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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)   Wheelchair bumps into car at gas station. Hilarity ensues   (ajc.com ) divider line
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2012-12-05 11:25:14 PM  
5 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: So the woman died of a heart attack, yet it's the wheelchair guy's fault??


65 year old women tend to go into cardiac arrest when you shoot them.
2012-12-05 08:41:42 PM  
5 votes:
Subby should DIAF.
2012-12-06 12:18:40 AM  
4 votes:
Meesterjojo:

Look, if you want people to notice you so badly, just post pictures of cleavage.

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2012-12-05 11:27:05 PM  
3 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: This doesn't add up.

When police arrived, Hunnicutt was in cardiac arrest and officers began performing CPR.

The suspect, Frank Louis Reeves, was apprehended in the gas station parking lot. He was being held on a murder charge at the Bibb County Jail

So the woman died of a heart attack, yet it's the wheelchair guy's fault??


You see Timmy, when all your blood drains out of the bullet hole some guy in a wheelchair puts in you, your heart stops beating. The guy who shot you is generally considered to be at fault.

RIF, dumbass.
2012-12-05 11:24:55 PM  
3 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: This doesn't add up.

When police arrived, Hunnicutt was in cardiac arrest and officers began performing CPR.

The suspect, Frank Louis Reeves, was apprehended in the gas station parking lot. He was being held on a murder charge at the Bibb County Jail

So the woman died of a heart attack, yet it's the wheelchair guy's fault??


Cardiac arrest =/= heart attack. You should get a refund on that G.E.D. in medicine.
2012-12-06 02:39:16 AM  
2 votes:
This idea that "drivers should pay more attention blah blah blah" misses the point that people in wheelchairs are often below the eye level of most cars, and especially SUVs and mommy vans. Even a driver paying strict attention to everything may not see someone in a wheelchair no matter how carefully they're driving--nevermind the fact that in a parking lot people's brains seem to leak out the bottom of their skulls.

Yes, drivers should pay attention--BUT pedestrians, and especially people in wheelchairs that are already below eye level, should assume that people in cars DON'T SEE THEM. They should just assume they've not been seen, and have NOT been given the right of way, and react accordingly. If you're in an electric wheelchair, don't go zooming around a parking lot as if you're in a car--you're not, and nobody sees you. Hell, it's easy enough to back into a full-size car's blind spot, you think a wheelchair has a chance? Even if the driver is being scrupulously cautious and looking over both shoulders?

It's just sad, the whole thing. And this idea we've gotten over the last 20 years or so that "It's my right to be/do wherever I want/whatever I want" is leading to more of this. Yeah, there are things you've got the right to do. You absolutely have the right to speed across a gas station parking lot in your motorized wheelchair. The guy is just lucky (or perhaps not) that he got bumped by an old lady in a car, and not an 18-wheeler heading for the interstate.
2012-12-06 01:44:21 AM  
2 votes:
This whole thing is just a bad situation for everyone involved. I think I'll resist using this thread as a venue for my own views on the factors involved and leave it at that.
2012-12-06 12:16:47 AM  
2 votes:
This whole thing sounds like a mess.

You have an old lady, who may well not have seen an old man in a motorized wheelchair, which are very difficult to see when they're rolling around in parking lots. Really, they do not belong anywhere near where a car is. She doesn't seem like the kind of person who would have either deliberately or accidentally struck a person in a wheelchair.

You have an old man, who by all accounts is not doing too well upstairs--evidently he'd had at least one stroke and was displaying erratic behavior according to neighbors and family. He should not have had access to a gun, and probably shouldn't have been running around the neighborhood alone. Certainly he shouldn't have been in a PARKING LOT in a motorized wheelchair, since evidently he didn't realize nobody could see him.

The old lady thinks she hit an old man in a wheelchair; she gets out to see if he's okay; he deliberately bangs into her car with his chair and pulls his gun. To scare her, he says later, but then somehow--deliberately? accidentally? he does have a paralyzed arm--shoots her full in the chest.

However this shakes out, nobody wins here.
2012-12-05 11:45:48 PM  
2 votes:
Should an old and infirmed man in a wheelchair have a handgun? Absolutely.

But at some point, the person becomes incompetent to properly wield the weapon. I fear that despite how terrible this incident was, we won't truly address the real issue: old people get incompetent and we don't do anything about it.
2012-12-05 09:58:02 PM  
2 votes:
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/oblig
2012-12-06 05:59:33 AM  
1 vote:
Meanwhile the cops can pump 138 bullets into two suspects because they were so afraid for their lives that they needed to reload and they are of course not held on murder charges.
2012-12-06 12:43:25 AM  
1 vote:

AkaranD: Woman died of a gunshot wound that lead to her cardiac arrest.


Except when a cop uses a taser on someone or even shoots them and the result is cardiac arrest and they die then it's just 'natural causes' a coincidence it happened when they got tased or shot or beaten or whatever. Yeah I know double standards, but that may be what was being referred to.
2012-12-06 12:22:57 AM  
1 vote:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: So the woman died of a heart attack, yet it's the wheelchair guy's fault??


