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Elderly Driver Loses Control of Vehicle, Destroys Crosswalk Sign, Damages Light Pole

SPRING HILL – A crosswalk sign and light pole were damaged this morning after an elderly driver lost control of her vehicle at the intersection of Mariner Blvd and Spring Hill Drive.

Sources say the 91-year-old driver was not injured but she was visibly shaken after the crash.

A crosswalk sign was destroyed and a light pole was damaged in the crash.

There may be some traffic delays in the area while workers repair the damage.

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  • Lot of talk negative about the diver being 91. I know someone who is 92 that is a far superior driver than you bumper tailgaters who cut you short and can’t wait to get out in front and then go the same speed as the one passed. Look in the mirror and make sure it’s clean before you make negative comments that will come to bite you some day.

    Saturday, 18 March 2017, 3:05 pm
  • “Mot the Lemonite,” you’re a real gem….what an A-hole comment!

    Saturday, 18 March 2017, 1:58 pm
    • Aweeeee……..tough shizit

      Saturday, 18 March 2017, 7:54 pm
  • At the old folks home………….where they live and die and they crush the bones.

    Saturday, 18 March 2017, 1:48 am
    • One sick Bas**rd. No heart

      Sunday, 19 March 2017, 11:56 pm
  • When my 88 year old mother realized she shouldn’t drive anymore, she voluntarily stopped. She was dead six months later….she just gave up the will to live, if she couldn’t have her independence!
    Sad for this lady, but glad she and no one else was injured in the crash!

    Friday, 17 March 2017, 5:13 pm
  • Funny, Dennis! I do grocery shopping for several people who have given up their vehicles. The small fee I have to charge is usually equal to the coupons and deals at the store.

    Friday, 17 March 2017, 3:00 pm
  • Sorry Angel, it only works that way IF YOU KNOW ONE OF THE GOOD OLE BOYS. Not talkin from experience, just read a lot and realnewsrealfast is very imformative. Glad she is okay, and also glad no one was hurt. Have a nice day.

    Friday, 17 March 2017, 9:48 am
  • And I am sure she was not ticketed, That’s usually the way it works in Hernando

    Thursday, 16 March 2017, 10:20 pm
  • Sick of cry babies…… THANK YOU.
    Go Figure….. Has anybody told you today your an idiot.

    Thursday, 16 March 2017, 8:15 pm
    • you’re not your
      though in your case.. u iz or u b dumb would of also been acceptable

      Thursday, 16 March 2017, 10:11 pm
    • No but they said you were a idiot

      Thursday, 16 March 2017, 10:32 pm
  • Hernando County: Any age re-examine every year is a must

    Thursday, 16 March 2017, 6:20 pm
  • Age 75, re-examine every year”……….period

    Thursday, 16 March 2017, 4:18 pm
  • God Bless her heart. I’m sure she is shaken up over this.

    Thursday, 16 March 2017, 3:54 pm
  • Bet she wasn’t on cell phone texting

    Thursday, 16 March 2017, 3:52 pm
    • Dont be suprised.She would have been but forgot where she put it.Daily I see elderly people on there phones and looks like they forgot they were driving

      Thursday, 16 March 2017, 4:23 pm
    • Young people have theirs … now Seniors have their own texting codes:

      ATD – At the Doctors
      BFF – Best Friends Funeral
      BTW – Bring the Wheelchair
      BYOT – Bring Your Own Teeth
      CBM – Covered by Medicare
      CUATSC -See You at the Senior Centre
      DWI – Driving While Incontinent
      FWIW – Forgot Where I Was
      GGPBL – Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low
      GHA – Got Heartburn Again
      HGBM – Had Good Bowel Movement
      LMDO -Laughing My Dentures Out
      LOL – Living on Lipitor
      OMSG – Oh My! Sorry, Gas
      TOT – Texting on Toilet
      WAITT – Who Am I Talking To?
      WTFA – Wet the Furniture Again
      GGLKI -Gotta Go, Laxative Kicking in!

