Car Strikes Building, 89-Year-Old Victim

The vehicle is partially within the facility

By Sarah Grieco and Lauren Steussy
|  Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012  |  Updated 7:49 PM PDT
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Unoccupied Car Hits Elder Care Home

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A car rammed into a building and injured a person inside on Tuesday afternoon, according to La Mesa police.

Around 3:30 p.m. an unoccupied car crashed into an elder care home on Mills St. in La Mesa, police said.

An 89-year-old man sitting in a chair within the building was hit during the incident and was transported to a local hospital. His injuries are considered non-life threatening

When officers arrived, the car was partially inside the building, and there was no driver inside.

Police later found the owner of the car and determined he either forgot to set his parking break, or he left the car in gear and it rolled backwards across the street and into the building.

The car rolled about 260 feet before crashing into the building, police said.
 

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