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Elderly Menlo Park Driver Will Not Be Charged



    A 6-year-old boy is recovering from serious injuries at Stanford Hospital. The boy and his twin brother were pinned by an SUV driving by a 90-year-old driver in Menlo Park. George Kiriyama reports. (Published Friday, Oct. 18, 2013)

    New information about a six year old boy seriously injured when he was pinned to wall by an SUV in Downtown Menlo Park Thursday afternoon.

    A person who knows the boy's family says the six year old is in the ICU at Stanford Hospital. His condition has been upgraded to serious.

    And the best news - no spinal or brain injuries.

    The boy's classmates at Oak Knoll Elementary School in Menlo Park are supporting him with "Get Well" cards.

    Menlo Park Police: Twin Boys Struck By Elderly Driver

    [BAY] Menlo Park Police: Twin Boys Struck By Elderly Driver
    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.
    (Published Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013)

    "A very important exercise for the kids to do themselves," Maurice Ghysels, the Menlo Park City School District Superintendent, said during a phone interview Friday night. "The teachers and their peers in the classroom to feel they can do something to cope with this traumatic experience."

    Menlo Park police say a 90 year old man drove his BMW SUV onto the curb on Santa Cruz Avenue and pinned a six years old boy to the wall of a Walgreens store. The boy's twin brother suffered a broken arm.

    "I have children. Being empathetic and thinking about my own kids is very emotional. It certainly makes me think about the trauma and the emotions the parents are going through," Ghysels said.

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

    Menlo Park police have confiscated his license and he has five days to report to the DMV to be re-examined.

    If he does not report to the DMV within five days, his license will be suspended.

    The Menlo Park City School District is working on a long term support plan for the boy and his family as they go through recovery.

    He's expected to be in the hospital for quite some time.

    "Our community is equipped with the care, the motivation, the resources to make sure that this family gets what they need," Ghysels said.