Woman, 75, will not face criminal charges in beer garden accident

Police say a 75-year-old driver is unlikely to face criminal charges after he crashed his Bentley into a busy Miami Beach sidewalk cafe, killing one man and injuring eight others.

There were no signs the woman was impaired on Feb. 24 as she attempted to parallel park, Miami Beach police told the Miami Herald.

The woman “suddenly accelerated in reverse”, ran onto a sidewalk and hit a parked car before crashing into a table with five diners and hitting nearby pedestrians, police said. hit a tree.

Gary Prince, 67, of Miami Beach, died in a hospital shortly after the crash, police said. Two men, aged 78 and 61, were seriously injured, one child suffered minor injuries and five others suffered less serious injuries, police said.

Call Me Gaby restaurant workers and customers worked to lift people’s car.

Miami Beach Police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez said the investigation is continuing and the driver could face tickets.

The driver was driving the car in a ‘reckless or negligent’ manner, according to the police report, and it wasn’t the first time: Court records show she was cited in Broward County in 2015 for driving wrong side of a divided highway. , paying a $165 fine after pleading guilty.

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