xxxNews Of The Weirdxxx
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd. More accidents by elderly drivers whom police suspect momentarily confused the gas pedal for the brake (or accelerated in the wrong gear):
–Age 90, crashed into another car in a funeral procession, injuring nine, Birdsboro, Pa. (May).
–Age 89, crashed into a Winn-Dixie, injuring seven, Lakeland, Fla. (November).
–Age 87, crashed into a hospital’s lobby, injuring five, Bismarck, N.D. (October).
–Age 83, crashed into a garage and house, killing the driver, Chicago (September).
–Age 82, crashed through four walls and a steel door of a security company, injuring one, Anderson, S.C. (November).
–Age 80, crashed into four parked cars, no injuries, Rockford, Ill. (November).
–Age 78, crashed into several cars and a large crowd at an auto auction, injuring 20, Yaphank, N.Y. (July).
–Age 77, crashed into the operating room of an eye clinic, just missing a sedated patient, no injuries, Newark, N.J. (August).
Latest Truck Spills:
–“Hundreds” of Krispy Kreme doughnuts onto Vineville Avenue in Macon, Ga., in September, when a delivery truck overturned to avoid a dog.
–30,000 pieces of mail to IRS (mostly estimated-tax payments) into San Francisco Bay in September when a truck was involved in a collision on the San Mateo Bridge.
–35 tons of cooking oil onto already-icy Interstate 65 near Lowell, Ind., in November when a tanker overturned.
–And just hours apart in June in Ohio, one truck overturned, spilling 19 tons of stick dynamite on Interstate 70 near Summerford (forcing nearby evacuations) and another carrying 16 tons of toilets overturned on Interstate 275 near Sharonville.
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