posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 02:06 PM
Glad I found this thread. Last week a very similar thing happened to me:
Old guy's in front of me, barely moving, maybe creeping along at 5-10 mph
(in a 35-40 mph zone), so I changed lanes and the geezer decides to move over at the exact same time. I hit him, but I believe this is 100% his fault.
He was going way to slow and then does not look. I slammed on the brakes and it was pretty much a fender bender, still. I cannot afford to have my
junk car fixed (some light damage on front), and I don't need this hassle.
Plus, this guy could be a true menace towards less alert drivers than myself.
Here's the best part: this guy was really ancient and seemed really senile and out of it. I didn't get too much into as I was on my way to an
appointment and said I'd call him later, fill out report later, etc. Which I did (called insurance, etc). Well I found out (via the police report)
that this guy is:
96 YEARS OLD !!!!!!!
Have mercy on us all! Hang it UP already!
Just my luck to be in the right spot at the right time.
And of course, he was driving a Buick!