Horrific Bike Crash in Mexico Caused by Drunk American Driver

Sometimes a picture is just so horrifying that nothing else needs to be said.  The above shot is from a bike race in Monterrey, Mexico.  Amazingly, only one cyclist was killed.  The driver, an American, was drunk and asleep at the wheel. 

Photo: Jose Fidelino Vera Hernandez / AP

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