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Offline idipskoalmint

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« on: November 20, 2016, 12:21:06 PM »


Bethlehem police ID crash victim - Times Union

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Thomas G. Brown, 20, was traveling north in a Subaru WRX sports sedan on Bender Lane in the area of Stonewall Lane in Delmar when he lost control of the vehicle, left the road and hit several trees just before 3:30 a.m. Saturday, police said.

Responding members of the Bethlehem Police Department, Elsmere Fire Department and Delmar-Bethlehem EMS, were able to quickly remove Brown, the car's only occupant, from the wreck.

He was taken to Albany Medical Center Hospital by Delmar-Bethlehem EMS and Albany County Paramedics, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Speed is confirmed to be a contributing factor in the crash and the investigation is continuing, police said.

I happened across this story from a friend on FB. Upon learning it was a NY crash, the silver/purple combo made me think about a vehicle I've seen driving around town. As it turns out, it was that car...


We all have these cars because we like to drive, and we like to drive spiritedly. While our cars do well in crash test scenarios, they are not invincible. Be safe out there, everyone...
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Re: PSA
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2016, 06:02:44 PM »
A terrible story.  Puts it all in perspective. 

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Re: PSA
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2016, 09:00:51 PM »
Terrible indeed.
Definitely something to be learned here.
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Re: PSA
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2016, 02:15:00 PM »
I've seen explosions leave more of a car than that.  It's a testament to the construction of these cars that there was a person left to even take to the hospital.  I really feel for the guy's family.

The TU Pics of the wreck aren't good enough to tell definitively, but are those summer tires?

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Re: PSA
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2016, 06:10:59 PM »
The TU Pics of the wreck aren't good enough to tell definitively, but are those summer tires?
I thought the same thing, but couldn't tell for sure

A little digging brings up interesting things not in the TU :-X
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Re: PSA
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2016, 08:16:50 PM »
I personally did not know Tom, but there has been a big really impact on the local "car scene" that meet at night. There is a lot of hate from 1320 vids, Mrtechnicaldifficult, and other pages. There is suppose to be some get together friday night at Viaport at Rotterdam mall.

Part that gets me is he turned 20 on the 15th.  :|
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Re: PSA
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2016, 09:37:37 AM »
Thoughts and prayers to the family

Reminder:
We were all young and na´ve to the world.  Keep it off the streets!

I'm very thankful I found SCCA and dragged my reckless self and friends to auto-x

 

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Re: PSA
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2016, 03:27:25 PM »
Thoughts and prayers to the family

Reminder:
We were all young and na´ve to the world.  Keep it off the streets!

I'm very thankful I found SCCA and dragged my reckless self and friends to auto-x

I think its safe to say that 90% of car enthusiasts have done something excessively reckless on the street at some point in their lives.  The majority of us came out just fine.  In reality though plain shit luck can you get killed even being a perfectly safe driver by some unknown final destination shit.

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Re: PSA
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2016, 05:45:43 PM »
My old bugeye  :cry:

Also knew the kid who passed, sad shit. :-(
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