Monday, December 01, 2008

News from Texas

San Antonio, to be exact:

A man who rammed his truck into a woman's vehicle on a highway early Friday [Nov. 28] told authorities he crashed into her while going more than 100 mph because God told him "she needed to be taken off the road."


"He just said God said she wasn't driving right, and she needed to be taken off the road," Bexar County Sheriff's Office spokesman Kyle Coleman said in the online edition of the San Antonio Express-News. "God must have been with them, 'cause any other time, the severity of this crash, it would have been a fatal."

The pickup driver did not tell police how the woman was driving. Police could not find alcohol or drugs in either driver.

A psychiatric evaluation has been ordered for the man.
Emphasis added.

It was good to be back among my people, yes indeed.

UPDATE: It occurs to me that the man's rationale for ramming the woman's vehicle could be usefully adapted to fit other circumstances--such as my own as the end of the semester approaches: "God says you're not writing right and that you'd benefit from retaking this class."

"Let go, let God," indeed.


Doc said...

you know, Texas is just too damned big.

Trihardist said...

I shudder to think what God might be telling antagonistic motorists about me when I'm riding my bicycle.

Ashley said...

Your take on the writing aspect... hilarious!