Elderly man severely injured after crashing into daycare, tree
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am
An elderly man was injured Thursday morning after crashing his car into a daycare and tree in the 300 block of Loraine.
Aldolph Wagner, 78, was moving his car out of his home's driveway, which is also the daycare, to make room for customers dropping off their children. As Mr. Wagner was backing out onto Fourth St. he bumped a truck that had pulled in behind him to drop off a child. This startled Mr. Wagner who in turn put his car in drive and accelerated into the daycare causing significant damage. Mr. Wagner then hit reverse again with his foot on the accelerator causing the vehicle to speed backwards, crossing both lanes of Fourth St. traffic and crashing into a tree.
Mr. Wagner had to be back-boarded from his vehicle by emergency crews and was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. No children were injured at the daycare.