Late yesterday morning, Reese Witherspoon was hit by a car. She was apparently out for a jog, when an eighty-four year-old woman failed to slow down at an intersection, striking Reese with her car. The elderly woman was cited by police for failure to yield to pedestrians and received a fine. According to a source at NBC LA:
“Witherspoon suffered minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for medical treatment.” He [also] added that the actress was at home tonight recovering.
This just reinforces my stance that most people – especially the elderly – need to be retested for their driver’s license yearly after a certain age. I don’t know what age. I’m not a legislator, it’s not up to me. But as everyone knows, as you get older, you lose a certain percentage of your reflexes and depth perception is the first to go when your vision starts to deteriorate. I don’t care how good a driver your eighty-nine year-old Uncle Carmen is, not everyone is as sprightly as you say he is, and they shouldn’t be behind the wheel. This story up above? Well. I rest my case.