Saturday, April 21, 2007





A BOLIVIAN VIRGINIA TECH


DRUNKEN DRIVER IN COCHABAMBA & CRAZED KILLER AT VIRGINIA TECH CLAIM MORE THAN 60 LIVES

The bus driver, groggy from alcohol & driving at top speed, could not make a fast enough turn at a narrow curve on the road to Cochabamba. He lost control of the vehicle and sent several to their deaths. Seems that he was seen, twice, dozing off at the wheel.

The bus flew over the precipice, flipped in mid-air, smashed against the ravine and crashed headlong into an abyss, 87 meters deep. People were flung from the windows. Some of the bodies, crushed by the impact of the bus’s twisted metal on the rocks, were strewn all over. The tragedy claimed 35 lives and left 25 injured; some of the injured are in serious condition. Rescue teams arrived 30 minutes after the accident. The incident, in taking place on the day after the shootings at Virginia Tech, was a grim reminder of our vulnerability to evil and plain irresponsibility.

Questions are now beginning to surface: Why was a driver under the influence of alcohol allowed to drive a commercial bus? Sadly, tragedies, involving drunken drivers are not uncommon in Bolivia. Bus drivers, involved in long city to city journeys are supposed to submit to urine tests.

The Virginia Tech gunman, a mentally sick person, fit the profile of someone disturbed enough to commit acts of violence. Was he allowed to study in the university without any controls or supervision? And, for the crying out loud, how did a schizophrenic get access to guns and so much ammunition?

LORD, SAVE US FROM OURSELVES.


1 comment:

blogapastor said...

60 altogether in the bus - one of those overcrowded economy fares?