Pensioner hit accelerator instead of brake sparking freak accident which killed 95-year-old



A pensioner hit the accelerator in her car by mistake and caused the death of an elderly great-grandmother in a freak accident.
Jean Epsley, 72, had got out of her car to put her pre-paid ticket into the machine at a hospital car park barrier when it began to move forward.
As she was half out of the car and with her husband Brian shouting "Brake Jean, brake" she reacted by putting her foot on the accelerator instead of the brake.
This caused the car to shoot forward through the barrier in the grounds of Maidstone Hospital, in Kent, and mount a pavement.
The small Toyota Yaris then... read more

 
20 January 2018 in World News, Views: 45
Source: Daily Record
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