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2021-04-07 8:30:10 PM  
18 votes:
It's believed that Woods inadvertently hit the accelerator instead of the brake, Capt. James Powers said.

Bill-f*cking-sh*t. I'm sure that SUV is quick, but not "I inadvertently hit the accelerator, and the car jumped from 45 to 75 in a split second" fast.
I've inadvertently hit the accelerator before, but the car accelerates maybe 2-3mph before I lift my foot.
How much more will the police protect Tiger?
 
2021-04-07 8:35:17 PM  
16 votes:
85 in a 45 and a past "incident"

Yet no blood draw....

Celeb justice
 
2021-04-07 7:32:22 PM  
15 votes:
Accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the break pedal....?

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2021-04-07 8:32:39 PM  
12 votes:
"It's believed that Woods inadvertently hit the accelerator instead of the brake, Capt. James Powers said."

I'm calling BS on that. A 300-360HP 4600 pound SUV will takes several seconds to accelerate from 45 to 75 even when floored - far more than enough time to take one's foot off the gas when they realize they hit the wrong pedal. More likely he was just driving too fast in the first place. And if he's incapable of knowing the difference between the brakes and gas, he shouldn't be allowed to drive.
 
2021-04-07 8:49:40 PM  
10 votes:

Leader O'Cola: 85 in a 45 and a past "incident"

Yet no blood draw....

Celeb justice


I acknowledge Tiger has 300-400 times my net worth. He is famous, and amazing at what he does.

But, you know what? in my opinion I would not replace my life with his. I have a stable loving marriage with the same person for over 25 years. I had a father and mother who love me unconditionally and let me explore who I was and become who I wanted to be. Those few around me I call friends, are true friends who want nothing from me but my friendship.  I am secure and able to enjoy my life.

I cannot have lexuses and rolls royces, or 4 million dollar engagement rings, or a 7,000 dollar suit, or stay in 10,000 a night luxury suites.. but if there is anything normal I want, i am lucky enough to be able to have it. I can truly say i want for nothing.

He may sleep on piles of money and have access to as much strange he want wants, but I do not for one moment think he is as happy as me.

I have been absolutely blessed and lucky to have what i have. I worked hard, but i started on 1st base with a good lead off. I recognize that. I know it is easy to say money cannot buy happiness when you have it, but I would never want his life and I am willing to bet above 50/50 odds, he would rather have a life like mine in the end.

When it is just you in the darkness, and all you have is your thoughts, there is no lying.

Celeb justice still happens, just not in the way we think.
 
2021-04-07 9:46:42 PM  
7 votes:
"Woods was driving at an estimated 84 to 87 mph during the Feb. 23 accident in Southern California, Villanueva said. Woods was driving in a 45 mph zone..."
"Woods was speeding but the decision was made not to issue a citation, the sheriff said."

That's cool. A couple years ago, I was driving 76 in a 55 in CA, and that was a quick $450 ticket.

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2021-04-07 8:27:36 PM  
7 votes:
The truth is Tiger is a lousy driver.
 
2021-04-07 8:33:51 PM  
6 votes:
It's believed that Woods inadvertently hit the accelerator instead of the brake, Capt. James Powers said.

LOL
the classic excuse, which nobody ever actually does.
For when they want to cover up the crimes of rich people.
 
2021-04-07 8:29:47 PM  
6 votes:
Caused by speed.  And he was also going too fast.
 
2021-04-07 9:09:37 PM  
5 votes:

TheDirtyNacho: This happens more than you think. NHTSA has a whole white paper on it.


When will the farking NHTSA do something about these new headlights that blind me at night?

Seriously, am I just old, or are headlights WAY too bright on new cars???
 
2021-04-07 8:39:00 PM  
5 votes:
87 MPH in a 45 MPH zone is both reckless and negligent.

Almost as reckless and negligent as cheating on your smoking hot wife or driving under the influence multiple times.

He lose his license for a year.
 
