What were they thinking?!?!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by FrankenScagMachines, May 13, 2003.

  1. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Messages: 4,739

    Found this in my paper today (Indiana):

    Mower accident kills 1
    BRISTOL- Two men riding a lawn mower down the center of a highway at night were rear-ended by a semitrailer, killing one of the men.
    James L Arthur Jr., 23, and David C Bartley, 22, both of Goshen, were driving the garden tractor down the center of Indiana 15 with no lights or reflectors when the accident occured, sheriff's investigators said.
    Elkhart County coroner Dr. Jeff Landrum said Arthur died from injuries to the head and chest.
    The semitrailer driver, identified as Cecil D. Miller, 60, of Akron, was uninjured. Miller told investigators he did not see the garden tractor until the last second, and was unable to avoid rear-ending it.

    I think they qualify for, and deserve, a Darwin Award!!!!!!!
  2. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,457

    That's just it, they weren't thinking.
  3. HarryD

    HarryD LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,068

    I'm sure drugs and alcohol were involved. Pretty sad :(
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    That's why I've said it before, and I'll say it it again. I cannot emphasize enough. If you're gonna drive your garden tractor down the freeway, make sure you have all your lights working properly!:rolleyes:
  5. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,445

    I don't think this post is in good taste guys---especially if that happened recently.
  6. snowplowjay

    snowplowjay LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    Stupidity kills.

    Be Safe, Be Happy and youll live a lot longer

  7. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Messages: 1,557

    Natural Selection
  8. simple answer:drinkup: :drinkup: :drinkup: :drinkup:
  9. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,386

    We had a accident similiar to that a while back. Guy was riding his bicycle home from the tavern decided to try riding on the interstate. Well, a semi went to pass a car, when the semi got into the passing lane he found the guy on the bicycle. Needless to say the semi couldn't avoid hitting him, pretty gruesome. Sometimes it amazes me how stupid people get when they are drunk.
  10. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,698

    Survival of the fitest and apparently they weren't fit to drive.

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