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Posted at 2:11 PM ET, 05/ 2/2010

Woman rescued in tractor-trailer crash

By Washington Post Editors

NBC 4 is reporting an elderly Montgomery County woman was rescued Saturday after she drove her car beneath a tractor-trailer near a Giant loading dock in North Bethesda.

From the report:

"Firefighters used the jaws of life to remove the woman from her car that was tightly wedged under the truck. The victim was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
Scott Graham of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue says they are still investigating how the incident happened."

By Washington Post Editors  | May 2, 2010; 2:11 PM ET
 
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Probably another senile old crone who thought the accelerator was the brake. At least she didn't mow down pedestrians like so many geezers and crones do.

Posted by: checkered1 | May 2, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Sunday Drivers, lol...

Posted by: FrankMonzon | May 2, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

How do you even do that?

Posted by: reiflame1 | May 2, 2010 8:15 PM | Report abuse

This is a blessing in disguise. This lady is like one of thousands of older drivers that should not be on the road and are not subject to medical clearance after reaching a certain age.

At least we know this lady will not be running over a bunch of kids.

Posted by: nativedc | May 2, 2010 10:38 PM | Report abuse

Old bitty had probably dinged so many car doors and bumpers in the past 6 months. She got confused between brake and gas and wanted to do a Jane Mansfield. Hopefully her family will take the keys away.

Posted by: daemon_wizard | May 3, 2010 5:13 AM | Report abuse

Amazing how disrespectful of the elderly you posters are. How quickly you forget you will be an "old bitty", "old crone", or a "geezer" one day, if you're lucky to live so long.

Posted by: OHREALLYNOW | May 3, 2010 9:54 AM | Report abuse

My aging father told me the other day he ran over a family of geese crossing the road and that he couldn't stop. I asked him if he was sure it was geese and not people? He doesn't drive anymore. I don't want him to kill himself or anybody else.

Posted by: DIMMY | May 3, 2010 9:58 AM | Report abuse

Well, one thing you can say about older drivers is they are much less likely to be talking on thier phones while driving, like I would presume most of you snarky jack hats above do.

Here is a quick lesson in the rules of the road. When you enter a circle, you are required to yield the right of way to the cars that are already driving in the circle. "Yield" means you let them go first.

Pay attention to your own driving before you criticise an old lady who got in an accident.

Posted by: David90 | May 3, 2010 10:13 AM | Report abuse

OHREALLYNOW, you beat me to it. And from the driving I see every day on the Beltway, age doesn't seem to be the problem--impatience does.

Posted by: mbrumble | May 3, 2010 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Probably another senile old crone who thought the accelerator was the brake. At least she didn't mow down pedestrians like so many geezers and crones do.

Posted by: checkered1 | May 2, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Hey A**hole one day that will be you or hopefully you do not make it

Posted by: lildg54 | May 3, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Well, all of you morons who jumped to conclusions will be surprised to know that the "elderly" woman in question is several years under 60 ...

Don't you feel foolish now?

Posted by: egaull | May 3, 2010 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Gotta wonder if the driver was using a cellphone when this happened. Many times when you see bad driving, a cell phone is being used by the driver.

Posted by: almelbe | May 3, 2010 5:40 PM | Report abuse

This is the most snarky ageism I have ever encountered.

Posted by: pptcmember | May 3, 2010 7:49 PM | Report abuse

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