Elderly drivers' recent lapses of concentration, confusing the brake pedal with the gas: A Varnell, Ga., woman, 81, drove through the front office of an insurance agency (August).
A Wausau, Wis., man, 80, crashed through a wall of a Burger King (September) (and then got out and ordered breakfast).
A Cedar Rapids, Iowa, woman, described as "elderly," crashed into a dentist's office (August).
A woman, 76, drove through the front entrance of Massachusetts's Brockton Hospital (October) (killing the chief of radiation oncology and a receptionist).
A Soldotna, Alaska, woman, 73, crashed into a hair salon, knocking a customer across the room (November).
A Coral Springs, Fla., man, 71, drove through a back yard, went airborne over a swimming pool and crashed into the house (October).