TORRANCE: 4 Hurt Car Crashes into Planet Fitness Hawthorne Blvd
TORRANCE, California (April 28, 2016) — Four people were seriously injured late Wednesday afternoon when a driver crashed a car through the front of the Planet Fitness gym at 20040 Hawthorne Boulevard.
The crash took place about 4:55 p.m. near Del Amo Boulevard. The Torrance Fire Department responded after a 911 caller reported a 70-year-0ld driver had crashed all the way into the building and one person was on the hood of the vehicle. A fifth person also suffered less serious injuries and was not hospitalized.
Police say the elderly driver mistakenly pressed the gas pedal instead of the brake pedal as she was driving eastbound in the parking lot. The vehicle went up on the sidewalk and through the front window of the gym.