Pensioner dies after man crashes SUV into bank

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The 86-year-old man crashed his SUV into a Unicredit bank near Rome. Photo: Conor O'Neil/Flickr
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An elderly woman died and five people were injured after an 86-year-old man drove his SUV into the window of a bank in Velletri, a town close to Rome, on Friday morning.

The 70-year-old woman was in the bank collecting her pension when the incident happened, according to a report on

The man, thought to have suffered a sudden illness at the wheel, lost control of the vehicle and swerved it into the Unicredit bank on Via Cairoli, La Repubblica reported.

Five other people were injured, with two in hospital in Velletri. The injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The driver escaped unharmed but is reported to be in a "state of shock". 

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