Five cars hit in Tesco car park, Pitsea

Five cars hit in car park

Five cars hit in car park

First published in News

FIVE cars were damaged after an elderly man allegedly lost control of his car in a Tesco car park.

Emergency services were called to the Tesco Extra store at Hazelmere, Pitsea, at about 11.20am, on Tuesday, after a Ford Mondeo ploughed in to five parked cars.

It is thought the Mondeo driver, who is aged in his eighties, may have hit the accelerator pedal instead of the brake.

The elderly driver was not seriously hurt, but was treated by paramedics for shock.

He was taken to Basildon Hospital as a precaution.

The cars damaged in the incident included a blue Mercedes E270, a silver Jaguar S Type, a Smart Car and a Ford Focus Ghia.

Police received numerous calls about the incident.

Nobody else was injured in the collision.

Essex Police are investigating the circumstances leading up to the crash.

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2:40pm Thu 14 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

Yet another reason for automatic licence revocation, once a person reaches the elderly age of 65. Retest required, with the engine size of 1000cc max.
Yet another reason for automatic licence revocation, once a person reaches the elderly age of 65. Retest required, with the engine size of 1000cc max. sesibollox
  • Score: -39

2:49pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Vange Resident says...

I think EVERYONE should have to resit the driving text every 15 years, i went out with my friend who was leraning to drive and sat in the back with a driving instructor and things have changed since i took my test!
I think EVERYONE should have to resit the driving text every 15 years, i went out with my friend who was leraning to drive and sat in the back with a driving instructor and things have changed since i took my test! Vange Resident
  • Score: 18

2:59pm Thu 14 Aug 14

pembury53 says...

always a risk at tesco, women, the elderly.....
always a risk at tesco, women, the elderly..... pembury53
  • Score: -10

3:03pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Mattster says...

I trust he has now handed back his license before he has a chance to kill someone.
I trust he has now handed back his license before he has a chance to kill someone. Mattster
  • Score: 31

3:19pm Thu 14 Aug 14

n-unknown says...

That's what insurance is for.

I know plenty people of all ages who can't drive to save their life. Although some of the elderly can be a bit ditsy at times, so can people of all ages.

Re-test the elderly or give them some lessons to remind them of the rules of the road if needs be but don't ban them. There are good and bad drivers of all ages. Just ban people who are sh*t drivers in general, regardless of their age!
That's what insurance is for. I know plenty people of all ages who can't drive to save their life. Although some of the elderly can be a bit ditsy at times, so can people of all ages. Re-test the elderly or give them some lessons to remind them of the rules of the road if needs be but don't ban them. There are good and bad drivers of all ages. Just ban people who are sh*t drivers in general, regardless of their age! n-unknown
  • Score: 47

5:35pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Howard Cháse says...

Saw some of the aftermath of this. Wondered who had smashed up the back of that expensive looking SUV type motor pretty badly. Looked like a heck of an expensive repair job.
Saw some of the aftermath of this. Wondered who had smashed up the back of that expensive looking SUV type motor pretty badly. Looked like a heck of an expensive repair job. Howard Cháse
  • Score: 8

5:52pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Nelly99 says...

sesibollox wrote:
Yet another reason for automatic licence revocation, once a person reaches the elderly age of 65. Retest required, with the engine size of 1000cc max.
I think you will find it is 70 sillybollo. I never like your posts but this time you are right. Times and machines change and your licence lasts until you are 70 according to the DVLA. Of course they still charge you for renewing even though you pay for 10 years, your age decides how long you are allowed. Does anyone remember the licence for life back in 1978. Pay £5 now and never pay again! Ha! What a crock!.
All licences to be revoked at 70 and re-instated,(free) after a mandatory test. But bollo...I think you might have to revise your assumption of elderly as 65 ain't it!
[quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: Yet another reason for automatic licence revocation, once a person reaches the elderly age of 65. Retest required, with the engine size of 1000cc max.[/p][/quote]I think you will find it is 70 sillybollo. I never like your posts but this time you are right. Times and machines change and your licence lasts until you are 70 according to the DVLA. Of course they still charge you for renewing even though you pay for 10 years, your age decides how long you are allowed. Does anyone remember the licence for life back in 1978. Pay £5 now and never pay again! Ha! What a crock!. All licences to be revoked at 70 and re-instated,(free) after a mandatory test. But bollo...I think you might have to revise your assumption of elderly as 65 ain't it! Nelly99
  • Score: -2

8:56pm Thu 14 Aug 14

the25man says...

