Thursday, August 07, 2008

How stupid can you get?

Surely this is one for the Darwin Awards?
A coroner has warned youngsters of the danger of playing on moving vehicles after a 10-year-old boy died after falling off the back of a lorry.

Jordan Lee Widdall-Hughes, from Newport in south Wales, fell onto the city's busy Southern Distributor Road (SDR).

An inquest heard he received head injuries and the coroner recorded a verdict of accidental death.

He said it was "miraculous" two of Jordan's nine-year-old friends escaped injury after jumping from the lorry.

The inquest heard how Jordan, from the Pill area of the city, had got onto a lorry with his friends as it turned into a street.

He died at the Royal Gwent Hospital after suffering a fractured skull and brain damage.

Look, it's all very tragic and that, but how fucking stupid can you get? And I am not even going to bother asking where the parents were...

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

I live in a town near Newport.

Pillgwenlly is sink estate of terrible repute. All you need to know. Wiki says "The ward is currently one of the most economically deprived in Wales with a very high rate of unemployment and has been in the press for the wrong reasons in recent years; hence it suffers from a bad reputation. However, Pill is also known for its close-knit community spirit and ethnic diversity. "

What the last bit means is "if you're white and alone, it's best not be be there" ...

Obnoxio The Clown said...

DK, if, when I was a kid, I had gotten away with such high-jinks and my parents found out, they would have given me the fatal injuries. But parents can hardly be everywhere their children are, can they?

I know I'm not. You have to trust your kids to be left alone at some point.

Anonymous said...

Somewhat akin to building tunnels in sand dunes. People that stupid really do deserve to be taken out of the gene pool.

Anonymous said...

The Welsh: always up to no good.

Anonymous said...

One less little fucking chav bastard for me to support.

the a&e charge nurse said...

Boys have always got themselves into scrapes - whether they are hanging around railway tracks, exploring derelict buildings, or jumping on and off the back of buses [well, it wasn't that long ago we had back-loaders].

Most of us are addicted to something - be it smack, fags, booze, or even adrenaline if you happen to be a 10 year old who with a limited grasp of the dangers associated with certain activities.

I remember falling off a garage roof when I was a similar age, and then there was the time I fell against a railing climbing over a rather challenging metal fence [I still have a small scar to prove it] - I don't remember jumping off lorries though, but then again I didn't live anywhere near a builders yard.

It goes without saying that the majority of car crashes are caused by hyped up young men, a fair few will have a drink inside them as well.

Testosterone has a lot to answer for, it seems.
Apparently construction workers, trial lawyers, front line soldiers and con men all have the stuff in abundance.
http://www.nytimes.com/books/00/10/08/reviews/001008.08bickert.html

Old Holborn said...

More please.

The less Welsh that make it to puberty, the better. Inbred Morlocks.

David Gillies said...

Christ alone knows how many DVD players have gone un-nicked thanks to this pikey-in-waiting having excised himself from the gene pool.

Roger Thornhill said...

"Fell of the back of a lorry".

Oh, the irony.

FlipC said...

Obviously I'm the only one surprised that the lorry driver wasn't arrested or sued for 'allowing' the kids to jump onto and off his lorry.

Expect the government to act appropriately by forcing all lorry drivers to affix notices to the rear of their vehicles "Warning. Danger of death".

the a&e charge nurse said...

I'm surprised there is so much happiness here, given that only ONE of the x3 boys suffered a fatal head injury.

Surely, there must be twinge of regret that the two who escaped must still present a dangerous risk to the aryan gene pool ?

JuliaM said...

"Surely, there must be twinge of regret..."

There's always more lorries....

the a&e charge nurse said...

I'm flabberghasted !!

A child from the wrong side of the tracks splits his head open - cue baying mob howling for ethnic cleansing south of Llandudno.

Where did this Karadzic appreciation society spring from ?

JuliaM said...

"cue baying mob howling for ethnic cleansing south of Llandudno."

Hardly.

But don't let it get in the way of you taking out an onion for the kids too dim to realise that lorry-surfing isn't a good idea, since Labour hasn't found a way to subvert the laws of physics on their behalf yet.

the a&e charge nurse said...

The only tears I've shed are tears of laughter following the inane observations of the ethnic cleansers on this thread.

Some have taken the title of the post [how stupid can you get] rather too literally.

I'll bet one or two of them must be gutted that Karadzic has been hauled up in front of the Hague especially when there is so much work to be done in Wales.

Anonymous said...

"Old Holborn said...
The less Welsh that make it to puberty, the better. Inbred Morlocks."

Your a Liberterian?!
The BNP might be more your cup of tea. That is, as long as you are willing to substitute the word 'Welsh' with 'Pakistani' or 'Muslim'.

Racist Prick

Chalcedon said...

Unfortunately not funny enough to win a Darwin award.

Anonymous said...

"Somewhat akin to building tunnels in sand dunes. People that stupid really do deserve to be taken out of the gene pool."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/7574455.stm

Yeah so stupid that he got 5 a's and 5 a*. Some of you peoples comments are very disturbing. I wonder if it is because you are on the internet, you kind of detach yourself from the severity of what you are saying. i hope so.

Anonymous said...

i would just like to inform u that the 10 yr old boy that u are sll being so nasty about was my cousin who was and is very much loved and missed everyday how wld u like to come on line and find fings like wat u have written bout a young member of ur family