If It’s Them or Me, It’s Me

Calabasas driver careens off cliff

Authorities say a motorist has driven off a cliff, plunging about 200 feet down a steep canyon near Calabasas, after swerving to avoid an animal on the road.

Ouch — was he a PETA member?

I like animals. I ran over a squirrel once and I felt terrible about it but the little critter just dashed right out in front of my car.

However — in the event of having to make a split-second decision between clobbering an animal and driving off a cliff, well, the animal is going to get it.

On a side note, kudos to the headline writer for the alliteration: “Careens Off Calabasas Cliff.” Who says a liberal arts education isn’t good for anything?

  2 comments for “If It’s Them or Me, It’s Me

  1. MS
    MS
    2 Mar 2010 at 12:01 pm

    I had to do that once too…swerve to avoid an opossum and roll the car, injuring or killing 4 teens, including me, or hit the animal. I was sad too, but in that split second, the decision was made. However, if it’s a deer, or a cow, or something large…we’re swerving to avoid the collision.

  2. PE
    PE
    2 Mar 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Try putting the car into a slight counterclockwise spin and let whoever’s in the passenger seat cushion the impact.

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