I was thinking about Candace alot today, my niece who drowned in her car. I think of her every day, some days more than usual. Maybe so much today because of the heavy rains here. I always think of her when it rains like this and the ditches and gulleys swell. Probably always will.
The newspapers and the news said it was an alcohol related death, which did not turn out to be true. She did not have any alcohol (or drugs) in her system. I saw her death certificate. That was ruled out. But it took months to find out the truth. As far as I know, there has never been a correction on the news or in the papers. If there was, how effective would that be anyway? The investigation of the accident, how effective was that, if they thought she was drinking?
Maybe since it was New Year’s Eve, the cops and media wanted to scare people about driving while drinking and used the accident as an example. I don’t know. There was an empty beer can in the car somewhere and they assumed it was hers, but it was from a passenger she’d had in the car the night before. Anyway, that is what was on my mind all day today.
Later this evening the news reported a bridge collapse which sent a lot of cars into a river. That could be why my post about a how to survive a car sinking underwater got loads of hits tonight. Problem with that post is the Mythbuster video I had on there is no longer available from YouTube. It’s terrible, something that could save lives was pulled by the Discovery Channel. I’m assuming it is them who had it pulled. I’ve tried to watch videos on Discovery.com but it won’t work on Safari or Netscape.
I just edited the post and put some British guy doing a similar experiment, getting out of a sinking car. It’s not as good, but it is better than nothing. Go check it out if you haven’t seen it already.