A Massachusetts woman was killed and two other people were injured on Sunday afternoon when a Sport Utility Vehicle slammed into a Cumberland Farms store. The 43-year-old SUV accident victim was reportedly a customer in the store. Another customer and a worker were taken to Springfield’s Baystate Medical Center and treated for minor injuries.
The SUV was reportedly driven by an 81-year-old man, who was hospitalized with serious injuries. No charges have been filed thusfar, but the fatal crash is still being investigated.
Here in Massachusetts, legislators have been pushing for stricter standards on drivers over the age of 75, citing the number of recent accidents involving older drivers. However, advocates for older adults have called the proposed legislation arbitrarily discriminatory.
Source: Woman dies when SUV smashes into Chicopee store, Boston Globe, November 29, 2010
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