2021-04-07 8:31:20 PM  
5 votes:
Total and utter BS he is not cited. I got cited for skidding out, on wet pavement, hitting NO ONE, and causing less than 500 property damage (besides my car damage)  while driving below the speed limit

But, ted kennedy involuntarily murdered a woman, OJ voluntarily murdered a woman, trump incited a revolt against the nation and they all got a pass... so....

I give this one a pass.
 
2021-04-07 8:56:15 PM  
4 votes:

MarciusDecimus: Leader O'Cola: 85 in a 45 and a past "incident"

Yet no blood draw....

Celeb justice

I acknowledge Tiger has 300-400 times my net worth. He is famous, and amazing at what he does.

But, you know what? in my opinion I would not replace my life with his. I have a stable loving marriage with the same person for over 25 years. I had a father and mother who love me unconditionally and let me explore who I was and become who I wanted to be. Those few around me I call friends, are true friends who want nothing from me but my friendship.  I am secure and able to enjoy my life.

I cannot have lexuses and rolls royces, or 4 million dollar engagement rings, or a 7,000 dollar suit, or stay in 10,000 a night luxury suites.. but if there is anything normal I want, i am lucky enough to be able to have it. I can truly say i want for nothing.

He may sleep on piles of money and have access to as much strange he want wants, but I do not for one moment think he is as happy as me.

I have been absolutely blessed and lucky to have what i have. I worked hard, but i started on 1st base with a good lead off. I recognize that. I know it is easy to say money cannot buy happiness when you have it, but I would never want his life and I am willing to bet above 50/50 odds, he would rather have a life like mine in the end.

When it is just you in the darkness, and all you have is your thoughts, there is no lying.

Celeb justice still happens, just not in the way we think.


Well, you managed to make this about you. So... Good job, I guess?
 
2021-04-07 8:28:35 PM  
4 votes:
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2021-04-07 10:16:27 PM  
3 votes:

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: It's believed that Woods inadvertently hit the accelerator instead of the brake, Capt. James Powers said.

Bill-f*cking-sh*t. I'm sure that SUV is quick, but not "I inadvertently hit the accelerator, and the car jumped from 45 to 75 in a split second" fast.
I've inadvertently hit the accelerator before, but the car accelerates maybe 2-3mph before I lift my foot.
How much more will the police protect Tiger?


I didn't read it that way.  They're not saying a pedal mix up was the cause of the excessive speed.  They're saying once the car was out of control he smashed the gas rather than the brake, which explains the lack of braking in the black box recorder.
 
2021-04-07 8:17:27 PM  
3 votes:
Tiger was taking speed? I thought he was more of an ambien and oxy guy.
 
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2021-04-08 1:56:00 AM  
2 votes:
If you go over 80mph on a two-lane road, you should lose your license forever. That's just trying to kill someone.
 
2021-04-07 9:56:13 PM  
2 votes:

mrmopar5287: neilbradley: far more than enough time to take one's foot off the gas when they realize they hit the wrong pedal

The problem with pedal misapplication incidents is that there is a psychological condition where people who mix them up genuinely believe they are stepping on the brake pedal. They jam the accelerator to the floor and cannot physically or psychologically distinguish that they are not stepping on the brake pedal. They jam that pedal to the floor and enter a zone of confusion where they cannot figure out why the car is accelerating and they blame it on "the computer" or whatever they think is controlling the car - anything but blaming it on themselves. They literally lose their mind, do not know what they are doing, and will perpetually insist that they are not the cause of the accident.


It's one reason why every car made today has a data recorder that records the position of the pedals. Unequivocal evidence of what was happening during an unintended acceleration event
 
2021-04-07 9:04:48 PM  
2 votes:

neilbradley: "It's believed that Woods inadvertently hit the accelerator instead of the brake, Capt. James Powers said."

I'm calling BS on that. A 300-360HP 4600 pound SUV will takes several seconds to accelerate from 45 to 75 even when floored - far more than enough time to take one's foot off the gas when they realize they hit the wrong pedal. More likely he was just driving too fast in the first place. And if he's incapable of knowing the difference between the brakes and gas, he shouldn't be allowed to drive.


