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(KTVB Boise)   Man killed when his SUV rolls over him while being jumpstarted   (ktvb.com) divider line 11
    More: Sad, SUV, Idaho State Police, Montana Avenue, jump start  
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2013-03-06 11:00:01 PM  
2 votes:
This headline isn't funny. WTF?
2013-03-06 10:43:28 PM  
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lack of warmth: Once again a problem that could've been prevented by owning a stick.  Manual drives don't take off by themselves.  They may roll away, but not take off.

Although it is a nice change seeing an elderly person running themselves over for a change.  If you are going to screw up bad, be kind and do it to yourself.


Sounds like this WAS a stick.
2013-03-06 09:40:32 PM  
2 votes:
Once again a problem that could've been prevented by owning a stick.  Manual drives don't take off by themselves.  They may roll away, but not take off.

Although it is a nice change seeing an elderly person running themselves over for a change.  If you are going to screw up bad, be kind and do it to yourself.
2013-03-06 11:48:59 PM  
1 votes:
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Gotcha!
2013-03-06 11:13:36 PM  
1 votes:
What a great twit!
2013-03-06 11:07:17 PM  
1 votes:

StoPPeRmobile: The Snow Dog: Can't tell from the crappy article and report, but it sounds like they mean "push starting" instead of "jumping". Not enough information, but the way they describe it he was alone and "jumping" his own vehicle--true jumping (w/jumper cables) needs two cars, so he wouldn't have been alone. Not really enough info to be sure, though.

/Meh.

Starter could have been stuck.


The story doesn't add up.

If you are bump starting you have to hop in after it is rolling, put it in gear and pop the clutch ... so you should be in the vehicle.

If you are jump starting you usually hook up the alternate power source (car or just a 2nd battery) and then get in the car to hit the started. So again, you are in the vehicle.

The only way I see this happening (i.e. him outside the SUV) is if he jump started the SUV successfully and got out of the running vehicle to unhook the cables and when he was in front of the vehicle it somehow popped into gear. But even this is a stretch.
2013-03-06 10:56:48 PM  
1 votes:
SUV WINS. FATALITY.
2013-03-06 10:54:31 PM  
1 votes:
Wrecked 'im? Damn near...uh...nevermind
2013-03-06 10:51:26 PM  
1 votes:
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I'm down!
2013-03-06 10:49:14 PM  
1 votes:
How do you jump start a car that's already in gear?
2013-03-06 10:49:07 PM  
1 votes:
Squashed Under Vehicle
 
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