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Paper oddly reports that the crash caused $2,500 in damage to the car.

It's called reporting.

You will find all kinds of fun facts in newspapers these days.

This brief story identified the age of the victim, the hospital he was airlifted to, his medical condition, the age and name of the driver, and the estimated dollar amount of the damage done to the car and the kid's bike.

It also stated that according to the report filed by the trooper, the kid "failed to stop before entering the highway."

Which, oddly, you did not report.

Happy New Year!

That's to make the kid feel better (once he's out of the hospital). Then he can take the article in to school and brag to his friends about how much damage he did to a car.

When I got hit by a truck on 16th St while walking with the light in a crosswalk, I made sure to verify that it was an F250 Super Duty, rather than some lesser truck, that knocked me into the parked Lexus.

Christopher, I didn't realize that "odd" and "reported fact" were mutually exclusive. So if a reporter told me what brand of underwear the participants in a debate were wearing that would not be odd? It would be called "reporting." Always learning.

You're points would be relevant if I accused them of being non-factual. I didn't.

I thought it was odd because in the hundreds of crash description articles I've read, I've never seen anyone report the estimated value of property damage. Not once. Perhaps you know of another example. So I equate unusual with odd. And this is not the usual way that these stories are reported. Thus it is odd in my opinion. It's reporting, it's factual and it's odd.

I didn't repeat the part about the cause of the crash, because it wasn't relevant to the oddness of the property estimate. No matter who was at fault, it was still odd. If you're accusing me of something, why don't you just come out and say what it is instead of pussyfooting around it.

Happy New Year to you too. Perhaps in 2012 you can resolve to be less dickish in your comments than you were in this one.

@Christopher,

I'd call it poor reporting. We don't even learn what kind of footwear the driver was wearing at the time of the crash, nor whether they survived the ordeal without damage.

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