Monday, 31 August 2009

‘Losing control’

Knife crime! The threat of terrorism! Shootings!

But needless to say there is no moral panic about drivers who ‘lose control’ of vehicles which they are patently unfit to drive and which they crash through reckless speeding.

An unfair generalisation?

Nah, I don’t think so.

A 17-year-old youth has died after the car he was driving struck a lamppost in the village of Ravenstruther in South Lanarkshire.

A 19-year-old woman has died and a man is critically ill after a car crashed into a fence in Greater Manchester. Officers were called to the A49 Warrington Road in Newton in the early hours of Friday and found a man and woman trapped inside an MG sports car.

A 32-year-old man has died after a car left a mountain road and dropped down an embankment.

Dominique Williams, 20, from Maghull, died after the car in which she was travelling with friends to the Creamfields music festival flipped over and hit a lamppost. Nicola Edgar, 21, from Darlington, was also killed while two other female passengers were seriously hurt in the smash.