Dunedin, Florida -- A 73-year-old driver lost control of his car in a parking lot on Wednesday and struck two people, a building and another vehicle, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Two of the victims are hospitalized.
About 3:12 p.m. Wednesday, Robert Reed was driving his 2010 Audi northbound through the parking lot of the Causeway Plaza, at Alternate 19 and Curlew Road, the sheriff's office said. For an unknown reason, Reed then accelerated and struck a concrete block wall in front of the Dunedin Family Fitness Center.
When Reed struck the wall, chunks of concrete broke away and hit Jeanette Kelly of Dunedin, who was walking into the gym.
Reed then struck a bicyclist, Mark A. Imperato of Dunedin, who was crossing the parking lot.
The Causeway Plaza in Dunedin picks up after a 73-year-old driver lost control of his car.
After striking the bicyclist, Reed continued northbound through the lot before striking a 2004 Nissan Armada driven by Robert R. Hupp. Both vehicles stopped after the collision.
Workers inside the bingo hall say the pillar was the only thing that stopped the Armada from plowing into their kitchen. Witnesses to the accident ran for help.
Reed was taken to Mease Dunedin Hospital and is in critical condition. Imerato is in critical condition and Kelly is in stable condition at Bayfront Medical Center. Hupp was not hurt.
For hours sparks continue to fly is the repair work continued on the metal handrails outside the gym.