When Guns are Outlawed, Only Outlaws will have Rickshaws

In the mind-bendingly depressing annals of “damn near anything can kill a person,” we give you death by rickshaw misadventure. The Telegraph:

Niamh Corrigan, 29, of Bromley, south London, was flung from the back of a motorised rickshaw after a night out with her Scottish fiance Paul Fortuna.While changing seats with her partner, the vehicle turned sharply on a bumpy mountain road. Mr Fortuna tried unsuccessfully to grab her, and then battled to resuscitate Miss Corrigan at the roadside as they waited for an ambulance to arrive.The tuk tuk had been travelling no more than 25 mph at the time of the incident, Southwark Coroners Court heard.Miss Corrigan – a personal assistant at City investment bank Goldman Sachs – had arrived in Phuket for a friends Christmas wedding earlier that day, and planned to relax and explore the country.

via Goldman Sachs worker dies after being thrown from a tuk tuk while on holiday in Thailand with her fiance.

This is the place where we often put some clever or funny comment, but we’re just not seeing it tonight.

13 thoughts on “When Guns are Outlawed, Only Outlaws will have Rickshaws

  1. Y.

    Shame it didn’t happen to someone five rungs of the ladder above her. Or better, to a whole business-jet full of such teflon-coated masters of the universe.

    Here, have this 2004 essay by Huntington on the ‘Davos Men’ – cosmopolitan elite that runs things in the US and elsewhere.

    http://wphna.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/04-03_The_National_Interest._Samuel_Huntington_Davos_Man.pdf

    Trump is merely the first national-level opportunist who’s trying to use democracy to wrest power from that group.

  2. Tom Stone

    A waste, but she worked for Goldman Sachs which competes with Monsanto for the #1 spot for evil multinational corporation.

  3. Loren

    Been on many a tuk tuk, including in Phuket. It’s the Asian way of limiting population. Saw one in the Philippines going down the road with 3 guys and a water buffalo in it. Not a full sized buffalo but big enough considering the tuk tuks start out as a small motorcycle.
    I’ll agree about the Goldman Sacks comment. A real evil there but Monsanto not so much. They and companies like them have cut your food bill to a third of what it would be without them, not to mention feeding a couple of billion people who would have not been fed. Not real sure that last part is real wonderful in the long term and there are some other issues out there but what real life is without downsides?

  4. DSM

    I saw rickshaw and my not so compassionate side immediately thought of the Seinfeld episode.

  5. John M.

    Yeah, moving around the tuk tuk was a dumb thing to do. There’s a reason the toothless carnie tells you to remain seated until the ride has come to a complete stop.

    -John M.

  6. Alan Ward

    Changing seats in any conveyance, motorised or otherwise whilst in motion is never a good idea. The fiancé needs a good smack for allowing that.

    1. Loren

      Never saw a totally or even reasonably sober tourist in Phuket so there may have been impairment.

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