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BB2W
07-27-2005, 11:10 AM
Yesterday was one of the worst days of my life. I found out one of my good friends was killed in a horrible car accident. I have known him since we were like 8 years old, he grew up in the same platt as me. The pole he hit is less than a half mile fom my fathers house, and I pass it everytime I go there. There are two skid marks that head directly into the pole. The car flipped into a nearby construction site. The accident happened at around midnight after getting in an arguement with his girlfriend, and leaving the bar. He was dead on impact, and his girlfriend is in serious condition, and lost a leg in the accident.

Accident specialists are trying to piece together exactly what killed the man and what he and the woman were doing when the accident happened. They said the accident tore the vehicle in half.

Police said officers in Miami Township received calls and drove to the accident scene, where they found evidence of a deadly collision. They said a car had struck an electrical pole, causing the car to break apart.

Officers said they have no doubt that whoever was in the car was speeding. Sgt. Scott Fitzgerald said, ?Looks like the car may have been in mid-air when it struck the pole.?

Investigators said the impact killed the man they believe may have been driving. Medics arrived and rushed a woman to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Accident specialists said they found all kinds of signs of the violent impact. They said the car?s exhaust was in a ditch dozens of feet away and a sun visor from the car was imbedded into the electrical pole.

Investigators think the car slid off the right side of the road, the driver overcorrected and skidded all the way across the road into the pole.

He was a great guy!....one of the coolest guys you would ever meet. I can't beleive he is gone, and I am gonna miss him. I can't help but to feel sorry for all the people that would have met him in the future....They would have liked him a lot. :crying02:

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Prosdo
07-27-2005, 11:29 AM
Wow thats terrible Mike. I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep him, his girlfriend, his family, and you in my thoughts and prayers.

bengalsfan21
07-27-2005, 12:18 PM
Sorry to hear that...it is horrible

SteelersGirlTN7
07-27-2005, 06:47 PM
Im so sorry for your loss. I can definitely sympathize. One of my best guy friends, like a big brother to me, died b/c of a drunk driver 3 years ago in November, and I still think about him all the time. He was 29 when it happened, and had a lot going for him and a whole life in front of him. What makes it even worse, is the loser who caused it, lived with barely anything wrong with him, and got away with it in court, w/ punishment for nothing more than the DUI. Thats the law for you, here in TN! Anyway, theres really no easy way through it, but keeping the memory alive helps a little.

~Michele~

Stlrs4Life
07-27-2005, 08:44 PM
Sorry to hear about that.

BlitzburghRockCity
07-27-2005, 10:20 PM
oh man dude, thats just awful.. our thoughts and prayers are out to you. very sorry !!!

BB2W
07-27-2005, 10:49 PM
Thanks a lot guys! I have never met any of you, but I consider you all good friends. I talk to you guys more than some of my family. Thanks again....

steelersgirl86
07-28-2005, 07:09 AM
I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

bigbensgirl7
07-28-2005, 03:44 PM
Thanks a lot guys! I have never met any of you, but I consider you all good friends. I talk to you guys more than some of my family. Thanks again....
Hey...you've met me!! I'm sooooo sorry to hear about the accident. My thoughts and prayers will be with you (sorry it's so late...I haven't been online in a couple days)!

BB2W
07-28-2005, 04:10 PM
Thanks Amanda, sorry I forgot about you....

Did you see this on the news? It happened Monday night on Washinton Church road, and was all over the news the next couple days.

Seriously, have you guys ever seen a car completely ripped in half in an accident?....WTF!

bigbensgirl7
07-28-2005, 04:49 PM
Actually, I haven't had a chance to watch the news....but it looked bad from those pics you posted. I knew someone that was killed a couple of weekends ago on 35 (actually he ws my friends dad.) It's hard when that kindof stuff happens. I am so sorry for your loss and I hope you are doing ok!

clevestinks
07-28-2005, 05:08 PM
Sorry about your loss, and everyone elses.

I also had two friends killed by a drunk driver, just about 4 years ago. The drunk driver was the only one that lived. He killed three, his passenger, and my two friends in the other car. This was the drivers seventh DUI conviction, that is the tragic part.

SteelersGirlTN7
07-28-2005, 08:19 PM
Sorry about your loss, and everyone elses.

I also had two friends killed by a drunk driver, just about 4 years ago. The drunk driver was the only one that lived. He killed three, his passenger, and my two friends in the other car. This was the drivers seventh DUI conviction, that is the tragic part.


Wow! One is bad enough... it will usually teach a person! But 7? These people do NOT need to be driving.

When I was in court, at the trial when Ricky died, before the trial started, they took care of all the quick stuff... and one of the cases was a guy who was there for his NINTH DUI....
the judge made the mistake of saying, "Mr so & so, I see you're here on your 10th DUI charge" .. the man had the gall to say "no your honor, its only my 9th" ...

dang - find some way to make sure these people can't drive a car!

AllAmericanSteelerGirl#7
07-28-2005, 10:48 PM
I am so sorry about your lose BB2W! I will keep you and him and his family in my thoughts and prayers and my condolences go out to you and them also! Thats horrible. I am very sorry! God Bless!

~AllAmer~