      Thursday, 16 March 2017, 5:26 pm
      • Lmao

        Thursday, 16 March 2017, 7:54 pm
      • Dennis, I am thankful that the lady is ok and no one else was hurt! May you be blessed to live to be 91 yrs old and have all your faculties to remember your not so funny post. Guess your parents and grandparents are already dead. Sorry for you. No I don’t think she should be driving, especially on these great race tracks we have here. No one is safe on these roads and it can only get worse, as no deputies seem to ticket anyone, let alone follow the traffic laws themselves. Be well, may you always have your teeth and never ever pee your pants. and most of all, hope you never have heart trouble!! Nighty nite boy.

        Thursday, 16 March 2017, 8:46 pm

          Thursday, 16 March 2017, 8:47 pm
          • OMG Dennis, did you eat beans for dinner, I can smell your stinky FART way over here. Sure blame the dog. Gotta run and get the fabreeze, ewwwwee. Not funny is it??

            Thursday, 16 March 2017, 8:54 pm
      • Good one Dennis and so true

        Thursday, 16 March 2017, 8:51 pm
        • AgainDENNIS.You must have peed your pants and cant remember your name as that post is retarded.I am mire dumb now just from reading it.The smell is most likely you

          Thursday, 16 March 2017, 9:38 pm
          • See what I mean I mispelled mire.

            Thursday, 16 March 2017, 9:39 pm
      • To funny Dennis! That really does happen, my mother in law is 78 with a great sense of humor and she’ll text me H.A.S.M. ( having a senior moment )

        Friday, 17 March 2017, 1:30 pm
    • She probably wouldn’t know how to use one at her age. 😮 too old school to figure it out.

      Thursday, 23 March 2017, 12:49 am
  • OMG I think it’s time to give up the license. What if there had been a pedestrian or a Motorcycle etc…

    Thursday, 16 March 2017, 2:50 pm
  • Diane are you serious????? There needs to be a yearly test after a certain age. My grandma willingly, voluntarily have up her license when she felt she couldn’t see well enough anymore….but not everyone does that. How often do you hear of people that AREN’T elderly just randomly losing control of their vehicle…..or plowing into homes and stores????? Get a grip.

    Thursday, 16 March 2017, 2:46 pm
    • Frequently in Hernando County. Don’t you read Tom’s articles?

      Thursday, 16 March 2017, 4:16 pm
  • People may point fingers about this sad event and her age but just remember, We all will be thrust into that reality regarding being older and still needing to get around, Will you just step forward and give up your drivers licence, It’s a tough choice going from being independent to now needing someone to take you from place to place.

    Thursday, 16 March 2017, 2:34 pm
  • Glad lady is ok.. Didnt need that cross walk sign anyways cause no one pays attention

    Thursday, 16 March 2017, 2:04 pm

    Thursday, 16 March 2017, 1:52 pm
  • I guess younger drivers do not lose control of their vehicles? Why was the fact that she was elderly the first word in the title? Over this age discrimination. I see more rollovers with people under 50 in them than I do over.

    Thursday, 16 March 2017, 1:37 pm
    • Amen Diane ~~ I so agree with you ~~~

      Thursday, 16 March 2017, 3:07 pm
    • It’s not age age discrimination it’s a friggin adjective is 91 not considered elderly? I swear everyone is always butt hurt about everything quit being so thin skinned the journalist did not say the accident took place because the person was elderly it just said and elderly person was in an accident how about a comment like glad nobody was hurt or thank god the driver is ok instead of becoming the victim of “discrimination” which clearly doesn’t exist here

      Thursday, 16 March 2017, 3:33 pm

        Thursday, 16 March 2017, 6:40 pm
      • Elderly isn’t pc anymore I guess.

        Thursday, 16 March 2017, 7:22 pm
    • Yes younger drivers have rollovers because a elderly person hit them and made them roll.Hope she is ok

      Thursday, 16 March 2017, 4:20 pm
  • ninety one!!!!

    Thursday, 16 March 2017, 1:19 pm
  • 91?! I’m not surprised there was an accident. Thank God there wasn’t people waiting at that crosswalk!!!

    Thursday, 16 March 2017, 12:55 pm

      Thursday, 16 March 2017, 4:19 pm
      • oops I meant SIG

        Thursday, 16 March 2017, 4:21 pm
  • Hmm 91 really, what’s wrong with this ?
    Thank God it wasn’t a motorcycle…

    Thursday, 16 March 2017, 12:47 pm

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