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UPDATED: SUV Runs into Ice Cream Shop, Kills One Pedestrian

Six others are reportedly injured.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

Originally posted at 8:06 p.m. April 25, 2014. Edited with new details.

A woman was killed today and six other people were injured, two critically, when an SUV slammed into pedestrians waiting outside a popular Buena Park ice cream parlor, authorities said.

The SUV struck people outside Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour Restaurant in the 8600 block of Beach Boulevard around 6 p.m., said Capt. Ben Gonzales of the Orange County Fire Authority.

A woman was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange, where she was pronounced dead. Gonzales said. He said she was approximately 60 years old, but NBC4 reported she was 73.

Another woman and a teenage girl were also hospitalized with critical injuries, said Cpl. Andy Luong of the Buena Park Police Department.

Three other people, including a man and his son, were taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries, Luong said.

One person was evaluated and treated at the scene but declined to be taken to a hospital, Gonzales said.

The driver of the SUV -- who is in his 70s, according to ABC7 -- and a woman who was a passenger in the vehicle were not injured, Luong said.

--City News Service


Wardzie April 26, 2014 at 09:09 PM
Enea, I stand by my original answer you are far older in your mind than 50 and I personally fell sorry for you and your mother.
Wardzie April 26, 2014 at 09:12 PM
Dang auto correct not fell - feel. So let's say someone at 30 who accidently hits the gas pedal instead of the brake is too old to drive?! You don't think that happens? Well it does. I worked ER and it does!!!
mgbg April 27, 2014 at 12:26 AM
Enea, yogurtland is on seal beach Blvd, between chipoltle and subway, near kohls, and my post was just telling you that one of those 'old folks' had the same issue with brake, gas, forward and reverse that you were speaking of.
enea ostrich April 27, 2014 at 01:07 AM
Thanks @ mdbg, I do know where that Yogurtland is. Wow, yet another story of crash and pedal vs brske problems.

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