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    What the f*ck - 100 year old driver?????

    wtf??? just what the f*ck?????


    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-...ool/?tag=stack
    (AP) LOS ANGELES - A 100-year-old man backed his car on to a sidewalk and hit 11 people, including nine children, across from an elementary school in South Los Angeles just after classes had ended Wednesday, authorities said.


    Four of the children were in critical condition when firefighters arrived but they were stabilized and were in serious condition at a hospital, city fire Capt. Jaime Moore said. Everyone was expected to survive, he said.


    The powder blue Cadillac backed slowly into the group of parents and children buying snacks from a sidewalk vendor, and the crowd banged on his windows and screamed for him to stop, but not before some of the children were trapped under the car, witnesses said.


    Children's backpacks, shoes, candy and loose change were strewn about the scene behind a discount grocery store across from Main Street Elementary.


    Police identified the driver as Preston Carter and said he was being very cooperative.


    Carter talked to television reporters after the crash some five miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles. He said he has a driver's license and will be 101 years old Sept. 5.


    "My brakes failed. It was out of control," Carter told KCAL-TV.


    Asked about hitting the children, Preston said: "You know I'm sorry about that. I wouldn't do that for nothing on earth. My sympathies for them."


    Carter was pulling out of the grocery store parking lot, but instead of backing into the street, he backed onto the sidewalk, police Capt. George Rodriguez said.


    "I think it was a miscalculation on his part. The gentleman is elderly," Rodriguez said. "Obviously he is going to have some impairment on his decision making."
    Older drivers have been involved in other tragedies. In 2003, an 86-year-old man mistakenly stepped on the gas pedal of his car instead of the brake and then panicked, plowing into an open-air market in Santa Monica. Ten people were killed and 63 injured.


    According to California's Department of Motor Vehicles, people over age 70 must renew their driver's license in person, rather than via the Internet or by mail. Older drivers can also be required to take a supplemental driving test if they fail a vision exam, or if a police officer, a physician, or a family member raises questions about their ability to drive.


    Rodriguez said the collision was being investigated as an accident, and Carter was not under arrest. He has a valid driver's license, Rodriguez said.

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    ****ing horrible.

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    Old people should have to take a driving test every year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan View Post
    Old people should have to take a driving test every year.
    And Chinese.

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    Who was the genius that renewed the 90+ old license -____-

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    Cadillac- when oldtimers went to run over people in style

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    I hear the NFL have offered him a job as a replacement official.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan View Post
    Old people should have to take a driving test every year.
    Each state should implement a mandatory physical examination and driving test every year as soon as the person is eligible for social security benefits.

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    UPDATE#######

    CNN is reporting that the guy is 101 years old

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peebag View Post
    UPDATE#######

    CNN is reporting that the guy is 101 years old
    Now I'm really upset

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sports View Post
    Each state should implement a mandatory physical examination and driving test every year as soon as the person is eligible for social security benefits.
    Bingo.

    Think of all the people on the road who lack the hand-eye coordination to play a single board of Mario Bros.

    But they drive a car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BushyTheBeaver View Post
    And Chinese.
    Why should they be tested on Chinese?

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    I don't understand why all those spry little fellows couldn't get out of the way in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brady's a catcher View Post
    Why should they be tested on Chinese?


    https://www.google.com/search?q=asia...LOm76wG2y4CYAg
    Last edited by BushyTheBeaver; 08-30-2012 at 05:09 PM.

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    "Is this Costello Avenue?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by BushyTheBeaver View Post

    So you want old people to be tested on Asian drivers? I like it, just for the comedic racism, but I don't understand it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brady's a catcher View Post
    So you want old people to be tested on Asian drivers? I like it, just for the comedic racism, but I don't understand it.
    Haha, it's a rhyme




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    oh noes!


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