Living in Florida, I’ve come face to face with some of the oldest drivers you will ever see. Some, at 100 years old, are shriveled up and can barely see over the steering wheel. Others wear coke bottle glasses as their glaucoma-ridden eyes bulge through their windshields, leaving me scared to death, almost as if I was looking into some mummified road Medusa.
Sometimes, I’ll even pull a lane or two over just to get away from their swerving, 15-miles-under-the-speed-limit madness. But as bad as things sometimes are down here in the country’s retirement paradise, I’ve never seen anything quite like this.
Captured from a Wisconsin Piggly Wiggly surveillance camera, you can see in the video below a 92-year old man going completely berserk, smashing into ten different cars.
According to reports, the old man driving the ’07 Chrysler Pacifica got confused and panicked after accidentally hitting the gas pedal.
“It could have been a heck of a lot worse,” said Police Chief Christopher MacNeill. “We were very, very fortunate that there was no pedestrians walking out with their groceries.”
Eventually, the old man was stopped when Kurt Stangl– a volunteer fire fighter– and his fiancee Veronica Giese rushed to the van after their truck was also hit.
“I was slamming on the window, just pounding on it saying stop your car, stop your car,” Giese said to local reporters.
So, what is going to happen to this elderly man (his name has yet to be released)… well, police said that they are not going to charge him with a crime, but there will be a review on whether or not to revoke his license.