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Old 10-08-2012, 10:46 AM   #1
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Default LI Subaru crash: STi cut in half

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/...icle-1.1177440

This is awful. Be careful out there folks. Stuff like this happens so fast.

4 dead, 1 in the hospital w/ unknown injuries

RIP
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:52 AM   #2
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Seen car crashes like this dozens of times being in the fire service, slow down guys if you wanna speed get onto a closed course...Tree's & poles don't wanna move when you hit them.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:58 AM   #3
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Holy carp........they had to of been moving for that carnage. This reminds me of a GT2 RS crash I just saw, 160mph head on into a semi........nothing left.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:01 AM   #4
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drive that road every single day, they must have been doing well over 100 to split that car in half
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:02 AM   #5
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Just wonder if the driver was dodging a deer.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:03 AM   #6
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i have never seen a deer on that stretch of parkway
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:21 AM   #7
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That many people in the car would definitely compromise the handling at high speeds.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:28 AM   #8
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saw the car this morning when I drove right by it.....terrible..
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:33 AM   #9
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my prayers go out to the families... that part of SS can get very tricky especially with lots of people in the car and rainy..
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:52 AM   #10
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Well at least they didnt kill anyone else but themselves. Darwin wins again
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:54 AM   #11
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Well at least they didnt kill anyone else but themselves. Darwin wins again
The driver certainly DID kill someone other than themselves.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:59 AM   #12
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The driver certainly DID kill someone other than themselves.
Truth but nothing good happens at 3:40 AM on slick roads and high speeds. One of those guys could have told the driver to slow down....
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:49 PM   #13
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Truth but nothing good happens at 3:40 AM on slick roads and high speeds. One of those guys could have told the driver to slow down....
It's not that simple. I was riding with a friend when he rolled his car 3 times. We came to a stop upside down in field. I was telling him to chill out and slow down or let me out, but it's not like I could've just jumped out. I even threatened to pull his e-brake. Needless to say, we are no longer friends.
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:02 PM   #14
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Natural Selection at its finest.
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Well at least they didnt kill anyone else but themselves. Darwin wins again
Agreed! They were too young/crazy/stupid to handle themselves yet they had to pass the limits of physics with an STi...... poor STi.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:47 AM   #15
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Natural Selection at its finest.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:51 AM   #16
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Never blame the road.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:33 PM   #17
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Natural Selection at its finest.
Applying that broad assumption upon each passenger is a stretch. For the driver, I'm sure people can agree it's fine to say so. However for the passengers to judge and assess the driver and his driving skills or emotional reactions before getting into a motorized vehicle with him isn't exactly "natural" humans can do.

That is of course unless you can account for every possible encounter that vehicle is capable of entering in a few seconds. Then sure, it was natural selection.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:11 PM   #18
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being that it was very very cool wet temps late 30's to 40 degree doesn't help . Especially with those summer tires .
People please throw on the winter tires and slow down.

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Old 10-08-2012, 01:30 PM   #19
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being that it was very very cool wet temps late 30's to 40 degree doesn't help . Especially with those summer tires .
People please throw on the winter tires and slow down.
+1000000

very sad to see this.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:36 PM   #20
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being that it was very very cool wet temps late 30's to 40 degree doesn't help . Especially with those summer tires .
People please throw on the winter tires and slow down.
Sorry, I don't agree. It's the first week in October. Yes, while it was an abruptly chilly night...

It's unreasonable to expect someone to change their tires so early in a season due to a single dramatically cooler night. probably wasn't even on his radar.

More importantly, while a summer tire doesn't grip as well in 40 degree weather as 80 degree weather, it still has plenty of grip at those temps to drive plenty plenty fast on. Certainly worlds more grip than would be needed to drive at anything close to safe speeds for that highway.

The tires were 10000% not the cause of the accident. Presumably, a very very bad driving error was.


More generally, I'm sick and tired of the..."OMG 40 degree temps, your summer tires are ice skates!!!!"

That's complete BS. Yes, they're down on grip. But if they're down enough grip that it's causing a car control issue on public roads, you're driving like a ****ing asshat and need to slow the hell down. Period.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:53 PM   #21
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Sorry, I don't agree. It's the first week in October. Yes, while it was an abruptly chilly night...

It's unreasonable to expect someone to change their tires so early in a season due to a single dramatically cooler night. probably wasn't even on his radar.

More importantly, while a summer tire doesn't grip as well in 40 degree weather as 80 degree weather, it still has plenty of grip at those temps to drive plenty plenty fast on. Certainly worlds more grip than would be needed to drive at anything close to safe speeds for that highway.

The tires were 10000% not the cause of the accident. Presumably, a very very bad driving error was.

More generally, I'm sick and tired of the..."OMG 40 degree temps, your summer tires are ice skates!!!!"

That's complete BS. Yes, they're down on grip. But if they're down enough grip that it's causing a car control issue on public roads, you're driving like a ****ing asshat and need to slow the hell down. Period.
100% agreed.
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:00 PM   #22
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Sorry, I don't agree. It's the first week in October. Yes, while it was an abruptly chilly night...

It's unreasonable to expect someone to change their tires so early in a season due to a single dramatically cooler night. probably wasn't even on his radar.

More importantly, while a summer tire doesn't grip as well in 40 degree weather as 80 degree weather, it still has plenty of grip at those temps to drive plenty plenty fast on. Certainly worlds more grip than would be needed to drive at anything close to safe speeds for that highway.

The tires were 10000% not the cause of the accident. Presumably, a very very bad driving error was.


More generally, I'm sick and tired of the..."OMG 40 degree temps, your summer tires are ice skates!!!!"

That's complete BS. Yes, they're down on grip. But if they're down enough grip that it's causing a car control issue on public roads, you're driving like a ****ing asshat and need to slow the hell down. Period.

NO **** the tires wasnt the cause of the accident but it surly made it easier to loose control. (AKA-we all know the true reason)

Last year i'm perty sure the tri state people remember that huge ice storm we had in Oct 2011 was horrendous.
The first thing I did was swap out my summers for winters before i even moved the sti any ware . all ready mounted on spare wheels .
had a slight mishap 3 yrs back with summer tires in a storm by surprised .
not fun .

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Old 10-08-2012, 02:26 PM   #23
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...The first thing I did was swap out my summers for winters before i even move the sti any ware .
wut
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:00 PM   #24
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Last year i'm perty sure the tri state people remember that huge ice storm we had in Oct 2011 was horrendous.
The first thing I did was swap out my summers for winters before i even moved the sti any ware . all ready mounted on spare wheels .
had a slight mishap 3 yrs back with summer tires in a storm by surprised .
not fun .
FYI - Snow tires won't do any better on ice than any other tire except for studded. If there's ice on the road, avoid driving unless someone in your family is dying. It's not worth the risk.
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:17 PM   #25
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FYI - Snow tires won't do any better on ice than any other tire except for studded. If there's ice on the road, avoid driving unless someone in your family is dying. It's not worth the risk.
100% agree
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