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Pleasanton driver selects wrong gear, crashes into Cosmo's Barber Shop on First Street

Original post made on Jan 15, 2011

Cosmo's Barber Shop in the Pleasanton Center closed early today, and with good reason.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, January 15, 2011, 6:37 PM

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Posted by Leah
a resident of Fairlands Elementary School
on Jan 15, 2011 at 7:04 pm

I was at the Medicine Shop Next Door when this happened. My Mom was sitting in the car 1 parking lot away from where the elderly man ran his Maroon Colored Car into the doorways. You can hear the Skreaching of the Brakes and BOOOM n Shatters! Everyone went out to make sure everyone was OK Luckily and called 911! Pleasanton Police Officers came right away. Man look startled and maybe embarrassed. A gentleman offered him a seat but he refused and mentioned that he was OK.


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Posted by old person
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Jan 15, 2011 at 7:51 pm

My pick-up was destroyed in San Jose in a parkingf lot on Wednesday by a 96 year old man who fled the scene only to t-bone another car in an intersection and send his wife, the other driver and himself to the hospital. He put his car in reverse and floored it . Gladly my wife and I were not in our truck.


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Posted by Johnny
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jan 15, 2011 at 8:17 pm

I was there at about 5, picking up a burger from Bob's. I was thinking, "That guy musta been REALLY unhappy with his hair cut!"


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Posted by Ray Rice
a resident of Downtown
on Jan 15, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Pittsburgh made Cosmo's day because they covered. Lol. Glad no one was hurt.


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Posted by 2bits
a resident of Downtown
on Jan 16, 2011 at 12:01 am

I hair no one was hurt but it was a close shave and police are still combing the scene.


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Posted by Jo
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 16, 2011 at 7:12 am

At some age, individuals should have to take a driving test every year in order to renew their license. I believe the elderly present as much a threat of reckless driving as teenagers.


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Posted by Mr Cranky
a resident of Downtown
on Jan 16, 2011 at 8:44 am

If we all had a crystal implanted in the palms of our hand to notify us when we turn 30 so we could be terminated, these kinds of problems wouldn't occur.


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Posted by Gertrude
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 17, 2011 at 12:38 am

After age 75 no one should be driving anymore.


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Posted by Tango
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Jan 17, 2011 at 8:44 am

Gertrude, Someday you will turn 70. You just wait and see if you are willing to give up driving. I am 71 and I still consider myself young. I have seen people that are younger than me, get into accidents. My husband and I where almost side swiped by someone pulling out of a side street and trying to share the lane we were already in. the person didn't look. If my husband had not been able to move over a lane or slam on the breaks, we would all be in the hospital. This person looked to be in their early 30s. It is not the age of the driver that counts it is their ability. I do agree that some kind of driving test should be given, but the state has no money to do it and the DMV is so crowded now a person could die just waiting to take the test.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 17, 2011 at 9:28 am

Not all older people are dangerous drivers, but many of them are.

The solution, imo, is that once you turn 70, you should be required to pass the driving test again every time you renew your license, it should not be an automatic thing. And license renewal should happen every two, not every four, years once you hit a certain age (70).

This should not be a problem, if a person is still a good driver, they can prove it by taking the test.


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Posted by Buzzed
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jan 17, 2011 at 9:37 am

It appears that Cosmo got clipped thiss time!


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Posted by What an idea:
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 17, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Drive thru Haircuts!
Wonder if the vacuum out your car when you are done?
And they'd need to pave the rear space.
A shame the Sunol Canyon train never got the tracks back in place.


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Posted by Not So Sure
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 19, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Statistically, senior citizens are vary safe drivers...that's why their insurance rates are so low. Of course, there will always be the unexpected accident that occurred at Cosmos but then...how many accidents are cause by 30 something guys who are speeding or mothers who are distracted with their kids.


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Posted by tango
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Jan 20, 2011 at 7:04 pm

Right On Not so sure!! It is not the age of the driver but the skill of the driver.


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