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Woman escapes tragedy after car barrels into home

She was not in her usual spot behind the wall demolished by the elderly driver

By Leila Fujimori

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 08, 2013

~~<p>An elderly driver crashed into the wall of a Manoa house where an 85-year-old wheelchair-bound woman usually sits, and narrowly missed the woman's daughter, who was in her van in the driveway.</p>
<p>&quot;My mother normally is sitting in a wheelchair there or an easy chair, attached to an oxygen tank, but she went to the bathroom,&quot; said Nuela Mead, 59, pointing to the contents of her mother's studio apartment, laid bare after the front wall and windows were demolished. &quot;She wouldn't have been able to get up.&quot;</p>
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An elderly driver crashed into the wall of a Manoa house where an 85-year-old wheelchair-bound woman usually sits, and narrowly missed the woman's daughter, who was in her van in the driveway.

"My mother normally is sitting in a wheelchair there or an easy chair, attached to an oxygen tank, but she went to the bathroom," said Nuela Mead, 59, pointing to the contents of her mother's studio apartment, laid bare after the front wall and windows were demolished. "She wouldn't have been able to get up." Login for more...



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