Sunday, July 15, 2007
Sick, Sad World
Here are some tidbits from stuff you won't see on CNN.
The Huston Chronicle reports that in May, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Josh Hancock was killed in a car wreck. He was reportedly drunk, speeding, not wearing a seat belt, and talking on his cell phone when he plowed into a parked tow truck that was in the process of helping another motorist on I-64 that night. Seems pretty clear that Hancock himself was at fault, but his father is now suing the tow truck company, the motorist who was being helped, and the restaurant that sold Hancock the booze.
The Kentucky Enquirer reports, again from May, that 20 year old Andres Vasquez, of Verona Kentucky, called 911 to report that someone had 'thrown' his truck on top of him. It took a while for the operator to finally get Vasquez to admit that he had been drinking, and flipped his truck on his own. He was suspended, upside-down, and kept passing out. The operator wanted to send help, but when asked where he was his only response was 'under the *%$!ing truck!' Eventually she got him to give her some more useful information, and he was rescued.
And finally, in the 'here's another reason to avoid this stuff' category, a woman was killed at a Christian music festival yesterday when the Air Glory ride, a bungee-based ride that pulls riders hanging from a harness up a couple of hundred feet in the air then releases them, broke and dropped her 45 feet to her death. The festival continued, but with 'more mellow worship songs' after the accident.
Have a happy Sunday, y'all.