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Three Teens—and Two Adults—Seriously Injured in Bird Rock at the Cass Street Bakery Crash

Three Teens (and two adults) Seriously Injuried in Bird Rock’s Cass Street Bakery crash

Alani suffered a broken left leg, broken left arm, broken pelvis and other injuries, her father said. “We were on our way to the hospital, and I wasn’t going to say anything to my wife, but I wasn’t planning to see my daughter alive,” said Aguerre, co-founder of the outdoor company Reef. “I thought we lost her.”

She was carried about 20 yards on the car’s hood, thrown through a glass window and then pinned under the car at a scene described by witnesses as shocking and dreadful.

The crash occurred on La Jolla Boulevard near Midway Street about 6:30 p.m. when a Chrysler New Yorker driven by Ronald Troyer, a 66-year-old transient, veered onto the sidewalk, striking the three teenagers and narrowly missing two others, San Diego police Detective Dan Wall said.

Myles Polger and Ian Brininstool, the other teenagers injured in the crash, were still in hospitals Monday, said Lorne Polger, Myles’ father.

Wall said Troyer’s car continued into The Cass Street Cafe & Bakery, hitting and injuring two patrons, Jeffrey and Sharon Macelli. Their injuries do not appear to be life threatening, authorities said.

The crash happened on a stretch of La Jolla Boulevard where a series of roundabouts have replaced five stop signs, narrowing traffic to two lanes from four.