Elderly Margate woman run over by car

There are 20 comments on the Jun 24, 2009, South Florida Sun-Sentinel story titled Elderly Margate woman run over by car. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

An 89-year-old woman survived being run over and pinned by her husband's car after he tried backing up to their condo complex to avoid the rain, WFOR-Ch. 4 reports.

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whatthe

United States

#24 Jun 24, 2009
wait i know the answer already "concerned one". automobiles are the root cause of the problem. get the driver is just an old fart that slipped and made a mistake.
Buckwheat

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#25 Jun 24, 2009
speed bump.
The Grim Reaper

Jefferson, MA

#26 Jun 24, 2009
92 yrs old and he still drives....That is death on the highways
Michael Douglas

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#27 Jun 24, 2009
War of the Roses - she will back over him in the near future.

“DADDY'S HOME”

Since: Oct 08

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#28 Jun 24, 2009
we will all be old one day and im sure you would not want your driving privledge taken away.
on the other hand, when people turn 70 they should do some sort of timed written test AND annual driving tests.
you can charge the elders $20 for a test that takes 10 minutes....which the state makes $$$ and we can keep the people who do not need to be on the road OFF THE ROAD
The Grim Reaper

Jefferson, MA

#29 Jun 24, 2009
concerned one wrote:
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The ROOT CAUSE:: AUTO VEHICLES
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No root cause Modern Medicine these old coots are living much longer......
Observer

Old Fort, NC

#30 Jun 24, 2009
harry wrote:
Take away their drivers license. He didn't even notice that he hit her. The vision, reflexes and awareness of an 89 year old are too limited to drive.
The only postive here is that he did not hit someone other than his family member. By allowing him to drive she tacitly agreed with risk of injuring someone. She probably thought it would be someone other than her.
FACT: Police officer USED to be able to submit forms to have License taken away, and also to actually TAKE them from the drivers (with cause) until they are "re-tested". The COURTS (attorney's) took that away from police...SO NOW, we have these sorts of things happening all the time. AND, FAMILIES are reluctant to take away the persons car and license when it is OBVIOUS they should no longer be driving.
It is SAD and TOUGH, but there comes a time when ALL OF US have to "give it up"... Some younger than others... I would suspect that this guy has been TOLD many times that he should give it up......
E Teel

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

#31 Jun 24, 2009
INTONERA!!!!!!!!!!
Chris V

New York, NY

#32 Jun 24, 2009
Tears in my eyes
concerned one

United States

#33 Jun 24, 2009
Alpha wrote:
<quoted text>GAG!
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I speak ONLY the FACTS and TRUTH.
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concerned one

United States

#34 Jun 24, 2009
Alpha wrote:
<quoted text>YAWN!! ;O
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I speak ONLY the FACTS and TRUTH.
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DrBendOver

AOL

#35 Jun 24, 2009
Oye Vey.
burgh man

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#36 Jun 24, 2009
I know the feeling old man. My ex is going to Daytona Beach for the weekend. I am hoping she has an encounter with Jaws. If I live one day longer than her, it will be the happiest day of my life.
concerned one

United States

#38 Jun 24, 2009
The Grim Reaper wrote:
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No root cause Modern Medicine these old coots are living much longer......
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Irregardless how long they are living, there could not be ANY of THESE dreadful incidents if there were no AUTO VEHICLES.

Hence ROOT CAUSE:: AUTO VEHICLES.
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concerned one

United States

#39 Jun 24, 2009
Observer wrote:
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FACT: Police officer USED to be able to submit forms to have License taken away, and also to actually TAKE them from the drivers (with cause) until they are "re-tested". The COURTS (attorney's) took that away from police...SO NOW, we have these sorts of things happening all the time. AND, FAMILIES are reluctant to take away the persons car and license when it is OBVIOUS they should no longer be driving.
It is SAD and TOUGH, but there comes a time when ALL OF US have to "give it up"... Some younger than others... I would suspect that this guy has been TOLD many times that he should give it up......
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Regarding YOUR statement::

"there comes a time when ALL OF US have to "give it up"....".
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AGREED!!!!.... And that "time" is NOW. We MUST get rid of AUTO VEHICLES, for the sake of our country.
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Nothing Surprises

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

#40 Jun 24, 2009
The geezers rule down here. Nothing is going to change. It is just like in the hood, if they are killing their own, let em. Stay out of my back yard and I really could care less. Is it my problem? Yes, it is, can I do anything about it? Nope, just be aware of the threats in your surroundings and then one can make the decision to confront or avoid. But the human side of me does wonder howe long it took Pop's to notice she wasn't with him.
AFANOFTHELAW

Hollywood, FL

#41 Jun 24, 2009
it doesn't do any good to have them tested. The tests they do have nothing to do with coordination or hearing or sight. They ask them a few questions and if they manage to hear them correctly and answer they keep their license.

Then their are the family members who could have them taken but they will not because then they would be expected to take them to the store and to their appointments and they are to selfish to donate their time for the ones they say they love.
Moe

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#42 Jun 24, 2009
I guess thats one way to get rid of the old bat!
concerned one

United States

#43 Jun 24, 2009
whatthe wrote:
wait i know the answer already "concerned one". automobiles are the root cause of the problem. get the driver is just an old fart that slipped and made a mistake.
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But the FACT still remains the ROOT CAUSE is AUTO VEHICLES. And so in applying the SOLUTION to the PROBLEM, where is the place where the SOLUTION must be applied----on the auto vehicles or on the "old farts" as you call them??????????
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Rene

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#44 Jun 24, 2009
This accident should be an indicator to this man that he should give up his driving. Maybe they can hire a driver to take them on their errands. I hate to drive now and I'm only 57, take public transportation to work. When I get old (80) I plan to give up the car and walk and take a bus, but you have to plan to live close to those amenities and places that you frequent so that your life is not isolated. You can have a life without a car, it can be done, but South Florida is not geared for public transportation, unfortunately.

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