Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Another Reason to Shop On-Line

From the Sun-Sentinel:

PEMBROKE PINES — A disoriented 88-year-old driver backed over a couple in a Wal-Mart parking lot Monday afternoon, pinning them under her car and ramming a Mustang and an SUV, according to witnesses and a police spokesman.

A nearby shopper put the woman’s Toyota Cressida in park and used a jack to raise a wheel off Josefina Pachon. Her husband, Able Pachon, remained trapped until paramedics arrived, according to Cmdr. David Golt, the police spokesman.

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Police were still trying to determine exactly what happened in the 3:45 p.m. accident. But Golt said the driver, Marie Miller, pulled out of the diagonal parking spot too quickly, hit the Pachons and then rammed the other two vehicles across the aisle in the parking lot at the Wal-Mart on 184th Avenue and Pines Road.

It sounds like an updated (and more violent) opening to Driving Miss Daisy, except no one would ever confuse a Toyota Cressida for a 1948 Chrysler.