On the other hand, my landlord is 74 and got his car totaled by a young idiot driving at least 50mph in narrow village streets. The shock was violent enough that the Pug sent the Fiat 600 into a light pole on the other side of the intersection, and dropped its engine on the road.
Fortunately, my landlord escapes with bruises on the ribs, and that's it.
Knowing him and seeing how he doesn't drive over 25mph in these streets... If the intersection had been wider, he might have seen the guy coming, but in these narrow streets, a bozo arriving pedal to the metal will leave you no time to see him as you cross. Even if you did watch, he'll arrive in a dead angle.
Oh, cream on top, the young guy has no insurance. Yet he was driving like a nut, almost killed my landlord, and potentially any pedestrian there could have been smashed to bits.
So, age is not always the issue.