10 August 2005

Usually It's Just the French They Roll Over Like This

Reuters reports:
A 75-year-old German was so shocked he had accidentally run down his wife he started forward and drove over her again, authorities said Wednesday.

Police in the western town of Bad Nauheim said the man compounded his 73-year-old wife's misery after an onlooker told him he had just run her over while backing out of a parking space. The woman was rushed to hospital and survived.
The elderly gentleman was not quoted in the brief article, but, with Google's assistance, I'll hazard a guess as to his initial comments to investigators: "Es ist eine bloße Übereinstimmung, daß ich ihre Lebensversicherung letzte Woche verdoppelte." ("It is a mere coincidence that I doubled her life insurance last week.")

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