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Love stunt ends in tragedy

The Local · 7 Feb 2011, 17:49

Published: 07 Feb 2011 17:49 GMT+01:00

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"According to preliminary investigations ... the 29-year-old was somehow trying to attach a banner with his name, a woman's name and the phrase '10 years' to the bridge," said police.

The man fell onto the A544 where he was crushed by "at least two vehicles" outside of Würselen near the western city of Aachen, the police added.

Doctors on the scene said it was likely the impact of the fall that killed him.

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18:19 February 7, 2011 by marimay
He was an amoeba? D:
18:52 February 7, 2011 by rfwilson
Another contender for the 2011 Darwin Awards!
18:54 February 7, 2011 by Gretl
@marimay - I think the amoeba-shape was after the two vehicles hit him.
19:02 February 7, 2011 by Nemo2010
I think his girlfriend is bound to be more crushed at this point. He let his heart rule his head. It's a shame...
21:40 February 7, 2011 by Kayak
Modern equivalent of hunting Mammut! The Säbelzahntiger got him. Poor chap!
22:20 February 7, 2011 by wxman
rfwilson and Gretl said everything I was going to say. What a doofus.
23:18 February 7, 2011 by Lisa Rusbridge
Holy moses!

No one ever told the poor guy that grand gestures are overrated. Most woman cherish the small and ordinary things.

The poor drivers who flattened him will probably need to seek therapy.
02:55 February 8, 2011 by hanskarl
Good thing it didn't happen in the US. The girl friend would have sued the two unfortunate drivers and walked away with millions.
06:29 February 8, 2011 by DanielF
is this supposed to be funny? you lot are disgusting
10:13 February 8, 2011 by jimscott
@ Daniel F. I totally agree with you. Those comments are totally witless and uncalled for. This was a tragic accident where a young man lost his life. My condolences to his friends and relatives and of course to his partner who must be devastated.
10:20 February 8, 2011 by auniquecorn
Or out celebrating?
15:43 February 8, 2011 by mlh
i dunno. the comments are pretty funny. i really like the amoeba one.

and no, i dont reckon i'm disgusting for finding that funny. sorry.
00:38 February 9, 2011 by JBlooze
I'm with Daniel F on this one too. I don't know that the comments are exactly witless. I think heartless would be a better word. Out celebrating? Just mean. And maybe you're not disgusting for finding the comments funny mlh but do you really have to encourage everyone to demean someones loss of life and add to the suffering of those that lost him in their lives by posting a defence of the ignorance? I reckon that's pretty heartless. Sorry for you. This was a sad tragic story and condolances to those who lost a family member, friend or partner here.
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