Opps
Sorry
I have paid insurance for years so thought I would get my monies worth
Opps Sorry I have paid insurance for years so thought I would get my monies worth the25man
  • Score: 3

11:08pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

sesibollox wrote:
Yet another reason for automatic licence revocation, once a person reaches the elderly age of 65. Retest required, with the engine size of 1000cc max.
Don't they have any mishaps in 1000cc vehicles then ?
[quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: Yet another reason for automatic licence revocation, once a person reaches the elderly age of 65. Retest required, with the engine size of 1000cc max.[/p][/quote]Don't they have any mishaps in 1000cc vehicles then ? Robin Reliant
  • Score: 4

12:23am Fri 15 Aug 14

MJSMITH says...

an elderly driver did that to me as he 'stopped' to pull out on to main road, accelerating by mistake, causing serious damage and traumatising my kids. he smelt of alcohol so police tested and although he had come out of the pub he was within the limit. think everyone should re-sit every 10 years and over 70's every 5.
an elderly driver did that to me as he 'stopped' to pull out on to main road, accelerating by mistake, causing serious damage and traumatising my kids. he smelt of alcohol so police tested and although he had come out of the pub he was within the limit. think everyone should re-sit every 10 years and over 70's every 5. MJSMITH
  • Score: 6

8:31am Fri 15 Aug 14

Jilly from Leigh says...

When you think about it, a retest will only show a driver's ability on that particular day. This applies to all age groups and does not assess the likelihood of a driver making a sudden mistake through some distraction or other, which can happen at any age, or the innate bad habits of many drivers who manage to behave themselves during a test.
The standard of driving, particularly in this area, is in many cases, abysmal. This includes drivers who have a fascination for a close inspection of one's rear bumper! When will all the messages about TAILGATING ever get through?
When you think about it, a retest will only show a driver's ability on that particular day. This applies to all age groups and does not assess the likelihood of a driver making a sudden mistake through some distraction or other, which can happen at any age, or the innate bad habits of many drivers who manage to behave themselves during a test. The standard of driving, particularly in this area, is in many cases, abysmal. This includes drivers who have a fascination for a close inspection of one's rear bumper! When will all the messages about TAILGATING ever get through? Jilly from Leigh
  • Score: 16

12:02pm Fri 15 Aug 14

whats wrong with you people? says...

thank god no child ran into the path at the time!! speaking for my own kids, my 5 year old does wonder while im getting my 16 month old out, as much as i have told him, warned him, chastised him not to..
The man in question should have his licence revoked immediately. This time it was just cars, and i feel for who's cars they are, now having to go through insurance and get them fixed, but it was just mechanical. no one was hurt... next time? what if its a crossing where accelerating is mistaken for breaking. i agree tests should be retaken, but in cases like this, sorry, the licence should be taken with immediate effect.
thank god no child ran into the path at the time!! speaking for my own kids, my 5 year old does wonder while im getting my 16 month old out, as much as i have told him, warned him, chastised him not to.. The man in question should have his licence revoked immediately. This time it was just cars, and i feel for who's cars they are, now having to go through insurance and get them fixed, but it was just mechanical. no one was hurt... next time? what if its a crossing where accelerating is mistaken for breaking. i agree tests should be retaken, but in cases like this, sorry, the licence should be taken with immediate effect. whats wrong with you people?
  • Score: -3

12:41am Sat 16 Aug 14

BasildonDond says...

Bet the car was an automatic. Ban automatics, ban parking in tesco, ban cars on the road, ban people over 70, ban ban ban. Accidents do happen. Retests every 10/15yrs would be a great idea. There's a lot of drivers of high age that have better reaction and driving skills than a lot of younger drivers
Bet the car was an automatic. Ban automatics, ban parking in tesco, ban cars on the road, ban people over 70, ban ban ban. Accidents do happen. Retests every 10/15yrs would be a great idea. There's a lot of drivers of high age that have better reaction and driving skills than a lot of younger drivers BasildonDond
  • Score: 2

12:09am Sun 17 Aug 14

beppo1 says...

Good job you are never going to get old, Pisss Off!!!
Good job you are never going to get old, Pisss Off!!! beppo1
  • Score: 1

11:37am Wed 27 Aug 14

Sugarman says...

