Life Elderly Weapons of Mass Destruction
Okay. For, like, the fifth time in twelve months, an elderly driver has “accidentally” plowed down numerous bystanders at a public market.
The latest incident comes from Rochester, NY, where yesterday an SUV driven by an 83-year-old man rammed through at least eight food stalls at the Rochester Public Market, injuring eight people, one of them seriously. (Full story here.)
As usual, the carnage was blamed on the accidental slip of the oldster’s foot from brake to acceleratoróbut do such accidents ever happen to anyone outside of the geriatric set?
Unlike Charles Mudede, I’m pro-old person. I’m fine with seeing them in pharmacies, I enjoy hearing their long rambling stories, and I wish them all the smoothest releases from this mortal coil when the time comes.
But how many innocent marketgoers must be crushed before states put tighter restrictions on septuagenarian-and-above drivers??
Independence for elders is important, but so is the ability to go to a farmer’s market without being run over. Elderly driver reform now!