Friday, August 29, 2008

The Answer, As Promised

Tragically, each of the people shown in the photograph 2 posts below have accidentally killed someone.

Most of the deaths resulted from auto accidents. Laura Bush ran a stop sign and hit a car driven by (reportedly) her ex-boyfriend. August Busch IV's female passenger was ejected from the open sunroof of his Corvette during a crash. Rebecca Gayheart swerved around two slow-moving vehicles in a residential neighborhood, killing an elementary school-aged boy. She was talking on her cell phone at the time.

Statesman and two-time Presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson accidentally shot and killed a 16 year old girl while demonstrating his military drill squad moves.

The weirdest incident happened to Stefan Edberg. As a junior tennis player at the U.S. Open in New York, Edberg accidentally struck a linesman in the groin. The linesman fell to the ground, hitting his head, and died later in the hospital. Game, set, match.

3 comments:

Weezie said...

Who did Broderick kill?

Brent said...

Broderick and then-girlfriend Jennifer Grey (his sister from the Ferris Bueller movie) were vacationing in England or Ireland out in the country. Broderick's memory of which country he was in momentarily lapsed as he took off down the road on the wrong side, eventually hitting an oncoming car.

Weezie said...

I remember that now. Did Jennifer bust up her nose in the accident, causing her to get that career-ending rhinoplasty?