20-year-old Onasi Olio’s potential last moments could be the Facebook Live video he made of himself blasting music and weaving through traffic at speeds in excess of 115mph.
(FOX) – Police say a Rhode Island man who streamed himself on Facebook Live driving 114 mph and weaving in and out of traffic was critically injured when he crashed into a garbage truck and a concrete barrier.
State police say 20-year-old Onasi Olio-Rojas, of Pawtucket, lost control Wednesday on U.S. Route 6 in Providence.
The video posted on Olio-Rojas’ Facebook page shows him driving 114 mph and weaving through traffic. Police confirmed its authenticity to WJAR-TV.
Rescue crews extricated him from the car. He was in critical condition Thursday.
The truck driver wasn’t hurt.
Police are still investigating and might bring charges. Continue Reading
And on today’s episode of Play Stupid Games- Win Stupid Prizes…
As of now the kid is still alive, but his idiotic actions that put multiple lives in danger will be forever tied to him.
What would make him do something like this?
It would be easy to blame movies, video games, hip-hop music, or ‘adolescent invincibility’.
But I think the blame lies elsewhere.
I blame social media for creating a platform that allows anyone to instantly broadcast their idiotic behavior to an unlimited amount of people with the push of a button.
This type of access has created a generation of people that not only believe their boring lives are worth sharing with the world, but it has fostered a false hope of instant-stardom for any idiot with a smart phone.
Now I don’t mean to sound like an old grandpa that wants things to go back to the way they were.
I love social media and all of the new technologies that allow us to connect to the world, blah-blah-blah.
I’m just saying that while many believe these new platforms to be positives for humanity, it’s hard not to think that maybe Darwinism may have found a new way to cull the herd.