Ignorance is ‘Bliss’ for distracted pedestrians
Full Throttle Feb 29, 2016


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The man on the radio caught my attention with the report of an accident, but not just any accident. He was talking about the first person, ever, to be killed in an incident involving a car. It happened more than 115 years ago in 1899, in New York City, apparently, to a man named Henry Bliss.
As a pedestrian struck by an electric taxicab after he got off a street car, he was the first person to find out the hard way what many pedestrians wandering the streets today have yet to learn: that flesh and blood loses to moving metal, every time.

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