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Old 12-21-2007, 03:09 PM
 
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Not trying to ruffle any feathers, I'm just putting myself in other's shoes (the family of the involved). I recall a few years back (I was in high school at the time) when I had family involved in a one-vehicle accident that resulted in a fatality. The schock of dealing with the loss was enough, but rumors surfaced based on accustations others had made. It was very frustrating and to this day I'm sure there are people that never got the real facts. I think tougher laws and more strict punishment(s), coupled with other proactive measures would be great for the city (as well as the state and nation). Perhaps a zero-tolerance measure against drunk drivers? Anyways we seem to all be on the same team, and that is a team to greatly decrease drunk driving and thus the resulting accidents.
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Old 12-21-2007, 03:15 PM
 
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That one happened at 410 and Fredericksburg. Not Thousand Oaks. Unfortunately there were a couple of bad ones last night.

And it's pretty normal to make an assumption that they were drunk at that time of night, because unfortunately, that's most often found to be the case.
I have driven around many times after midnight having consumed no alcohol. Younger people tend to stay out later, and while I do agree that there are more drunk drivers at night, I don't think it is fair to assume somebody was drunk simply because they were driving later at night.
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Old 12-21-2007, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Griesheim, Germany
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It's never good to assume anything and of course 100% of the people are never doing the exact same thing at any given time.. However, there's been plenty of studies that indicate this area has a huge drinking problem and it needs to be brought out in the open. It's like drunk driving is San Antonio's crazy aunt they try to hide from everyone else.. Kinda a strange way to put it, but it fits unfortunately. It's a big problem and it needs major attention. My kids sometimes drive late at night because of their work and I can't imagine what I would do if a drunk hit them. It definitely wouldn't be good though.. Maybe they'll expand the castle law to protecting your vehicle from drunk drivers? I'm totally in favor of expanding that thing as far as it'll go...
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Old 12-21-2007, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Diyallusss, TX
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So.....

Did we find out WHAT the noise and the CPS crowd and the lights
were all about??????????
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Old 12-21-2007, 04:36 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I had heard that someone didn't pay attention to a yield sign.
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Old 12-21-2007, 09:43 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I had heard that someone didn't pay attention to a yield sign.
That's not the same accident. I'm curious about all the noise I heard at Thousand Oaks and Henderson Pass.

You're talking about the one on 410 and Fredericksburg. That one was all over the news.

I'm guessing nobody died in the first one because there surely would have been more about it. I know the news choppers were circling for a while.
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Old 12-21-2007, 11:11 PM
 
Location: San Antonio - North/North East Side
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I also heard those around that time. I live in Hunters Mill Subdivision and heard them.
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Old 12-22-2007, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Griesheim, Germany
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surprised nobody has tossed out the UFO crashing theory, so here it is...

I looked at the local news web sites and couldn't find anything on explosions in the area. Kinda strange to have something that obviously was heard by more than one person, and had media coverage, but nothing else is found about it.. even multiple google searches isn't finding anything..
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Old 12-22-2007, 09:10 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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surprised nobody has tossed out the UFO crashing theory, so here it is...

I looked at the local news web sites and couldn't find anything on explosions in the area. Kinda strange to have something that obviously was heard by more than one person, and had media coverage, but nothing else is found about it.. even multiple google searches isn't finding anything..
Oh, gosh, I hope my husband doesn't read your post. He would turn to me and tell me "See I am right!". When I used to work at WHMC, and he would come to visit me during my night shift, he would tell me how he sees these big military trucks driving onto the base. This would be around 1 am. His theory is that they were secretly smuggling aliens in for research! And to think I married him after all of this non sense.
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Old 12-22-2007, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Griesheim, Germany
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Is his name Dale by any chance?

this'll only be funny if you watch King of the Hill
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