There have been calls for the banning of firearms in the wake of the Colorado shooting which killed 12 people.
In Texas this week a pick up truck left the road and killed 11 people and left 12 injured…where are the calls for bans on access to pick up trucks?
Stupid people do stupid things:
GOLIAD, TEXASâ€”At least 11 people died Sunday and another 12 were injured after a pickup truck loaded with passengers left the highway and crashed into trees in rural South Texas, authorities said.
State troopers and Goliad County sheriffâ€™s investigators were investigating what prompted the single-vehicle crash and did not immediately know the names and ages of the victims. Gerald Bryant, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, told The Associated Press they were various ages and that he personally saw two young children among the dead at the scene.
â€śThis is the most people Iâ€™ve seen in any passenger vehicle, and Iâ€™ve been an officer for 38 years,â€ť Bryant said, referring to the chaotic scene.
The white 2000 Ford F-250 pickup was heading north on U.S. 59 on Sunday evening when it travelled off the right side of the highway near the unincorporated community of Berclair in Goliad County and struck two large trees, Bryant said. The 23 people were loaded inside both the truckâ€™s cab and bed.
Six of those who died were still inside the truck when emergency crews arrived to find the mangled vehicle, Bryant said.
He said several of the surviving victims had life-threatening injuries. He did not have their official conditions but described them as â€śvery serious.â€ť The injured were taken to various hospitals in San Antonio, Victoria and Corpus Christi. Berclair is about 100 miles southeast of San Antonio.