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Old 02-17-2019, 10:40 AM
 
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Just horrible, a freak accident.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/husband-a...their-driveway
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Palmer Township police say the accident occurred around 3 p.m. Thursday, moments after 66-year-old Debra Mitchell got out of the car.

Mitchell was walking toward the back of the vehicle when she apparently fell, possibly due to a medical problem. Authorities say her husband, 66-year-old Terry Mitchell, was unaware she had fallen and ran over her as he backed out of the driveway.
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Old 02-17-2019, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ <-> Silicon Valley, CA
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That poor woman.

Still, I don't really get how this happens if you're paying attention before you start backing out of your driveway. I have a van. We live on a curve. If there are people or animals nearby, I make a mental note and back out very slowly, stopping if I lose sight of the person or the animal. I only resume backing once I see they're out of harm's way. I'm also watching for vehicular traffic. I have mirrors, of course, and a backup camera but they don't catch everything.

Where did he think his wife was?

Maybe he was one of those guys who shotgun their vehicle out into the street.
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Old 02-17-2019, 12:58 PM
 
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When I saw the thread title, the first thing I thought about was another particular tragic back-up accident....In 2008, singer Steven Curtis Chapman's teenage son was backing up the family Land Cruiser in the driveway and hit his 5 year old sister Maria Sue, who later died at a Nashville area hospital.
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Old 02-17-2019, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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That poor woman.

Still, I don't really get how this happens if you're paying attention before you start backing out of your driveway. I have a van. We live on a curve. If there are people or animals nearby, I make a mental note and back out very slowly, stopping if I lose sight of the person or the animal. I only resume backing once I see they're out of harm's way. I'm also watching for vehicular traffic. I have mirrors, of course, and a backup camera but they don't catch everything.

Where did he think his wife was?

Maybe he was one of those guys who shotgun their vehicle out into the street.



Or maybe he wasn't.

And if every driver were careful and observant, there would be no accidents.
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Old 02-17-2019, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Should have had a 2018 or newer Subaru Outback Touring or vehicle with similar capabilities. It has a backup camera, ultrasonic sensors and automatic emergency reverse braking. My wife has one and she'll be hard pressed to back up over someone.
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Old 02-17-2019, 11:11 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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Safety measures is going to stop this from happening sometime within the next 10 or 15 years.
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Old 02-17-2019, 11:14 PM
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Backup cameras should be standard on all vehicles.

Last edited by 4dognight; 02-17-2019 at 11:50 PM..
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Old 02-17-2019, 11:22 PM
 
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That poor woman.


Maybe he was one of those guys who shotgun their vehicle out into the street.
Judging without all of the facts. I'm sure there will be an investigation
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Old 02-18-2019, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Saint Johns, FL
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Backup cameras should be standard on all vehicles.
They are for all cars in models years 2018+
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Old 02-18-2019, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ <-> Silicon Valley, CA
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Judging without all of the facts. I'm sure there will be an investigation
Did you miss the word “Maybe”?

Judging without all the facts, Mr. Mike.
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