This happens more than you think. NHTSA has a whole white paper on it. "Pedal Application Errors". Fark won't let me link to it, just google NHTSA Pedal Application Errors.

A victim does not realize they are pressing the wrong pedal. They believe they are on the brake. As the car accelerates they press even harder, compounding the problem. Panic sets in, the leg becomes basically locked in place and unable to move. A crash is no more than a couple of seconds away - not enough time to realize the issue.

Anyway, give the that paper a skim. It's interesting.
 
2021-04-07 8:56:43 PM  
2 votes:
Why is Smelly Cat always such a dick? He could have killed not only himself (small loss) but he could have taken out another car or two while he was at it!
 
2021-04-07 8:56:40 PM  
2 votes:
The cause of the accident: Bad Driving.
 
2021-04-08 3:25:31 PM  
1 vote:
Forty miles an hour over the 45 mph speed limit.    I agree with others that he should be charged and fined.  I also agree that healing from an open leg fracture at the age of 45 with plenty of time to think about the likely end of your sports career is more of a  punishment than whatever monetary fine they could impose on him.
 
2021-04-08 1:33:35 AM  
1 vote:

SurelyShirley: I've lived 5 years in the South Bay (Hermosa) and spent quite a bit of time in PV. Most of Mrs Shirley's family still lives in PVE and we're down that way quite often and are familiar with the area, so...

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This.

I used to work up on the hill and traveled throughout PV, RPV, PVE, RHE, and everywhere in between. You literally have narrow winding roads through rolling hills full of thick trees and bushes on the edge of high seaside cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. You can easily get distracted taking in the scenery, not paying attention to your speed and then a blind turn jumps out at you and then you either end up in the ocean or a Millionaires yard.

Say what you want about Tiger, but I look at it as a tragic accident. I wouldn't wish death or harm to him - that's reserved for a certain orange someone who has his property up there that my friends love to sneak on to an vandalize.
 
2021-04-07 11:15:34 PM  
1 vote:

Leader O'Cola: 85 in a 45 and a past "incident"

Yet no blood draw....

Celeb justice


Look on the bright side. He got white celeb treatment. That's progress.
 
2021-04-07 9:24:34 PM  
1 vote:

HighlanderRPI: Accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the break pedal....?


Happens all the time with old people. It's the cause of the Toyota problems with unintended acceleration: When you graph the accidents by age group, it's like a hockey stick chart that sharply trends upwards after age 55. It was caused by old people stepping on the accelerator pedal and swore they were stepping on the brake pedal.
 
2021-04-07 8:52:11 PM  
1 vote:
I bet his lawyer was on scene before the cops.
 
2021-04-07 8:43:53 PM  
1 vote:
gritty reboot

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2021-04-07 8:41:58 PM  
1 vote:

OkieDookie: We may have to put him down.  Once a tiger can't hunt it's normal prey of Perkin's waitresses, it'll turn to easier targets.  Like Farkers or even 4Chans.


Ok Perkin's is probably, maybe, definitely too obscure for FARK.

I can remember the last time I went to a Perkin's and it was a long-ass time ago. And it shut down a long-ass time ago.

Eh. I don't miss it. It was kind of like a sadder version of Shoney's. Holy crap Shoney's was a bit of a dump.

Hey. Anybody in the Alexandria area. Any dive bars or "hole in the wall" joints you want a fella to support that actually has good food? I'm not driving to Arlington so don't bother with that. Woodbridge is too far as well.

/woodbridge is an evil place in my opinion for other reasons
//got out of that peepee soaked heckhole as soon as i could
 
2021-04-07 8:37:02 PM  
1 vote:
A rich dude driving a luxury SUV? There's no way he WASN'T speeding.
 
2021-04-07 8:33:54 PM  
1 vote:

ArkAngel: Let's go blow this guy


Yeah. He really licked his ass!
 
2021-04-07 8:31:03 PM  
1 vote:
We may have to put him down.  Once a tiger can't hunt it's normal prey of Perkin's waitresses, it'll turn to easier targets.  Like Farkers or even 4Chans.
 
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