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The death of reason and/or personal accountability

Postby Junglestud on Wed Jan 12, 2005 3:34 pm

Here's one for the WTF file:


Man Charged in Wife's Seat Belt Death


She died at the scene of the crash, but her husband walked away. State police say the difference is he was wearing a seat belt.

Troopers tell 9 News shortly after 12:30 p.m., the couple was headed west on I-10 near the Prairieville exit, when their truck's rear tire blew out. The vehicle began to spin out of control, eventually flipping in a group of trees.

Troopers say the force of the crash threw the passenger, 50-year-old Lesa Stanton of Gretna, 30 feet out of the truck behind some bushes. The coroner pronounced her dead at the scene. Troopers say the driver, her husband, walked away and even refused to go to the hospital.

State Trooper Johnnie Brown says, "It's a very simple portrait of what happens when you don't wear your seat belt. The possibility of being ejected, the death that can result from that. Conversely, you have the husband that was wearing his seat belt and survived the crash with relatively minimal injury."

Trooper Brown says the driver, 49-year-old James Stanton is being charged with careless operation and negligent homicide because troopers say he was responsible for making his wife wear her seat belt.
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Postby Spinesplitter on Wed Jan 12, 2005 3:44 pm

WTF
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Postby Kloked1 on Wed Jan 12, 2005 3:46 pm

she was an adult it was her responsibility, when Boba Fatt rides with me in the car I can't make him buckle up and consequently he usually dosn't. He'll be exonerated in court, as long as he has a good lawyer, which I'm sure there will be a few clamoring for the case.
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Postby Forbidden Donut on Wed Jan 12, 2005 7:58 pm

Actually, I'm pretty sure that if it's your car and the passenger isn't wearing the seat belt, YOU get their ticket for it. If they don't wanna wear it, tell them to get the fuck out.
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Postby Kloked1 on Thu Jan 13, 2005 1:01 am

yeah thats true unless they have a driver license, then they get the ticket, but thats only in Maryland
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Postby z28kindaguy on Thu Jan 13, 2005 6:17 am

Double-U Tee EFF is right. :shock:
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Postby BDSMurphyMcManus on Thu Jan 13, 2005 2:17 pm

yeah thats true unless they have a driver license, then they get the ticket, but thats only in Maryland


that is true, unless its a commercial vehicle then the driver gets the ticket no matter what.
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Re: The death of reason and/or personal accountability

Postby DAlanS on Sat Jan 15, 2005 1:42 am

Junglestud wrote:49-year-old James Stanton is being charged with careless operation

Careless Operation? Thats the real wtf, sorry I was so careless when my F****** tire blew out!
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Re: The death of reason and/or personal accountability

Postby Forbidden Donut on Sat Jan 15, 2005 9:31 pm

DAlanS wrote:
Junglestud wrote:49-year-old James Stanton is being charged with careless operation

Careless Operation? Thats the real wtf, sorry I was so careless when my F****** tire blew out!


There's no WTF here. The careless operation is driving the vehicle without his wife buckling up. He shouldn't have done it, simple as that.
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