SUAging: Senior Causes Pile-Up In Parking Lot
April 17th, 2011 11:04 AM Share
A mild case of pedal misapplication left five cars in pieces. An 86 year old woman from Cologne, Germany, vacated her parking spot. She confused gas and brake and smashed into a few cars behind her. Totally shocked, she wanted to extract herself from the scene. She did put her car in gear, mashed the gas, and slammed into a car in front of her, which ended up against a wall. Another driver was waiting for the bigger and bigger parking spot to be come available. The octogenarian slammed into that car as well. After five cars including her own were demolished, an ambulance drove the lady to a hospital.
Auto Bild withheld the makes of the cars.
Published April 17th, 2011 11:04 AM
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It's probably a simple case of panic. People can do very strange things in a state of panic. So I'm curious now as to which age group has the fewest accidents (proportionately)? 40-50?
Any stats for 60-year-old farts like me? Hmmm...
"So I’m curious now as to which age group has the fewest accidents (proportionately)?" As a wild guess I opt for the 1-5 year old demographic. Sigh.......... Yeah, I am a smart a$$ but, I suppose, that's better then being a dumb a$$.
It is fun to take shots at old people and women...if you are a youngish guy. At the same time, it could be considered ageist and sexist if not downright pig-ignorant.