Blackout causes crash

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Richmond County sheriff's Deputy Leo Newman looks at the results of a crash Tuesday at Summerville ACE Fine Wines & Spirits on Walton Way.

An SUV sits inside Summerville ACE Fine Wines & Spirits on Walton Way, Tuesday.  Corey Perrine/Staff
Corey Perrine/Staff
An SUV sits inside Summerville ACE Fine Wines & Spirits on Walton Way, Tuesday.

According to Newman, a call came in at 2:56 p.m. about William H. Wiseman, 81, who had crashed his Ford Explorer into the store. Newman said that Wiseman said, "I blacked out; next thing I know, I woke up inside."

Markus Favors and a woman were working in the liquor store when the crash occurred. No one was injured. Wiseman was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital to be examined.

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Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 12/01/10 - 05:38 am
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Well, that's what you get

Well, that's what you get when you have a drive-thru window! Seriously, glad nobody was hurt.

Cadence
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Cadence 12/01/10 - 08:56 am
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Apparently a Ford Explorer is

Apparently a Ford Explorer is a good sturdy vehicle. It protected its driver well. Very glad no one in the store was hurt; that was a miracle.

gnumbgnuts
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gnumbgnuts 12/01/10 - 09:30 am
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R-E-V-O-C-A-T-I-O-N

R-E-V-O-C-A-T-I-O-N

Jake
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Jake 12/01/10 - 10:20 am
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Most folks usually black out

Most folks usually black out AFTER they visit that store, not before.

momster59
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momster59 12/01/10 - 10:29 am
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While I'm glad no one was

While I'm glad no one was hurt, the fact that this gentleman blacked out behind the wheel is very scary. Hopefully he will find some other way to get around rather than drive himself. This could have ended much more tragically had he blacked out on a busy road or near pedestrians.

Sandpiper
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Sandpiper 12/01/10 - 10:42 am
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One of the serious problems

One of the serious problems with aging is transportation. One of the most serious problems with transportation is when drivers age. A dilemma with a difficult answer.

libertarianvoter
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libertarianvoter 12/01/10 - 10:57 am
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81 years old.... After age

81 years old....

After age 65, it should be mandatory for the elderly to take a driving test each year and be checked for medical complications that could interfere with their driving.

jkhndz79
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jkhndz79 12/01/10 - 11:56 am
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LOL @ Jake's 9:20 and I

LOL @ Jake's 9:20

and I co-sign LV's 9:57

pommom38
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pommom38 12/01/10 - 01:00 pm
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Of course age has to be a

Of course age has to be a factor right?
A medical condition can happen to anyone, anytime, at any age.
I hope the hospital is running the necessary tests.

Andytortoise
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Andytortoise 12/01/10 - 01:15 pm
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OMG, all that poor,

OMG, all that poor, defenseless alcohol. A tragedy.

Truth Seeker
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Truth Seeker 12/01/10 - 01:44 pm
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Pommom is correct, a medical

Pommom is correct, a medical condition can happen to anyone. Think twice about mandatory testing at any age, you also will be over sixty-five one day. If the government is going to raise the retirement age for social security, you will need your license to drive to work. Hope the gentleman is ok.

libertarianvoter
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libertarianvoter 12/01/10 - 01:51 pm
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Lol social security wont be

Lol social security wont be around for me to receive it anyways.

jkhndz79
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jkhndz79 12/01/10 - 01:55 pm
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Whatever the cause was in

Whatever the cause was in this particular accident, I would like to see a mandatory driving evaluation after a driver reaches a certain age.

jb1968ga
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jb1968ga 12/01/10 - 08:09 pm
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Who decided 65 is elderly?

Who decided 65 is elderly?

jkhndz79
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jkhndz79 12/02/10 - 09:19 am
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The

The dictionary:

el•der•ly
Definition of ELDERLY
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a : rather old; especially : being past middle age
b : old-fashioned
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: of, relating to, or characteristic of later life or elderly persons
— el•der•li•ness noun

Synonyms: aged, aging (or aging), ancient, geriatric, long-lived, old, older, over-the-hill, senescent, senior, unyoung, long in the tooth, of a certain age

Antonyms: young, youthful

libertarianvoter
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libertarianvoter 12/02/10 - 11:44 am
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65 is, for most jobs,

65 is, for most jobs, retirement age and when you can get 10% off of your coffee at hardee's, so yeah.

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