At the Piggly Wiggly supermarket in Mayville, Wis., between Oshkosh and Milwaukee, Russell Kerr, 92, just wanted to get out of his parking spot.
He did. After he hit nine cars. His accelerator got stuck and he panicked.
Donald Gourlie, one of the owners of a damaged car, took it in a typical upper Midwest stride.
“What are you going to do? There isn’t much you can say. It just happens,” he said.
Life’s critical moments are birth, death, and the day you have to make your elderly parents give you the keys.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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