2nd San Jose Nursing Home Resident Dies From Crash

SAN JOSE (KCBS) – A 100-year-old woman has died from injuries suffered when a woman crashed her car into a San Jose convalescent home on Saturday morning.

Suzanne Infante was the second resident to die as a result of the crash at Amberwood Gardens in the 1600 block of Peterson Avenue, according to the Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office.

KCBS’ Betsy Gebhart Reports:

Esther Bocanegra, 88, died Saturday from her injuries.

Infante, Bocanegra and 10 or 12 other residents were in a common room at the home when a 90-year-old visitor parking her car hit the gas pedal instead of the brakes, and crashed through a large window, according to San Jose police Sgt. Jason Dwyer.

Seven people were injured and taken to hospitals, Dwyer said.

The crash remains under investigation.

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