I am all for the rights of senior citizens. They should be treated with dignity and respect and are too often completely disregarded. But lets face it, we’ve all been at the supermarket (or alternative location) and watched an elderly person get into a car and think to ourselves: “That person should NOT be driving.” It’s simply an instant observation and judgement that most of us make. In this case it proves pretty much up to snuff.
God forgive him, but Preston Carter mistook the accelerator for the break and sidewalk for the street. This is why it’s probably not a good idea once you hit the century mark to take the car for a spin. He injured nine children because as he was leaving, a nearby school was being let out. It was certainly not the best combination. He plowed his car into the bystanders. He was not drunk nor were there any drugs in his system. He was simply old and his motor skills have diminished. Luckily, no one was killed.
Tomorrow, on September 1st, Preston Carter celebrates 101 years of life on this earth. And sir, I wish you a very happy birthday,…at home.