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Old 01-06-2010, 03:20 AM   #1
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Another glass ceiling shattered.

Congratulations ladies for the first time ever a Darwin award was given (Posthumously duh) to a woman.

Here is her story.

(3 June 2009, North Carolina) Greensboro was innundated with four inches of pouring rain in two hours, stranding several cars on flooded roads. Rosanne T., 50, was not deterred. She hopped on her moped and drove to a convenience store where she "possibly had a beer," according to her mother, before deciding to blunder home through the storm. She phoned home to say, "My moped has two rubber wheels, Mom, I'll be fine." North Carolina does not require a license to own a moped.
Ms. T. had acquired hers two years previously after a DUI conviction.
The Highway Patrol had blocked off several roads that were inundated with water, including Rosanne's path home. But she rode right past the officer and the barriers, lost control of her vehicle, and fell into the swollen creek below. The officer retrieved rope from his vehicle and proceeded to haul her from the water.
He then interviewed the woman, probably inquiring about her motivation for speeding through a roadblock during a flash flood. When the officer returned to his patrol car to call for assistance, Rosanne took the opportunity to escape--by jumping back into the creek!
The officer attempted to rescue her again, but alas, it was too late.
The victim's mother speculated that her daughter's motivation for jumping into a flooded creek was to rescue her drowning moped. "She loved that thing.
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Mopeds are also known as "liquorcycles" because they are the DWI-convicted's transportation of choice.

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Mopeds are also known as "liquorcycles" because they are the DWI-convicted's transportation of choice.
Yep; my coworker's repeat DUI/ repeat hit and run husband became an excellent Moped rider these last three years. Other than a couple of wrecks on the moped that is.
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Originally Posted by clifp View Post
Congratulations ladies for the first time ever a Darwin award was given (Posthumously duh) to a woman.

Here is her story....

And the other "winners" here
It looks like she came in second, as that occurred on June 3, 2009. From the Darwin award "winners" list, this gal beat her by just a few days:

(30 May 2009, Louisiana) Back seat drivers beware! Annoyed at how slowly her boyfriend was driving, Tamera B, 22, encouraged him to pick up the pace so she could get to work on time. Joking that it would be faster to walk to work, she opened the door of the pickup and stuck her foot out before falling to her death. Deputies of the jurisdictional Sheriff's Office stated that the truck was traveling at highway speed on I-12 at the time of the incident. Her death was ruled accidental.


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