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DWO Driving While Old Another Broward Tragedy Continues To Raise Questions?

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Incident occurred in  Parkland Florida-Broward Sheriffs report of the following tragic accident Christmas Eve,resulting in the death of a 92 year old man. Another horrible senior citizen traffic death raises the question’s how old is too old and why do we not have a retest system. Driving while old or DWO [old and unsafe to be driving]. is a huge problem on Florida’s roads.

Not only is there not a mandatory retest system for elderly drivers at any age,there is no way if you are a concerned family member to get the questionable driver to turn in their keys. There is no mechanism we found to assist anyone concerned about the dangers of a loved one still driving.Deerfield-News.com covered this subject after the trafic death of a senior driving in Boca Raton was killed at Yamato Road Tri Rail crossing.

Deerfield-news.com still has not received a response to our inquiries as to The State of Florida’s lack of a bad or dangerous driver reporting system or any other services Florida may offer concerned citizens in how to deal with an elderly unsafe driver.We realize this is controversial and some may say age discriminatory or  age biased.That said it is a reality.Anyone driving on Florida’s roads is at risk because of the lack of a safety net,that was brought about by decades of lobbying for exactly this, no retesting for a drivers license because of age..

RIP Mr. Aliotta-Hopefully we can learn something and take action .

MAN KILLED IN SINGLE-VEHICLE CRASH JUST BEFORE CHRISTMAS

BSO Case Number: 90-1612-3199
PIO Number: 16-12-19
Date: Dec. 24, 2016
Time: 10:24 p.m.
Place of Occurrence: 8300 block of Holmberg Road, Parkland
Jurisdiction: Parkland

Suspect(s):

  • N/A

Driver(s):

  • Salvatore Aliotta, 92, male, 7/2/1924, 5840 N.W. 40 Lane, Coconut Creek (DECEASED)

Description of Incident:

A 92-year-old man died Saturday night after his car ran off the road, crashing into a tree in Parkland.
The accident occurred at around 10:30 p.m. in the 8300 block of Holmberg Road. Witnesses said Salvatore Aliotta was swerving in and out of lanes into oncoming traffic as he headed eastbound on Holmberg Road. His 2008 Toyota then ran off the road and crashed into a tree.
Detectives believe a medical event might have taken place prior to the crash.
The investigation continues.

INVESTIGATORS: Dets. Pagano & Morales, THI; Parkland
THIS REPORT BY: Keyla Concepción/PIO 12/25/16 1130

 

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