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Elderly unlicensed driver strikes four people at Encinitas Trader Joe's storefront

Posted: 3:27 PM, Jan 26, 2017
Updated: 2017-01-26 20:48:35-05
At least three injured after car strikes Trader
At least three injured after car strikes Trader
At least three injured after car strikes Trader

ENCINITAS, Calif. — Four women were hit and injured by a car driven by an unlicensed elderly woman who said she mistook the gas pedal for brake at a Trader Joe's storefront, San Diego Sheriff's Department said. 

The victims had been in front of the grocery store located at 115 N. El Camino Real around 2:40 p.m. on Thursday when the 87-year-old driver of a Honda Accord attempted to back out of a parking space after leaving the store.

That's when she told deputies she got confused. 

One victim was transported by ambulance to Scripps La Jolla Hospital and two were taken to Scripps Encinitas. They ranged in age from early fifties to late eighties. 

The driver was cited for not having a license and her car was impounded. 

Sandy Coronilla is a digital producer at KGTV. Follow her @10NewsSandy