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Old 07-17-2007, 11:15 PM   #1
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Words from me to you my new friends that I've made in here. In my state this week-end we suffered a horrific tragedy. At 12:15 P.M. Saturday, a 26 year old mother along with her four kids ranging from ages 2 to 7 were killed when their east bound mini van was struck head on when a tractor trailer traveling west when it crossed the centerline.
The 57 year old driver was taken to a near by hospital for treatment for minor injures he suffered. He confessed to Arkansas State Troopers that he had smoked crack prior to the collision. The kicker if that wasn't enough, He was stop hours earlier for speeding near Hamburg Arkansas.
What can you say? We think while driving down the road that all is well. When really when meet the oncoming vehicle, god knows what's is behind the wheel.

Be careful out there gang, IM begging you.
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Old 07-18-2007, 01:30 PM   #2
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Defensive driving is the key to success on any highway. You look for everything and be prepared for anything to happen. Stuff flying off trucks, tires blowing, people throwing stuff out of their windows and so on.

Never drive behind a dump truck or even a 18 wheeler-don't drive beside one if u can help it.
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Right, you have to assume other drivers are idiots and be defensive. I am usually speeding, so that keeps me constantly on alert looking for cops, and thus safe.
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26 years old with 4 kids from 2 to 7??

Sheesh...

sad story though
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26 years old with 4 kids from 2 to 7??

Sheesh...

sad story though
Yeah it is. I read a little bit about the services which were held. It was told that the family was struggling with funds to meen furneral cost, and said the two young boys and the two young sisters shared a coffin. Three coffins, five family members dead. Breaks ones heart just thinking about the sad event.
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When I have to travel by Interstate I choose to do so at night. Less traffic
= less idiots.

Tragic event for sure. I hope those affected by this story turn out OK.
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Similar thing happened about a year ago on Route 8 here in Pittsburgh.

http://www.wpxi.com/news/8888365/detail.html
http://www.wpxi.com/news/9155610/detail.html

Wood chipper broke off a truck and slammed into a car killing the driver (a father) and 2 of 3 triplets.

Sad, sad story.
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