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(My Fox 8 Greensboro)   Two kids, ages 6 and 7, borrow grandmother's car, take it for joy ride. If you're reading this on Fark, you know it went horribly horribly wrong   (myfox8.com) divider line
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2020-05-30 7:56:04 PM  
Sad indeed.
 
2020-05-30 8:05:03 PM  
I blame Lamborghini.
 
2020-05-30 8:16:26 PM  
They were trying to find the Garden of Eden
 
2020-05-30 9:57:26 PM  
That'll teach those little brats.
 
2020-05-30 9:58:14 PM  
did  the driver fall asleep...

oh, that's a different joke.

/i already live in Florida to get used to the heat, i know the next place for me.
 
2020-05-30 9:59:02 PM  
I was gonna post the hoodrat pic but...no.
 
2020-05-30 10:00:13 PM  
Usually its presence on fark would indicate something to the effect of they accidentally ran an ice cream truck off the road then attempted to eat the resultant mess before it melted.  I should have noticed the sad tag because now I have one.  Maybe there are plentiful ice cream trucks in heaven.
 
2020-05-30 10:05:28 PM  
Well at least they got out of this time line. It's not going well.
 
2020-05-30 10:05:39 PM  
Jesus........
 
2020-05-30 10:10:26 PM  
Just one more reason to have a manual transmission car.
 
2020-05-30 10:11:59 PM  
It could have been worse.
"Alcohol may have been a factor"
 
2020-05-30 10:12:15 PM  
Once, I almost ran my mom over when she was letting me drive the van around.

I learned two very valuable lessons. 1: If she didn't see, it didn't happen, and 2: Two pedals, one foot.
 
2020-05-30 10:19:04 PM  
Wow.  To cheer us all up, here is a tourism ad about how nice it is in Japan this time of year.  You will especially like the synchronized dancing.
LADYBABY "ニッポン饅頭 / Nippon manju "Music Clip
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2020-05-30 10:26:29 PM  
see, we glamorized that chubby Lambo kid, now we get this.

those celebrities who sucked up to him, shame on u.
 
2020-05-30 10:27:41 PM  

jsmilky: see, we glamorized that chubby Lambo kid, now we get this.

those celebrities who sucked up to him, shame on u.


Maybe grandma will get a Lamborghini to drive.
 
2020-05-30 10:34:02 PM  
DNRTFA, but I'm guessing this didn't become a charming coming-of-age movie script.
 
2020-05-30 10:45:50 PM  
Headline repeats headline repeats headline repeats headline repeats...
 
2020-05-30 10:46:43 PM  
"Investigators have not released the names of the victims killed in the crash, pending family notification"

Can you imagine being the parents of a 6 and 7 year old that left your children in the care of their grandmother and hearing this story?
 
2020-05-30 10:50:57 PM  
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2020-05-30 10:56:01 PM  
Where the F**K were the parents or grandma?!
 
2020-05-30 11:03:41 PM  

KidKorporate: DNRTFA, but I'm guessing this didn't become a charming coming-of-age movie script.


Spoiler alert!  Grandma's going to need a new car.  But only a 2 seater.
 
2020-05-30 11:08:48 PM  
I'm surprised a 7 year old could even work out how to shift an automatic into drive, let alone get it up to speed enough to go over an embankment.
 
2020-05-30 11:33:59 PM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: Usually its presence on fark would indicate something to the effect of they accidentally ran an ice cream truck off the road then attempted to eat the resultant mess before it melted.  I should have noticed the sad tag because now I have one.  Maybe there are plentiful ice cream trucks in heaven.


As if a single ice cream truck driver could get into Heaven. They're basically carnies who work alone.
 
2020-05-30 11:36:21 PM  
Dollar to donuts those kids had those little electrical cars that they drove around in before, and therefore thought they could handle a real one.
 
2020-05-30 11:37:05 PM  

uck It: KidKorporate: DNRTFA, but I'm guessing this didn't become a charming coming-of-age movie script.

