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(Tech Times)   Fire truck sent to help elderly Florida man hits him and kills him   (nandotimes.com) divider line 18
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2001-07-22 02:51:25 PM
Bwa ha ha ha ha
 
2001-07-22 02:51:39 PM
I live in Jacksonville, and this is the first I have heard of this. I guess the police department has taught the fire department on how to kill people and keep it out of the local media.
 
2001-07-22 02:54:58 PM
Well that's one way to save on pesky medical supplies. Just kill em dead. Couldn't be immediately identified...? Guess a 10 ton truck running over your head would do that.
 
2001-07-22 03:49:52 PM
It was a mercy killing.
Besides he probably smelled like piss and was a drunken buffoon.
 
2001-07-22 04:40:04 PM
Dammit! I misread that as "Fark truck".
 
2001-07-22 04:45:57 PM
Wow, can the report get any vaguer...
Geeze.
 
2001-07-22 05:03:34 PM
Scraping-fetus-off-the-wheel - my thoughts exactly
Now I have to go read the article...
 
2001-07-22 05:07:09 PM
Well someone has to link to this.
 
2001-07-22 08:58:13 PM
The Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (July 21, 2001 8:11 p.m. EDT) - An elderly man wandering in the street was fatally struck by a fire engine dispatched to help him, authorities said.

The fire engine and a rescue vehicle were responding to a 911 call Friday for a man who needed medical help.

The fire truck was moving slowly when it struck the elderly man, who was pronounced dead at the scene, fire Lt. Glenda Hopkins said. He was not immediately identified.

.....it coulda been shorter... " some old dude died , whatever . "
 
2001-07-22 09:15:00 PM
hey Radeon I live in jacksonville too, well actually Orange Park.
 
2001-07-22 09:23:43 PM
I shouldn't laugh.... but i just can't help it!
 
2001-07-22 09:42:40 PM
labberdasher: you wouldn't believe how many references to that scene there were in the game Discworld II...

Dead Collector: "bring out yer living dead... Dead collected, corpses transported, guaranteed disposal to far-off foreign climes..."

and in the first scene of the game:

Unknown Person "hmm... he, he says he's not dead...."
Windle Poons: "I AM DEAD, but I'm still bloody ambulatory"
Archchancellor: "no... you're not. You're fooling no-one but yourself!"

Also there are many references to 'Life of Brian' too, like they take the entire stoning scene, with "Gratuitous Python Scene. Apologies to Python(Monty) Pictures." written on it.

and the rock seller is there too...

RinceWind: "Have I met you before?"
Rock Seller: "I don't think so, sir."
RW: "Funny, I'm having a tremendous sense of Deja Vu..."
RS: "Oh well, care for some rocks, sir?"
RW: "Rocks?"
RS: "yeh, for the stonin', sir"
RW: "Yes, I remember now, the setting and grphics may have changed, but it's definitely the same voice! in fact there's something VERY familiar about this whole scene..."
RS: "Did I mention the fact that women aren't allowed to go to the stoning, sir?" ....goes on for ages....
 
2001-07-22 10:16:53 PM
Do Cheech and Chong work for the local fire dept. there?
 
2001-07-22 11:28:28 PM
It's a good thing his parents probably aren't alive or else they'd sue.
 
2001-07-23 07:17:48 AM
perhaps Philip Morris could write up a report on how its good for the local economy.
 
2001-07-23 08:19:14 AM
in the last photoshop this, look at "atreeinaskislop"s picture.. Someone seening the future? Or did he do it, after planing it on farks comments.?
 
2001-07-23 01:22:56 PM
That article's short it's anti-journalism.
 
2001-07-23 10:51:52 PM
Reap3r Shhh.
 
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