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1997 Darwin Awards
Honoring Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, Darwin Awards commemorate those who improve our gene pool--by removing themselves from it. Next

Poor Driving Runs in the Family 
1997 Darwin Award Winner
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(23 May 1997, Kansas) A Wichita woman who allowed her 10-year-old son to back the family car down the driveway stumbled while directing the boy and was fatally run down when he stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake.

At about 5:30PM the woman's son and a friend wanted

to play basketball in the driveway, but the car was in the way. The mother stood behind the car helping guide the maneuver. She stumbled after walking backwards into a bush. The 28-year-old accident victim died at the scene Friday. Her name was withheld by authorities.

The boy was physically unhurt. © 1994 - 2012

Submitted by Mark Farmer

Reference: Athens Banner Herald

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