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Senior Plows Through People at Gelson's in the Valley

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From our tipster email box we get this from Drew:

Here are some pictures of the accident involving an elderly driver plowing through the Gelson's outdoor sitting area on Riverside and Laurel Canyon. i spoke with an officer on the scene and said to the best of his knowledge there were some injured, one man pinned underneath the car but no deaths that he knew of, thankfully! Evidently an elderly driver got flustered and somehow ended up reversing full speed into the sitting area. Nothing conclusive yet since it's so new however.

This is why we love our readers.Update from the Daily News
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An 80-year-old woman plowed her car into the patio dining area of Gelson's Market this afternoon, critically injuring a man and seriously injuring a mother and her 3-year-old daughter, officials said. The accident occurred at 1:43 p.m. when a number of people were seated in the dining area at 4738 Laurel Canyon Blvd., said Los Angeles City Fire Department spokeswoman Melissa Kelley.

A man in his fifties was critically injured and taken to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills. A 35-year-old woman and her daughter were taken to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center.

More pics after the jump...

photos by Drew

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