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#1 (permalink) Old 06-13-2005, 02:08 PM
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I was chillin outside doing some pre-funking with some friends when I noticed there was a medi-vac heli fly by to a hospital about a block away. Instantly knew something bad happened, since the hospital that the heli was flying into was a low-end hospital (not capable of handling serious cases).

From the rumor mill around town apparently the girls were going about 95-100+ mph in a 35-50mph 2 lane road. Cooper pt has lots of bends and neighborhoods.

They hit the stand-still jetta causing the 22 year old male, whom my sister knew, to die instantly. The impact was so hard that the bmw was in 2 pieces.

Pretty shitty that the innocent guy dies.......
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That's a very sad story. As I read in the article: "Everyone loses in this one."

My condolences to your sister.

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Do you think the girl deserves the criminal charges of vehicular homicide?

What should her consequences be?

It is sad that things like this happens. Such a tragedy.

My prayers go out to those families, they're going to need it to get through a situation like this.
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Do you think the girl deserves the criminal charges of vehicular homicide?

What should her consequences be?

It is sad that things like this happens. Such a tragedy.

My prayers go out to those families, they're going to need it to get through a situation like this.
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I think that she has to be punished in court of law to set an example for other young people.

Yet, I think shes been punished in another way. She has to live the life for 2 people. She has to wake up for the rest of her life knowing that she killed an innocent person.

I can't really comment on this without sounding like a hyprocrite. I remember how I drove when I was 16-19. I know I used ALL 9 lives.
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send her to jail.

you never learn by having everyone treat you soft and a slap on the wrist.

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women drivers...sorry man this is tragic. I hope everyone makes it through it...

also I say send her ass to jail...

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16 year old brat + brand-new BMW = Dead people Man Killed, 2 Teens Injured In Olympia Crash

June 11, 2005

By KOMO Staff




OLYMPIA - A man is dead and two teenagers are recovering from minor injuries after a high-speed crash in Olympia.

The State Patrol says a BMW was driving down Cooper Point Road at a very high speed around 9 o'clock Friday night when it swerved off the road and hit a Volkswagen Jetta parked on the shoulder.

The BMW was torn in half because the force of that crash was so intense.

"Seeing the girls walk out of that car, seeing the condition that car was in, it was just amazing," said Rebecca Chamberlain who witnessed the aftermath.

"It's an absolute miracle that anyone survived that crash, because the car was torn in half, upside down and smashed. It looked like tinfoil," she added.

Michael Trotter, 22, the driver of the Jetta, was airlifted to Harborview, but he died later that night.

The two 16-year-old girls in the BMW were wearing seatbelts and were not seriously hurt.

Police say the teenaged driver was speeding when she swerved out of control. It's likely she underestimated the power of her car.

"The driver of the BMW just got her license two days ago," Washington State Patrol Trooper Johnny Alexander said. "So she's already in violation of the intermediate driver's license. She's not supposed to have a passenger in the car for at least 6 months, so that's one thing she's looking at."

She also now faces vehicular homicide charges for Trotter's death.

"He was probably tired or something. He pulled over maybe to catch some sleep? I don't know," wondered Trotter's friend Hans Kline. "Then these 16-year-old girls who just got their driver's license come driving down the road at 100 miles per hour and careen into this guy who's pulled over on the side of the road because he's doing the right thing by pulling over."

Trotter's friends said this was an accident caused by carelessness.

Robert Jensen was very upset Saturday as he visited the crash site. "Some girl who just got her license, and mommy and daddy probably bought her a brand new BMW and let her go out."

"You've got to teach your kids responsibility," he added. "Apparently these girls didn't know responsibility, or this would have never happened."

Trotter's friends left flowers and candles at the site of the crash Saturday in a makeshift memorial to him.

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You can only blame the parents so much. The ultimate responsibility goes back to the driver themselves.

The night it happened everyone was talking about it. I was told it was a new BMW and I thought what a piece of shit the parents were, for buying their kid a brand new bmw and letting them drive at night, much less 2 days after getting their drivers license. Well according to the article that I posted, it says it was 1985 bmw.

What a poor article by KOMO....
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Hmmmm I was under the impression if you were at fault for an accident which resulted in a fatality then you can have vehicular manslaughter charges brought against you... especially in this case where she was blatently driving reckless she deserves no less. Sad.

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Well, doing what she was doing she should have known the risks, those speeds could kill you or someone else. The road better be perfectly clear where the only person i'm endangering is myself. And I'll be damn sure theres no one else in my car.

Still, Shitty situation, no one wins.

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i dont get it, how did she hit the parked car, i mean, unless the car was in the middle of the road, your good to go, otherwise you have to be pretty stupid to hit a parked car, but then again, their woman drivers, dont ever expect something smart out of them
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She was flying. Things happen very very fast when you're going 120mph. She may have lost control as the road supposedly is very curvy and couldnt steer the car away from the thing in a skid.

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It happened in the same town I have lived in off/on for over 10 years. The road it happened on is dark and visibility is not the greatest especially at night. There's also WAY too many turn-off's to be going over 50 mph, hence, which is why the speed limit is 35 mph (or 45mph, it changes).

Knowing the area, my assumption of what happened is that she was going around the corner at speeds of 75-100 mph and drifted onto the shoulder. I've seen how beginner drivers tend to over or under compensate corner/turns. Now this was a beginner driver driving at excessive speeds. She probably drifted onto the shoulder and tried to swerve back on to the road, but it was too late.
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You can only blame the parents so much. The ultimate responsibility goes back to the driver themselves.

The night it happened everyone was talking about it. I was told it was a new BMW and I thought what a piece of shit the parents were, for buying their kid a brand new bmw and letting them drive at night, much less 2 days after getting their drivers license. Well according to the article that I posted, it says it was 1985 bmw.

What a poor article by KOMO....
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It says the Jetta was 1985 too, either ironic or inconsistent

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Oh for first 6 months you can't drive anyone when u drive by yourself? oops.... Condolences to the family of the 22 year old that died. Terrible thing for a kid to be driving a BMW as their first car, and only 2 days after they got their license.



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