101-year-old driver hits crowd, officials say

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  1. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/29/us/california-school-crash/index.html

    101-year-old driver hits crowd, officials say
    From Rosalina Nieves and Stella Chan, CNN
    updated 8:49 PM EDT, Wed August 29, 2012

    (CNN) -- A car driven by a man believed to be 101 years old jumped the curb near an elementary school Wednesday afternoon in southern Los Angeles, injuring several people, according to officials.

    Nine children and two adults were taken to hospitals, according to Erik Scott, spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. Four people were seriously injured....
     
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  3. JBean

    JBean Retired WS Administrator

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    reports are it was intentional. Our news is reporting that witnesses said he was irritated he could not back out of his parking place for so long due to the pedestrian traffic that he finally just ran over people and hit them a couple times.
    I hope that is not true.
     
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    Steely Dan Former Member

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    He's apologetic and says the brakes failed; http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/29/us/california-school-crash/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

    (CNN) -- A 100-year-old man is apologetic after barreling into a crowd of mostly school kids in Los Angeles and sending 11 people to the hospital.

    "I'm sorry," Preston Carter told CNN affiliate KTLA. "I lost control of the car. The brakes failed, I think."

    Nine children and two adults were taken to hospitals, according to Erik Scott, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.

    None of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries, and most had bumps and bruises....



    If he did it on purpose he certainly wouldn't admit it though. JMO
     
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    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012-08-30/elderly-driver-crash/57428968/1?csp=34news
     
  7. Peazzzer

    Peazzzer I hate liars. Hate em.

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    I hope I am long gone before I hit 101. I am not making light of this situation, but when does society say no more driving for you? I remember when retirement hit our society and people lost their jobs because they were too old to work.....hmmmmmm. I am too stubborn and independent to ask for much of anything. I guess you have to be tough to get old.
     
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    BBM

    I don't know what states demand you get tested, but I think it is a great idea. Society should do what is good for the masses, and having people of very advanced ages driving, and not having fast enough reflexs, poor vision, and many other things that go along with old age is just dangerous for the general public. I have known several people that have caused accidents for the very reason listed above.
     

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