A California woman accidentally stepped on the wrong pedal while trying to park her car, which collided with a food truck and resulted in the death of a pedestrian, police said.
On Sunday, a woman tried to park her car and accidentally stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake. She came across a man and a food truck, the police said in a press release. Police said the man was rushed to hospital “with life-threatening injuries” and died early Monday.
Police said the woman stayed at the scene and worked with authorities. According to the police, the identity of the man is withheld until the next of kin are notified.
Fatima Soria said she was with her family when the woman hit the food truck, Mercury News reported.
“I heard it, I turned around and it was too late. All I saw was the car coming towards me and I was thrown against the wall,” said Soria, according to the publication. “I thought it was the car that exploded, it just came up to me. A second car was attached to the grocery cart, which (also) met me. “
Soria said she and her family were taken to hospital but were not seriously injured.
The accident marks the 38th fatal car accident of the year and the 39th person to have died, said police.
That same day, a man accidentally drove into an outdoor dining area while trying to park in Grand Century Plaza, San Jose police said, according to CBS San Francisco. The man drove outside of the Dynasty Chinese restaurant, which resulted in eight people being hospitalized, two with “life-threatening injuries,” police said.
“Signs are that the elderly man may be in medical distress prior to the collision,” San Jose police said in a tweet.
A woman hit by the car has died, San Jose police confirmed Tuesday, KTVU reported.
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Summer Lin is a McClatchy real-time news reporter. She graduated from Columbia University School of Journalism and was previously a news and policy writer for Bustle News.