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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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She "didn't see it."

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

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The station didn't have lights on!

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I see a lot of T stations running red lights.

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

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Sadly, the woman passed away.

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

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