Cardiac arrest just means the heart had stopped, not WHY it stopped. Maybe she had a heart attack. Maybe half of her heart was blown away by a bullet. Maybe it stopped becuase of excessive blood loss. Either way, her heart stopped becuase she was shot, that is murder.
2012-12-06 12:22:55 AM  
1 vote:

Meesterjojo: Who cares what she died from: she's obviously a bad farking driver, careless as shiat, and not watching out for people in wheelchairs. She got exactly what she deserved. Exactly. Spot on.

She has no excuse. Zero. farking. Excuse. I don't care if the guy was turning wheelies in the parking lot, he's in a chair, so he's not moving quickly, and she should have seen him and approached (if at farking all) with caution. She failed. Hard.

As a pedestrian I support the guy- drivers are inconsiderate and careless in an extreme. I've been hit four times in the past year where I live in Houston. Police got one guy (that looks like Richard Dryfus no less). People don't stop, they're not observant, and they think because they're in the car they have the right of way. They're just oh so farking busy so please excuse the shiat out of them and their little personal emergency which could cost you your life.

People often biatch about bicyclists, and I agree with that, but shiat like this is the same thing: people in cars not paying attention. It's the same as if the guy pulled out a gun and pointed at her then started firing. It's just as dangerous, and it's a valid analogy: bullet/car, both will kill if not properly utilized; attention is required. Take a 6000lb vehicle and approach a 200lb pedestrian- people, without armor, are a bit farking vulnerable. But farking morons in their landbarges don't care- they're in just such a hurry, fark everyone else.

Well god damn, good on him for popping her. Good on him. I hope he bought a beer before the cops showed up. shiat, if he goes to jail I'll send him some money for his account.

So cheers for one less farkhead out there: she's 1 farking person, but there are many more pedestrians and crackpot old men with guns. Seriously: open your farking eyes people. Turn down your Lady Gaga, stop farking texting, put down your God damn cell phone.

The problem is that driving is too easy: automatic transmissions, yellow lines, signs and lights ...


I'll give you 1/10 for the commitment.
2012-12-06 12:13:11 AM  
1 vote:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: This doesn't add up.

When police arrived, Hunnicutt was in cardiac arrest and officers began performing CPR.

The suspect, Frank Louis Reeves, was apprehended in the gas station parking lot. He was being held on a murder charge at the Bibb County Jail

So the woman died of a heart attack, yet it's the wheelchair guy's fault??


EVERYONE dies of cardiac arrest. It's when your heart stops beating, not merely a heart attack.
2012-12-06 12:10:39 AM  
1 vote:

Langdon_777: UsikFark: [i48.tinypic.com image 620x511]

The guy who shot her.

I place my bet on this being another case of not adequately looking after the mentally ill.


The guy is a veteran with a stroke. Lots going on there.
2012-12-05 11:54:42 PM  
1 vote:
Who cares as long as we keep selling guns because 2nd amendment. He was going to form a well regulated militia. any day now.
2012-12-05 11:53:32 PM  
1 vote:

Mad Mark: Where the shooter will go.

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www.diggsjourney.com

Hopefully.
2012-12-05 11:38:05 PM  
1 vote:

The One True TheDavid: Let this be a hint to drivers that they should be more careful. There are pedestrians, wheelchairs, school kids, bicycles, blind people and motorcycles all over the place. Even in Atlanta.


What about Macon, where it happened?
2012-12-05 11:33:37 PM  
1 vote:

The One True TheDavid: Let this be a hint to drivers that they should be more careful. There are pedestrians, wheelchairs, school kids, bicycles, blind people and motorcycles all over the place. Even in Atlanta.


Keep your goldarned wheelchair out of the pump bay. No business being there.
2012-12-05 11:32:55 PM  
1 vote:
Where the shooter will go.

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2012-12-05 11:30:57 PM  
1 vote:
Let this be a hint to drivers that they should be more careful. There are pedestrians, wheelchairs, school kids, bicycles, blind people and motorcycles all over the place. Even in Atlanta.
2012-12-05 11:29:51 PM  
1 vote:
I'm sure Bob Costas will try to blame this on guns when Wheels could have just as easily stabbed her to death, maybe. If she was at just the right angle, kind of leaning into him. Stupid Costas.
2012-12-05 11:23:57 PM  
1 vote:
Woman died of a gunshot wound that lead to her cardiac arrest.
2012-12-05 11:21:51 PM  
1 vote:
Hunnicutt is married, and her husband was on the road for his job with a dental lab company when the shooting happened, Jones said.

Holy fark. Typically they don't release names until loved ones are notified, I feel for the guy.
2012-12-05 10:07:40 PM  
1 vote:
Is it still standing your ground if you're sitting in a wheelchair?
2012-12-05 09:14:40 PM  
1 vote:
images2.wikia.nocookie.net

Does not approve
 
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