29 March 2013


Police say a 55-year-old man was killed inside a Glendale, California, bakery and five others were injured when a 72-year-old driver smashed her luxury car into the shop Thursday.
Sgt. Tom Lorenz says the victim was pinned to the counter of Oledina's Cake Factory at around 1pm when the woman's Lexus crashed through the front windows.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A woman walking in the parking lot outside the bakery was grazed by the vehicle's side view mirror and taken to the hospital for minor injuries.
An employee inside the coffee shop suffered bumps and bruises and three others had injuries from broken glass and diving out of the way.
Police say the driver, who wasn't injured, also struck five vehicles in the parking lot before barreling into the store. 
First responders received a 911 call at around 1.15pm reporting a car accident at Olenida's Cake Factory in a strip mall located in the 1100 block of East Broadway, ABC7 reported..
Police say the septuagenarian behind the wheel of the Lexus drove off the street, sideswiped five cars in the parking lot, clipped a shopping cart rack and careened into the bakery storefront.
The Glendale News-Press reported that the vehicle pinned the 55-year-old customer against the counter as he was getting a cup of coffee, according to authorities. He died at the scene.
Moments before the tragedy, the 72-year-old motorist left a nail across the street, entered her Lexus and drove across the parking lot.
Driving at a very high speed, the woman entered the parking lot of the nearby strip mall, struck five vehicles and a pedestrian before slamming into the bakery.
The woman was later taken to a police station for questioning, but was later transported to a hospital for irregular heartbeat and elevated blood sugar.
Police are investigating the cause of the fatal crash. As of Thursday night, the driver has not been charged.

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