Eleven people died early Sunday in two highway collisions, one in Florida and one in California, caused by drivers going the wrong way, authorities said.
Five people died in the Florida collision and six were killed in California.
And of course you never hear the antis call for banning cars. They DO talk about licenses, and registration, ect. None of those seemed to help much.
This part is particularly gruesome:
A Ford Expedition SUV traveling south on northbound Interstate 275 in Tampa, Florida, collided head-on with a Hyundai Sonata just after 2 a.m., killing the SUV driver and all four people in the other car, according to a Florida Highway Patrol news release.
The SUV became engulfed in flames, the patrol report said. The other vehicle was also damaged by fire. The driver and all three passengers in the car were members of the Sigma Beta Rho fraternity at the University of South Florida in Tampa, the patrol said.
Nasty crash, but it doesn’t count because it isn’t a “Gun Death”.
H/T Motor-T Bob, Whipped Cream Difficulties, and Archer who adds this bit: ““wrong way” crashes kill an average of 360 people per year. That’s just “wrong way” crashes, even with all the bright-red “WRONG WAY” and “DO NOT ENTER” signage.
Now, compare that with “gun deaths”: Rifles (of any kind, not just “scary black rifles”) were used to kill 322 in 2012 (332 in 2011; the more commonly used number), and shotguns were used to end 303 lives in 2012 (356 in 2011).” Link