Wisconsin driver, 92, crashes into nine cars at Piggly Wiggly
A 92-year-old driver pinballed across the parking lot of a Piggly Wiggly in Wisconsin, wedging into nine cars before shoppers could intervene, authorities said.
The panicked senior citizen hit a petite sedan so hard it glided into two other cars, sending one rolling at the begin of Friday’s bumper-shearing chaos, surveillance movie from the Mayville store displayed.
He reversed his dark-colored minivan into a Jeep and then whipped across the lot, dumping metal and plastic as he mashed one car after another.
“When you look at the movie, the very first thought would be it’s a road-rage event or a stud attempting to elude police,” Mayville police Chief Christopher MacNeill told the Daily News. “The fact of the matter is the stud kind of panicked and lost control of his vehicle.”
The driver, Russell Kerr of Horicon, clipped the back end of a crimson pickup in the midst of the epic smashup before he veered off camera into even more cars.
A Wisconsin man panicked in the parking lot of Piggly Wiggly and plowed into nine cars Friday, police say.
The pickup driver happened to be an off-duty firefighter who leaped into act, MacNeill said.
He’s seen in the movie sprinting after the out-of-control minivan.
The man caught up to Kerr at the site of another crash, reached in the minivan and threw the gear shifter into park, ending the scaring gig, MacNeill said.
Four of the nine bruised cars had to be towed from the lot, and investigators are still totaling up the harm. Miraculously, no one was hurt.
A 92-year-old Wisconsin man backs his minivan into a Jeep toward the beginning of 10-car crash on Friday in the parking lot of Piggly Wiggly.
Kerr seemed stunned but lucid when officers arrived.
“He was a little bit in shock,” MacNeill said.
Officers originally surmised he must have suffered a medical gig, but they now believe the elderly man just panicked.
Police didn’t cite the man, because he was on private property and there didn’t seem to be any criminal intent, MacNeill said.
The nonagenarian was caught on movie jamming into car after car in a Piggly Wiggly parking lot.
Investigators forwarded information about the chain of crashes to the state Department of Motor Vehicles, which could review Kerr’s license and force him to retake his driving test.
“He’s not walking away from this scot-free,” MacNeill said.