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Can we get a do-over on 2008, please?

So last night, a 51-year-old guy (probably high on something, don't know what yet) drove his moronically-enormous pickup truck through the front wall of a sushi place on Lougheed Highway. He just turned off the road and accelerated into the parking lot. My parents used to eat there every other week. When I lived at home it was our standard Japanese take-out place.

The truck killed two people - a woman waiting for her takeout order (she had three kids), and a nineteen-year-old girl who went to the same dance school I did. She was in a lot of my little sister's classes. Several other people are still in critical condition.

Personally I'm kind of astonished we didn't know the woman, too. Halu Sushi is popular and tasty and Maple Ridge isn't that small, but everybody often seems to know everybody else anyway, and Mum's the kind of person who knows everybody.

We were out at the White Spot near Gilmore last night, having the businessy-type meeting about Harn with Dad's minions (more on that later), when Ki called Mum's cell to make sure that wasn't where we'd been. And, no. But. Wow.

No word yet on the driver, except that he's relatively uninjured and has been charged.

...wow, this year just keeps getting better and better, doesn't it? o.O


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Aug. 29th, 2008 06:34 pm (UTC)
I've always hated how drunk and reckless drivers always walk away with a bruise and a light scratch :(
Aug. 29th, 2008 06:53 pm (UTC)
I hope the driver gets a life sentence. Him dying in this accident wouldn't make up for anything. Him rotting in a cell for all eternity still wouldn't make up for anything, but now he can't run away from what he did. Dying would've been an escape.
Aug. 29th, 2008 06:59 pm (UTC)
2008 is like the year of DOOM, I swear to god. Ugh. I'm really glad your parents are okay--that's scary to think of in terms of possibilities.
Aug. 29th, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC)
Jay-ZUS! *shakes head*
Aug. 29th, 2008 10:19 pm (UTC)
Jesus Christ.

Why, oh, why don't they institute an intelligence test before the road test for your driver's license?
Aug. 29th, 2008 10:50 pm (UTC)
I knew the woman, the girl and the two kids that were pinned under the DAMN FUCKING IDIOT TRUCK.

Ari, why does humanity fail?
Aug. 30th, 2008 08:04 am (UTC)
actually, she was in ALL of my classes, including my very first achy breaky heart number when I was three. luckily, they're treating it as a homicide. Mum thinks she knows the guy in the truck. I think everyone is weeping for the species to some degree. Everyone in Maple Ridge anyway.

Worst. Summer. Ever.
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