It’s bad enough if you DWA. But if you also DWF at the same time, a surefire disaster lurks around the corner.
A 24 year old Chinese female driver from Chongqing killed 9 people, and injured 23 after she panicked, because she allegedly heard a car horn. She rammed a group of spectators standing on an overpass to watch aircraft at Shenzhen Baoan International Airport land and take off. Granted, it was unsafe of the people to stand on that bridge in the first place, but that doesn’t lessen the female driver’s responsibility for their deaths.
Among the victims were grandparents and their grandchildren whom they took there to watch the show of planes from up close. Some of the victims were knocked over the edge of the overpass and fell to their deaths on the road below.
The driver’s boyfriend, who was with her in the car and was himself seriously injured in the crash, told Shenzhen police that she had panicked when she heard cars sounding horns behind her. I guess that sounds less incriminating than “She was texting on her cell phone“.
Here’s the video of her plowing those people:
And the video of two people landing on the ground after being knocked over the highway ramp: