EL CAJON (CNS) - El Cajon police Friday were investigating a fatal traffic accident in which a 75-year-old female motorist apparently pressed on her gas pedal by mistake and plowed into a motel maid.
The maid, a 60-year-old woman, was killed at Villa Embasadora Inn at 1556 E. Main St. about 12:45 p.m. Thursday, according to El Cajon city spokeswoman Monica Zech.
The motorist told investigators she was pulling into a parking space in front of the motel when she hit her gas pedal instead of the brake and sped forward, pinning the maid against a wall, Zech said.
The maid, whose name was withheld pending family notification, died at the scene. The motorist was not injured in the crash but she was transported by paramedics to a local hospital after she learned of the maid's death and became distraught, Zech said.
Her condition early Friday was unknown.
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