JIM THORPE, Pa. - The 85-year-old driver who struck pedestrians after jumping the curb Saturday in Jim Thorpe, says she was distracted and hit the gas instead of the brake.
The driver of the Hyundai Accent jumped the curb of the westbound lane of West Broadway shortly before 4 p.m. and struck a pole, pedestrians and another vehicle, according to a news release from the Jim Thorpe Police Department.
According to witness statements, a 19-year-old woman was watching a band play in front of the Opera House when she was struck by the vehicle. The vehicle continued on, impacted the light pole and knocked a 66-year-old man to the ground.
Both victims were evaluated by EMS and refused treatment, the release states. The driver's vehicle was towed from the scene.
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