OK, so the barrier failed, but that doesn’t mean the investigation should.

November 27th, 2007

All the discussions about a crash that killed two teenagers last Friday seem to center on the fact that the median barrier failed to keep the car from crossing into oncoming traffic and hitting a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction.

But not much of it has questioned why the driver failed to keep the car from crossing into oncoming traffic.

Should we look at why the barrier failed to do its job?

Of course.

But we shouldn’t hide behind the barrier when it comes to finding out why a car full of teenagers, tadalafil viagra none of whom seemed to be wearing their seat belts, suddenly crossed into oncoming traffic on a typical Friday afternoon.

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  • 1. Pete Fanning  |  November 27th, 2007 at 7:42 am

    It is a tragedy, to be sure. We should NOT be quick to make assumptions. It could have been ANYTHING, from a blown left front tire that caused the car to careen to the left (which, believe it or not, has happened to me once before in my early Navy life), or other factors…..perhaps a blown motor or some leaky fluid that got under the tires….unless we see the accident report ourselves we won’t know for sure….

    This surely does not excuse the non-use of seat belts, if what investigators believe is true….as you know I’m a BIG proponent of seat belt use even more so now….

  • 2. Elliot  |  November 27th, 2007 at 8:21 am

    I agree, Pete. I’m not assuming anything.

    Mechanical failure, interference from another vehicle, an animal in the road… all are possibilities.

    But I think it’s important to find out what caused the crash and not just focus on the failure of the barrier.

  • 3. Aaron  |  November 27th, 2007 at 9:26 pm

    Try to understand the barrier’s point of view.

    It was only trying to do it’s job.

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