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Minor Injuries Reported When Vehicle Crashes Into Senior Center

DES MOINES, Iowa – Two people suffered minor injuries Thursday when a car crashed into a senior center in Des Moines.

The accident happened a little before 11:15 a.m. at the Polk County Central Senior Center at 2008 Forest Ave. Sgt. Paul Parizek with the Des Moines Police Department says a male driver in his 70s was backing up in the parking lot when he got the brake and gas pedals confused and his vehicle backed through the outer wall and into the building.

Two women sitting in a lounge suffered minor injuries. One of the women was treated on scene and the other was transported to the hospital.

Police say the driver of the vehicle was not injured.

The accident remains under investigation.