No truth to rumors that drunken Bookmobile driver is to blame
summertime, school is out, and kids everywhere are being shipped off to
the library to enrich their minds with . . . the sounds of a seven-car
pileup in the parking lot? In Norwood, Massachusetts, it appears that
just such an unusual soundtrack enlivened Monday morning's reading
What could cause such carnage at the local library?
Was everyone rushing to be the first to browse the August issue of
National Geographic? Is there an eighth Harry Potter book hitting
shelves that we never knew about, perhaps?
Actually, no. It appears,
according to the Daily News Transcript, that an 81-year-old library patron smashed into 6 other cars all by himself on his way out of the lot. He must have had some killer summer beach novels
that he simply had to get home and start in on right away. Or, it could
be that, as the driver claims, he simply accidentally hit the gas
instead of the brake, accelerating into a row of cars as a result. Police
say that they have turned the matter over to the Registry of Motor
Vehicles, and that while no criminal charges were being reported, the
RMV might revoke the man's driver's license. At least a few library
staffers, several of whose cars were among the casualties, will no
doubt be lobbying for a similar revocation of his library card.
perhaps those librarians should not be too bitter. After all, they do
have, right at hand, an invaluable free resource to help them through
this trying time. Let's see . . . here it is: Automobile Repair, Dewey
Decimal subject number 629.987.