- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 1, 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - An 81-year-old woman has died after she was struck by a car driven by a teenage relative in front of their San Jose home.

The Mercury News reports (https://bayareane.ws/2dYFCiA ) that Antonia Ramirez de Mendez was struck when a man was giving driving lessons to his 14-year-old daughter at a mobile home park on Saturday.

Police say the teen pulled the vehicle up to their home and braked, but then accidentally stepped on the accelerator, striking Ramirez de Mendez, who was hospitalized and pronounced dead early Sunday.

Ramirez de Mendez’s cause of death is pending.

The case is under investigation and no arrests have been made. California law requires that a prospective driver be at least 15 ½ years old in order to have a learner’s permit.

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Information from: San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News, https://www.mercurynews.com


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