Spoiler alert!  Grandma's going to need a new car.  But only a 2 seater.


Like this one?

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2020-05-30 11:45:09 PM  
I thought the only cars that caught fire in a ravine crash was in the movies. I mean, it wasn't a Pinto, was it?

Still sad for all.
 
2020-05-30 11:47:11 PM  

Tryfan: I'm surprised a 7 year old could even work out how to shift an automatic into drive, let alone get it up to speed enough to go over an embankment.


Back in the day, a buddy's son could start the car at age 3, and could shift by age 4.

/they found the first one out the hard way, so were watching for the second one
//just as well he couldn't reach the pedals
 
2020-05-30 11:48:37 PM  
I like the aspect of
 
2020-05-30 11:50:52 PM  
I like the aspect of the story where it contained virtually no information whatsoever. Like my accidental post above.
 
2020-05-31 12:18:26 AM  

GeeksAreMyPeeps: "Investigators have not released the names of the victims killed in the crash, pending family notification"

Can you imagine being the parents of a 6 and 7 year old that left your children in the care of their grandmother and hearing this story?


Imagine being the grandma.
"Where are those two kids now?"
"Hmm, now my car keys are missing too? How am I supposed to go looking for those kids without my car?"
"Officer, I'm calling to report my car has been stolen. Yeah, I just found out about it when I was going to go out and find my grandkids."
"What? How can that be? Whose car did they crash?"
 
2020-05-31 12:19:25 AM  
As reported by WDIAF.
 
2020-05-31 12:30:18 AM  
OFF the road, INTO a creek, BURST into flames.... have I got that right?
jeebus
 
2020-05-31 12:37:41 AM  

Bob Down: It could have been worse.
"Alcohol may have been a factor"


Granny could have been passed out from drinking when they took the car.
 
2020-05-31 12:47:14 AM  

PunGent: Tryfan: I'm surprised a 7 year old could even work out how to shift an automatic into drive, let alone get it up to speed enough to go over an embankment.

Back in the day, a buddy's son could start the car at age 3, and could shift by age 4.

/they found the first one out the hard way, so were watching for the second one
//just as well he couldn't reach the pedals


I had to reread your comment like three times to figure out how you can turn on a car without being able to reach the pedals.  I'm so used to clutch and ignition that I literally forgot that 95% of cars in the USA you can just turn the ignition.  We're trying for kids, so I am glad that my wife's automatic is usually boxed in by my manual truck and my other manual daily driver.
 
2020-05-31 12:51:00 AM  
On the bright side, the motorcycle the grandma always wanted is now a practical option.

When one door closes a window opens.
 
2020-05-31 1:02:22 AM  
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2020-05-31 1:05:17 AM  
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2020-05-31 1:09:55 AM  

FeuDePoubelle: PunGent: Tryfan: I'm surprised a 7 year old could even work out how to shift an automatic into drive, let alone get it up to speed enough to go over an embankment.

Back in the day, a buddy's son could start the car at age 3, and could shift by age 4.

/they found the first one out the hard way, so were watching for the second one
//just as well he couldn't reach the pedals

I had to reread your comment like three times to figure out how you can turn on a car without being able to reach the pedals.  I'm so used to clutch and ignition that I literally forgot that 95% of cars in the USA you can just turn the ignition.  We're trying for kids, so I am glad that my wife's automatic is usually boxed in by my manual truck and my other manual daily driver.


Huh interesting point.
Our hybrid doesn't require a key turn (just the key to be in the car) but you have to hold down the brake pedal while hitting the push-to-start button. Possible, but a little more tricky for would-be BBQ baby Buick burglar.
 
2020-05-31 1:18:06 AM  
FTA: The child who was driving the car lost control, and the car reportedly went off an embankment then crashed and caught fire in a creek bed.

I didn't know any Pintos were still in operation. Damn.
 
