1.03.2013

"hit by a taxi"

pro mountain biker killed in a "training accident"
www.cyclingnews.com

if you were quickly select a word I hate more than "training"
yes... the dreaded "t word"
it is "accident"
we need a better word

I accidentally spilled my wine on the rug is a little different than the cab accidentally ran over the cyclist

http://gwadzilla.blogspot.com/search?q=accident

2 comments:

Parimal Kumar said...

Roadpeace (leading road safety charity in UK set up after the founder's daughter was killed by a truck doing an illegal turn and without warning) repeatedly asks for such collisions/crashes to be called crashes and not accidents. The word accident implies that no-one was to blame and is extremely demeaning to the victim's family.
http://www.roadpeace.org/campaigns/crash/index.html

Parimal Kumar said...

Roadpeace (leading road safety charity in UK set up after the founder's daughter was killed by a truck doing an illegal turn and without warning) repeatedly asks for such collisions/crashes to be called crashes and not accidents. The word accident implies that no-one was to blame and is extremely demeaning to the victim's family.
http://www.roadpeace.org/campaigns/crash/index.html