Robin Reliant wrote:
sesibollox wrote:
Yet another reason for automatic licence revocation, once a person reaches the elderly age of 65. Retest required, with the engine size of 1000cc max.
Don't they have any mishaps in 1000cc vehicles then ?
Exactly, people over 75 should require a medical plus eye test if they require to renew their driving licence. How many times do we hear that an elderly person has hit the accelerator instead of the brake, or they've mounted the pavement and killed people, age makes reflexes slower. Just glad no-one was hurt in this instance.
[quote][p][bold]Robin Reliant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: Yet another reason for automatic licence revocation, once a person reaches the elderly age of 65. Retest required, with the engine size of 1000cc max.[/p][/quote]Don't they have any mishaps in 1000cc vehicles then ?[/p][/quote]Exactly, people over 75 should require a medical plus eye test if they require to renew their driving licence. How many times do we hear that an elderly person has hit the accelerator instead of the brake, or they've mounted the pavement and killed people, age makes reflexes slower. Just glad no-one was hurt in this instance. Sugarman
  • Score: 0

11:38am Wed 27 Aug 14

Sugarman says...

whats wrong with you people? wrote:
thank god no child ran into the path at the time!! speaking for my own kids, my 5 year old does wonder while im getting my 16 month old out, as much as i have told him, warned him, chastised him not to..
The man in question should have his licence revoked immediately. This time it was just cars, and i feel for who's cars they are, now having to go through insurance and get them fixed, but it was just mechanical. no one was hurt... next time? what if its a crossing where accelerating is mistaken for breaking. i agree tests should be retaken, but in cases like this, sorry, the licence should be taken with immediate effect.
Get your 16 month old out first.
[quote][p][bold]whats wrong with you people?[/bold] wrote: thank god no child ran into the path at the time!! speaking for my own kids, my 5 year old does wonder while im getting my 16 month old out, as much as i have told him, warned him, chastised him not to.. The man in question should have his licence revoked immediately. This time it was just cars, and i feel for who's cars they are, now having to go through insurance and get them fixed, but it was just mechanical. no one was hurt... next time? what if its a crossing where accelerating is mistaken for breaking. i agree tests should be retaken, but in cases like this, sorry, the licence should be taken with immediate effect.[/p][/quote]Get your 16 month old out first. Sugarman
  • Score: 2

8:51am Thu 28 Aug 14

jinksbella says...

I have strong feelings about this as we were nearly wiped out by an elderly man on the A13 who was driving a Volvo on Christmas night 1992. I was 8 months pregnant with my son and had a 3 year old daughter in the back of the car. We were all injured and as Volvo's are built like tanks his car was practically undamaged and ours (a Rover, not a little car) was written off and all of our Christmas presents and possessions scattered across the road. When he got of the car his wife claimed he didn't see us as he had cataracts and therefore plowed at speed into the back of the car. He got 6 penalty points and a 60 pound fine for that. Everyone should have to retake their test, every 5 years from the age of 60 and every 2 years from the age of 80. All doctors and hospitals should by law, have to report to the DVLA if anyone has a sight or health problem that could impeed their driving capabilities. He was lucky he didn't kill someone.
I have strong feelings about this as we were nearly wiped out by an elderly man on the A13 who was driving a Volvo on Christmas night 1992. I was 8 months pregnant with my son and had a 3 year old daughter in the back of the car. We were all injured and as Volvo's are built like tanks his car was practically undamaged and ours (a Rover, not a little car) was written off and all of our Christmas presents and possessions scattered across the road. When he got of the car his wife claimed he didn't see us as he had cataracts and therefore plowed at speed into the back of the car. He got 6 penalty points and a 60 pound fine for that. Everyone should have to retake their test, every 5 years from the age of 60 and every 2 years from the age of 80. All doctors and hospitals should by law, have to report to the DVLA if anyone has a sight or health problem that could impeed their driving capabilities. He was lucky he didn't kill someone. jinksbella
  • Score: 0

12:39pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Ian P says...

Vange Resident wrote:
I think EVERYONE should have to resit the driving text every 15 years, i went out with my friend who was leraning to drive and sat in the back with a driving instructor and things have changed since i took my test!
From what say things must have changed since you took your test. I bet in those days the driving instructor sat in the front of the car next to the learner driver, not in the back with the passenger.
[quote][p][bold]Vange Resident[/bold] wrote: I think EVERYONE should have to resit the driving text every 15 years, i went out with my friend who was leraning to drive and sat in the back with a driving instructor and things have changed since i took my test![/p][/quote]From what say things must have changed since you took your test. I bet in those days the driving instructor sat in the front of the car next to the learner driver, not in the back with the passenger. Ian P
  • Score: 0

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