Menlo Park Police: Twin Boys Struck By Elderly Driver

By NBC Bay Area staff
|  Saturday, Oct 19, 2013  |  Updated 9:46 AM PDT
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Two 6-year-old twin boys were sent to the hospital after a 90-year-old driver accidentally pinned them against a wall when trying to back out of a parking space, police said. George Kiriyama reports.

Two 6-year-old twin boys were sent to the hospital after a 90-year-old driver accidentally pinned them against a wall when trying to back out of a parking space, police said. George Kiriyama reports.

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Twin Boys Struck by Elderly Driver in Menlo Park

Two 6-year-old twin boys were sent to the hospital after a 90-year-old driver accidentally pinned them against a wall when trying to back out of a parking space, police said. George Kiriyama reports.
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Two 6-year-old twin boys were sent to the hospital after a 90-year-old driver accidentally pinned them against a wall when trying to back out of a parking space, police said.

The accident was reported at 2:20 p.m. Thursday afternoon in Menlo Park.

Police said the driver, who is from Woodside, was trying to back out of a parking space at a Walgreens store when he hit the gas instead of the brakes and jumped the curb.

Emergency crews were called to the Walgreens on the 600 block of Santa Cruz Avenue to extricate both children, officials said.

One of the twins suffered major injuries and underwent emergency surgery, police said. The other twin suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Police say the boys were with their 11-year-old brother and nanny at the time of the accident. Neither of them were injured.

Investigators said Friday the driver was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs and will not be charged.

Menlo Park police have confiscated the man’s license. The driver has five days to report to the DMV for a re-examination. Police say, If the driver does not report to the DMV within five days, his license will be suspended.

UPDATE: A person who knows the family said the twin who suffered major injuries is in the intensive care unit at Stanford Hospital. His condition has been upgraded to serious, with no spinal or brain injuries.

The other six-year-old twin has a broken arm.

The twin boys go to Oak Knoll Elementary School where their classmates are supporting them with get-well cards.

NBC Bay Area has also learned the 90-year-old man is a retired attorney from Woodside.

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