Even feminist biology can’t trump Darwin



Post mortem selfie

Woman killed when she crashes into a garbage truck while posting on Facebook.

A 32-year-old North Carolina woman is dead after slamming her car head-on into a truck while posting selfies and a Facebook update about how happy she was while listening to a Pharrell song.

Courtney Sanford, of High Point, crossed the center median of a busy road Thursday morning just after making the post, hit a recycling truck and died, police said. Further inspection of her phone revealed pictures posted online only minutes earlier.

The last words Sanford shared with her friends? ‘The happy song makes me HAPPY.’

Authorities said the post, visible only to her friends, was made at 8.33 a.m., the first 911 call received about the crash was one minute later.


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13 responses to “Even feminist biology can’t trump Darwin

  1. Peg

    And one person posted in comments, “At least she died doing what she loved.”

    Uh…………. yeah; right. Birds of a feather, yada yada yada.

  2. I wonder how long it will take for one of her survivors to sue Facebook and her smart phone maker.

  3. Inagua

    This distracted driver fortunately only killed herself, but many distracted drivers harm innocent bystanders. All distracted driving should be outlawed and punished severely.

    • AJ

      In NY texting while driving is 5 points against your license, same as passing a stopped school bus.

      • anonymous77

        That may be true, but I how many people are actually caught texting and driving in order for a ticket to be issued? A cop has to sit and look specifically for that. Most towns don’t have a big enough police force to enforce any distracted driving problems. Women put makeup on when driving. Tons of people eat while driving. I’ve seen people read a newspaper behind the wheel. There are endless ways of being distracted.

        • AJ

          “…A cop has to sit and look specifically for that. …” That’s exactly what they do.

          “With stronger laws and greater enforcement, texting-while-driving tickets in New York leaped 82 percent in 2013 compared to 2012, records show. Outside New York City, the increase was 89 percent.
          Police issued roughly 55,000 texting tickets statewide in 2013, up from about 30,000 in 2012.
          Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed this month to suspend licenses for one year of people under 21 caught texting behind the wheel. It’s currently six months.
          Tickets for cellphone use still outpace texting tickets. Police last year issued nearly 207,000 tickets for using a cellphone while driving, but down from 217,000 in 2012, or nearly 5 percent. In 2009, police issued 342,000 cellphone tickets. …”


        • anonymous77

          Good factoid AJ. Are other states aggressively stopping texters? I know NY has special “text Zones” along certain highways, with signs marking when they are near. Ive never looked to see if anyone uses them.

        • Inagua

          Ticketing can change driving behavior. I know. I was forced to do it. I had never used a seat belt in my life until about ten years ago. Why did I start buckling up? Because I got ticketed. The third ticket was very expensive and came with a warning about license suspension. So now I put on the seat belt.

          The same ticketing policy would work with distracted driving.

    • I’d say this one was punished severely, but I suppose we could dig her up and hang her again.