This doesn’t really have much to do with religion, but this was quite interesting because a lot of religious people came out of the woodwork claiming god had saved this woman’s life by making her miss her flight. I guess they were wrong…
An Italian woman who arrived late for the Air France plane flight that crashed in the Atlantic last week has been killed in a car accident.
Johanna Ganthaler, a pensioner from Bolzano-Bozen province, had been on holiday in Brazil with her husband Kurt and missed Air France Flight 447 after turning up late at Rio de Janeiro airport on May 31.
All 228 people aboard lost their lives after the plane crashed into the Atlantic four hours into its flight to Paris.
The ANSA news agency reported that the couple had managed to pick up a flight from Rio the following day.
It said that Ms Ganthaler died when their car veered across a road in Kufstein, Austria, and swerved into an oncoming truck. Her husband was seriously injured.
A speeding pickup rear-ended a woman’s sedan on the South Side on Friday morning and sheriff’s officials say the driver said it was Jesus’ will because the other motorist was not â€œdriving like a Christian.â€
The bizarre incident that shut down southbound U.S. 281 above the Medina River happened about 7:25 a.m.
â€œHe just said God said she wasn’t driving right, and she needed to be taken off the road,â€ said Lt. Kyle Coleman of the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office.
The driver of the pickup was identified in a Sheriff’s Office news release as Michael E. Schwab, 52, of Blooming Grove.
Schwab told first responders at the scene that â€œthe other vehicle was not driving like a Christian and it was Jesus’ will for him to punish the car,â€ according to the release.
The 35-year-old woman was driving her sedan north when the pickup struck her vehicle. Schwab told deputies he was driving faster than 100 mph at the time, Coleman said.
The impact caused both vehicles to spin across a median before they came to a stop along a barrier in the southbound lanes. No other vehicles were involved.
Though both vehicles were badly damaged, the drivers suffered minor injuries.
â€œGod must have been with them, ’cause any other time, the severity of this crash, it would have been a fatal,â€ Coleman said.
The woman was taken to a hospital as a precaution. Schwab was later charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, motor vehicle. His bond was set at $50,000, according to the news release.
The pickup driver did not specify for authorities how the woman was driving poorly. Investigators determined the female driver â€œhad done nothing wrong,â€ according to the release.