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Canadian becomes the world's first person to apologize for being hit by a car

Russ Howard, a resident of Lethbridge, Alberta, has become the first person in the world to apologize after struck by a motor vehicle.
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Russ Howard, a resident of Lethbridge, Alberta, has become the first person in the world to apologize after struck by a motor vehicle.

The incident happened when a truck smashed into Howard's home, entering his living room where he was watching television.  

"It was entirely my fault," Howard told host Pat Kelly.

According to Howard, the truck entered through the living room's bay window and managed to stop just short of the coffee table.

Somehow, the Lazy Boy that Howard was seated on tipped over during the incident, something he deeply regrets and has since apologized profusely for.

To find out what else Howard is sorry about, listen to the full story.


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