Six months ago, Alabama man Chance Bothe had a revelation: "I need to quit texting," he texted (while driving), "because I could die in a car accident." Bothe then accidentally drove off a cliff.
Fortunately, Bothe's crash wasn't fatal -- but after a broken neck, skull fractures, and brain injuries, you can bet he's no longer interested in on-the-go messaging.
They just need to understand, don't do it. Don't do it. It's not worth losing your life. I went to my grandmother's funeral not long ago, and I kept thinking, it kept jumping into my head, I'm surprised that's not me up in that casket. I came very close to that, to being gone forever.
Ray Dolin recently set out to hitchhike across the U.S. as research for a memoir called The Kindness of America. Naturally, he was shot -- partway through his adventure -- in a random drive-by, while waiting for a ride on the shoulder of a highway in Montana.
Dolin's now recovering, and authorities picked up his assailant four hours after the shooting.
"It's totally random," said local Sheriff Glen Meier. "These two gentlemen did not know each other. They'd never seen each other and we don't know of a motive. We don't know why this happened."
No word on whether the book will retain its title.
This Is All Kinds Of Unfortunate of the Day: 48-year-old Gainesville resident Debra Oberlin was arrested for driving under the influence after registering a .234 and .239 on breath alcohol tests -- significantly above Florida's legal limit of .08.
Oh, did I mention that Ms. Oberlin is the former president of the Gainesville chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving?