An “extremely confused” elderly motorist was captured on now-viral video going the wrong way on a busy Massachusetts highway — narrowly avoiding several crashes in a snowstorm Sunday night.
Miraculously, nobody was injured during the harrowing ordeal and when the 76-year-old man finally stopped his car, he told authorities he “did not know where he was.”
The man drove a 2015 Toyota Corolla for miles and had several near crashes with drivers traveling the correct way on Interstate-93 in Boston, according to footage posted online and reports.
The driver only stopped when state highway snow plow trucks were positioned near an exit to block the Corolla from rolling any further, police told Boston 25.
Before that, the driver, who was not identified, casually cruised south in the north bound’s left lane as other cars zipped by him, some honking their horns, according to the footage posted on Instagram.
About ten 911 calls flooded in to report the erratic driver, police told Masslive.com.
When state police spoke to the driver, the man, from the city of Lynn, was “extremely confused and stated that he did not know where he was,” officials told Boston 25.
Police determined he was dealing with an underlying health condition and wasn’t impaired.
The senior citizen’s car was towed to a police barracks in South Boston and the man was picked up by a friend.
“Troopers spoke to the man’s friend about his erratic operation as a result of his medical conditions,” said police, per the television station.
“A Trooper cited the man for a wrong way violation and issued an immediate threat notice with the RMV to have his license suspended.”