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A woman in her 60s was taken to a Seattle hospital as a precaution Monday after her vehicle crashed through Sheetrock and fell about 10 feet into an elevator shaft in an underground parking garage on the Virginia Mason Medical Center campus in Seattle.
Seattle Fire Department Lt. Sue Stangl said the woman's vehicle was parked in a handicap-parking spot on the third level of the garage next to the Lindeman Pavilion at Ninth Avenue and Seneca Street. Around 1 p.m. the woman's vehicle somehow "lunged forward," crashing through a wall and into an unused elevator shaft, she said.
Originally posted by Taffygirl
I definately agree that as people get older they should get retested. Reactions and eyesight deteriorate with age and given that fact, why is it not compulsory already?
I know it gives old people independance but once they are unsafe on the road, they really shouldn't be allowed to drive.
Originally posted by mblahnikluver
My grandfather who has alzheimers was just given a new DL with no questions asked. My mother took his DL and his keys because he shouldn't be driving.
When a physician reports to the DMV that a patient has an
impairment that may affect their driving ability, the DMV then
has the option of suspending the person’s license.75 To report an
impairment, physicians must complete the DS-6 “Physician’s
Request for Driver Review,” which asks for the condition the
patient is suffering from as well as whether the condition would
affect his or her driving ability.76 Based on these answers, the
DMV has the option of suspending the patient’s license until the
physician believes the condition will no longer affect the patient’s
At the age of 70 years and 8 days, he became the oldest driver to be part of a winning team in a major sanctioned race, winning in his class at the 1995 24 Hours of Daytona. Among his last races were the Baja 1000 in 2004 and the 24 Hours of Daytona once again in 2005