Friday, July 31, 2015

Awful: woman live-tweets deadly accident, finds out her husband was the victim

A Vancouver woman operating the Twitter handle @ScanCouver typically used her account for sharing local news, like traffic and weather reports.

Awful: woman live-tweets deadly accident, finds out her husband was the victim

0 comments

A Vancouver woman operating the Twitter handle @ScanCouver typically used her account for sharing local news, like traffic and weather reports.

On December 4th, Caran Johnson was on her way home when she encountered a bit of traffic caused by an accident on a section of road that she was particularly cautious of. As she tweeted about what she saw while waiting, she realized that her husband hadn't made it home. Slowly, as she tried to get authorities to help her reach him, she was informed that her husband was, in fact, the victim of the crash she had been tweeting about.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Johnson continued to tweet about her disbelief and her interaction with family members. She talked about her sons and her mother and mother-in-law. On the morning of the 5th, she was back to tweeting about police looking for an endangered infant.

After the whole Diane in 7A fiasco, it may be a little more difficult to belief that something like this actually happened. But, the @ScanCouver account goes back a while and has sent out nearly 14,000 tweets over that time, including countless interactions with local news outlets about crime and traffic. [KATU, h/t Gawker]

0 comments
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
 
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
A blog tuned-in to what's happening on the Internet. Odd local and entertainment stories.

Mare McKeever philly.com
Gabrielle Bonghi Philly.com
Nick Vadala Philly.com
Layla A. Jones philly.com
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
letter icon Newsletter