There are many videos on the internet of the disastrous consequence of running
a red light or stop sign. The one above, while appearing to be deadly, did
not kill either the people in the car, nor the pedestrian.
info on this video)
The two people in this car, running from police over a stolen lawn mower
in their truck, did not survive this crash.
Do we really have to cover why you pull over for the police??
Never assume oncoming drivers will obey the light.
This happened in Missouri and cost 4 people their lives
According to internet reports, both driver and passenger survived this crash
thanks to the extra safety gear rally drivers have.
Stop signs and traffic lights are not put on roadways to hinder you. They
are there to protect you from deadly intersections. Let them.
Think it can't happen to you?
On November 6, 1963, a 17 year old girl and her friend were driving on
a road when she missed a
sign doing about 50 mph, and struck another car. That car was driven by 17
year old Michael Dutton Douglas, a local high school athlete and well liked
student. Upon being hit broadside, Michael was thrown from his car and died
immediately. The crash was witnessed by his father, who had been following
in another car. The girls were rushed to a local hospital, where they were
treated for minor injuries. An investigation determined it was an unfortunate
accident, and no charges were filed. It was a tragedy that many small American
towns have, and will, experience nearly everyday.
For years now, there have been many that have tried to make a lot more of
this particular accident. In reality, it only took a second of not paying
attention, to make a deadly mistake. A young man was dead, and another was
left with the guilt of taking another's life. To this day, that young girl
refuses to talk about the crash, even with close friends. That young girl's
name is Laura Welch, better known today as First Lady Laura Bush.
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