90-year-old slams car into man’s leg, Morro Bay liquor store
October 31, 2014
A 90-year-old Morro Bay woman drove her vehicle into a man’s leg and through the front of a liquor store Thursday afternoon. [Tribune]
Shortly before 1 p.m., the female driver seriously injured a man in his 50s or 60s who was standing near the entrance of Bottle Liquor at 999 Main Street. Police have not yet released the name of the man, who is receiving treatment at a hospital.
After the accident, the man was conscious but not speaking. A witness described his leg as nearly detached.
Morro Bay police have identified the 90-year-old driver as Mary Perry. She was driving a Buick LeSabre and was pulling into a parking spot near the store when she accelerated through the front door.
Bottle Liquor manager Nick Martinez said the victim had just made a purchase, and that Perry is a longtime customer.
The business’s door must be replaced, but no structural damage occurred to the store, Martinez said.
Morro Bay Police Commander Bryan Millard said Perry has been very cooperative, and no criminal charges are pending against her. Police are still investigating the crash.