I read a story in today's paper -- gist of it is this: Two bowhunters after elk near Toutle spotted one and went after it. The guy in front stopped suddenly, and his buddy behind him didn't -- and he accidentally speared his friend on his broadhead arrow.
That's the story the guy in back tells. The other guy isn't saying anything, because he is dead from the incident.
I know those razor-broadheads are sharp; if the guys were running and the leader pulled up short and the follower smacked into him really hard? I can see it.
Bad idea to stop suddenly in front of somebody; really bad idea to do it if he's got an arrow pointed at your back.
And yet, there is something about the story that made me blink and wonder. Something else going on? What do you have to hit from behind to kill somebody like this? Anything high has spine and ribs covering it. Kidney? All the way through to the liver or spleen?
Be interesting to see what the autopsy says. As of now, no charges have been filed.