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Woman crashes car into Bell-Jeff

A woman who was taking her son to the Burbank Central Library lost

control of her car and crashed into Bellarmine Jefferson High School

on Tuesday afternoon.

The unidentified woman might have stepped onto the accelerator


instead of the brake at 5 p.m., Burbank Fire Capt. Jim Baldridge

said. She collided with the outer wall of the school’s cafeteria at

465 E. Olive Ave., he added.

“Apparently, the occupant mistook backward for forward and ran her


vehicle over the curb and into the school,” he said.

Neither passengers were injured, but the front end of her Toyota

Sequoia suffered substantial damage. Baldridge said the building’s

fence and cafeteria window received moderate damage.

Jackson Bell