Saturday, June 25, 2005

(Really) Dumb luck

Some people just have all the luck. Even the ones who should be victims of Darwin's theory of natural selection. This entry is about one of those people.

A woman, eastbound on the boulevard that runs right in front of my place of work, had apparently spent a little too much time at the mall and was in a big hurry to get back home. In her haste, she blasted through a red light and clipped a car carrying an older couple.

As she clipped the car, she swerved and hit a power pole; this tossed the car into a roll, forcefully ejecting her from the vehicle onto the pavement. The car rolled three more times before landing on its roof, barely recognizable as a car.

When the police showed up about three minutes after the accident, they were surprised to find that the woman was conscious and was attempting to sit up. Her back, shoulders, and forearms were fairly severely lacerated, but she was alive. The car had virtually no roof as it was crushed completely into the passenger compartment.

Policeman: "This is crazy. She was lucky beyond belief. If she would have been wearing her seatbelt, which would have been the smart thing, she would have been dead. Of course, the smart thing would have been that she didn't run the light."

Fortunately, the other couple was not badly hurt. They were wearing their seatbelts. The front bumper of their car was sheared off by the idiot's car, and there was some other body damage, but considering the speed of the impact, it could have been much worse for them.

At any rate, idiot woman should have been dead, but her incredible luck left her with merely a trip to the hospital. I wonder if the bitch played the lottery today. If she didn't, she should have. Or maybe she did play and this was the luck that was meted out to her instead of the lottery winnings.


At 7:10 PM, June 26, 2005, Blogger Jess said...

This is a good example of why you should drive, even when you just go from your office across the street to Target. In something like this, you wouldn't be able to run fast enough to get out of the way. At least in the car, you'd have the seatbelt, airbags and outer metal of the car to save your life. So use the car, Bokey, PLEASE!

At 1:34 PM, July 11, 2005, Blogger no milk said...

it's incredible how people can be so careless driving. i often find myself being distracted and careless as well, and i am very lucky not to have been in an accident like this!


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