WESTBROOK – On Wednesday night, a 77-year-old driver entered Interstate 295 in Freeport and drove north in the southbound lanes.
Tragically, he lost his life and seriously injured another driver going south on 295.
Judgment errors like this one happen more often with older drivers. Twenty percent of seniors 65 and older have disabilities that impair their ability to drive safely. On average, men outlive their ability to drive safely by six years, women by 10 years.