Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Till the Landslide Brought me Down

Because this blog is nothing if not repetitive (and, really, this blog is nothing if not repetitive), we've probably pointed out before that, when it comes to deadly mayhem, Mexico's drug cartels can't hold a candle to its every day drivers. Just this weekend we learned that car crashes are the #1 cause of death among young Mexicans, and that fucking around on your phone while driving had surpassed alcohol as the #1 cause of fatal crashes among the young.  The article notes offhandedly that there are 24,000 road fatalities a year here - just between the ages of 5-34.  That's staggering.  The US, with triple the population, more cars, and more miles driven, had a total of 32,000 fatalities last year.  This place is a killing field!  Just not in the way the world media has portrayed it.

A couple days ago, the highway from Querétaro to Mexico City found a new way to kill people - a landslide that crushed all five (!) occupants of a taxi, and two in a pickup truck.  An alert motorist Tweeted a message to traffic authorities that a landslide looked imminent, and gave them exact coordinates.  Six hours later, after seven people lay dead, the authorities showed up. Nice job, boys!

What does it look like to be landslid to death in your pickup truck? Thanks to the heroic Mexican media, you can find out - but trust us, you don't want to know.  Seriously, don't click this link.

8 comments:

Brick said...

I am such a god damned sucker for clicking on your 'seriously, don't click on this link' links. I'm going to have trouble erasing this image from my brain.
Thanks.

Burro Hall said...

My attorney would like to remind you you were warned...

Rick said...

Here's the latest sobering news from America's gun violence epidemic: In a dozen states and the District of Columbia, you're now more likely to die from gunfire than be killed in a traffic accident.

There is certainly more than one "failed state" up here NOB.

Brick said...

My peeps from your recently advertised abogagos generico site will be getting in touch with your peeps directly. I've been scarred and I think you should pay dearly. My idiotic tendencies to click on 'do not click' buttons should not absolve Burro Hall Inc from blame. It might be a Tourettes' thing.
Fuck!

DonAlbertoDoyle said...



Mmmmm....tacos de lengua y cara...con un poco de cerebro....y salsa de sangre....MUY RICO!

kirk wilson said...

You weren't kidding. YIKES!

Burro Hall said...

Why doesn't anyone trust me??

Stephanie G said...

I live in Mexico and that got me too. That is horrible!