Monday, 29 March 2021

But No Common Sense..?

"Callum crammed a lot of fun, love and hard work into his 21 years."

Sadly, his leisure time was the problem... 

A series of tyre marks on the road showed that Callum had started to lose control of the car as he approached the turning where he crashed.
"They show the vehicle is starting to rotate as it's going at a speed too high to try and negotiate the bend," a representative for Sussex Police told the inquest.
"It mounted the verge, hit two lamp posts and came to rest 100 metres from the bend. There was no evidence at all of braking."
He added: "If he had been travelling within the speed limit and giving due care and attention, I believe he would have been able to negotiate that bend."
Brighton and Hove coroner Veronica Hamilton Deeley recorded the cause of death as "unsurvivable head and brain injuries due to a road traffic collision". She also noted the "presence of alcohol at 227mg per 100ml of blood" as a contributing factor.

Darwin strikes again! 


Anonymous said...

So sad when a young life ends needlessly. However, as a recent graduate from university, it shows that there is often, still, a wide gap between education and intelligence. No mention of how much the passengers had had to drink, but you would think that, at least one of them, would have prevented him driving. No winners in this situation.

Anonymous said...

I suppose it is one way of not paying back your student loan.

MrMC said...

Neuroscientists are confirming what car rental places already figured out — the brain doesn't fully mature until age 25. Up until this age, the prefrontal cortex — the part of the brain that helps curb impulsive behavior — is not yet fully developed.

JuliaM said...

"So sad when a young life ends needlessly."

Darwin will have his tribute. And he's a greedy god.

"I suppose it is one way of not paying back your student loan."


"...the brain doesn't fully mature until age 25. "

I think that's still a bit too young, factoring in the behaviour of some.