Daytona Beach driver, 85, crashes into Golden Lion fence, $10,000 in damages

He told Flagler Beach Police that he hit the gas instead of the brake. There were no injuries.

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  • | 4:30 p.m. June 8, 2022
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Flagler Beach Police responded on June 5, at approximately 1:33 p.m., to a call regarding a crash within the enclosed fencing at the Golden Lion Cafe, at 501 N. Ocean Shore Blvd., Flagler Beach. 

The car’s driver, an 85-year-old resident of Daytona Beach, intended to parallel park in the public parking spaces in the 100 block, but, he later told Officer Guerrero, he accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake. As a result, the car, a 1997 sedan, launched into the wooden fence and picnic table in Golden Lion’s fenced-in eating area. 

Damages from the crash are an estimated $10,000; a picnic table and three sections of wooden fencing need to be replaced. 

When she first arrived, Flagler Beach Police Officer Guerrero made contact with Theresa Delarosa, who said she was sitting on the top deck and observed the crash.

Guerrero said the driver “did not appear to be under the influence at any time during contact.”

There were no injuries, according to Police Chief Matt Doughney.



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