WINNIPEG — The death of a North Kildonan senior after his wife struck him while parking their vehicle will not change how the province's vehicle insurer — or the provincial government — treats older drivers.
Both Manitoba Public Insurance and the provincial government say they will not be reviewing whether older drivers need tougher licensing requirements.
Winnipeg police Const. Eric Hofley said Friday an 84-year-old woman was parking her car behind her house on the 400-block of Oakview Avenue at about 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, when she struck her 86-year-old husband.
Hofley said the man was rushed to hospital in critical condition, but died of his injuries.
“There are no charges pending or being considered,” he said. “It’s a tragic accident. What more can be said? It doesn’t happen too often. I don’t know if age played a part in it.”
Police will not be releasing the name of the man.
A member of the couple’s family at the Oakview Avenue bungalow declined to comment.
» Winnipeg Free Press
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 26, 2013