Daycare employees and children were startled Tuesday evening after an elderly man crashed into the side of the building in southwest Charlotte.

The crash happened around 5:30 p.m. at the Gateway Academy daycare center on West Arrowood Road.

According to Charlotte Mecklenburg Police, the male driver lost control of his car while pulling out of the Wal-Mart parking lot and crashed into the daycare.

The man suffered injuries from the crash.  Luckily, no children or employees in the daycare were injured.

As we get older, it’s perfectly normal for our driving abilities to change.  So it’s important for older drivers to pay attention to warning signs of changes that have the potential to interfere with our safety and make the appropriate adjustments.  Seniors are encouraged take charge of their health and have open conversations about limitations.  Furthermore, senior drivers should take the time to find the right car to suit their needs as well as their limitations.  If you or someone you know is injured in an accident, it’s important to get competent and trusted representation as you find your way to recovery. Call the  Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.