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Head-on crash kills woman

Head-on crash kills woman

Postby kelowna_proud » Oct 24th, 2017, 3:49 pm

https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#209917

I drive all over the Okanagan as a Truck Driver. The younger folk drive faster and are impatient but god these seniors on the road are the worst for sure. Launching into building, crossing the center-line, weaving all over the road, coming at you the wrong way, and sitting a green lights for 20 seconds before realizing its green.

65 They they should need a full class 5, driver's exam!

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Re: Head-on crash kills woman

Postby alanjh595 » Oct 24th, 2017, 3:53 pm

Where does it say that 29 were killed?
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Re: Head-on crash kills woman

Postby Fancy » Oct 24th, 2017, 3:55 pm

Condolences to the young lady's family and friends.

“On scene RCMP investigators determined that a southbound 2017 GMC Acadian, driven by a 72 year-old male, had crossed over the centerline and struck a northbound 2012 Jeep Patriot, driven by a 25 year-old female who was accompanied by a 29 year-old female passenger,” Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said in a news release.

All three were taken to hospital with serious injuries, but the 29-year-old female passenger of the southbound vehicle passed away at the hospital.

https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#209917
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Re: Head-on crash kills woman

Postby GordonH » Oct 24th, 2017, 3:57 pm

29 appears to be age of the person who died, my condolences to her Family and Friends.

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Re: Head-on crash kills woman

Postby alanjh595 » Oct 24th, 2017, 4:27 pm

NOW the forum topic makes much more sense.
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Re: Head-on crash kills woman

Postby Symbonite » Oct 24th, 2017, 5:19 pm

100 percent agree 65 plus needs a full exam every 5 years and a medical done every 2 years until 75 then every year after that.

Iv seen some that can barely get across the room let alone open the door and then i see them jump in a car and then think yup they have the reaction time of someone in their 30s
**Disclaimer: The above statement is in my OPINION only.

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Re: Head-on crash kills woman

Postby Fancy » Oct 24th, 2017, 5:26 pm

Symbonite wrote:100 percent agree 65 plus needs a full exam every 5 years and a medical done every 2 years until 75 then every year after that.

Iv seen some that can barely get across the room let alone open the door and then i see them jump in a car and then think yup they have the reaction time of someone in their 30s
Oh c'mon. I know some that run marathons around 30 year olds. Good grief. How the topic was originally worded doesn't inspire confidence either.

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Re: Head-on crash kills woman

Postby generalposter » Oct 24th, 2017, 5:50 pm

On any given day that I'm on the local roads and highways I witness countless examples of irresponsible, selfish and/or ignorant driving behaviour, many of which could and often result in serious harm to other users of our byways.

As a society, too many people have lost touch with common decency and respect on our roads. Policing will never be able to keep up with the ignorance we are experiencing. Personally, I do not understand how licensed drivers who pay a small fortune for insurance can routinely put themselves, their vehicles, those around them and their driving record at risk for the sake of saving a few seconds here and there. We are reading about too many lost lives due to the problem.

I'm not sure how to remedy the situation however, I for one, am always extra diligent in watching for the selfish drivers of all ages and genders we are required to share the roads with. For those of you that are extra careful out there... be safe and try to pass your skills on to your children, friends and family. It is rapidly becoming totally out of control on our roads.

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Re: Head-on crash kills woman

Postby MAPearce » Oct 24th, 2017, 6:11 pm

alanjh595 wrote:NOW the forum topic makes much more sense.


Yeah.... I don't know how you could miss that ........

but then again , I can read.... On a serious note ...

I'm glad i gave that driving crap up 7 years ago....
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Re: Head-on crash kills woman

Postby Fancy » Oct 24th, 2017, 6:46 pm

Well, when the topic heading says 29 dead - that could confuse some posters.
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Re: Head-on crash kills woman

Postby fall » Oct 24th, 2017, 7:29 pm

Friggin geezer.
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Re: Head-on crash kills woman

Postby MAPearce » Oct 24th, 2017, 7:35 pm

Fancy wrote:Well, when the topic heading says 29 dead - that could confuse some posters.


I guess that's my bad ... I scanned the headline and read the story ...
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Re: Head-on crash kills woman

Postby WalterWhite » Oct 24th, 2017, 7:53 pm

fall wrote:Friggin geezer.


Glad you edited that - too bad anyone had to die.
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Re: Head-on crash kills woman

Postby fall » Oct 24th, 2017, 8:19 pm

Too bad a 72 year old thought he was fine to drive on a highway at 10 30 at night and killed an innocent young lady.
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Re: Head-on crash kills woman

Postby Carrs Landing Viking » Oct 24th, 2017, 8:35 pm

Gee another senior bashing thread.

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