Monday, July 19, 2010

Nettie a menace behind the wheel

From the NY Post:

An 86-year-old state assemblywoman is being sued for causing a car crash that "severely" injured a Queens pedestrian.

Democratic lawmaker Nettie Mayersohn of Queens drove her 2005 Mazda bearing NYS Assembly plates into another car at 164th Street and 67th Avenue in Flushing on July 3, a new lawsuit alleges.

The force of that collision sent the other vehicle — a 1998 Lexus — careening into 74-year-old pedestrian Sebastiana Cabrera, the court papers say.

Cabrera sustained "severe and serious personal injuries," according to the lawsuit, which was filed Monday in Queens Supreme Court.

The suit, which seeks unspecified damages, accuses Mayersohn of "carelessness, negligence, gross negligence and recklessness" in causing the crash.

Mayersohn was unhurt in her crash.

"We’re in litigation. I really can’t say anything," she said yesterday.


Anonymous said...

The New York State Assembly has never been the same since Gerdi Lipshulz retired.

Nettie Mayersohn is but a pale immitation.

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't Nettie be in a nursing home? She's 89 years old. Is this the best the NYS Assembly can come up with? Why is she still driving at the ripe old age of 89?

Anonymous said...

I agree!

There should be a retirement age limit for pols!


Anonymous said...

There is a certain age above which no sane person will sit down behind the wheel. And that age is around 75.

Anonymous said...

some senior citizens in their 75 plus years have the physical and mental capability to drive vehicles responsibly.

i have not had a violation in 10 years or more.

my mother even would praise me ,when she was alive.

some of us can even keep the mis- information comments honest on this site.

Anonymous said...

Mayersohn got reelected unopposed in 7 of the past 8 elections. Even Russian elections offer more choices than Assembly District 27.

Seymour S. said...

I would have everyone reapply for a new license upon retirement age, or upon reaching 70 or 75 years of age. Mandate an hour long refresher classroom course, then a vision and road test. I don't think this is too much to ask for in order to help keep everyone safe.

Anonymous said...

the driver education course for the t.l.c is one six hour session,every three years. drug and medical exam. every year.

this should apply to 70 plus senior motorists.

btw ,you need a phd. to drive in Manhattan today.
bloomberg's admin. signing is out of control.