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Old 06-19-2012, 05:24 PM   #1
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Default Watched a man die today

http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20120619/NEWS/120619013/Man-killed-Glasgow-crash?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Home&nclick_check=1

I rolled up on this accident just after the guy wrapped himself around a tree. Initially witnesses said he was "trapped" and "moving". When I went to see if the guy could be extricated it was clear this was bad.

His head was sandwiched between the A frame and tree. It was crushed and severely distorted. When i said "help is on the way" i heard a gurgle/moan. I retreated at that point, there was nothing I could do.

So why post this on NASIOC?... Some of the witnesses claim he "appeared" to be racing another car. The guy was definitely speeding and lost control. My own guess is that if the driver side window had been UP his head/arm may not have so easily been flung out the window and crushed.

Street racing is a real dick thing to do in the middle of the day, through an industrial park, at lunch time. The car ahead of me had two of my colleagues in it, were they 100 feet ahead this could have been 3 fatalities.
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:46 PM   #2
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That's insane, man. But you're right, there was nothing you could do; the damage was done. Are you feeling alright? I've seen a deer die before (after hitting it) but never a person.
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:38 PM   #3
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It is a sad reality.
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:45 PM   #4
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That's a bummer.
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:45 PM   #5
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Your writing makes the gruesome come alive. Yikes....
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:11 PM   #6
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So tragic
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:21 PM   #7
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Wow. That's crazy. I can't imagine walking up on that. When I was 20 I wrecked a second gen integra and was beyond lucky to walk away that day. Since then I don't do more than like 10 over on the highway. Despite the driver's apparent poor decision making skills, my heart goes out to their family. It's a lot of fun and really cool to have a fast car, even cooler when you arrive at your destination safely and without endangering your fellow drivers.
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:09 PM   #8
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Its an eerie feeling, although for those that work in emergency services I am sure they get use to it. Years ago I was down in the Philly, right near the Ben Franklin Bridge. I was walking down the street and saw a ton of motorcycles just holding up traffic at the light. Looked across the intersection and there was a body sitting up against the stone pillar of the Ben Franklin bridge. It was weird, clearly he was dead, there was an odd calmness, no one was really even near him, police just hanging around and the emt pulled up quietly. I seemed to be the only one that stopped and watched.
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:12 AM   #9
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OP's username is oddly fitting...
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:21 AM   #10
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Good story.

We had a 19 year old kid here driving an older model BMW who passed 3 people on a rural two lane road at over 100 miles per hour, and after he passed the third vehicle on a broad curve, lost control, car went sideways, flipped over as it was mid air over a ditch and as the front of the car struck a tree, it instantly ignited in a fireball. The car smacked the tree, knocking him unconscious, and the kid was cooked by the time fire and rescue were on the scene (not even 5 minutes later) The fireball could be seen for miles There was nothing left of him. Sad day for the Northern Neck of Virginia
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:34 AM   #11
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it doesnt happen to everyone who races, but everyone accepts the responsibility of driving that way whether they know it or not (accept terms and conditions? YES JUST LET ME RACE ALREADY FFFUUU!!!). if you've wrecked before, you understand the repercussions of living through it, and know that the stove is, in fact, hot.

for those people who do drive irresponsibly on purpose all the time, i hope that when they do wreck (because its a "when", not an "if") that its severe enough to teach a lesson, but leave them physically intact.

i've wrecked before, and was lucky to walk away after flipping at least twice and only having to get some stitches in my forehead. i know the aftermath and it still affects me from over 2 years ago. i miss my WRX, but im glad it protected me so well.



^^this wasnt from racing, i was run off the road by an SUV
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:24 AM   #12
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whyd your windshield have BLOOD written on it?
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:28 AM   #13
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Because blood is a hazardious material and needs to be cleaned off / out of the car before it is sold for scrap or rebuilding.
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:31 AM   #14
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Wow, that's terrible... I had a similar experience. Hope you are okay.
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:55 AM   #15
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whyd your windshield have BLOOD written on it?
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Because blood is a hazardious material and needs to be cleaned off / out of the car before it is sold for scrap or rebuilding.
exactly. as i was rolling in the air the sub box fell out of the trunk in the road, and after i landed i got out, picked it up, put it back in the trunk and tried closing it (didnt close, oh well, the car was done anyway). my forehead was bleeding pretty badly from the flip (dont know what hit me there) and covered a lot of the car with blood, so they wrote the word "blood" almost everywhere on the car. i was standing and conscious, but my phone had exploded so i couldnt call for help. the SUV that ran me off didnt stop, and eventually a lady stopped and asked if i needed an ambulance, to which i said 'yes'. they ended up cutting off all of my clothes in the ER (except my undies), they were all covered in blood, but i couldve easily taken them off myself.

anyway, this isnt about me, but speaking from experience: GAP insurance is worth it, the arlington PD sucks (they wrote me a DUI summons without testing me or arresting me --i wasnt drunk, they just assumed i was, and i ended up losing in court after about 8 months of fighting it. my bac was zero. FML.), and always wear your seatbelt.
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:25 PM   #16
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I'm sorry you had to witness that, OP. Thank God nobody else was hurt.

Frankly, sometimes the heartless side of me thinks about events like this as cold Darwinism. But at the same time I recognize the tragedy of victims suffering from someone else's poor choices. So terrible.
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:55 PM   #17
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:25 PM   #18
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Because blood is a hazardious material and needs to be cleaned off / out of the car before it is sold for scrap or rebuilding.
at crazy rays ive seen cars with quite a bit of blood on the seats & dash, kinda nasty. They probably clean them when they aren't feeling lazy
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:30 PM   #19
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exactly. as i was rolling in the air the sub box fell out of the trunk in the road, and after i landed i got out, picked it up, put it back in the trunk and tried closing it (didnt close, oh well, the car was done anyway). my forehead was bleeding pretty badly from the flip (dont know what hit me there) and covered a lot of the car with blood, so they wrote the word "blood" almost everywhere on the car. i was standing and conscious, but my phone had exploded so i couldnt call for help. the SUV that ran me off didnt stop, and eventually a lady stopped and asked if i needed an ambulance, to which i said 'yes'. they ended up cutting off all of my clothes in the ER (except my undies), they were all covered in blood, but i couldve easily taken them off myself.

anyway, this isnt about me, but speaking from experience: GAP insurance is worth it, the arlington PD sucks (they wrote me a DUI summons without testing me or arresting me --i wasnt drunk, they just assumed i was, and i ended up losing in court after about 8 months of fighting it. my bac was zero. FML.), and always wear your seatbelt.
WOW ....so your record says DUI now regardless? Thats fkin retarded. when i lived in arlington, it seemed the cops there were lazy & worthless, never really did anything other than speed traps, parking tickets & busting people for shoplifting at ballston mall.
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:17 PM   #20
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wow literally seperated the car in half
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:16 PM   #21
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at crazy rays ive seen cars with quite a bit of blood on the seats & dash, kinda nasty. They probably clean them when they aren't feeling lazy
They've likely been sterilized via bleach, alcohol or some other antiseptic to neutralize/kill any blood borne pathogens. They aren't going to spend time literally cleaning the stains out of a wreck.

On topic : this is just a horrible thing to witness. I can't imagine, nor do I want to. It's tough enough knowing someone who was killed in a street racing accident (especially when he knew better), but to see it actually unfold in front of you? <shudder>
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:45 PM   #22
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I was wondering what what happening, pencader drive is right across the street from where I work...
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