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Really sad, kid was a local high school senior from Manheim, looked like a nice 9k aero with gloss black super aeros. Hope its no one from here, although it doesn't make it any better. :(

http://www.wgal.com/news/24624126/detail.html
Definitely very sad, but I'm not sure how much a seatbelt would have helped in that situation. That car is pretty fooked. :(
 

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You'd be surprised, really fucked up is better than partially ejected.... i'll take my chances with getting banged around vs run over by my own car. But yeah i know what your sayin.
 

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Looking at that house, he hit it pretty good. Really unfortunate, not that it will make things any better, but hopefully he fell asleep at the wheel, and it wasnt drug/alcohol related.
 

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Bad week to be a high school kid.

A star golfer at Lakota high school, for an unknown reason(he wasn't a known drinker or smoker) took off from the cops on Wednesday night on I-75 in Lexus GS 400. Police said he was going 130mph right before he crashed.

http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/region...ead-after-police-pursuit-that-reached-122-mph
Some new details on this. The kid allegedly told his mom earlier in the day that he was going do this or something like this. 30 minutes after the accident she reported him missing because he missed curfew. When the police heard her story involving possible self harm they upgraded the case to critical missing.
 

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You'd be surprised, really fucked up is better than partially ejected.... i'll take my chances with getting banged around vs run over by my own car. But yeah i know what your sayin.
Well I'm just judging by the fact that the car is crushed to beyond halfway down the door on the drivers side... That's a good indication that his head and spine would have been compressed fairly good.
 

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The sad thing in both of these tragedies is the apparent desire of each driver, for whatever reason, to greatly exceed the speed limit for the road on which he was driving. Of course, who among us hasn't pushed our cars beyond posted limits. However, young drivers so often lack experience in controlling a speeding vehicle (no offense intended).

Judging by the photos of the PA crash, I'd estimate the impact into the house was close to 60 MPH, head-on, causing the vehicle to bounce off the house multiple times from right to left. It's hard to tell for sure without seeing a full front shot of the structure but the impacts were very forceful.

If the young man in Ohio was intent on self-harm, it isn't likely anyone could have prevented it. Hard to imagine that much pain in only 16 years.
 

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"When the trooper caught up with Day he was reportedly going over 130 miles per hour."

wow, so how fast did the cop have to go to catch him?
 

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This kid with the Aero was no where near the entry speed of that corner, even if you're driving at a fair clip. Something like this happened near where I lived a couple years ago, a kid in a civic killed himself going way too fast into a decreasing radius turn. The results were similar to this, but with trees. At the time, everyone was talking about "how tragic it was." I just can't feel sorry for these kids. They got cocky with very dangerous pieces of machinery. Frankly it's amazing they only killed themselves.
 

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They got cocky with very dangerous pieces of machinery. Frankly it's amazing they only killed themselves.
100% agreed, but I do not think it is just limited to cocky kids unfortunately. So many drivers on the road are so complacent about the fact that they are piloting a 3500 pound piece of metal at high rates of speed and think that nothing could possibly go wrong. Of course, it is almost always a matter of time before they do.

The problem is most people do not respect something that becomes a mundane task, even though most are not intent on causing damage, this mentality can be just as dangerous.
 

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The problem is most people do not respect something that becomes a mundane task, even though most are not intent on causing damage, this mentality can be just as dangerous.
Cars have become an appliance therefore people dont "drive" they text, eat, what have you while going someplace at the same time...imo
 

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100% agreed, but I do not think it is just limited to cocky kids unfortunately. So many drivers on the road are so complacent about the fact that they are piloting a 3500 pound piece of metal at high rates of speed and think that nothing could possibly go wrong. Of course, it is almost always a matter of time before they do.

The problem is most people do not respect something that becomes a mundane task, even though most are not intent on causing damage, this mentality can be just as dangerous.
Totaly agree. People who lose sight of this fact are the ones most at risk... An attentive driver who is speeding, but paying close attention to the road and the actions of others on the road is significantly safer than someone who is going the speed limit, and is non attentive...for what ever reason, or simply does not know the limitations of their car, or how to handle an adverse situation...
 

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I am sure we have all had the feeling of invincibility, especially as seniors in High School where the world is at your fingertips. I know I have, my results were just not as tragic (Spun out on a dirt road missing a tree by maybe 5 inches). While this in no reason is a justification for driving fast, as clearly no one is invincible, but probably the kids thought process.
 

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Yeah, I learned pretty quick that I wasnt invincible lol. Lost control on a dirt curve while it was wet (did it plenty while dry lol) and ended up over correcting. Jumped my monster wagon into some brush, splintered a 4 inch tree on my hood and was within 2 feet of BIG trees on either side of me. Funny thing is that it actually fixed my car a bit lol. I got lucky, worst I got was a scuff on the paint, which was nothing special anyway. I pretty quickly settled down after that. Since Ive been autocrossing, and actually can handle a vehicle Ive gotten into a bad habit about speeding. Usually only after frustrating days at work tho, most of the time I cruise about 5 over. I can attest first hand at just how little people pay attention anymore. I have been rear-ended twice in under a year while at work; unfortunately both times I was test driving a customers car too :(
 
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