Dad Suffers Broken Bones After Son's Driving Lesson

A driving lesson between father and son ended with one of them being seriously injured

By R. Stickney
|  Friday, Jan 24, 2014  |  Updated 9:10 AM PDT
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Dad Seriously Injured in Son's Driving Lesson

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A driving lesson between a father and son ended with the father pinned against a wrought iron fence with multiple broken bones, San Diego police said.

The father, 64, was teaching his 40-year-old son to drive around 9:30 p.m. Thursday in Normal Heights.

Dad decided to step out of the car to direct his son into a driveway, officers said. That’s when things went wrong.

When the son stepped on the accelerator, the car moved forward and to the right.

The car hit the father and pinned him against the fence.

Officers said the father suffered a broken pelvis, knee, tibia and what’s described as an open fracture to his foot.

The San Diego Police Traffic Division is investigating the incident. Officers said alcohol was not a factor.
 

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