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My fiance and I were traveling through Scituate on a main road and a 91 year old man struck the drivers side of corvette. Blind sided me as he was pulling out of driveway and going straight across the street. I had little time to react and ended and hitting guard rail after initial impact and swerved back onto road. Luckily my fiance and I walked away with minor injuries. He was driving a 96 honda civic and his car was completely crushed. Reason why i believe they should implement driving exams for elderly over a certain age to assess ability to drive. Here is the aftermath of accident:
Ouch!!!! You're lucky you didn't get hurt more based on that door damage alone. I worry about that happening to my car a lot living down here in the retirement capital of the world, SW Florida. Too many elderly people driving here as anywhere I guess. Hope it all works out for you guys!!!! Perhaps a newer vette for you when it's all said & done?
We call them "Blue Hairs" down here. They invade Florida every winter and one must be on the lookout. Very common that they don't stop and don't look when pulling out driveways. I have almost been there and done that. Their other favorite pass-time is going 20 MPH below the speed limit on a one lane road where you cannot pass them.
Dude could barely walk haha He was one of those old WWII veteran guys who wears the veterans hat and belongs to VFW! Guy shouldnt be operating a vehicle
Sorry for your loss. Glad you and your fiancÚ were not hurt. Do remember, however, that some day you will be there and hopefully know when it is time to stop driving. Accidents do happen. None of us are perfect. The important thing is that you two were not hurt seriously and the car can be fixed.
What a damn idiot!! Veteran or not. Glad you two are OK. People over 80 need to be tested yearly IMO!!! And don't give me any crap about age discrimination, its common sense for the safety of all of us!!