Elderly Driver Injured After Car Slams Into Pole

An elderly woman was injured after police say her car crashed into a mall parking lot this afternoon.

Washington police say the woman was heading west on 15th Street and they believe she was trying to turn into the Washington Square Mall. Her vehicle clipped a guy-wire for a light pole at the corner, then she drove another 240 feet before hitting a parking lot light pole near Blockbuster.

Police say when they arrived the woman was lying on the ground, but conscious. She was transported to Beaufort County Medical Center.

The woman's car had severe front end damage, while the parking lot pole was leaning thanks for the crash.


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  • by Homes on Nov 11, 2011 at 01:03 PM
    I really hope this woman is okay. However, I have been in three car accidents in the past two years and both of them were caused by elderly women. Luckily no one was injured in either of my accidents. Elderly people really need to have a driving and written test more frequently than younger drivers. But then again, some young drivers need a more frequent test as well. If everyone would just pay attention behind the wheel things like this wouldn't happen.
  • by Unknown Location: Chocowinity on Nov 9, 2011 at 07:14 AM
    Thats why they should take license away from the eldery when they reach a certain age. It could've been a child...
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      by ECU student on Nov 9, 2011 at 10:51 AM in reply to Unknown
      No, they should not base there driving capability off of there age but off of there physical capability to drive safely and effectively. My grandmother is in her 80's and gets around just as good as me or you.
  • by porkchop Location: g'ville on Nov 9, 2011 at 05:08 AM
    They are a gang. They call themselves the "Guy Wire Posse" and run around with their foot in their mouth posing as no-it-all northerners. They are as obnoxious as they are dangerous.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 9, 2011 at 04:28 AM
    Great journalism..."guy-wire" and "thanks for the crash".
  • by Just a Thought on Nov 9, 2011 at 04:09 AM
    Before you start calling people idiots, you really should know what you are talking about. A guy-wire is exactly what it it called. "A guy-wire or guy-rope, also known as simply a guy, is a tensioned cable designed to add stability to structure."
  • by english on Nov 8, 2011 at 10:55 PM
    Ummm, I'm pretty sure it's not called a "guy-wire." That really speaks to the pronunication and idiocy level here, huh Bubba?
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      by Really? on Nov 9, 2011 at 04:38 AM in reply to english
      Umm yes it is called a guy-wire! Bet you feel like a idiot huh? Why don't you use google next time before you make a fool of yourself lol!
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        by In Dummy's Defense on Nov 9, 2011 at 10:29 AM in reply to Really?
        Back when I was a teen, I use to think it was a "guide-wire" (made logical sense). But now that I know better, it is enjoyable to make fun of others for their mistake.
  • by Dar Location: Wilmar on Nov 8, 2011 at 09:26 PM
    Another reason why elderlys should not be able to drive. it could be a kid next time.
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      by Dar--The real one on Nov 9, 2011 at 09:27 AM in reply to Dar
      It's amazing that very small minded people have nothing else to do except post under others' name. I pray that this lady will be ok.
  • by Thanks For The Crash ! on Nov 8, 2011 at 03:50 PM
    That pole darted out in front of her. Those mall poles are bad. I think they are forming gangs in the parking lots now.
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      by voter on Nov 9, 2011 at 04:54 AM in reply to Thanks For The Crash !
      good post
  • by Wash. Native Location: Washington on Nov 8, 2011 at 03:15 PM
    Praying this person is ok.
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