Elderly driver crashes into convenience store
A 78-year-old driver lost control of his car and crashed into a convenient store front in Matsuo, Naha, Thursday morning.
According to Naha Police, the driver started his car that had been parked on the street across the road, when the car suddenly jumped onto the sidewalk and crashed into the convenience storefront.
The crash broke the store’s front window, but no one, including the driver, was injured.
Traffic accidents by elderly drivers have lately been drawing increasing attention nationally. Naha Police calls for attention to the problem, and urges elderly people who are no more sure about their driving skills to quit and start using public means of transportations. “People who feel uneasy when driving should think about returning the license for everyone’s good,” a Naha Police spokesman says.