Friday, November 25, 2005

Car Courtesy Kills

Canadians, with some exceptions, are cautious and polite drivers, which is why this is such a sad tale of self sacrifice. Obviously they need a better traffic infrastructure in Afgahanistan, some traffic lights or at least a traffic cop or two.
Canadian soldier swerved to avoid collision: sources
Ottawa — The accident that killed a Canadian soldier in Afghanistan on Thursday occurred when the driver of his armoured vehicle swerved to avoid a head-on collision with an oncoming car, The Canadian Press has learned.

Military sources said the LAV-3 — its inherent tippiness exaggerated by armour plates added recently to protect soldiers from explosions — rolled over after a civilian car with no headlights suddenly appeared out of the dark.

"It was a reaction by a driver who at the last second had to make a move to avoid a collision with an oncoming car that had no headlights on."

Now had this been an American military patrol the civilians would have been crushed.

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