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Wednesday, September 10, 2008


That’s right, it is time for another installment of The Darwin Awards.

(July 16, 2008, Italy) Ivece Plattner, 68, was queued at a traffic light in his Porsche Cayenne sportscar. Before one reaches the light, there is a railroad crossing. As you might imagine, given Murphy's law, a train was coming.

The man did not let the queue progress forward far enough before he crossed the railroad. The safety bars came down, leaving the Porsche trapped on the rails. It took the driver awhile to realize he was stuck, according to witnesses. Finally, he jumped from the car and started to run -- toward the oncoming train, waving his arms in an attempt to save his car!

The attempt was successful. The car received less damage than its owner. He was pushed hard enough to land 30 meters away, and attempts to revive him were unsuccessful.



At 7:49 AM, Blogger lime said...

some people have no sense of self-preservation do they?

At 10:21 PM, Blogger Breazy said...

Now I have a love of cars but not like this guy.

I have to agree with Lime on this.

Have a great day!

At 10:11 AM, Blogger Carrie said...

See? Boys and their cars. Jeez.


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