Now, Which One Is the Brake? (all-new)

Elderly drivers’ recent lapses of concentration, stepping on the gas instead of the brake: An East Meadow, N.Y., man, 91, crashed into his wife (March).

A prominent biochemist from the 1940s, age 88, crashed through a wall of the Civic Center in San Rafael, Calif. (June).

An 84-year-old woman, playing golf with another woman, accidentally ran her down in her golf cart, Medford, Ore. (April).

A Shiloh, Ill., woman, 84, drove into the cafeteria of Shiloh Elementary School, hitting one girl (January).

A Deland, Fla., woman, 84, driving to pick up a prescription, smashed into the pharmacy (November).

An Eastbourne, England, man, 80, crashed into the lobby of Eastbourne General Hospital, coming to visit his wife (June).

An Oshkosh, Wis., man, 77, smashed into a restaurant (with pedalwork that was complicated by his cane, leaning against the driver’s seat) (December).


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