The other victim is the driver and his family. Helping older drivers know when to hang up the keys and how to cope with that life changing moment is agonizing for families, and it is too often not handles until after an accident has occurred. You see, there is speculation that the driver mistook the glass doors and the awning above the entrance for the drive-thru window. See photo below of the entrance at this Walgreens location.
The "Silver Tsunami" of aging drivers is a growing problem in America. For our current storefront crash statistics by age of driver, see our page on this website (or click HERE.) The terms "elderly drivers" and "senior drivers" appear way too often in the reports of storefront crashes, with tragedies like this one (and many far more tragic) in the news every single day.
We will be writing more on this topic, and we will be asking our friend Matt Gurwell of Keeping Us Safe to guest blog on the topic of helping aging drivers to make the choice to stop driving before they are involved in an unnecessary accident that can have horrible consequences for so many.