Driver, 78, rams car into Louisiana business: video

Wilde’s video shows an elderly motorist repeatedly speeding his car into Louisiana stores before speeding off in a panic.

The unidentified 78-year-old man was trying to park for an appointment with Babin Physiotherapy in Kenner on Tuesday when he suddenly sped forward, damaging a pillar. informed the police of the WDSU.

A passer-by then filmed him jumping a curb, turning and backing backwards straight into the adjacent optical store.

Damaged pillar
The older man damaged a pillar in front of Babin Therapy. Police say he jumped a curb and crashed into the optician’s shop as he attempted to reverse.

damaged optician store
Robert Boover has owned the damaged optical store on the West Esplanade in Kenner for 28 years.

Damaged interior of an optics store
“Looks like a bomb went off there, but it was actually a small car that destroyed the place,” Boover said.

“Looks like a bomb went off there, but it was actually a small compact car that destroyed the place,” shopkeeper Robert Boover told the outlet amid the destruction.

Footage showed the badly damaged white sedan speeding away, the front bumper missing and the rear barely holding on.

“Obviously he was panicking so it would have been nice if he’d stayed, but Kenner’s police caught him,” Boover said. “I think he just panicked.”

Damaged car flees from the scene of the accident
According to police, they were able to stop the man as he tried to drive forward and exit the parking lot.

Damaged interior of an optics store
According to police, the 78-year-old driver may have been suffering from a medical episode.

Miraculously, no one was injured in the incident.

Police said the driver may have suffered a medical incident because he was disoriented and unable to answer their questions.

No charges have been filed and the accident is still under investigation.


JACLYN DIAZ is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. JACLYN DIAZ joined USTimeToday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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