Friday, October 21, 2005

Horrible crash details from St. Pete

A 93-year-old driver ran down a pedestrian in St. Petersburg, Florida, this week and drove for miles with the victim's body poking out of his windshield, until he was stopped at a toll. St. Pete Times has folo today, pointing out what most of us would suspect -- driver had shown signs of dementia. This is certain to revive discussions in Florida and elsewhere about driving in old age. A good resource, mentioned in the article, is The National Older Drivers Research and Training Center at University of Florida. Sue Samson, of the AAA in St. Pete is also good, and there likely are people like her at your local AAA or state aging office. Also, this CDC page has good links at bottom.

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