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(NJ.com)   Woman dies after being ejected from a vehicle at a retirement community. Police are on the lookout for a 1963 Aston Martin DB5   (nj.com) divider line
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2148 clicks; posted to Main » on 18 Jan 2022 at 11:35 AM (17 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-01-18 9:06:02 AM  
I remember, when I was a kid, old people biatchin about seat belts, saying they would "rather be thrown clear" than remain in the car during an accident.
 
2022-01-18 10:43:06 AM  

beezeltown: I remember, when I was a kid, old people biatchin about seat belts, saying they would "rather be thrown clear" than remain in the car during an accident.


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2022-01-18 11:39:24 AM  
That's still one of my favorite episodes of Mythbusters.
 
2022-01-18 11:40:31 AM  
Article is strangely silent about the type of vehicle.  I'm going with golf cart until I hear otherwise.
 
2022-01-18 11:44:22 AM  

beezeltown: I remember, when I was a kid, old people biatchin about seat belts, saying they would "rather be thrown clear" than remain in the car during an accident.


In fairness to their old people brains, they grew up with cars that were death traps with the only safety feature being "make it heavier".
 
2022-01-18 11:49:05 AM  

FrancoFile: Article is strangely silent about the type of vehicle.  I'm going with golf cart until I hear otherwise.


Given that it's a retirement community, that seems like a reasonable suspicion.  Possibly one of those mega golf carts specifically made for campus transportation that have bigger wheels/suspension and can hit higher speeds, but still have the key feature of a golf cart: zero safety features.


Also:
"When officers arrived and found the vehicle, they performed CPR with a nurse who worked at the facility, police said. Paterson Fire EMS then arrived and continued CPR until paramedics from St. Joseph's Hospital in Paterson pronounced the woman dead at the scene."

As far as I know, this is atypical unless what they actually did was contact the hospital for a consult with a physician who was the one to make the decision based on conversation with the paramedics.  If people were performing CPR, she must not have had extensive/visible external trauma that would indicate certain death, so I wonder what led them to not even go through the motion of a transport for in-person death declaration by a doctor.  Internal decapitation?
 
2022-01-18 11:50:27 AM  
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/you'll never guess which movie it's from
 
2022-01-18 11:50:37 AM  
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2022-01-18 11:52:27 AM  

FrancoFile: Article is strangely silent about the type of vehicle.  I'm going with golf cart until I hear otherwise.


Unless it's an actual 63 DB5, shame subby.
Maybe a joke about how they fell off their mobility scooter at 2 mph while trying to sext on their Cricket wireless phone with 4" square buttons?
 
2022-01-18 11:52:36 AM  
This is why you should give up smoking. Bumming a lighter can be detrimental to your health.
 
2022-01-18 11:53:01 AM  
"The stop signs aren't for residents"
This is what is believed in NJ retirement villages.
 
2022-01-18 11:53:20 AM  

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/you'll never guess which movie it's from


The hell you say...

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2022-01-18 11:53:25 AM  

nytmare: [Fark user image image 600x375]

/you'll never guess which movie it's from


Dangit, I was too slow with the ref. Well played.
 
2022-01-18 11:54:01 AM  
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2022-01-18 11:55:30 AM  

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/you'll never guess which movie it's from


Cannonball Run
 
2022-01-18 11:55:37 AM  
When I was growing up, my Dad had a 1966 Thunderbird convertible. It wasn't his daily driver, just a summertime fun-cruising car. Had a GIGANTIC 390cid V8 engine. I don't know what the actual curb weight of that thing was, but I swear if you plowed head-on into a brick wall with that thing, you were likely to do more damage to the wall than the car. Enough steel in it to make 2 or 3 modern cars.
 
2022-01-18 11:57:04 AM  
Throwing miss daisy?
 
2022-01-18 11:58:04 AM  
Throw mama from the  train Aston Martin.
 
2022-01-18 11:58:50 AM  
HotWingConspiracy:

The trump school of car design.

Too bad that was his grandfather's generations safety feature.

His generation gave us airbags, traction control etc.
 
