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(Huffington Post)   Girl discovers Grand Am does not have same flight characteristics as the General Lee   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 19
    More: Sad, Emily Lauer, Michigan, Emily, Western Michigan University, paw paw  
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10275 clicks; posted to Main » on 15 Oct 2013 at 3:49 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-10-15 04:35:46 AM  
4 votes:

MadAzza: She didn't even make the launch; she lost control before she got to the bridge, and rolled the car several times.

fusillade762: An 18-year-old woman is dead after a tragic car accident in a small town in western Michigan that also left her two passengers injured.

That word...

Yes, it was an accident. That word tells the reader that she didn't crash deliberately. Driving recklessly isn't the same as crashing deliberately.

Why do so many people have trouble understanding this?


WRONG!
An accurate headline would read:
"An 18-year-old woman is dead after negligent driving resulted in a crash in a small town in western Michigan that also left her two passengers injured."

The reader still knows she didn't crash deliberately with the word negligent.

Accidents happen by chance with no apparent cause.  A tree falling on your car is an accident.  Skidding on black ice and hitting a guardrail is an accident.
Negligence is failure to take proper care in doing something.  Talking on your cell phone and applying makeup while driving resulting in a crash is negligent driving.  Running a red light and crashing in to a car is negligent driving.  Speeding recklessly on a dirt road in an attempt to jump a bridge is negligent driving.
2013-10-15 12:35:43 AM  
4 votes:
i39.tinypic.com
2013-10-15 06:59:20 AM  
2 votes:

WhiskeyBoy: MadAzza: She didn't even make the launch; she lost control before she got to the bridge, and rolled the car several times.

fusillade762: An 18-year-old woman is dead after a tragic car accident in a small town in western Michigan that also left her two passengers injured.

That word...

Yes, it was an accident. That word tells the reader that she didn't crash deliberately. Driving recklessly isn't the same as crashing deliberately.

Why do so many people have trouble understanding this?

WRONG!
An accurate headline would read:
"An 18-year-old woman is dead after negligent driving resulted in a crash in a small town in western Michigan that also left her two passengers injured."

The reader still knows she didn't crash deliberately with the word negligent.

Accidents happen by chance with no apparent cause.  A tree falling on your car is an accident.  Skidding on black ice and hitting a guardrail is an accident.
Negligence is failure to take proper care in doing something.  Talking on your cell phone and applying makeup while driving resulting in a crash is negligent driving.  Running a red light and crashing in to a car is negligent driving.  Speeding recklessly on a dirt road in an attempt to jump a bridge is negligent driving.


i1.ytimg.com
2013-10-15 04:58:53 AM  
2 votes:
Yeah... Ive seen this many times (mostly in rally racing...)  people dont realize that you actually tend to lose complete control of the car if all 4 wheels come off the ground.  As in, when the car touches back down, it literally flings/bounces itself in seemingly random directions.  You do  not keep your same momentum/velocity.  The way wheel camber works ensures of that... rather than being straight up and down like this "  |   | "  your wheels come down like this "  \   /  " facing downward, so you catch the edges of the wheel rather than a full contact.

TL;DR:  People cant physics
VTZ
2013-10-15 10:00:19 AM  
1 votes:

WhiskeyBoy: MadAzza: She didn't even make the launch; she lost control before she got to the bridge, and rolled the car several times.

fusillade762: An 18-year-old woman is dead after a tragic car accident in a small town in western Michigan that also left her two passengers injured.

That word...

Yes, it was an accident. That word tells the reader that she didn't crash deliberately. Driving recklessly isn't the same as crashing deliberately.

Why do so many people have trouble understanding this?

WRONG!
An accurate headline would read:
"An 18-year-old woman is dead after negligent driving resulted in a crash in a small town in western Michigan that also left her two passengers injured."

The reader still knows she didn't crash deliberately with the word negligent.

