On the front page of The Plain Dealer newspaper (Cleveland, Ohio):
“Survivor says holiday miracle was no accident”
A man was in an accident where his vehicle was hit and he went over the railing of the bridge and landed on its wheels in the snow-covered median of another highway. He had some injuries, but didn’t even spend the night in the hospital. “…the accident occurred on Christmas, a holiday that the faithful say is based on a miracle” The policeman “won’t discount the possibility that a ‘higher power’ intervened.” The man in the accident said, “I’m very lucky. The guy upstairs was looking out for me.”
Also on the front page: The story about the “waves of devastation” that left at least 12,000 dead (Monday morning’s paper).
I guess “the guy upstairs” wasn’t so concerned about the thousands and thousands of people killed in the tidal wave natural disaster.
This reminds me of two other weird juxtapositions:
Remember when all those Marines were killed in Lebanon by a suicide truck-bomber? I was watching this story being reported on the local news. The newscaster (a woman) then said, “And even worse, Jessica Savitch was killed in a car accident!”
Even worse? How was one person dying in a car accident worse than 241 Marines and other service men being killed?
The other one: The Union Carbide poison gas leak in Bhopal, India where half a million people were exposed to it. The reporter then said, “Could it happen here?”
Nothing like being in the U.S.A. to put lifes tragedies in perspective.