Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Be Careful Driving in Mexico!

This morning a bus full of 41 passengers was driving north of Mexico City, actually pretty close to where were just about had a terrible accident last December 25...and hit an elephant. Get the full story (in Spanish) at http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/notas/540557.html or in English http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2008-09-23-elephant-escapes_N.htm

The driver of the bus, Tomás López Durán, was killed, and the elephant (Hilda) was also killed. The 41 passengers in the bus were ok, although 4 were hospitalized.

Yes, I agree. Hard to believe. Apparently the elephant escaped from a circus some distance from the highway and wandered into the path of a bus...early in the morning before daylight.

And most of us are worried we'll hit a dog or something...

Quote of the Day:
“He comes where we are, and he brings us the life that we hunger for. An early report reads, “Life was in him, life that made sense of human existence” (John 1:4). To be the light of life, and to deliver God’s life to women and men where they are and as they are, is the secret of the enduring relevance of Jesus. Suddenly we are flying right-side up, in a world that makes sense.” Dallas Willard, The Divine Conspiracy

1 comment:

Alan & Beth McManus said...

During this (almost finished) rainy season...I saw some potholes about that size. Wow...an elephant. The roadways down here really are a zoo. What a way for that poor bus driver to die and enter eternity. I can honestly say I've never, ever woken up in the morning and wondered if I'd be killed by driving into an elephant later that day. God is sovereign. I can't comprehend that very well. In Africa I got a great photo of a huge elephant crossing the road in front of our tourist bus (which was parked waiting for him to cross). As I recall, that elephant didn't look both ways before he crossed either. Must be genetic negligence.