An elderly driver steered her car off the second-story parking level outside Uncle Yu’s restaurant in downtown Lafayette Saturday, landing upright in the restaurant’s entry and damaging the structure.
An ambulance was summoned for the driver but no other injuries were reported. A county building inspector was also called to evaluate damage done to the structure and determine whether the business would have to close until repairs could be made.
Investigators said the 96-year-old driver hit the gas pedal instead of the brakes and drove her car into a supporting wall of the restaurant. No injuries were reported inside the building and the driver was treated for minor cuts and scrapes.