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An update on my cousin.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Rip, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. Rip

    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    Found out more on what exactly. He was heading back from a party with 3 other friends(no alchohol involved) and went to pass a person in another car in a legal passing zone, the person in the other car wouldn't let him pass and sped up, he got past him finally but the person in the other car flashed the headlights startling him and sent him into a gaurd rail and tumbling into a cornfield. Everyone in the car got thrown out of the car(seatbelts broke) my cousin and two of his friends are in the hospital the third one was medivaced to a different hospital in a coma and died friday morning. My cousin isn't being charged in this ordeal, the police are currently looking for the described car that my cousins two friends and a witness described.

    Got a chance to visit my cousin today he is doing well, hurting obviously but is in very good spirits. Also seen the car, it is a mess.
     

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  2. wannabeabonedoc

    wannabeabonedoc Turbo Monkey

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    that's crazy man. I hope everything heals up quick for him. I've never understood people who go mental when someone tries to pass them. Best of luck!
     
  3. vallEbikes

    vallEbikes Monkey

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    man am i glad i don't drive yet.

    im sorry man
     
  4. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    WOW that really sucks!!!! If it is a true fact that the seatbelts did break, I'm sure there is a major lawsuit on hand. What was he driving at the time of the accident? It does sound kinda fishy that ALL the seatbelts broke though.
     
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    caputo1989 Turbo Monkey

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    Sounds like faulty buckles.
    Sorry to hear that.
     
  6. Rip

    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    Buckles got separated from their mounts. Car was an Acura.
     
  7. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    What year, model?
     
  8. BKQuill

    BKQuill Turbo Monkey

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    hope your cousin and his friend recover quickly, and RIP to the other young man.
     
  9. Rip

    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    2002 RSX.
     
  10. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    There are no seat belt recalls to date on that model, so if it REALLY is the fact that the seat belts broke, there are some HUGE issues here.
     
  11. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    I have to agree with Brian here ,I find it hard to believe all 4 Belts broke. , it just doesn't happen.
     
  12. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    I have a feeling they wern't wearing seatbelts, it's too bad. Reguardless, loosing a friend sucks:(
     
  13. Rip

    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    The only one who didn't have the seatbelt on was my cousin. The two surviving friends both said that seatbelts were on. If I remember, you need more than one instance to have a major recall to be issued.
     
  14. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    wow some scary stuff... Im sorry to hear about the loss of a life for something freakish that just happens. I am glad to hear your cousin is doing well...
     
  15. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    But a broken seatbelt is VERY serious, Acura has had issues in the past with there belts.
     
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    Sherpa Basking in fail.

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    And to think i ride in Acuras all the time. :dead:
     
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    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    True, I'm just glad that my cousin is alive and that his other two friends weren't killed, sucks about the one who did, as he was friends with him since the age of 10.