Two women killed when driver plows into San Jose nursing home

A 100-year-old woman died from injuries suffered when a woman crashed her car into a San Jose convalescent home 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.

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 brake and crashed through a large window, according to San Jose police Sgt. Jason Dwyer. The driver was not injured.

The woman doesn’t live at Amberwood Gardens and was apparently on her way to visit someone there, Dwyer said. She was interviewed by officers and released at the scene.

Four other residents and one employee also were injured in the crash, which was reported at 9:45 a.m., San Jose police said.

All seven victims were taken to local hospitals, but, according to police, it was initially believed the injuries were not life-threatening.

The crash remains under investigation. 

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