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Old 04-09-2009, 05:08 PM
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Angels pitcher Adenhart, 22, killed in car crash

Safety man here: always always always check the traffic coming from both the right and the left at traffic intersections, ESPECIALLY those controlled by traffic lights. the Red Light runners are out and in full force and the ones I've heard about lately are well in excess of the posted speed limit. another reason to have a mercedes-benz or a volvo.

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/9435902/Angels-pitcher-Adenhart,-22,-killed-in-car-crash?MSNHPHCP&GT1=39002

how about electronic sensors that sense when someone is not braking when the light turns red? automatic TIRE SHREDDERS are deployed and bring the speed demon to a halt pronto along with a steel barricade that prevents the red light runner from entering the intersection. then a waste management garbage truck appears out of nowhere and picks up the worthless car and throws it into the back of the truck with the rest of the garbage. Another idiot off the streets.

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Old 04-09-2009, 05:12 PM
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So sad...happened very close to where I live too...
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Old 04-09-2009, 05:20 PM
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The minivan driver fled the crash scene on foot and was captured a half-hour later. Police identified him as Andrew Thomas Gallo, 22, of Riverside, and said he had a suspended license because of a previous drunken driving conviction

He wouldn't want me to be the Judge
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Old 04-09-2009, 05:21 PM
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so typical.guy was driving with a suspended license from a previous drunk driving charge and drunk again.why not just put a bullet in him and be done with em right then and there!!
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Old 04-09-2009, 05:37 PM
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Safety man here: always always always check the traffic coming from both the right and the left at traffic intersections, ESPECIALLY those controlled by traffic lights. the Red Light runners are out and in full force and the ones I've heard about lately are well in excess of the posted speed limit. another reason to have a mercedes-benz or a volvo.

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/9435902/Angels-pitcher-Adenhart,-22,-killed-in-car-crash?MSNHPHCP&GT1=39002

how about electronic sensors that sense when someone is not braking when the light turns red? automatic TIRE SHREDDERS are deployed and bring the speed demon to a halt pronto along with a steel barricade that prevents the red light runner from entering the intersection. then a waste management garbage truck appears out of nowhere and picks up the worthless car and throws it into the back of the truck with the rest of the garbage. Another idiot off the streets.

That would be awesome. There should be a 18" thick big (solid) steel post that comes up from in the pavement about 1 second after the light goes red in front of each lane....at the most dangerous intersections. That way, only the law-breakers get killed. In PawoSD-topia this would be put into use!
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Old 04-09-2009, 05:44 PM
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most states suspend the license of the DUI offender. take it a step further and hook up a tow truck and haul off their cars/trucks/vans whatever. then make it so they aren't allowed within 500 feet of a car/truck/van.

such talent snuffed out at such a young age!

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Old 04-09-2009, 07:41 PM
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Safety man here: always always always check the traffic coming from both the right and the left at traffic intersections, ESPECIALLY those controlled by traffic lights. the Red Light runners are out and in full force and the ones I've heard about lately are well in excess of the posted speed limit. another reason to have a mercedes-benz or a volvo.
So true. Assuming that 4,000 pound balls of steel going 30 to 60 mph are going to be constrained by a red light is just too much trust. Ditto for walking out into a crosswalk w/o checking to see if some idiot is about to kill you.

Not blaming the young man in any way. But it is a sobering reminder.
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Old 04-09-2009, 08:22 PM
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i must say at least his dad got to see his last game.
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Old 04-10-2009, 11:33 AM
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He died at the hospital, two died at the scene and the last one in the car (as of 2345 last night) was still in critical condition.

I think in England they have those posts that pop up (in a fraction of a second) and they aren't little ones either...there was a thread on here somewhere that I remember watching these things in operation...they were stopping 2.5 ton 6-wheelers dead in their tracks...

Now, if you were going 40-50 mph and whacked one of these things...I'm sure that what was once a vehicle approaching the intersection would either be airborne or split into a few non-salvageable pieces when everything, eventually, would come to rest.

