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Whiting Driver Loses Control, Crashes Into Neighbor’s Residence

Officers at the scene determined that the driver, William Burns, 71, had lost control of his vehicle while backing out of his driveway

A 71-year-old Whiting man lost control of his car Tuesday and crashed into his neighbor's residence, police said.

Officers at the scene determined that the driver, William Burns, had lost control of his vehicle while backing out of his driveway, causing it to crash into his neighbor’s residence.

At 8:26 a.m., police responded to the area of Mayflower Place in the Whiting section of Manchester for a reported motor vehicle crash, police said.

As a result of the crash, the vehicle sustained substantial rear-end damage, and the residence sustained damage to its exterior, police said.

There were no injuries reported at the scene.

The crash is being investigated by Patrolman Peter Manco of the Manchester Police Patrol Bureau. 

Patti Wolfe February 21, 2013 at 05:56 PM
We need re-testing for drivers of all ages in all states. How many accidents involving seniors over the past couple of weeks? CVS - man died sitting on park bench. Woman and dog die on route 539. I know there have been others...
Bryan February 21, 2013 at 06:50 PM
Re testing of some kind is going to have be a must! Young old something needs to be done. I am just shocked that with all the driving issues this isnt addressed more. You just go to shop rite and many of them cant get down the isle yet alone drive. Yes i will be there one day but i flat out refuse to shop that way! They drive from whiting just to get 3 or 4 idems, 2 bannanas etc.wasting time and gas, then not being able to find where they parked. Its scary to watch and realize that they drove themself there! I dont know the answer but someting should be done!
despicable me February 21, 2013 at 06:52 PM
There is a very long list of accidents, we do need re-testing. god forbid you blow a .08 because you had a half of glass of wine to much to fast, I am not saying you should drink and drive all I am saying is that is all about reaction time and your reflexes and if there not sharp as they need to be than you need to be taken off the road.
SANDY PARISI February 21, 2013 at 07:03 PM
Pam, despicable & Bryan, Ditto, ditto, ditto.
despicable me February 21, 2013 at 07:14 PM
Hey Mike, What are your comments on this? I would love to know. Thanks.
despicable me February 21, 2013 at 07:32 PM
Hey Mike, What are your comments on this? I would love to know. Thanks.
despicable me February 21, 2013 at 07:44 PM
How many people need to die before peoples lives become more important than votes.
SANDY PARISI February 21, 2013 at 08:00 PM
Patti, despicable me & Bryan, I've been asked what I meant. I meant that I agree wit what you three had written.
barbara February 21, 2013 at 08:16 PM
Bryan, so true. I try to go to shoprite early when i can, like 7 when they open. any time i am there i have to hold my breath and pray i make it out of that parking lot!
barbara February 21, 2013 at 08:17 PM
yea patti, too many accidents in Whiting...........not good
barb February 21, 2013 at 10:25 PM
I drive past Miller Airport everday, 2 X's, never saw as many police cars as I did today. Maybe this will help, don't really know how but they are there (today anyway). The CVS has me confused, most stores have the barriers now to prevent accidents like the last one, why don't they? It certainly wasn't the 1st time a car drove through the entrance at that store, you would think their insurance co would demand it.
Bryan February 22, 2013 at 12:04 AM
@barb the cvs crash happened when she drove up a wheelchair ramp between handicap parking spaces, you cant put barriers there would block wheelchair access. And all the cops on the road wont help them from mixing up gas and brake pedals.
Patti Wolfe February 22, 2013 at 04:17 AM
@ Bryan (and others) I totally agree, to see people who can barely walk, barely see or sometimes barely communicate I wonder how in the world they are able to make split second decisions on the road. You are so right if it takes them 20-30 minutes to pick out 2 bananas that they drove 10 miles to Shop Rite wasting time and gas to save 25 cents. Don't get me wrong, I know these are hard times and a lot of people need to save everywhere they can, but be reasonable about it. There is an elderly woman who lives down the street from me, can hardly walk even with a walker, is totally deaf, 94 years old (God Bless her) but she is still driving and can barely back out of her garage/driveway. Very, very scary and I hope something is done soon.
despicable me February 22, 2013 at 04:31 AM
Hey mayor Mike, What are your comments on this? I would love to know. Thanks.
despicable me February 22, 2013 at 04:32 AM
How many people need to die before peoples lives become more important than votes.
. February 22, 2013 at 04:55 AM
Yes, they should have retested that 19 year old that was texting and crossed over into oncoming traffic on Route 70 in Brick last week. There are bad drivers on the roads of all ages. I've said it before. Take a morning drive through Lakewood like I do on my way to work each day. You will find a whole new group of people that probably were never even tested once. That is a real problem.
Cathe Jones-Brunner February 23, 2013 at 02:36 AM
Nobody wants to give up their independence, but the truth is all of the villages in Whiting have bus and car services to take elderly folks to shops, doctors and churches. No one should put their life or the lives of others in jeopardy. That is why these services exist.
Irina February 23, 2013 at 11:49 AM
Don't count on your mayor to comment. He's older then this driver and anything he says will come back and haunt him and alienate him from the folks who put him in office. Especially since I'll bet he's still driving.
Irina February 23, 2013 at 11:58 AM
HINT HINT>>>>>William Burns time to give up the car and license before you KILL someone. THIS IS YOUR WAKE-UP CALL
despicable me February 23, 2013 at 02:19 PM
Hey mayor Mike, What are your comments on this? I would love to know. Thanks.
Cathe Jones-Brunner February 24, 2013 at 04:42 PM
Is it proper or legal to call a person out on a public forum? I don't know I'm just asking?

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