05 June 2008

Tragic Bike Accident

I got this in an email from my cousin Roy who is based in McAllen, Texas. He told me about this accident that happened just a mere 60 miles away from him, on the other side of the US-Mexico border.

He said that the local people there sort of look down on the Mexicans Hispanics, not because of racism or anything but more often than not because of stupid things like this happening.

A first look at the picture reminded me of those Looney Tunes or Tom&Jerry cartoons where people were sent spraying all over the place like when a 16-pounder bowling ball crashing into the pins at full throttle.

It was funny then but it is horrifying here for these are real people that were sent flying into the air.

Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you look at this), there was only 1 fatality. All because of a drugged-up drunk falling asleep at the wheel. Brilliant.

The fact that the cyclists weren't able to get out of the way in time, even when the cyclists were facing the car (i.e. they were not run over from behind and hence the lack of reaction time), comes to show how fast the car was going at them. Now imagine the impact of the crash at that kind of speed. Earlier I mentioned Spitland's Chery QQ car with a EURONCAP of ZERO-star rating. Bicycles are going to be even worse. Ouch.

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1. JOhn left...
Thursday, 5 June 2008 11:48 am
wow, that looks pretty painful, sadly there was a fatality. sucks

2. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 5 June 2008 1:38 pm :: 
Hi JOhn: Welcome to the blog. I think the word "painful" would have been an understatement. And yeah, it sucks to suffer a fatality. A life gone as a result of someone else's mistake. Real shitty.

3. THB left...
Thursday, 5 June 2008 2:01 pm ::
Hope that dumbass get hanged or wat.

4. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 5 June 2008 2:19 pm :: 
THB: I don't think he will get the death sentence but he sure is going to be put away for a long long time as somebody's girlfriend in the prison.

5. aloe left...
Friday, 6 June 2008 10:06 am
The accident looks Painful. It's actually quite lucky that there is only one fatality despite the 'flying bodies' shown in the picture.

6. JayWalk left...
Friday, 6 June 2008 10:12 am :: 
Aloe: Yeah, lucky for the other survivors. Unlucky for the one unfortunate victim.

7. akk left...
Wednesday, 11 June 2008 11:43 am
look down? The driver is American ploughing into Mexican cyclists....who's the idiot?

8. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 11 June 2008 12:31 pm :: 
Akk: My bad, I mistakenly the word "Mexican" to describe a Hispanice person. Sorry. Entry duly amended.

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