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Hit and Run, and Hit, And...

“I can tell you in 23 years of law enforcement, I’ve never seen anything like this,” Mayville (Wisc.) Police Chief Christopher MacNeill said. He was referring to a surveillance video from the local Piggly Wiggly grocery store parking lot, where a van was shown backing out, then crashing into nine vehicles. “My first thought was, you only see these situations when someone is trying to elude police or in incidents of road rage.” But when Donald Gourlie came out of the store, he found the van up against his car and Russell Kerr, 92, behind the wheel. “His foot got stuck on the accelerator, and from that point, he panicked and lost control of his vehicle,” MacNeill said. Nobody was injured in the incident, and Kerr is not being cited or charged. Groulie isn’t angry either. “What are you going to do?” he asked. “There isn’t much you can say. It just happens. I was just glad no one got hurt.” (MS/WISN Milwaukee) ...Hopefully, there are eight other people there who have the same attitude.
Original Publication Date: 08 March 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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