^^^ Well now that we know the victims were of Middle Eastern descent and possibly muslims, I wonder how many people here will change their opinions on what occurred. It's a shame 2 people had to lose their souls , but the document states that the driver will be charged with vehicular manslaughter and that's all it is unfortunately. Unless someone can prove that he intentionally steered the truck to plow into them, there was no intent to murder.
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To boot, from what I read, they were riding on the very wide side-walk.
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my heart goes out to that family...
does the escalade meat that european pedestrian collision safety rating thing?
the accident that caused that much significant damage to the vehicle clearly indicates he was well out of the "speed limit" if he was doing under 70mph i'd be surprised to be honest. to tear a wheel away from the car, cause the ripple in the back end of the escalade as well as pop out the windows... yeah speed was 100% a factor.
also. take into account the initial point of impact, and how far the vehicle traveled to its final resting spot. that's quite a bit of distance from where the hydrant is.
Last edited by dieselraver; 04-08-2012 at 12:59 PM.
Another case of people dying unexpectedly, to which I feel sadness and condolences for the families of both the bicyclists and the driver (I'm sure the parents of the driver will be going through enough also). No doubt the driver will feel remorse also, and will have his own suffering.
Conclusion: Enjoy life while it's yours.
Who knows if it even was the kids fault, people on bicycles do some stupid **** at timesI agree. However; we can't just assume that the driver of the suv is at fault, when someone was riding bicycle with a child on what pretty much amounts to a highway.These are just the first 3.they were jus 2 people that were caught in the middle of a bad situation or maybe they were the ones to cause it.
I'm the one with comprehension problems?
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