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8 dead, 12 hurt at So. Cal. off-road race in desert

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Crom, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. Aug 15, 2010 at 7:46 AM
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    Crom

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    Very sad. Sorry if this is a dupe.
     
  2. Aug 15, 2010 at 7:48 AM
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    Jester243

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  3. Aug 15, 2010 at 7:49 AM
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    Keep it on the dl until more info is released. You can read more in the MD 200 thread of the SoCal Regional section.
     
  4. Aug 15, 2010 at 8:59 AM
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    Why would we keep it on the dl? It's all over the news.

    Sad, my heart goes out to all involved.
     
  5. Aug 15, 2010 at 9:01 AM
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    ImpulseRed008

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    :pray: for the families of the victims and those injured, for a speedy recovery
     
  6. Aug 15, 2010 at 9:02 AM
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  7. Aug 15, 2010 at 9:03 AM
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    I meant just don't show any photos of the incident out of respect.
     
  8. Aug 15, 2010 at 9:08 AM
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    thoughts and prayers go out to those families and anyone who had to witness that accident.


    if you guys want information, you can follow the thread in the SoCal regional section.
     
  9. Aug 15, 2010 at 9:09 AM
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    just watched this on the news.......so gnarly..
    definitely praying
     
  10. Aug 15, 2010 at 9:13 AM
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    wow just saw it on aol. hopefully no tw members were involved
     
  11. Aug 15, 2010 at 9:14 AM
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    so what would happen do you think?

    the driver wouldnt be punished right?
     
  12. Aug 15, 2010 at 9:15 AM
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    No idea, it says he flee'd the scene..? I don't know if this is true or the news is pulling it out of their a$$ though.
     
  13. Aug 15, 2010 at 9:17 AM
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    it said he had to flee the scene because the crowd was throwing rocks at him
     
  14. Aug 15, 2010 at 9:20 AM
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    Very sad to hear.

    Is this the first time something like this has happened at these kinds of races? Whenever I see videos Baja style races, I always feel so unsafe for the people watching, as there's often no kind of barrier to protect them while the vehicles are traveling at high speed.
     
  15. Aug 15, 2010 at 9:21 AM
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    It is sad for the families but you have to be fliping stupid to stand that close to the dirt track where the trucks are jumping and have next to no visability.

    Bacon
     
  16. Aug 15, 2010 at 9:22 AM
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    Oh..unreliable news sources just said he fleed the scene after the accident. This is why I don't trust media..you never get the full story, or it is somehow twisted or turned.
     
  17. Aug 15, 2010 at 9:23 AM
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    MDR states that you must stand 125 ft from the track.
     
  18. Aug 15, 2010 at 9:23 AM
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    You don't really care, do you.
    It is sad, but when you camp out right on the edge of the track and have no barriers, what do you expect will eventually happen?
     
  19. Aug 15, 2010 at 9:27 AM
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    i would probably stand far away so i can get photos :p
     
  20. Aug 15, 2010 at 9:36 AM
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    WTF.....throw rocks, did this happen in mexico or in the US? They are basically doing the same thing the guy did with his car. Except the racer didn't do it on purpose, and they are.

    It's very sad what happened and I give my regards to the families for everyone who passed, or got hurt.
    But the fact is, is this could have happened to anyone of us, anyone of us who had a race truck, and was racing in that race.

    I'm not sure about the situation because I was not there, but judging from the idiots who stand very close to these trucks going by in the Baja races, they should have known better if this was the case.
    But I was not there, so maybe they were far enough away?
    Could have been bad race course set up?
    Just a freak accident?
    It is racing, sh!t happens.

    We just don't know. I would like to reserve judgment on this guy and anyone else in-till the investigation is done.
    The CHP MAIT team does a very good job at investigating crashes, they do it all the time.
     
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