Saturday, September 13, 2008

Careful driving important, including in Israel

Nadav Bukovza, 3 months old, was killed Thursday overnight when the car his family was traveling in slammed into a pole near the Tashor junction in southern Israel.

Five others members of Bukovza's family were taken to Soroka Hospital in Beersheba, varying in their condition from moderate to serious.

The baby was extracted from the vehicle badly injured and paramedics attempted to resuscitate him, but he suffered a serious head injury and died shortly thereafter.

In another accident Thursday overnight, a truck driver carrying peach crates overturned on Road 886 in the Upper Galilee. Paramedics arriving on the scene called firefighters to assist in sawing the truck in half and removing the crates under which the driver, 24, was buried.

They pronounced him dead on the scene. A preliminary investigation concluded that the driver most likely lost control of his vehicle while making a sharp turn at a high speed.

Remember, people, that just like in the womb, babies are helpless and dependent passengers in cars. It is always so tragic when an infant dies in an auto wreck.

And many people drive too fast and like maniacs, including in the Middle East. The irony is this truck driver goes off the road, and then crushed by his own load of carriage, peaches.

It caught my eye because peaches are a sign of Kwan's mercy, the Asian goddess of mercy.