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Old 06-29-2016, 07:34 PM
 
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Just horrible beyond words.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...lif-car-wreck/

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The two men watched in horror as their wives and children burned to death.

They could do nothing to save them.

At about 3:30 Tuesday morning, 34-year-old Aaron Hon Wing Ng and 45-year-old Wei Xiong Li were driving southbound down Interstate 5 in a minivan with their wives and each couple’s two children. A vacation waited at the other end of the trip for the two families from Northern California.

That vacation never happened.
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Old 07-01-2016, 05:20 AM
 
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I heard about that. Those poor families.
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Old 07-01-2016, 05:34 AM
 
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I can't think of much else more horrible than that. It's really hard to read about.
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Old 07-01-2016, 08:31 AM
 
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Just happened to see this today:


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-Pn9Y0u3LwA
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Old 07-01-2016, 08:55 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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This tragedy could have been prevented if they took Highway 1 or 101 instead of the Golden State Freeway. OR something worse could've happened there. "You don't know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from."
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Old 07-01-2016, 10:56 AM
 
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They did do all they could.. A fire extinguisher, and the husbands even burned themselves trying to help.
I guess maybe the semi-truck driver could have had smart alert brake technology installed or a large metal object to break the windows?
I just don't know how I could ever move on if that happened. Very, very sad.
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Old 07-01-2016, 11:00 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Combo seat belt cutter/window breaker. We have one in the center console of every car. Problem is, you have to be conscious to use them. A heartbreaking story, because it could've been any of us. I've been on so many trips in a minivan with my family. This is just unimaginable.
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Old 07-01-2016, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Denver
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This is sad beyond anything...

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Old 07-01-2016, 12:09 PM
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Location: Northern Minnesota
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Please don't think I'm picking on them, but I wonder, once they couldn't get in the back doors, if the men tried to go back in through the front doors to try and pull them that way.
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Old 07-01-2016, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Please don't think I'm picking on them, but I wonder, once they couldn't get in the back doors, if the men tried to go back in through the front doors to try and pull them that way.
Depends upon whether the fire was already on the front seats, whether the back seat occupants were conscious or not, seat belts etc... plus panic.
It'll be really tough to pull a person from back seat if they are unconscious plus the hot temperature from fire.
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