You may remember back in September of 1946, OK so it was 2007, I wrote a little ditty called Taking The Tunes On The Road. I've actually been meaning to write this follow-up for some time now, so here goes:
Back on May 13, 2008 four people were killed in a helicopter crash. The catch, you ask since you read enough to know there is always a catch, is this; the pilot and two people were in the helicopter at the time. It appears the fourth was Isaiah Otieno, 23, a student at the College of the Rockies. Apparently he was walking and wearing an iPod or similar and did not hear the falling Bell 206 helicopter that was crashing to the ground. Sadly it came in low and he was dragged for 10 to 15 meters before being trapped under it. Even more sad is the obvious fact that he died. This had me thinking though. If this type of inevitable occurrence is to happen, isn't it really better you don't see, or hear, it coming? I know if I'm going to get road pancaked by one of the locals Lexus SUV's I don't think I want to hear it coming. So might it actually be in your best interest to wear that iPod on the road? Just trying to be devils advocate here.
3 months ago