Saturday, August 13, 2005

not like I'm gonna forgo a seatbelt

But how many times have we heard stories like this one? (which happened last night here in San Jose):

"The victims were driving south in a 1992 BMW at 80 to 90 mph when their car veered to the left and hit the guardrail, and one passenger was ejected, said a California Highway Patrol spokesman. The car then erupted in flames as it came to rest in the middle of the freeway after wrecking 50 to 60 feet of guardrail. ``The car was just torn up,'' CHP spokesman Steve Perea said.
A passing motorist stopped and pulled the driver and one passenger to safety, but was unable to remove the other man from the burning car.
That man, identified as 19-year-old Eric Tuggle of Santa Clara, was pronounced dead at the scene....
The passenger pulled from the car, identified by the CHP as 18-year-old Vuong Hoan Vu of San Jose, suffered major burns and died later at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said....
The passenger ejected from the car, identified as Matthew Krieger, 18, of San Jose, was taken to Regional Medical Center, where he was listed in good condition Friday afternoon."

I want to trust the seatbelt. If only they came with sensors for "firey death crash" and would unclick to send people "safely" through the windsheild.


ro said...

damn you are funny

Anonymous said...

Technically that is incorrect. The third person who was ejected from the car is now in the hospital in critical condition suffering from physical trauma.