We often don't realize that while our unsafe act may not harm us, it may in fact harm or even kill someone else. That is why by looking out for yourself and taking the time to do things correctly and safely could literally save lives.
Here is a good example from right here on the Big Island just a couple streets over from where I used to play as a small kid.
February 10, 2012
FREAK ACCIDENT KILLS HOLUALOA WOMAN
(Stephens Media). A 42-year-old woman is dead after her pickup truck was crushed when a utility truck turned on its side Thursday morning on Kaiminani Drive in Kailua-Kona. Hawaii County Police Department Sergeant Raymond Childers said a westbound Leleiwi Electric Inc. utility truck’s bucket lift apparently snagged a utility line that caused the truck to flip on its side and slide donwn the road several yards before hitting a silver 2011 Ford F-250. The pickup truck was traveling east and had nearly come to a stop about 150 feet west of Kaiminiani Drive’s intersection with the Ane Keohokalole Highway when the utility truck’s bucket lift crushed the pickup. The driver, identified as Sheila Goto, was pronounced dead at 12:22 p.m. Goto was pinned in the vehicle and had to be extricated. Her two passengers were taken to the Kona Community Hospital. Kaiminani Drive, between Laui Street and the Ane Keohokalole Highway was closed for nearly six hours while police investigated the accident. The road was reopened around 3:30 p.m. A negligent homicide investigation is underway and an autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death. Those with information on the fatal crash should call Officer Thomas Koyanagi at 326-4646, extension 229.