Injured man’s daughter calls for retesting of elderly motorists
Monday 5th December 2011, 11:30AM GMT.
OLDER drivers must be retested at a certain age before someone is killed in a traffic accident, Tracey Gallienne has said after her father was seriously injured.
Her dad, 76-year-old Gordon Le Messurier, faces months in hospital after a car driven by an elderly woman struck him in the Alliance car park last month.
Mrs Gallienne said that incident was not an isolated case and there were increasing numbers of older islanders involved in crashes.
‘I know it is not only elderly drivers who have accidents, but after my dad there was another last week [by the Ship & Crown]. It was fortunate it wasn’t a child walking there,’ she said.
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