May 24, 2008

So hilarious, it has to be true

I stopped over to visit my folks this afternoon, and they related this unintentionally knee-slapping anecdote to me:

A New Zealand driver who used a fake car seat belt to fool police was killed when it failed him in a head-on crash, local media reported Saturday.

Ivan Segedin refused to wear a seat belt while driving and had been fined 32 times in the past five years for not wearing one, a coroner's court heard Friday.

Segedin, 39, died in a crash on July 22 last year from multiple injuries when his car crossed the road and collided head-on with an oncoming vehicle on North Island, coroner Carla na Nagara said.

"Ultimately Mr. Segedin's actions in driving without a seat belt have cost him his life in an accident that he may well have survived had he worn one," the New Plymouth Daily News quoted her saying.

In recent memory, I can think of no better example of irony than this!

Posted by Hube at May 24, 2008 05:11 PM | TrackBack

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