SUV Hits Post Office in Santee

Elderly driver may lose license, sheriff says

By Lauren Steussy
|  Wednesday, Dec 7, 2011  |  Updated 3:38 PM PDT
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SUV Hits Post Office in Santee

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An 83-year-old man ran into a post office Wednesday morning when he accidentally stepped on the gas pedal instead of his breaks.

The elderly man was driving on Mission Gorge Rd. in Santee at about 11:20 a.m. when the accident occurred.

When he stepped on the gas, his SUV jumped over the curb, taking down a light stand and pillar in front of the post office.

Though no one was injured and the man’s SUV never actually made it into the building, the DMV will reexamine his driver’s license.

A Santee traffic deputy is investigating the accident.
 

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