Accidents happen by chance with no apparent cause.  A tree falling on your car is an accident.  Skidding on black ice and hitting a guardrail is an accident.
Negligence is failure to take proper care in doing something.  Talking on your cell phone and applying makeup while driving resulting in a crash is negligent driving.  Running a red light and crashing in to a car is negligent driving.  Speeding recklessly on a dirt road in an attempt to jump a bridge is negligent driving.


I agree with this guy. I was an insurance agent up to last year (quit because my true passion is IT,) and I can tell you that an accident is always better than recklessness. In this case, she was very much reckless. Although close, negligence would be better suited had she been a stunt woman, meaning she was trying to do something she knew how to do, but failed to do it correctly because she wasn't careful enough. Reckless means she did something without actually weighing the consequences should something go wrong. Very close meanings though, but in law enforcements and insurance terms, they could mean the difference between you being at fault or not.
2013-10-15 08:47:53 AM  
1 votes:
you don't need to use the claw When you pick a pear of the big pawpaw. Have I given you a clue?

img20.imageshack.us

Golly, thanks, Baloo.
2013-10-15 08:20:56 AM  
1 votes:

Radioactive Ass: Even the General Lee didn't have the flight characteristics of the General Lee (as seen on TV anyway) they trashed so many Dodge Chargers it wasn't even funny (I recall reading that they went through about 140 of them all told).


Apparently that make and model is somewhat rare now due to how many they destroyed on the show. The first time I saw some shots of the vehicle after a jump I remember thinking holy crap these guys are nuts to be doing this. I've also seen shots of the vehicles all smashed up and piled up in a salvage yard. Kinda drives the point home.
2013-10-15 07:59:16 AM  
1 votes:
img.fark.net

Joey Hand got plenty of air in Gran Am.
2013-10-15 06:09:07 AM  
1 votes:

AaronSynn: Why would you name a town 'Paw Paw'?

Is that redneck for 'grandfather'?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_pawpaw
2013-10-15 05:48:05 AM  
1 votes:
ugh, the banality of the tragedy tweets is unbearable.

but she belongs to paw paw,and paw paw is like family

is it? is it really?
2013-10-15 05:47:37 AM  
1 votes:

WhiskeyBoy: Accidents happen by chance with no apparent cause.  A tree falling on your car is an accident.  Skidding on black ice and hitting a guardrail is an accident.


Why do people keep saying this? You can't just redefine a word just because you're feeling a bit smug. The word accident simply means the thing was unintentional or unforeseen by the person involved, not necessarily that it was unavoidable.

Dropping an egg in the kitchen? Accident.
Unintended pregnancy? Accident.
Flipping your car trying to jump a bridge? Accident.

Accident doesn't imply that there isn't also some level of negligence.
2013-10-15 04:56:45 AM  
1 votes:

WhiskeyBoy: Speeding recklessly on a dirt road in an attempt to jump a bridge is negligent driving.


Guess they didn't cover that in her AP classes
2013-10-15 04:37:22 AM  
1 votes:

calbert: [cdn.speednik.com image 640x413]

/obscure?


www.denimblog.com
2013-10-15 04:26:54 AM  
1 votes:

Nogale: Surprised it was a girl. Also surprised she was an honor student.




In Paw Paw, Michigan, "honor student" may have a different meaning that you're used to.
2013-10-15 04:11:46 AM  
1 votes:
Women drivers, amiright?
2013-10-15 04:01:02 AM  
1 votes:
Proof positive that being on the honor roll has jack shiat to do with intelligence or responsibility. She wasn't even drinking, she did this while not at all impaired.
2013-10-15 03:57:39 AM  
1 votes:
Surprised it was a girl. Also surprised she was an honor student.
2013-10-15 03:08:07 AM  
1 votes:
cdn.speednik.com

/obscure?
2013-10-15 12:02:50 AM  
1 votes:
An 18-year-old woman is dead after a tragic car accident in a small town in western Michigan that also left her two passengers injured.

That word...
 
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