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RIP Another Viper Accident, 2 fatalities

Discussion in 'California (Southern)' started by Sideways, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. Sideways

    Sideways Karting

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  3. f355jimv

    f355jimv Formula Junior

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    Very sad.....RIP.
     
  4. SrfCity

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    Yes, unfortunate. They had to have been racing but since they were cops no mention of that in the article.
     
  5. Chupee

    Chupee Formula Junior

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    Truly Tragic.. Another preventable death.. Big ego and big engine Bad combination.
     
  6. darth550

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    If he was in fact racing, the cop's "Get out of jail free" card means nothing to the 3 kids left behind...
     
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  8. ferrame

    ferrame Formula 3

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    Very sad.
     
  9. bltserv

    bltserv Rookie

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    I saw this over on the Register last night too. I wonder how much "Seat Time" he had in his Viper ? Just seems odd for a 20 year veteran cop to go blasting down Golden West
    and kill himself and his passenger. Very sad indeed. RIP.
     
  10. SS2012

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    My heart goes out to the family. Feather in law, husband, 3 teens left behind. Very sad indeed.
     
  11. bltserv

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    Someone mentioned in the OC Reg blog that the driver had "just bought the Viper" and was showing his "new sports car" to his father in law so he "took him for a ride".

    Once again we have an example of a new owner with too much car and the results are
    the end of precious lives.
     
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  13. TheMayor

    TheMayor Eight Time F1 World Champ
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    You have to feel sorry for the family. To lose a father and a grandfather in the same act... tragic.
     
  14. blkdiablo33

    blkdiablo33 F1 Rookie

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    what a sad story ,rest in peace.
     
  15. jm348

    jm348 F1 Rookie
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    Sad day for all..especially the 3 kids!
     
  16. indiefilm

    indiefilm Rookie

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    Another tragic loss of life. A truly sad story for all involved.
     
  17. wazie7262

    wazie7262 Formula 3

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    Moral to the story: Don't be stupid.
     
  18. toparkt

    toparkt Formula Junior

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    so unnecessary !!! on one post I read "this large amount of horsepower in a car should be used to get out of trouble - not into trouble" !!! so sad
     
  19. blkdiablo33

    blkdiablo33 F1 Rookie

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    not very nice thing to say,im sure you have never broken the speedlimit?
     
  20. JaguarXJ6

    JaguarXJ6 F1 Veteran

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    They were driving wrecklessly in a residential area.

    Pictures have been posted up on the Viper boards.

    Let's not blame the car here.

    I feel pity for the family.
     
  21. VPR RACR

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    "Snake bitten"
     
  22. wazie7262

    wazie7262 Formula 3

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    #19 wazie7262, Mar 24, 2010
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    not very nice thing to say,im sure you have never broken the speedlimit?


    Yes...many times. But I've not been stupid. You buy a 500 HP car you'd better effin know how to drive it. If you don't, either don't buy it, get schooling on how to do so, or know that you have GREAT self-control and utter respect for what's under your right foot. If the guy had been t-boned by a drunk driver or something of that ilk, I would feel very bad for him. But this wasn't the case: He was speeding and showing off, though his driving "talents" should have told him otherwise; i.e. he was stupid, plain and simple. And his stupidity took an innocent life with it.
     

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