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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, 11:47 AM   #10
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Natural Selection at its finest.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:51 AM   #11
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Never blame the road.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:52 AM   #12
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OMGHi2U

Well at least they didnt kill anyone else but themselves. Darwin wins again
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:54 AM   #13
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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   #14
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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 10-08-2012, 12:11 PM   #15
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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, 12:17 PM   #16
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Sad story and a grim reminder of the consequences of our enthusiasm surpassing our abilities.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:33 PM   #17
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That's an Sti Limited, isn't it? Man what a shame for everyone involved. It looks like the car deployed a lot of protection, but it can't work miracles. Such a shame.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:48 PM   #18
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From the books found, sounds like kids. I bet we find out alcohol or drugs were invovled. Sad for all.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:59 PM   #19
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Buchanan said the area is the site of frequent accidents. "I've lived here for 10 years and there has been an accident almost in that exact spot every year, but never as one as horrific as this."

It sounds like they need to build a guardrail.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:21 PM   #20
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STis and Subarus in general are built like brick **** houses. They had to have been going triple digit speeds to split the car in two like that. It reminds me a lot of this accident:

http://jalopnik.com/349540/flying-bm...ts-darwin-wins

Folks, this is why you don't give a child a high performance automobile.

And, after that, I'm sure some 16 year old is going to come in here and tell me how safe of a driver they are in their STi......
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:30 PM   #21
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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, 01:32 PM   #22
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Things like this are never a good thing to happen. I feel for their families.

Now that being said, you have to wonder what went down, alcohol? drugs? Just having fun? Either way, take it to the track!
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:36 PM   #23
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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   #24
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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, 01:53 PM   #25
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Quote:
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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.
Tires wouldn't help with mental deficiency. Kids are stupid and handing them a high power car will make them want to be the cool kids who show off. It's a strong message that people ignore. Responsibility on the road is key.
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