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Olympic luger killed in crash

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by Kappes03, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. Feb 12, 2010 at 3:58 PM
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    Kappes03

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  2. Feb 12, 2010 at 4:00 PM
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    They just played the video on the news. Tought to watch.
     
  3. Feb 12, 2010 at 4:04 PM
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    Blumpkinson

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    Yeah i just watched that to, so sad it was his first olympics.

    On a side note i can't believe they essentially showed a video of him dying on the news, what a lack of respect for his family.

    Prayers go out to his family
     
  4. Feb 12, 2010 at 4:04 PM
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    I saw the video.. absolutely horrible...
     
  5. Feb 12, 2010 at 4:07 PM
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    Kappes03

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    Yea they showed that pretty quick. Local news isn't showing it yea def graphic.
     
  6. Feb 12, 2010 at 4:09 PM
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    NBC Evening news had it. The guy went off the track and into a steel beam at about 80 mph.
     
  7. Feb 12, 2010 at 4:16 PM
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    Oh my god that is so sad! That video is just graphic. He was probably going somewhere around 80mph and just abruptly stops. Oh my god that is horrible. Prayers to his family and friends.
     
  8. Feb 12, 2010 at 4:18 PM
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    Yea 80+, those walls seem pretty low for those speeds in the area, I hope that is the first and last crash.
     
  9. Feb 12, 2010 at 4:22 PM
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    Holy shit, I cant believe that. That is insane.
     
  10. Feb 12, 2010 at 4:30 PM
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  12. Feb 12, 2010 at 4:37 PM
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    that was tough to watch. prayers for his family. those walls are too low. and the exposed steel beems???? wtf. put some pads on them.
     
  13. Feb 12, 2010 at 4:40 PM
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    cant seem to find a working video...
     
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    try the nbcolympics vid eamonkey found
     
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    RIP. he didnt deserve to die like that.
     
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    There has been several other crashes on this course, and they are saying it is one of the fastest courses. They definitely need to step up the safety there, as it would be very easy to do (taller wall, pads on the beams etc.). This should have never happened.

    To the family... I am sorry for the loss of your loved one.
     
  19. Feb 13, 2010 at 6:34 AM
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    Yeah, I was thinking that it was inappropriate for them to show it. That was someone's child/loved one/friend. Very sad:pray:
     
  20. Feb 13, 2010 at 7:18 AM
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    Just saw that on the news as well, I feel bad for him and his family. And I can't believe they showed that on the news.
     
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