Maybe a combo tire-shredder and tail-hook device...the latter coming up and into the underside of vehicle...at least, if it starts the car on fire after shredding the gas tank open and spilling its contents onto the street, ... oh, never mind...it's too fun just thinking about it...I'll let you folks come up with your own ending to this...maybe just the tire shredder is good enough...

But then, with all those low-slung jap-crap sleds running around, wouldn't a tire-shredder device do exactly that to a gas tank, with enough forward momentum?

Hmmmm...I'm starting to like this idea the more I type about it...


NOW...getting back on topic...(*ahem*cough*cough*)

On a serious side-note concerning the health of ballplayers and the beginning of this season, so far...

Did anyone see that line-drive headshot the Giants Pitcher took from the Brewer batter, Cameron, in the top of the 9th last night? It was bad enough that his nose was bleeding...and the ball hit him in/near his right temple...that was some Major-League hurt!!! I'm hoping the CTs are coming back negative on him today...I wouldn't be surprised though if he had some minor amount of skull fracturing...that ball ricocheted off his forehead and made it all the way back to the back-stop behind the catcher...
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Old 04-10-2009, 11:43 AM
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That sucks.

Driving in New Haven has taught me to look both ways carefully when the light turns green. Cars run them all the time, usualy illegals without licenses. Its so commen that I am surprised when I don't see a clapped out POS sail through the intersection a few seconds after the light goes green.
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Old 04-10-2009, 12:28 PM
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That intersection is a block from my office; I stayed away yesterday as that is the freeway exit I use. I just didn't want to see all the vulture news types hanging around waiting for their 30 second spot.
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Very sad. He was a bright kid, apparently. I'm glad his dad flew out from Maryland to see his start the other night. Pretty remarkable for a 22-year-old to start for a top Major League team and pitch 6 scoreless innings. His dad might take some comfort in later years that he didn't wait until the Angels came closer to home to go see his son pitch.
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Old 04-11-2009, 08:33 PM
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He died at the hospital, two died at the scene and the last one in the car (as of 2345 last night) was still in critical condition.

I think in England they have those posts that pop up (in a fraction of a second) and they aren't little ones either...there was a thread on here somewhere that I remember watching these things in operation...they were stopping 2.5 ton 6-wheelers dead in their tracks...

Now, if you were going 40-50 mph and whacked one of these things...I'm sure that what was once a vehicle approaching the intersection would either be airborne or split into a few non-salvageable pieces when everything, eventually, would come to rest.

Maybe a combo tire-shredder and tail-hook device...the latter coming up and into the underside of vehicle...at least, if it starts the car on fire after shredding the gas tank open and spilling its contents onto the street, ... oh, never mind...it's too fun just thinking about it...I'll let you folks come up with your own ending to this...maybe just the tire shredder is good enough...

But then, with all those low-slung jap-crap sleds running around, wouldn't a tire-shredder device do exactly that to a gas tank, with enough forward momentum?

Hmmmm...I'm starting to like this idea the more I type about it...

Sooner or later that stuff is going to malfunction, injuring innocent people and giving large repair bills to the state.

About 20 years ago on one of the floating bridges tween Seattle and Bellevue, they were doing their once a month test of raising the part that lets ships go by. Normally, the part doesn't raise, it just does a test of the circuitry. Somehow, a bit of wire had fallen into the works and short circuited something. The wall rose up in time for two motorists to slam into it at high speed. One lady lost a foot.
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The minivan driver fled the crash scene on foot and was captured a half-hour later. Police identified him as Andrew Thomas Gallo, 22, of Riverside, and said he had a suspended license because of a previous drunken driving conviction

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Hang him..HIGH.

Make it a pay-per-view event except for the immediate family. Give them the receipts.
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Hang him..HIGH.

Make it a pay-per-view event except for the immediate family. Give them the receipts.
I like that idea.

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