Comments for: Lewiston woman drives car through front of Auburn laundry

Posted Dec. 04, 2012, at 8:35 p.m.

AUBURN | An 83-year-old woman says she was parking her 2010 Honda Civic Tuesday when it leaped over a cement wheel stop and crashed into an Auburn laundry. “I was going very slow,” said Lucienne Samson of Lewiston. “I was going to stop. I took my foot off the …

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  • Anonymous

    They really need to stop switching the brake and gas pedals in the middle of the night on old people’s cars.

    • Anonymous

      They really need to start charging people who cannot control their vehicles. Can’t figure out which pedal is which? Stop driving. The rest of us would like to live.

      • Bill Cat

        Lighten up, Waldo — ya won’t be doing all that honking if YOU live to be 63 or 73 or 83… LOL

        • If i make it to 73 I won’t have to worry because most vehicles will simply do the driving for you by then or have such advanced technology that smacking the gas instead of the brake won’t be allowed to happen.

  • So what happened?

  • Bill Cat

    83 pretty much says it all, Lucy. “Can’t see so good anymore, legs are getting pretty stiff, too, and my hearing is shot — thank goodness I still have my drivers license!”

  • Anonymous

    Software glitch.

  • Anonymous

    once again old people need drivers testing like younger people!

  • From the article: “I don’t get into accidents,” she said. “I couldn’t stop it. There was nothing I could do.”

    Well you just did get into one and there is a lot you could have done. You didn’t have to floor the gas pedal and I don’t care how many times she says she didn’t press the gas. She is 100% lying, she just doesn’t know she is.

    I hope the state takes away her right to drive. She might kill someone next time.

    • Anonymous

      How can you lie and not know it? Wouldn’t that be misinformed? Calling her a lair seems a little harsh to me. I think she needs to retake the road test before she is allowed to drive again.

      • Anonymous

        But Kevin didn’t call her a “lair,” captin. I think he’s just wondering why she doesn’t take the lion’s share of the blame. Guess her “mane” intent was just to get the laundry done.

  • Anonymous

    The car should have an ecu that records engine sensors, throttle being one. Wonder if it’ll be looked at.

  • Rocky4

    Same story different name. I wish I had kept a running total
    of these incidents from the PPH/BDN for the year. It is a LOT!

  • Anonymous

    “I took my foot off the accelerator and I put my foot on the break ..”

    *BRAKE

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