A 92-year-old driver smashed his car into nine vehicles in a parking lot in Maryville, Wisconsin Feb. 13.
Russell Kerr was buying a Valentine’s Day card for his wife of 58 years when the parking lot catastrophe ensued.
"My first thought was, ‘You only see these situations when someone is trying to elude police or in incidents of road rage,’” Mayville Police Chief Christopher MacNeill told WISN. "His foot got stuck on the accelerator, and from that point, he panicked and lost control of his vehicle.”
Two out of the nine vehicles were occupied when Kerr hit them with his vehicle in the minute-long spree.
“What are you going to do? There isn't much you can say. It just happens. I was just glad no one got hurt,” Kerr said.
Kerr will not be cited, nor will he have his license revoked - local police don’t have that authority. The accident report will be sent to the Department of Motor Vehicles, who will determine if he needs to be retested to stay on the road.
Kerr’s accident caused about $2,400 worth of damage, but he tried to have a sense of humor about it.
On the bottom of his wife’s Valentine’s Day card, he acknowledged his mistake. “I wrote, 'I love you' on the bottom. 'P.S. Sorry about your car,’” Kerr said.