Thursday, October 26, 2006

And On The Topic of Death From Above

Riverside, CA

Some things are not designed to fly. Take car batteries, for instance. I'm sure that 30-year-old Shawn Kettlewell was awfully surprised when one came screaming out of the sky and hit him in the head on the 215 freeway.

Kevin Harville, the driver of the SUV from which the battery was launched, was chasing his girlfriend down the freeway in a car to car fight. Seems he tried to cut her off, but she slowed down and he plowed past her across four lanes of traffic, hit the guardrail and flipped into the northbound lanes.

The battery vaulted out from under the hood when he hit the guardrail and went straight through Kettlewell's windshield. Considering the likely speeds of both vehicles I suspect he didn't feel much when it hit. Small consolation to his family, I'm sure.

The San Bernardino DA's office is considering charging Harville with assault with a deadly weapon, attempted murder and second-degree murder.


angie said...

This story is decidedly unfunny...except for the car battery whistling through the air to land with a meaty thunk. Poor guy.

I can always count on your blog to leave me unsure whether to laugh or cry!

Stephen Blackmoore said...

Yeah, Angie, I feel the same way.

megadeth4ever8000 said...

dude that aint a lauphing matter. that was my friend and old drummer that died. he left behind an 11 year old son and the whole underground metal scene of the ie behind. your sick for even thinking that your gonna laugh