A driver who failed to stop at a parking space in front of the Barnes & Noble in Marina Marketplace on Saturday pinned a woman to the outside wall of the store, causing her serious injury.
Officers with the LAPD’s West Traffic Bureau responded to the 13400 block of Maxella Avenue at just after 3 p.m. to investigate the collision involving an 81-year-old driver who struck an 18-year-old pedestrian with her silver Chevy Malibu sedan.
“It was an unfortunate accident,” said LAPD Det. Garry McQueen. “The driver thought she was applying the brake and apparently hit the accelerator.”
The victim suffered a broken pelvis as she was pushed between the car and the bookstore and was transported to a local hospital.
An outcropping of the building’s façade was crushed.
McQueen said the driver has not been charged with a crime but her driver’s license was submitted to the California Dept. of Motor Vehicles for re-evaluation.