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Another reason why cars are dangerous... (fwd)

OK, so maybe it's urban legend. It's funny anyway.
- peter, peterhe@microsoft.com, issaquah, wa, usa

><forwards defused>
>>  Two local men were seriously injured when their pick-up truck left the
>> and struck a tree near Cotton Patch on State Highway 38 early Monday
>> Woodruff County Deputy Davey Snyder reported the accident shortly after
>> midnight Monday.
>>  Thurston Poole, 33, of Des Arc and Billy Ray Wallis, 38, of Little Rock,
>> listed in serious condition at Baptist Medical Center.
>>  The accident occurred as the two men were returning to Des Arc after a
>> gigging trip. On an overcast Sunday night, Poole's pick-up truck headlights
>> malfunctioned. The two men concluded that the headlight fuse on the older
>> model truck had burned out. As a replacement fuse was not available, Wallis
>>  noticed that the .22 caliber bullet from his pistol fit perfectly into the
>> fuse box next to the steering wheel column.. Upon inserting the bullet, the
>> headlights again began to operate properly and the two men proceeded
>> east-bound toward the White River Bridge.
>>  After traveling approximately 20 miles and just before crossing the river,
>> the bullet apparently overheated, discharged and struck Poole in the right
>> testicle. The vehicle swerved sharply to the right, leaving the pavement
>>  striking a tree. Poole suffered only minor cuts and abrasions from the
>> accident, but will require surgery to repair the other wound. Wallis
>> sustained a broken clavicle and was treated and released.
>>  "Thank God we weren't on that bridge when Thurston shot his nuts off, or
>> might have been dead" stated Wallis.
>>  "I've been a trooper for ten years in this part of the world, but this is
>> first for me. I can't believe that those two would admit how the accident
>> happened", said Deputy Snyder.
>>  Upon being notified of the wreck, Lavinia, Poole's wife, asked how many
>> frogs the boys had caught and did anyone get them from the truck.