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    Default Hero Policemen Save Elderly Couple From Car Fire

    TWO quick-thinking policemen have rescued an elderly couple from a car just moments before it exploded into flames on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.

    Police said Detective Senior Constable Geoffrey Triggs and Constable Dan Poll noticed smoke coming from under the bonnet of a car parked outside Coolum Beach Resort about 11.30am today and stopped to investigate.

    After the smoke became thicker and the bonnet began to bubble from the heat, the Noosa CIB officers asked the occupants - a 76-year-old man and 77-year-old woman - to leave.

    The woman got out but the man appeared confused and had to be physically removed by the officers.

    Police said about a minute later the car burst into flames.

    The couple did not suffer any injuries.

    The explosion did not cause any damage to the resort but did major damage to the car.

    "The officers both received a hug from a very grateful lady on what was a lucky day for the couple," a police spokeswoman said.
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    It's great the cops were there but you have to wonder if these two should have been getting behind the wheel to begin with if they did not know enough to get out of the car with smoke pouring out. "The man appeared confused and had to be physically removed" tells me that maybe it's time to hang it up. I'm not being mean but too many old folks drive that are a danger to themselves and others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loveevhsince79 View Post
    It's great the cops were there but you have to wonder if these two should have been getting behind the wheel to begin with if they did not know enough to get out of the car with smoke pouring out. "The man appeared confused and had to be physically removed" tells me that maybe it's time to hang it up. I'm not being mean but too many old folks drive that are a danger to themselves and others.
    spot on...it's not mean or rude to point out the fact that old people with their deteriorated vision, response time, and outright inability to process information, should not be driving a car. We don't have a problem at all keeping a 12 year old from hoping in a car and cruising the highway yet somehow it's just mean to say that we as a society need to come up with a way to accommodate the needs of elderly citizens so that they don't endanger themselves and everyone else.

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    Under "normal" circumstances, the eldery man may be sharp as a tac. In my travels out here in a semi, and in other "professions", my experience tells me that his stress sky-rocketed and is why he became confused.

    Stress, in unusally scary situations, can cause a "temporary dementia" that renders you unable to process ANY information accurately and in a timely manner, then not be able to respond to it.

    I know one guy out here, in a semi, in his 80's that can drive circles around ANYONE. It doesn't matter if it's a car, truck or bike. The guy is just that good.
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