Sunday, April 19, 2009

"Passenger sitting on ledge of car door dies after driver loses control and crashes"

This is a strange and deadly practice. Don't do it.

On Interstate 35, San Antonio Police say 43-year-old Richard Hayes hit several vehicles before exiting at San Marcos Street.

His passenger was sitting on the door ledge when Hayes lost control and crashed.

The passenger was treated at Brooke Army Medical Center, but later died.

(from KENS-5)

But the first line of the news story is a bit strange, too.
A wreckless driver faces intoxication manslaughter charges.

A simple dictionary search will show that reckless is the word that means a complete disregard for the consequences of one's actions, and it is undoubtedly the word the writer of this story meant to use. The only proper response to the first sentence as written is to say, "Not any more."

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