Woman loses control of car, drives into Wollaston T stop

Transit Police report a 78-year-old woman pulling into the parking lot at Wollaston station around 10:25 a.m. lost control of her car and wound up driving into the station itself.

"It appears she may have suffered from a medical emergency" that caused her to lose control, police say.

This incident was a couple weeks after somebody drove into the Silver Line tunnel.

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A better bet

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She somehow "got the brake and gas pedals mixed up".

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If only the roads weren't so

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If only the roads weren't so congested she wouldn't need to drive to the Red Line to avoid traffic.

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Medical Emergency Much?

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You people are kind of sick. The article mentions she may have had a medical emergency. It's one thing to snark about drunken morons who make bad decisions, but an elderly woman who may have been in serious trouble? Really?

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Would you feel better about

Would you feel better about it if we joked about the pathetic state of our car-oriented society that gives most people (elderly or otherwise) no option besides driving, as evidenced by the increasing number of similar stories that appear every year?

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Exactly. This rarely happens

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Exactly. This rarely happens in countries which take better care of their elderly and have better public transit. Leaving the elderly and infirm no other transportation option aside from driving is a grave disservice to both them and the endangered public at large.

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Other countries use manual transmissions

With manual transmissions, drivers depress the clutch when braking at low speeds, so confusing brake with gas has little consequence. The MBTA spends many millions of dollars providing "The RIDE".

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Spoken as someone

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who truly doesn't understand the concept of paratransit services like the Ride.

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No bollards to keep vehicles off the sidewalk?

From video of the accident scene, I wondered where were the protective posts to keep vehicles from driving over the curb and/or down the stairs. This whole thing would be not much of an event if posts were in place to protect the entrance.

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RIP

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It seems like a lot of citizens have lost their lives in bizarre incidents on the T this year. May she rest in peace.