August 16, 2010

"Soo incredibly lost and devistated my thoughts and prayers go out to all the familys and friends involved."

"Thank you too all my friends for sticking with me even thru these tragic times I love you all."

Brett Sloppy.

18 comments:

Scott said...

What a name.

Darwin Wept.


wv:emonet

Lucien said...

A driver named Sloppy racing for Misery Motorsports.

Couldn't make this stuff up.

edutcher said...

Bet he had yunion teachurz in skool.

Fred4Pres said...

Yeah, the driver's name is unfortunate, but not as unfortunate as what happened.

My prayers to all involved. I am sorry. Just another warning that things can happen in an instant, changing everything.

Scott M said...

See? See? If he would have been driving an eco-friendly car to begin with, he wouldn’t have had the power to do all of that damage. Frankly, what he’s doing not sitting on the couch in his living room not consuming is a bigger issue.







Too soon?

Daniel Fielding said...

That driver needs to be charged with 8 counts of vehicular homicide, and sent to prison for a long time.

MadisonMan said...

The question at the bottom of the video: Were some spectators too close to the off-road event?

Given that they were hit, I'd say, Yes, Yes, they were.

As Fred says, things can change in an instant, at any time.

Sixty Grit said...

Was that written by hdhouse?

The crowd needs to be charged with terminal stupidity. Oh, right, they were.

Fred4Pres said...

We all do stupid things. Sometimes they catch up with you.

JAL said...

A horrendous accident. A horrible, horrible thing.

The video show the crowd lining the track where this happened -- RIGHT NEXT TO THE TRACK.

The Darwin Award goes to the spectators who thought they could stand right next to a dirt and gravel road in the wilderness that had trucks going 60 miles an hour through curves and over rough terrain and not take care that they would be out of reasonable danger.

The guy's name is a stupid distraction to the burden he will carry for the rest of his life.

For the friends and families of all involved I would extend my sympathy.

(6 degrees of separation says that bagoh20 knows some people who were there.)

JAL said...

Daniel Fielding -- Do you know HOW the accident occurred?

Inform yourself before you convict.

Scott M said...

My own two cents...nobody on this planet will die a single second before they're supposed to. So, for instance, standing next where thunderous steel monsters are roaring by is no big deal.

The main problem here is that, apparently, none of those involved were privy to their "time".

Bryan C said...

Terrible. But I do not think it's this driver's fault. This could have happened to any of the participants. Sadly, spectators sometimes get killed at racing events, even at tracks built and designed for safety. Crowded within a few feet of large trucks bouncing over rocks and gullies at high speed, at night, along an open-air track, is not the place to be if you want a danger-free experience.

Trooper York said...

Wait a minute.

Isn't that Brett Michaels real name?

Dust Bunny Queen said...

I wonder if there is a group Darwin Award category?

Mike said...

This unfortunate gentleman's name reminds me of the Monty Python sketch containing "Ken Shabby:" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhm4SMlGnbk

Capt. Schmoe said...

I am probably the only guy here who has been to one of these races.

This type of racing is one of the few where The inherent risk is not to the drivers, but to the spectators who line the course.

It is also one of the few where the spectators literally can view the race where and how they choose. The freedom and thrill is unsurpassed. The spectators should know the risks and accept the same.

I am sure this incident will spell the end of desert racing. Lawyers and politicians are stepping over themselves to "ensure that this doesn't happen again" and another form of recreation will be regulated into oblivion.

Oh,Daniel Fielding - your ire is misplaced. it should be directed toward parents who let their kids get too close to the course and allowed them to be injured.

Sixty Grit said...

I wonder if he has a nephew named Brett Sloppy II...