Here’s another one for “Sick, Sad World.” A 21-year-old woman in Georgia, Jessica Bruce, was clocked doing 85 mph in a 65 mph zone on Wednesday night. A police vehicle turned on its lights, but Jessica refused to pull over, starting a high speed chase. The chase ended with her hitting a car, spinning into oncoming traffic, and causing a pile-up. All signs point to her being drunk at the time of the incident. Jessica is physically fine; however, the baby she was carrying isn’t. Once she is released from the hospital, authorities plan to charge her with “feticide by vehicle,” which carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in jail. Another driver involved in the crash is in the hospital, too. This case is sad on so many levels. All I have to say is, taking the speeding ticket would have been a much, much better idea. [ABC News] Keep reading »
Robert Pattinson was hit by a taxi yesterday in New York City, while he was running from crazed fans who had gathered to catch a glimpse of him filming “Remember Me.” Although the cab clipped him, he was not hurt and sauntered away—much like the invincible, sexy vampire that he is.
This all went down on East 12th Street…which is where I live! This is all the proof I need, we are definitely getting married some day. Maybe he was even running towards my apartment to propose? It’s okay, Rob, I’ll wait. Is it just me, or does it seem like he may be turning into our generation’s Princess Diana? Everyone leave my man alone. [People] Keep reading »
This is some sad news. DJ A.M. (real name: Adam Goldstein), best known as Nicole Richie’s ex-fiance, and Travis Barker, of the band Blink-182 were involved in a very serious plane crash early this morning in South Carolina. Both are being treated for serious burns, but are alive. Unfortunately, four others in the private jet were not as lucky, and were killed with the plane crashed and caught fire. One of those killed was Chris Baker, Barker’s assistant.
The group was flying on the private jet in an effort to get back to California quickly after Goldstein and Barker played a show because Baker had just found out his wife had gone into labor. Barker promised to get him home as quickly as possible to be with her — freaking tragic. The two pilots, as well as Barker’s bodyguard, were also killed. Barker and Goldstein are being treated for their burn injuries and are in critical, but stable condition. [DListed]
UPDATE: Apparently the note above about Chris Baker’s wife being in labor is total poppycock. Keep reading »
Two teenage girls were seriously injured when they were hit by a freight train in Lebanon, Maine. The two apparently were sunbathing on the train trestle when they were hit. One of the girls suffered an amputated ankle while the other’s leg was amputated just below the knee. Police aren’t sure why the girls didn’t hear the train coming, but as a seasoned tanner, I suspect the heavy duty smell of baby oil lulled them into a Vitamin D coma. Happens all the time to me, that’s why I tan on my roof, not in the middle of the freeway. [WMUR.com] Keep reading »
This year the toll of those hurt by Valentineâ€™s Day is already ticking. With a week to go, hordes of lovelorn men and women have desperately â€œlost controlâ€, and so did a professional driver in Chicago yesterday. A tanker truck, full of chocolate, toppled over and slid across the highway injuring three people. Just like a single galâ€™s sanity around this time, the truck was dangling by a thread off the side of the Skyway Bridge. Unfortunately, none of the chocolate spilled out, because Iâ€™m sure some PMSinâ€™ ladies would have been happy to lick up that accident. Instead, a special wreckage crew has been sent to clean up the mess made by the leaking diesel fuel. Ah, nothing says â€œI Love Youâ€ quite like chocolate — or crashing and burning. [Chicago Sun Times]
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If your boyfriend’s a bad driver—hell, even if your cabbie seems to think he’s auditioning for future installment of The Fast and the Furious — just start talking about your glorious Cover Girl Continuous Color Lipstick in Mauvelicious. Or the new chairs Design Within Reach Chairs you’re lusting over. A study by German and Swedish researchers showed that men drove slower when they heard neutral or feminine words, rather than manly stuff like “beard” and “muscles.” Just don’t start talking to him about really girly stuff, like the black lace bra you’re wearing, because then he might drive right off the road. [Sydney Morning Herald] Keep reading »