Lurching minivan strikes car, pedestrian
Thursday, January 10, 2019

ELKHART – Something happened as 85-year-old Leonard Paff was backing his minivan from a service garage just after noon Wednesday that left him and a pedestrian injured.

Police say Paff backed from the garage on Markle Avenue at high speed, causing the van to hit another vehicle at the business. It continued through a yard at the business before striking a pedestrian who was standing nearby. It then struck a wall at the business before hitting that same vehicle again.

The pedestrian – 76-year-old Kenneth Stoll of Elkhart – was taken to Memorial Hospital with chest and possible internal injuries.

Paff was taken to Elkhart General for treatment of a shoulder injury and a blood draw for the investigation.

82-year-old William Baker of Elkhart was driving the second vehicle and was not hurt.

The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the crash.