Monday, November 9, 2009

Trucker plummets off S-Curve

Dear Friends,

This story made me sick.
At 3:30 a.m. a big-rig lost control on the S-curve of the San Francisco Bay Bridge and plummeted over the side, falling 200 feet to Yerba Buena Island. Needless to say, the driver is dead.

The officer interviewed for the article blamed "speed" for the 42 crashes in the S-curve portion of the span since it opened on September 8th. I blame incompetence.

Our society is quickly sinking to the lowest common denominator. We don't place blame where it belongs. We don't call things what they are. This is a dangerous, slippery slope with serious repercussions. The S-curve design is idiotic. Flashing lights and "Reduce Speed" warnings obviously cannot overcome the danger. 42 accidents in a little over two months proves that.

Grossly over budget, late and poorly constructed, the Bay Bridge has cost the tax payers of California enough in time and money, and now a hard-working man has paid with his life.

This is what happens when unaccountable bureaucrats are in charge. Sorry, I still don't want these people anywhere near my health care.

More on that in just a bit.

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