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Man Confuses Pedals, Drives Onto Sidewalk: Police

No injuries resulted from the crash on the Redondo Beach-Hermosa Beach border.

An officer speaks with the driver of the crashed car at the corner of Aviation Boulevard and Harper Avenue. Photo credit Nicole Mooradian.
An officer speaks with the driver of the crashed car at the corner of Aviation Boulevard and Harper Avenue. Photo credit Nicole Mooradian.
A man exiting the Jack in the Box on the Redondo Beach-Hermosa Beach border mistook the gas pedal for the brakes and wound up on the sidewalk of Aviation Boulevard on Thursday morning.

The car squeezed between a wall and neighborhood watch signpost before crashing into a lightpole on Aviation Boulevard just past Harper Avenue at about 8 a.m.; however, the driver was not injured, according to officers at the scene. There were no passengers in the car.

The incident did not cause any traffic congestion on Aviation Boulevard, police said. Motorists driving past the scene did not appear to notice the car on the sidewalk.

The scene was cleared by 9:30 a.m.
Barbara Epstein January 11, 2014 at 04:10 PM
Brakes for stopping, not breaks.
Nicole Mooradian January 13, 2014 at 12:46 AM
Yikes, thanks for pointing that out! I've fixed it.

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