Driver Slightly Injured When Car Slides Into Alley

Accident on Castro Valley Boulevard this morning looked worse than it turned out.


A Thursday morning accident on Castro Valley Boulevard left a car sandwiched between two buildings, but the sole occupant of the vehicle was not badly hurt the California Highway Patrol said.

The trouble began about 10 am when Frank Rees of Castro Valley turned into the parking lot of Jenny's Cafe at 2836 Castro Valley Boulevard, according to CHP Officer Daniel Jacowitz.

Jacowitz said Rees, 92, seems to have stepped on the accelerator when he meant to hit the brakes, causing his Buick Century to hit a metal post, flip upright and slide between two buildings, trapping the driver inside.

Emergency personnel arrived to cut Rees out of the car. They sent him to Eden Hospital with minor injuries.

There appeared to be no damage to the buildings, Jacowitz said.

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Sabrina Schultz October 05, 2012 at 09:23 PM
Sounds like the driver might need to stop driving. What a freak accident - no damage to the buildings?!? Thankful that he is ok though.
ronald romano October 05, 2012 at 10:41 PM
well i two like to eat at jennys - and the alley is narrow but not small enough to have to go in sideways glad no one got hurt- RR
Valerie Middleton October 12, 2012 at 09:54 PM
I was there and a CHP officer in plain clothes had crawled into the vehicle which was on its side to check on the driver. He had glass on him. Within minutes fireman, CHP and Sheriff Deputies were their. Thank you to our public safety heroes.


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