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Valley Village Elder Backs into THREE Cars
LAist reader Drew wrote in with some news in his part of town, and he was nice enough to attach some photos. Wow, thanks, Drew!
Hey Tony! Apparently an elderly driver was leaving the UPS store in the little shopping corner on Riverside and Laurel Canyon (where Starbucks and Subway are), backed into THREE cars and then tried to flee the scene only to hit another car pulling into the parking lot and ended up smashing into the hair salon. I had a quick word with one of the emergency workers who said everyone was fine- one lady was a little banged up. Way to go guys!
Although we love the senior members of our car-loving society, we are starting to think that celebrities and the elderly should have to take special tests to prove that they are capable of utilizing the PRIVILEGE of driving.
Hurtling thousand pound vehicles down streets is nothing to take lightly, as those three cars found out the hard way.
photos by Drew who also tipped us off to a different senior citizen induced Valley parking lot car crash earlier this year. Drew you're covering your beat beautifully!