Lucky escape for elderly driver caught travelling the wrong way on the A38 in Lichfield

An elderly driver has had a narrow escape after being stopped driving the wrong way along the A38 in Lichfield.

The man was stopped by officers travelling north on the southbound carriageway at around 7.45pm last night (November 23).

A Staffordshire Police spokesperson said: “Officers were able to intercept the vehicle and the driver was taken to hospital for appropriate medical assistance.

“Minor damage was caused to another vehicle during the incident, but fortunately no one was injured.”

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3 Comments

  1. Toast of Lichfield

    24th November, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Anyone else think that drivers should have to re-sit their complete (hazard perception, theory and practical) test once they reach 70? The rules of the road have changed a lot since they acquired their licence, I’m sure a refresher course may save lives.

  2. JCJ

    24th November, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    I think not just at 70 but every 10 years a quick theory test on the highway code when the photo cards are renewed.

  3. Simon Partridge

    24th November, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    There’s a petition calling for just what Toast of Lichfield suggests. It was set up by a guy whose wife was killed by an elderly driver.

    https://www.change.org/p/secretary-of-state-for-transport-introduce-compulsory-age-appropriate-retesting-every-3-years-once-a-driver-turns-70