...who thinks one can simultaneously quietly smirk and feel sorry for the guy? i believe the feelings are mutually exclusive. (I've seen enough people watching Jackass-type stunts who wince, laugh and are appalled by the idiocy, in the same breath.) Recognizing and acknowledging coincidence doesn't make you de-facto evil- it's in how it's expressed.
but above all, my strongest reaction is.. who the hell tests a vehicle near a cliff?! wait..who let's the _head_ of a company test a vehicle..near a cliff?! doesn't some common sense, protective mechanism, insurance policy, sense of self-preservation kick in, at some point?