Saturday, November 3, 2012

It must be Darwin Award Season in Los Alamos

Two stories about lousy driving in the community. I suggest that if these people want to compete for the Darwin Award, they find a way to remove themselves from the gene pool** without endangering anyone else. Both stories from the Los Alamos Daily Post:


The Main Hill Road is closed due to an accident involving an overturned car.. Early reports indicate there are no serious injuries. The Los Alamos Police Department anticipates reopening the road around 2:30 p.m. today. Police informed the Los Alamos Daily Post at the scene that witnesses said the female driver lost control, hit the side wall and rolled her vehicle while driving aggressively and passing a car..
No injuries were reported in the one-car accident in which the teen's vehicle reportedly skidded across the two-lane road approximately 100 yards before spinning around and coming to a stop in front of the United Church of Los Alamos.

** In the spirit of Charles Darwin, the Darwin Awards commemorate individuals who protect our gene pool by making the ultimate sacrifice of their own lives. Darwin Award winners eliminate themselves in an extraordinarily idiotic manner, thereby improving our species' chances of long-term survival.


Anonymous said...

Award season is definitely here...

Today (Saturday)I witnessed a Chevy Avalanche come down the north side of "Conoco" hill fully in the bike lane traveling at something above 45 mph.

I keep seeing more and more folks talking on cell phones while driving. I'm also seeing more and more distracted walkers on Omega bridge (and other locations). 50% or more are listening to music, talking on cell phones, or playing with their smart phones. No situational awareness whatsoever.

These two crashes you describe are the scariest for a cyclist. They would be almost impossible to avoid if you in the wrong place at the wrong time. Most of the other stupid driver tricks can be anticipated and avoided if you are paying attention.

Be careful out there!


Anonymous said...

Everybody in this town is in a big, fat, fucking hurry to complete their seven-minute drive to and from home. That type of behavior must make their tiny dicks seem larger or their sagging tits and pear-shaped bodies seem more attractive somehow. Man is a bad animal.

Anonymous said...

Ya, maybe all true, but the biggest problem for the cyclist is the increasing distracted driving and even distracted walking. Cheaper and more prevalent smart phones is not helping. Where will it end? Oh, it probably won't. Darwin will prevail.