Natural Selection #9 ON THE PISTE

On the Piste

(2 February 2008, Italy) David, 46, was sliding down an Italian ski slope one night, riding on padding that he had removed from the safety barriers at the bottom of the run. It did not occur to him that it might be dangerous to sled down the same slope from which he had stolen the protective padding.

Sauze d’Oulx is one of five villages that make up the “Milky Way” ski area in northern Italy. Hugely popular with British skiers, the resort is known for its party atmosphere. A ski resort spokesperson for Sauze d’Oulx said, “The men had all been drinking when they tore off the padding, and ironically…”

…careened straight into the bare barriers at the bottom of the piste (groomed slope). David died from head and chest injuries inflicted by the unpadded metal. Two of his friends survived with medical attention. Another Natural Selection candidate is still missing after he wandered away “bloodied and distressed.”

This Idiot is OUR Natural Selection Winner Number 9.


~ by Digory Kirke on August 22, 2008.

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