Sunday, March 09, 2008

Cars People People Cars

Another terrible cycling death (or two) another set of headlines to help determine whether people drive cars or cars drive people. In Cupertino two cyclists are killed by either a sheriff's vehicle or a sheriff's deputy.

1:15pm Monday.

Cars drive people:

1. Sheriff's patrol car hits bicyclists, kills 2
2. Two bicyclists killed, third injured in crash with patrol car
3. Sheriff's Vehicle Strikes, Kills Cyclists
4. Deputy’s Car Hits Group of Cyclists, 2 Dead, 1 Seriously Injured
5. UPDATE: Sheriff's deputy patrol car strikes three bicyclists
6. 2 Cyclists Killed In S.Bay Crash With Deputy's Car
7. Two bicyclists killed, third injured in crash with patrol car
8. Two bicyclists struck and killed by sheriff's vehicle in Cupertino
9. Santa Clara deputy sheriff's car hits and kills 2 bicyclists
10. Two bicyclists struck and killed by sheriff's car on Stevens ...
11. California Police Car Hits And Kills Two Cyclists In Cupertino

People drive cars:

1. NorCal Deputy Crashes Into Cyclists, Kills 2
2. Deputy Crashes Into Cyclists In South Bay, Kills 2
3. Police report an officer accidentally killed 2 cyclists. No ...
4. Cupertino officer plows cyclists, two dead
5. Deputy hits cyclists, at least 1 dead
6. Sheriff's deputy hits cyclists, killing 2
7. Two bicyclists killed in crash with sheriff's deputy
8. California Sheriff's Deputy Kills 2 Bicyclists during Patrol

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Thanks Google News.

5 comments:

Marrock said...

Odd, I was always under the impression that cars couldn't do much without someone behind the wheel.

I wonder is mine used to run off without my knowledge and do stupid things like that.

The Woulfes said...

I thought the headline #3 in people drive cars is going on to say "...No...[charges filed?]" But the actual headline isn't much better. A cop crosses a centerline and kills someone and no toxicology is ordered? What a world we live in.

sans auto said...

If I wasn't afraid that someone was going to run me down and then get off without any charges against them, I would think this was funny.

this single spark said...

This is tragic and the difference in headlines is very interesting.

Not surprised that no toxicology is ordered. We had a similar case here where an officer was driving his truck home after a night of partying (at which he says he hadn't had anything to drink for many hours before he got behind the wheel, but fell asleep because he had been up so late) and he ran over a woman in a small convertible who was stopped at a red light. That's going on three summers ago and the court case and inquest is still ongoing. Of course, blood tests were not taken.

That's the end of my comment. Just getting mad writing about it, so I'll leave it there.

this single spark said...

This is tragic and the difference in headlines is very interesting.

Not surprised that no toxicology is ordered. We had a similar case here where an officer was driving his truck home after a night of partying (at which he says he hadn't had anything to drink for many hours before he got behind the wheel, but fell asleep because he had been up so late) and he ran over a woman in a small convertible who was stopped at a red light. That's going on three summers ago and the court case and inquest is still ongoing. Of course, blood tests were not taken.

That's the end of my comment. Just getting mad writing about it, so I'll leave it there.