How is it that Benjamin’s lights weren’t on?

If I can get away in time I’m going to run over and catch Steve Benjamin’s press conference on the subject, but I find myself puzzled by the news that police say he contributed to the wreck by not having his headlights on.

I thought he had one of those fancy new cars that automatically took care of stuff like that. Even my beat-up 2000 Buick Regal turns the lights on automatically when it’s dark outside.

And now that we know this, what happens next?

I hope to find out…

8 thoughts on “How is it that Benjamin’s lights weren’t on?

  1. bud

    My car has options for the lights. They are either always off, alway on or there is sensor options that detects the ambient light conditions and turns them on/off accordingly. I suspect that Benjamin had his lights set to the alway off option for some reason. Its easy to turn something the wrong way if you’re not paying attention. With the downtown street lights on Benjamin probably didn’t realize his lights were not on. If that’s the case I’m not sure that would even be a big factor. Those street lights provide a good deal of illumination. I’ll have to go downtown at that time of the day and see for myself how visible a car without lights on is.

  2. Doug Ross

    I’m hoping Benjamin will not use the phrase “I can’t comment on specifics due to the potential of pending litigation”.

    Telling the truth now shouldn’t affect what he would say later on.

  3. Kathryn Fenner

    It’s still pending litigation…

    My guess still is an electrical malfunction that turned the lights off. We had a Volvo that would do that sometimes….

  4. Pat

    The picture we keep seeing in The State seems to show the side that wasn’t damaged has a light on.

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