Driver plows into Crimson building in Harvard Square.
Better phone Dewey, Cheetham, and Howe
It is just sheer luck that this moronic driver didn't kill multiple people on the sidewalk and at the front door. But don't worry, the Cambridge and Harvard police are hard at work:
HUPD declined to comment on the incident, referring to the Cambridge Police Department for comment.
CPD also declined to comment, referring to HUPD for comment.
Maybe they'll even issue him a lane violation ticket. That'll show him!
Where would the world be without moms?
"The brake wasn't working?" Really? AND he couldn't remember the name of the function he was there to host? Sounds like he was just drunk.
Pedal misapplication is a common cause of such accidents. So much so that the phrase was coined for it.
Car and Driver sums up the DOT findings on the recent-ish Toyota scare here:
And the NHTSA has a 132(!) page report titled "Pedal Application Errors" available here:
No, I didn't read the whole thing, and I doubt any of the other commenters will either ;-)
That's kind of something the police would think to check.
He admits in the article that he's an inexperienced driver.
Newspaper offices really need to be more careful. Was it even wearing light-colored clothing? Was it even licensed and insured? If you're going to share the road with cars, you just need to pay more attention, whether you're on foot, on bike, or made largely of brick
... what we're all thinking.
Who among us has not driven into the front of a building while trying to parallel park just exactly perfectly?
Naghi said he was originally parallel parked on the other side of Plympton Street, but after seeing that he was on the edge of the white line, he “wanted to get a little closer in.” While turning his car to adjust, he said he accidentally drove the vehicle into the front door of The Crimson.
I have always been a big advocate of having separate tiers of Class D drivers licenses. If you suck, like this guy, you should not be allowed to parallel park or drive 1mph over the speed limit. If you have demonstrated advanced driving skills and hand eye coordination and have a clean driving record, you should be allowed to parallel park, make U-turns, and drive over the speed limit. It would incentivize people to drive better IMHO.
Type #1: You follow traffic laws and are allow to drive.
Type #2: You aren't allowed to drive.
You're starting to get the hang of it.
The driver admitted that he is an inexperienced driver. I wonder what was preventing him from taking the T to Harvard Square besides from, you know, the T being the T.
And his being unable to remember the event that he was attending...incredibly sus.
Coming from somewhere not on the Red Line, where driving takes a fraction of the time.
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