Man killed when 72-year-old drives car into Glendale bakery

A 72-year-old woman crashed her car into a bakery in Glendale Thursday, killing a 55-year old man. Five other people suffered minor injuries.

Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz says the 55-year-old man was pinned to the counter of Oledina's Cake Factory at around 1 p.m. Thursday when the woman's car crashed through the front windows.

The man who died was a customer who had come into the shop to buy a cup of coffee. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Lorenz says investigators are still trying to figure out how the elderly woman's car ended up in the bakery, which is called Oledina's Cake Factory. 

“It came from another parking lot on the north side of Broadway. Across four lanes of traffic through the parking lot, it ricocheted off of five different vehicles, a couple of shopping cart racks — and proceeded to go through the front window to the back of the store."

A pedestrian in the parking lot outside the bakery was grazed by the vehicle and taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

An employee inside the shop suffered bumps and bruises and three others had injuries from broken glass and diving out of the way.

Police say the driver, who wasn't injured, also hit five vehicles in the parking lot before smashing into the store.

Police officers interviewed the woman.

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