Elderly couple injured in crash

Elderly couple injured in crash

There are 28 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Mar 30, 2009, titled Elderly couple injured in crash. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

An elderly couple were injured when their van crashed near Jenison Monday morning.

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Middleville, MI

#1 Mar 30, 2009
again, another case for driving limiations for the elderly...
Big Balls Golf

United States

#2 Mar 30, 2009
Yes very true. But we all know that will never happen. Because the older people can vote, and they'll turn down the rule.
Mike

Allegan, MI

#3 Mar 30, 2009
how many times wrote:
again, another case for driving limiations for the elderly...
Absolutely! There needs to be some sort of examination for mental and physical capabilities once you reach a certain age. Yes these people are older and have done nothing wrong but they can easily be a danger to themselves and others. When you age your reactions and abilities diminish, its a fact.
bunnee

Deerfield, IL

#4 Mar 30, 2009
Mike wrote:
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Absolutely! There needs to be some sort of examination for mental and physical capabilities once you reach a certain age. Yes these people are older and have done nothing wrong but they can easily be a danger to themselves and others. When you age your reactions and abilities diminish, its a fact.
Because we know ONLY THE ELDERLY fall asleep at the wheel
pat

Castle Rock, CO

#5 Mar 30, 2009
how many times wrote:
again, another case for driving limiations for the elderly...
Hey listen ....do you think you are perfect? I think we should be praying for this family not being so critical. People of all ages have had this happen to them. I know of lots of people that are older and are great drivers.
doubtful

Belleville, MI

#6 Mar 30, 2009
i highly doubt "how many times" and "Big Balls Golf" are perfect drivers! Mike has a point but you can't prove what an elderly person does a teenager or adult wouldn't do..falling asleep behind the wheel is something that happens with all ages. no one is perfect and this accident in unfortunate.
DJL

Allegan, MI

#7 Mar 30, 2009
Do you people have ANY idea at all on how old they are? I didn't think so.
To the news people, 60 is probably considered elderly.
I prefer to have a lot of those "elderly" people on the road as opposed to the "young" drunks.
Have any names been released yet?
RealAmerican

Grosse Pointe, MI

#8 Mar 30, 2009
I think people need to get some facts, On Accidents, And how many involve the elderly, compared to others. Maybe when some of the people on here get in a accident, They should be tested for their driving.
Amused

Whitmore Lake, MI

#9 Mar 30, 2009
Sure, let's make it a law. Hit age 55 and give up your license. This is considered "elderly" in many gov't programs. I'm sure you'd be gracious and law-abiding when your time comes...

And while we're at it, let's toughen up those drunk driving laws that people ignore (eg continuing to drive with a suspended license). On-the-scene resolution. I'm way more concerned about getting killed by one of those than by the elderly.
GR mom

Colorado Springs, CO

#10 Mar 30, 2009
Instead of going after the elderly try the d** cell phone or texting ,I want to run them off the road.
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Farmington, MI

#11 Mar 30, 2009
bunnee wrote:
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Because we know ONLY THE ELDERLY fall asleep at the wheel
You know that's right. Why is it that every time someone over 60 is involved in an accident, all the morons on Topix have to call for tougher testing but every time some 18 year old kid kills someone with their car while speeding or driving drunk, we don't hear a peep?

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Hersey, Michigan

#12 Mar 30, 2009
Big Balls Golf wrote:
Yes very true. But we all know that will never happen. Because the older people can vote, and they'll turn down the rule.
Well heck, let's just take the vote away from them too! On second thought they're pretty useless, we'll just do the Soylent Green lullaby on em and be done with it.(that was tongue in cheek for those of you South of 28th)
Rdragon55

Allegan, MI

#13 Mar 30, 2009
Just a note. This was not the Chicago Drive exit by Jenison. It was the between the Chicago Drive exit east of 28th Street and Market Avenue. That would be Grand Rapids or Wyoming. This really tied up traffic on East bound I-196 this morning.
grlady

Grand Rapids, MI

#14 Mar 30, 2009
With all due respect.
There have been MANY accidents reported lately because of at-fault elderly drivers. This is nothing new. The problem will, however, get worse, if something is not done to limit those who should not be behind the wheel of a car.
ron mexico

Westphalia, MI

#15 Mar 30, 2009
senior citizens, although old and dangerous behind the wheel, can still serve a purpose.
Ratt

Chicago, IL

#16 Mar 30, 2009
Perhaps they will make the decision themselves not to drive any more.
Old Rocker

Gallipolis, OH

#17 Mar 30, 2009
Would someone please define "Elderly"?
say what

Denver, CO

#18 Mar 30, 2009
grlady wrote:
With all due respect.
There have been MANY accidents reported lately because of at-fault elderly drivers.
With all due respect, there have been many accidents with fatalaties lately due to young, inexperienced drivers texting while driving or talking on their cell phone or driving while impaired. I think we need to raise the legal driving age.
Bubbadude

Syracuse, NY

#19 Mar 30, 2009
She should have taken a viagra...I hear that keeps you up all day.
JMR

Grand Rapids, MI

#20 Mar 30, 2009
9 am in the morning and she fell asleep.!!.

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