2022-01-18 12:00:20 PM  
Imagine you're a driver for an old folks home. You could get into the seatbelt argument with Deloris for the thousandth time, but she's gonna die like literally any second from the myriad ailments she's cronicled to you every day. It's literally all she talks about other than what they're pumping on Fox News. So, do you do it? Do you start the seatbelt argument, just so you don't have to listen to regurgitated alt-right propaganda and how her bowels are doing today? Of course you do. Not that it will make her wear it, but that's not the point.
 
2022-01-18 12:05:28 PM  
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2022-01-18 12:09:44 PM  

Toxophil: Imagine you're a driver for an old folks home. You could get into the seatbelt argument with Deloris for the thousandth time, but she's gonna die like literally any second from the myriad ailments she's cronicled to you every day. It's literally all she talks about other than what they're pumping on Fox News. So, do you do it? Do you start the seatbelt argument, just so you don't have to listen to regurgitated alt-right propaganda and how her bowels are doing today? Of course you do. Not that it will make her wear it, but that's not the point.


1: 54.  It is in the article (granted, more than a few 54 year-olds have had both the indoctrination and the lifestyle to be on deaths door at 54).
2: Ever see a seat belt on a golf cart?  Not that it's a bad idea, plenty of people get thrown from them.  Especially turning on hills on a golf course.
 
2022-01-18 12:21:46 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: beezeltown: I remember, when I was a kid, old people biatchin about seat belts, saying they would "rather be thrown clear" than remain in the car during an accident.

In fairness to their old people brains, they grew up with cars that were death traps with the only safety feature being "make it heavier".


The floorboards were a great place to nap, though. Always warm.

That generation had some very different ideas about living. Smoking like a freight train, guzzling booze day and night, popping pills like candy...and dying at 58 was commonplace (70 year olds were really old).
 
2022-01-18 12:40:23 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: beezeltown: I remember, when I was a kid, old people biatchin about seat belts, saying they would "rather be thrown clear" than remain in the car during an accident.

In fairness to their old people brains, they grew up with cars that were death traps with the only safety feature being "make it heavier".


2009 Chevy Malibu vs 1959 Bel Air Crash Test | Consumer Reports
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Yes, yes it was.
 
2022-01-18 1:12:43 PM  
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2022-01-18 1:25:27 PM  
TLDR; AM nerd

DB5 existed on paper in 1963, not in reality.

The car used in the movie was a modified DB4/DB5 prototype, with the headlights of the design still on the drawing boards applied.  Producers initially wanted to borrow a Jaguar, however when the modifications they wanted to do were described, Jag backed out.  Aston said, do what you want, we'll reskin it.

In the books, the car is an earlier model, unappreciated by everyone but Bruce Wayne:

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2022-01-18 2:02:40 PM  
She was not a resident of the home, she just landed there.
 
2022-01-18 2:47:11 PM  

stevejovi: my Dad had a 1966 Thunderbird convertible. ... Had a GIGANTIC 390cid V8 engine. I don't know what the actual curb weight of that thing was


4,385 lbs with the 390.
 
2022-01-18 4:15:36 PM  

ZMugg: HotWingConspiracy: beezeltown: I remember, when I was a kid, old people biatchin about seat belts, saying they would "rather be thrown clear" than remain in the car during an accident.

In fairness to their old people brains, they grew up with cars that were death traps with the only safety feature being "make it heavier".

[YouTube video: 2009 Chevy Malibu vs 1959 Bel Air Crash Test | Consumer Reports]
Yes, yes it was.


Gah, why use a restored Bel Air? Interesting test, but damn, somebody spent a long, long time working on that car.
 
2022-01-18 4:43:23 PM  

beezeltown: ZMugg: HotWingConspiracy: beezeltown: I remember, when I was a kid, old people biatchin about seat belts, saying they would "rather be thrown clear" than remain in the car during an accident.

In fairness to their old people brains, they grew up with cars that were death traps with the only safety feature being "make it heavier".

[YouTube video: 2009 Chevy Malibu vs 1959 Bel Air Crash Test | Consumer Reports]
Yes, yes it was.

Gah, why use a restored Bel Air? Interesting test, but damn, somebody spent a long, long time working on that car.


Agreed. That bothered me too.
 
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