6 elementary students hit by car in Orcutt

December 8, 2015

Orcutt crash

An Alice Shaw Elementary School student was airlifted to the hospital after a 91-year-old woman crashed her car into six second-grade students who were standing in the lunch line.

At about 11:45 a.m., the elderly woman was attempting to pick up a student at the front of the campus. However, she confused the gas pedal with the brake, drove into a handicapped sign, over the sidewalk, around a flag pole, into a mailbox and the children.

Five of the children suffered minor injuries. Those children were released to their parents after being examined at the scene.

One boy was trapped under the vehicle. He was airlifted to Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara with moderate to major injuries.

Officials said the incident appears to be an accident. The investigation is ongoing.

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The DMV aggressively goes after drunk drivers and serial violators. So why can’t they submit elderly drivers to yearly driving exams? I didn’t like it when a 93 year old woman t-boned me.

In this day and age, schools that do not have cement blockers spaced close enough so that a vehicle cannot encroach the campus are negligent beyond belief. (Just like large companies with thousands of employees that do not provide internal security staff that are trained to disable a shooter before he/she harms or kills multiple employees). I am not even going to get started on the DMV granting a license to a driver that cannot distinguish the gas pedal from the brake.

But all in all, I pray for these children and their families. This kind of stuff just seems unfathomable during the holiday season. Innocent children have every right to candy canes and presents…..not this….

*concrete, not cement (like “cake, not flour”)