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Email a Friend Named in honor of Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, the Darwin Awards commemorate those who improve our gene pool by removing themselves from it. Next Prev Random

 
 
Think Before You Leap
2001 Darwin Award Winner
Confirmed True by Darwin

(21 July 2001, Idaho) When his brakes failed while driving down a steep mountain road, Marco bailed out on his eight passengers and leapt from his Dodge van. Too bad Marco didn't alert the others to the problem before he took flight so precipitously. Another passenger was able to bring the vehicle to a stop a short distance away. Marco struck his head on the pavement and died at the scene. No one else was injured.

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Submitted by: Sean Capps
Reference: South Idaho Press

Reader Comments:
"Remember, try the brakes twice before leaping from a moving vehicle."
"Good advice: Don't exit your car until it has stopped moving."
"This is what happens when you overreact...!"
"I think I dated him..."
"Objects in the rear view mirror look more intelligent than they actually are."
And... "Remember the old adage, he who hesitates is lost? Not this time. He who hesitated... lived!"

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