Fla. driver cited after backing into 7, killing 3
The 79-year-old woman said she needed more room to clear another vehicle, and then struck seven people when she began to back up again
The Associated Press
BRADENTON, Fla. — A 79-year-old woman mistakenly backed into seven people in a parking lot with her SUV, killing three of them and injuring four.
The Florida Highway Patrol said in a news release Wednesday that Doreene Landstra of Palmetto has been ordered to appear in court next month after receiving a citation for improper backing.
The collision happened Sunday at the Sugar Creek Country Club, a mobile home community about 45 miles south of Tampa. Residents had gathered for church services inside a clubhouse building.
According to a police report, Landstra began backing her 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV out of a parking space, pulled forward when she realized she needed more room to clear another parked vehicle, and then struck the seven people when she began to back up again.
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