Modern motor vehicles are a convenience of everyday modern life. We use our cars, or public transportation, to get to work and school, and we value the ability to travel much faster than we ever could on foot. In fact, modern society would not be able to exist as we know it today without such technology.
In addition to the practicality of using cars and roads, we also often choose the vehicle we own and drive as a status symbol, a way to tell our friends and neighbors that we’re making it big in the world. Sports cars, outside of the sphere of competitive racing, are very much a status symbol. Besides, who doesn’t like that kick of a powerful engine propelling you forward?
Unfortunately, such marvels of modern engineering can also lead some to tragic accidents.
Last Wednesday, at around 12:30 a.m., a 30-year-old man was driving his Porsche when such a tragedy occurred. The authorities are still investigating the cause of the accident, so we can’t say for a certainty what happened, but we know he lost control of the vehicle and crash it into a pole.
This happened on Beaudry Avenue and First Street, according to the California Highway Patrol. The police report that the Porsche was nearly sheared in half by the pole.
The coroner’s office has confirmed that the young man died at the scene as a result of the accident.
In this case, thankfully, no other vehicles or people were affected. All too often, a collision of this nature is with pedestrians or other cars, leading to massive injury and property damage. Such a thought would not be any consolation to the family of the driver of the Porsche, however.