||[May. 5th, 2009|09:48 pm]
This really, really pissed me off today when I heard this story...|
Apparently this 18 year old girl lost control of her dad's Porsche on Halloween and died after crashing into a toll booth. Her death was instant, and gruesome enough that the coroner didn't ask the family to identify the body.
Somehow the accident report photos taken by the police were leaked online.
These photos, which featured the girl who lost most of her head and half of her face, spread all over the place, including a mock myspace page with the photos, and several other "tribute" sites including the photos as well. (don't think tribute, think shock site)
The worst part is people were e-mailing the family with fake subject lines in an attempt to trick them into looking at the photos. The family has stopped using the internet as a result, and the younger daughter has stopped going to school for fear that she might one day open her locker and see the photo stuck by some prankster.
I understand that the anonymity of the internet causes some people to lose sight of what they are doing, but there is a line. Anyone who has posted these photos in an attempt at humor or shock value, is an absolute sick fucking piece of trash.
When I first heard this story I looked online for more information and aside from news sites I got forums discussing the story with, you guessed it, links to the photos. My curiosity got the better of me and I tried to click on a link that THANKFULLY did not work. I had to stop myself. It's that easy to lose yourself. I refuse to search any further.
Now that you know about this story you will be tempted to look. Don't look! DO NOT FUCKING LOOK FOR THESE PICTURES. please. let it go, it's not worth this families grief.
She is not just a picture, her name is Nicole Catsouras.