Woman Paralyzed By Turbulence Injuries

A woman who was slammed into the ceiling of the lavatory on a Continental 737 by turbulence last week remains in a Texas hospital, paralyzed by her injuries, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Seat belts should be worn as the default position for any passenger on any aircraft at any time, regardless of whether the seat belt sign is lighted. (It was.)

But the reason this woman wasn’t wearing her seat belt is obvious.

Some heartless commenters on message boards blame her for being out of her seat but, really, if you had to go, you’d go.To those who believe better “planning” will allow everyone to regulate these needs perfectly, can you really swear that you were never, ever in your life seized by the urgent need for a bathroom?

I didn’t think so.


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