One of the hardest thing to do is take away a patient’s license. Sometimes, it is a person’s only lifeline to society. Even if the patient has supportive family members it can create isolation and depression. That being said, we have all seen some major horror stories of old people who should have not been behind a wheel and killed people. At least this story didn’t end in total disaster.
NBC local affiliate WOWT Channel 6 reports that just before noon on Wednesday an elderly man got his foot stuck on the accelerator of his car and drove into a Valentino’s pizza restaurant. While concerned citizens called 911, the man placed an order for a pizza.
At least he knew where he was.
Yeah, I think we need better testing on people after a certain age in order to allow them to drive. But that’s just me.