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Old 08-05-2009, 09:24 AM
 
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Just happened upon a picture of the 3 nieces with their parents in the Post story. Beautiful little girls. Now my day is ruined.
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:30 AM
Status: "Wasting Away in El Wastebury" (set 7 days ago)
 
Location: Westbury,NY
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I'm not suprised. You'd have to be drunk to be speeding going the wrong way. If you're sober, you would've pulled over and turned around.
And the SUV didn't save those other folks, so much for the safety of SUV's, huh?
SUV+safety=a myth
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:33 AM
 
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Ultimately the responsibility rests with the driver, it does not matter what you drive.
She could be going in a Hummer and kill passengers from oncoming traffic and still survive the crash.... It just goes to show how small cars are vulnerable under such circumstances, no matter how safe a driver you are regardless of the crash ratings.
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:34 AM
 
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I'm not suprised. You'd have to be drunk to be speeding going the wrong way. If you're sober, you would've pulled over and turned around.
And the SUV didn't save those other folks, so much for the safety of SUV's, huh?
SUV+safety=a myth
You don't have a chance of surviving a head-on collision at highway speeds (both cars) unless maybe you are are driving a Mack truck and hit a pinto.

I t-boned a car that turned in front of me at about 35MPH....after that impact, 60 MPH is crazy...2 cars hitting into each other at 60MPH is like 120MPH into a brick wall. Good luck with that.
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:47 AM
 
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I'm not suprised. You'd have to be drunk to be speeding going the wrong way. If you're sober, you would've pulled over and turned around.
And the SUV didn't save those other folks, so much for the safety of SUV's, huh?
SUV+safety=a myth
I wasn't aware SUV's have been marketed as being able to withstand head on collions at high speeds....
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:53 AM
 
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I know this has been very depressing for all of us, take a min to read this thread.... I found it to be hilarious, especially post#5 ... what was he thinking... hic ?

If You Are Drunk And Get Hit By A Drunk, Are You "Innocent"?
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Old 08-05-2009, 12:16 PM
 
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I never would have expected this . . . everyone made her out to be the picture-perfect person.
Not making any excuses for Mrs. Schuler's conduct, but I do not see how having alcohol or marijuana in her system makes her a less then "picture-perfect person."

We all know many good people, including parents, who use each of these drugs in a responsible fashion.

Schuler crossed the line of being responsible and now we all have to live the consequences.
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Old 08-05-2009, 12:45 PM
 
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Don't you all think that SOMEONE must have known she imbibed AND smoked pot either that morning or several hours previous, and they should be held LIABLE for accessory??? Wouldn't it be those peoples' responsibility to have prevented her from driving, or alerting authorities?

I am absolutely sickened and horrified. We just can't imagine what those poor children must have felt during that ride. You are safe now in God's Eternal Loving Arms, Dear Angels.

And now another nail in the coffin created by Drinking and Driving. What will it take for people to not do this???
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Old 08-05-2009, 12:55 PM
 
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Not making any excuses for Mrs. Schuler's conduct, but I do not see how having alcohol or marijuana in her system makes her a less then "picture-perfect person."

We all know many good people, including parents, who use each of these drugs in a responsible fashion.

Schuler crossed the line of being responsible and now we all have to live the consequences.
I think the point being made was that all of the media reports before this were painting a picture of her being the victim - a picture-perfect mom taking the kids camping and what have you.

Instead, she turned out to be the very reason we have all these dead people - she clearly had a disease (there's no way she was just partying, that's some hard core alcoholism going on there), but she crossed the line of being responsible, put herself, her family, and others in hazzard's way, and that fact makes her less than a picture-perfect person.

I'm the last person to stop other people from using alcohol or drugs (prescription or otherwise) from the privacy of their own homes and without putting anyone else at risk, but as soon as you cross that line...
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Old 08-05-2009, 01:39 PM
 
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I think the point being made was that all of the media reports before this were painting a picture of her being the victim - a picture-perfect mom taking the kids camping and what have you.
And so many people on the forums were willing to make excuses for her and give her the benefit of the doubt.
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