“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again” is a popular saying, but probably one that shouldn’t apply this case.
In a YouTube video noticed by Redditors, an elderly woman is seen backing up a Chevrolet Cobalt and accidentally hitting a truck that was parked on the street. After the accident, the woman pulls forward and attempts the maneuver again.
This is already a bad decision as the women should have stopped and talked to the truck’s driver who enters the view of the camera a short time later. The women fails to do this and instead backs out of the driveway once again.
This time, she rapidly accelerates the Cobalt after clearing the front of the truck. She then fails to apply the brakes and drives onto an adjacent driveway before going through some tall grass in reverse.
The women eventually steers the car back onto the street, but fails to stop. As the truck driver pulls out his smartphone to record the bizarre incident, the women crashes into a telephone pole.
The clip ends shortly thereafter, but the video’s description suggests the incident occurred in Youngstown, Ohio and was caused by the elderly driver confusing the accelerator with the brake. This seems possible, but it hard to imagine the woman would would keep her foot on the accelerator the whole time.
There’s no word on what happened next, but the driver could have been ticketed for causing the original accident and then for crashing into the telephone pole.
Regardless, this isn’t the first time an elderly person has gotten confused behind the wheel. Earlier this year, a 94-year-old woman was caught driving the wrong way in Texas and had to be rescued by a motorist who risked his own life to get the woman to stop.