Thursday, 24 September 2009
Dublin Tram Crash
At least 16 people have been injured following a collision between a double-decker bus and a Luas tram in Dublin city centre on the 16th September 2009.Two women and a man who were trapped on the vehicles have been cut free and rushed to hospital. Thirteen others were also wounded. The crash occurred at the junction of O'Connell Street and Abbey Street shortly before 3pm.
However as they say in Ireland “It is an ill horse that blows no wind” so as the picture shows Specsavers got some very context specific free advertising out of the incident! This photo has now become a big viral hit on the internet and Twitter.
However in these days of Photoshopping it pays to be a bit more sceptical and the comparison of the "Specsaver's" photo above with an original press photo of the incident below shows the Specsavers billboard has been photo shopped on afterwards. This is probably why there is an word for people who believe everything they see. Gullible!