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    Thread: While backing down a driveway, local woman crashes, rolls car, and dies

    1. 05-22-2012 01:03 AM #1
      http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=2050...cid=featured-1

      Woman killed in rollover down 30 ft. embankment

      BOUNTIFUL — A Farmington woman died when her vehicle went off a steep embankment Monday.

      Misty Moore Affleck, 33, had been visiting a friend's home near the Eaglewood Golf Course, at about 4 p.m., and upon leaving, got too close to the edge of the driveway. Her SUV rolled down a tiered rock wall, about 30 feet, into a neighbor's yard, said Bountiful police Sgt. Gary Koehn.

      "She's not from here and isn't used to the area," Koehn said. "Her vehicle got too close to the edge and went over."

      It wasn't apparent whether Affleck was wearing a seat belt, but Koehn said Affleck had been at least partially ejected from the vehicle and the SUV came to rest on top of her, killing her. A passerby noticed the vehicle about 10 minutes after the accident and called 911.

      A crane was called in to remove the vehicle from the back yard, a first for the department, Koehn said.
      I don't really understand how there would be any confusion about if she was belted.



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    2. 05-22-2012 01:08 AM #2
      Another local news channel's report says she was not belted. Also, they have a video which better shows the driveway and the slope.
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      05-22-2012 01:14 AM #3
      In this day and age - no seat-belt, no sympathy.

    4. 05-22-2012 01:32 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Khyron View Post
      In this day and age - no seat-belt, no sympathy.
      Well alot of people are probably like me and don't put it on until getting out on the road, nobody expects to have an accident like this in a driveway.

      I think it's a little crazy that there's no rail or anything there, that looks dangerous for even people walking around

    5. 05-22-2012 01:35 AM #5
      Jesus that's sad. Quite unfortunate she didn't have her seat belt on because that alone would have made all the difference. So sad for the four kids she leaves behind w/o another parent.

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      05-22-2012 01:49 AM #6
      Some of those driveways are no joke. My wife's uncle lives on up on the side of the mountain, and if you make a wrong move, your rolling down the mountain. It's even more treacherous when there is snow/ice

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      05-22-2012 01:50 AM #7
      This is why your car is constantly reminding you to put on your seatbelt once you start it.

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      05-22-2012 01:58 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by blackvento36 View Post
      Well alot of people are probably like me and don't put it on until getting out on the road, nobody expects to have an accident like this in a driveway.
      I don't understand this either.

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      05-22-2012 02:05 AM #9
      I smell a lawsuit. Poorly designed foundation/driveway.

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      05-22-2012 02:49 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by someguy123 View Post
      I smell a lawsuit. Poorly designed foundation/driveway.
      Probable......and the neighbor even admitted he was concerned.

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      05-22-2012 02:56 AM #11
      This is why I have always put on my seatbelt before I start driving.

      Its just a habit i've had since I was a little kid (as a passenger) and it looks like it woulda saved my life (if I was dumb enough to roll down a driveway)


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      05-22-2012 02:59 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by blackvento36 View Post
      Well alot of people are probably like me and don't put it on until getting out on the road, nobody expects to have an accident like this in a driveway.

      I think it's a little crazy that there's no rail or anything there, that looks dangerous for even people walking around
      Well I hope this goes to prove the reason as to why the first thing to do once you start your car is to put on your seat belt..
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    13. 05-22-2012 03:02 AM #13
      I wonder if she was hot.

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      05-22-2012 03:03 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by blackvento36 View Post
      Well alot of people are probably like me and don't put it on until getting out on the road, nobody expects to have an accident like this in a driveway.
      Good idea. It's not like people ever get hit as they are backing out of their driveway, so you're totally safe. Don't listen to these haters.
      Quote Originally Posted by apizzaparty View Post
      never thought once to use my lefty for the brake. sorry in my opinion it is dumb.

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      05-22-2012 03:03 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by pknopp View Post
      I wonder if she was hot.
      Priorities.

      I am gonna guess that she was a middle aged flabby assed chick, with bingo-wings.


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      05-22-2012 03:06 AM #16
      Any word about Ben?
      Quote Originally Posted by apizzaparty View Post
      never thought once to use my lefty for the brake. sorry in my opinion it is dumb.

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      05-22-2012 03:26 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by leaftye View Post
      Any word about Ben?
      I see what you did there..

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      05-22-2012 03:29 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by blackvento36 View Post
      Well alot of people are probably like me and don't put it on until getting out on the road, nobody expects to have an accident like this in a driveway.
      So rather than take the TWO seconds it takes before moving, you wait until you are driving down the road?
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      05-22-2012 03:42 AM #19
      Wow...TCL is so eager to hate something.
      "zomg!!!1 You put your seatbelt on later?! You're the scourge of humanity!"
      Anyway, it's surprising that there's no guardrail to prevent this from happening. Still really sad though.

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      05-22-2012 03:48 AM #20
      I see a ridge on the edge of the pavement. That should be more than enough warning. Not to mention that a vehicle doesn't suddenly fall down a hill.
      Quote Originally Posted by apizzaparty View Post
      never thought once to use my lefty for the brake. sorry in my opinion it is dumb.

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      05-22-2012 04:00 AM #21
      ^ I agree, but that wasn't really what I was getting at.

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      05-22-2012 04:26 AM #22
      Man what a crappy way to go. I wouldn't want to live in that lower lot with a driveway like that looming above my property. Although this could have been avoided with average driving skill, a rail really shoud have been present. It looks like this happened in Utah, which gets plenty of snow in the winter.

      I'm totally guilty of the delayed seatbelt latching. Even though I do this, I doubt anyone would say that they would wait until they get to the street to buckle their kids in their car seat. I certainly don't wait. I know that no kids were involved, but I think people hold their children to higher safety standards than themselves.

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      05-22-2012 04:33 AM #23
      I don't understand how some of you can even come to that conclusion that she deserves no sympathy because she didn't wear her seatbelt backing out of a frickin driveway.

      Four kids just lost their mother, doing something innocuous like this. While there are justifications on punishing those who make mistakes, this is too severe of one, IMO.

      Sometimes, I just think people here are all too easy to judge others on matters of life and death.

    24. 05-22-2012 04:44 AM #24
      There's more to this story, while tragic yes, some things just are not adding up.

      If you watch the video, the driveway is straight and there is more than enough room to fit a tow truck and have space on either of side of it, as well as a truck crane....

      Maybe she had some vino? Wasn't paying attention? Who knows.
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      05-22-2012 04:51 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by Vanilla_Coke View Post
      There's more to this story, while tragic yes, some things just are not adding up.

      If you watch the video, the driveway is straight and there is more than enough room to fit a tow truck and have space on either of side of it, as well as a truck crane....

      Maybe she had some vino? Wasn't paying attention? Who knows.
      I have a very long driveway with zero slope. You should see some people attempt to back out of it. It's pathetic. A lot of people simply can't backup straight.

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