SUV Plows Into San Rafael Restaurant, Traps Pedestrian

A Chevy Blazer smashed into Lundy's Home Cooking around 5:10 p.m. Thursday, during the farmer's market on Fourth Street.


An elderly woman who was hit by an SUV at the San Rafael Farmers' Market Thursday afternoon is in critical condition but considered stable at Marin General Hospital's ICU, according to police spokeswoman Margo Rohrbahcer.

Police responded to reports that a vehicle had slammed into a building at 5:07 p.m. They found the SUV partially inside Lundy's Home Cookingat 1143 Fourth St., police spokeswoman Margo Rohrbacher said.

Lundy's was closed at the time of the crash, but the SUV had struck a pedestrian, a 78-year-old woman, as it drove onto the sidewalk.

The woman was pinned between the car and the building and transported to Marin General Hospital with major injuries once paramedics freed her.

The driver of the older model Chevy Blazer, a 55-year-old El Sobrante man, is a vendor at the farmer's market that was happening on Fourth Street at the time, police said. Fourth Street was closed to traffic for the market.

The driver was uninjured and taken to the police station where he was interviewed and released. Police said drugs and alcohol are not believed to be a factor in the crash.


--Bay City News Service

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Jessica Mullins September 21, 2012 at 10:57 PM
This story was updated around 3:45 p.m. on Friday with more details, including information about the 78-year-old victim.


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