Car crash carnage at Oklahoma State
A 25-year-old woman is being held on second-degree murder charges after plowing her car into a crowd at the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade, killing four people including a 2-year-old boy and injuring 47 others, including four critically.
Police are awaiting blood tests to determine whether she was impaired by drugs or alcohol, but her boyfriend, relatives and attorney insist she was not drinking.
It was a chaotic scene as bodies flew into the air and landed on the road. The dead included an MBA student from India, a retired ag engineering professor and his wife.
Authorities and the courts will have a chance to sort out the carnage, and numerous laws are in place to prevent impaired and distracted driving, and automobiles are safer than ever.
Still,while more than 30,000 people a year lose their lives in car crashes, we have yet to hear anyone blame the cars, or hear calls for cars to be taken away from responsible, law-abiding citizens.