2020-05-31 1:20:30 AM  

RaceDTruck: Just one more reason to have a manual transmission car.


Or put your keys up some kids got take them.
Or supervise the children in your care.
 
2020-05-31 2:55:02 AM  
Was one of them named James Tiberius Kirk?

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2020-05-31 3:13:10 AM  
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2020-05-31 3:33:52 AM  
/self-correcting behavior
//Chuck D doesn't care how he scores
///save me a window seat
 
2020-05-31 5:09:06 AM  

FrancoFile: Dollar to donuts those kids had those little electrical cars that they drove around in before, and therefore thought they could handle a real one.


We have parents in this neighborhood that decided golf carts were necessary.  This week alone, I've seen at least two sets of kids rolling thru with no adults on board.  The HOA banned motor scooters and minibikes a long time ago, but these things are super quiet and becoming a menace.

Feel for this family, especially if the parents have been getting pressure to let Granny have the kids for a visit.  Grandparents have forgotten how exhausting kids are.
 
2020-05-31 5:39:09 AM  

cwheelie: OFF the road, INTO a creek, BURST into flames.... have I got that right?
jeebus


You missed "Then sank into the swamp".

Anyone got a link readable in Europe?.
 
2020-05-31 5:44:35 AM  

FeuDePoubelle: I had to reread your comment like three times to figure out how you can turn on a car without being able to reach the pedals.


I'm a fan of Quentin Willson's "bangernomics" so I always have old cars - currently a 2003. About a year ago work hired me a nice new (8 miles on the clock) car for a business trip. It was delivered to the office, and the keys left for me, so nobody ti tell me how it worked. Took me fifteen minutes just to work out the right combination of things to do to start the engine.
 
2020-05-31 6:55:35 AM  
https://www.ispot.tv/ad/wezG/farmers-​i​nsurance-hall-of-claims-close-claws

we know a thing or two about car insurance. like the time two little kids stole their grandparents car and lost control, and the car reportedly went off an embankment then crashed and caught fire in a creek bed. oh, and they were killed.
 
2020-05-31 8:56:01 AM  

Wendigogo: uck It: KidKorporate: DNRTFA, but I'm guessing this didn't become a charming coming-of-age movie script.

Spoiler alert!  Grandma's going to need a new car.  But only a 2 seater.

Like this one?

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Man, that cop's really hauling ass...
 
2020-05-31 10:02:44 AM  

GeeksAreMyPeeps: "Investigators have not released the names of the victims killed in the crash, pending family notification"

Can you imagine being the parents of a 6 and 7 year old that left your children in the care of their grandmother and hearing this story?


How about Grandma ?  Apparently she trained her children a little better.. shame that they didn't train their kids  the same way..  the kids committed suicide and destroyed her car in the process... lots of kids today just do what they want, with no consideration of the possible consequences... many 'parents' don't teach that, and this is the result. Those parents owe their grandma a serious apology and a car.
 
2020-05-31 10:50:07 AM  

Tryfan: I'm surprised a 7 year old could even work out how to shift an automatic into drive, let alone get it up to speed enough to go over an embankment.


Your kids have been watching you operate a vehicle their entire lives.  They've seen all the steps you have to go through to get it moving, so starting it is no big deal.

Now, without practice, kids (and adults) have no idea how much force to apply to the accelerator, so they push too hard and the car rockets forward.  They're too startled by the sudden acceleration to think about braking, and might even push harder in a panic.  We read articles here on Fark about that very thing all the time.  Even experienced drivers get confused when the car doesn't perform like the driver is expecting it to do.

CSB: my car had major engine problems recently, and the sales folks asked about possibly trading it in.  I asked for a manual transmission, and they seemed surprised.  "Instant theft deterrent", I said, knowing how few people know how to drive a stick.  My first car was a '73 VW Beetle, and I loved driving a manual shift.  Keeps you engaged in your driving.
/CSB
 
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