Man, 91, Backs Car Out of Closed Garage, Bucket List Complete
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You may think senior citizens are bad drivers, but you’d hard-pressed to find one who drives poorly on purpose, just to accomplish a goal.
Walter Thomas, 91, of Woodstock, Ill., managed to cross off the one and only item on his bucket list last weekend when he crashed a car through a closed garage door.
Thomas, with his grandson in the passenger seat, donned a helmet for protection and then gunned the donated SUV in reverse for an epic crash like you usually see in silly teen comedies.
The garage was scheduled to be torn down, so he actually helped to get the ball rolling.
Why exactly did Thomas want to pull off the stunt? It’s hard to describe, but it’s something that’s always appealed to him, as he told WGN. “Every time I back out of the garage, I think about backing through the door,” he said.
Way to go, Walter. When we’re 91, our goal will be not to drool. You win.