Luge crash video available? An Olympic video pulled from YouTube is creating a stir. The luge crash at today’s Vancouver winter Olympics training event claimed the life of an Olympic luger, Nodar Kumaritashvili.Â Now that word is leaking out about his untimely death, a very predictable reaction has happened.
People are looking for the crash video.
For some reason or another, people like to see crash videos.Â In some instances, such as the Shaun White X Games crash video, watching the event occur on YouTube is harmless.Â Shaun walked away okay. He wasn’t hurt.
On the other hand, when you are dealing with the death of someone, you have to consider the possibility that someone in his family will come across the video.
Would you really want to see your son, husband, or brother die in such a horrific way? I didn’t think so.
Chances are, the Luge crash video will surface again and people will watch it just to see what happens.Â It’s no different than when we rubberneck to see that horrific car accident that has left us caught in traffic for hours.
Our thoughts go out to the family of the luger who died during today’s event.Â He is the third ever to die during training.Â The first two died in 1964 during the event’s inaugural year.