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Old 02-04-2009, 12:50 PM   #1
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Dont. Buy. Lexus. Hybrids.

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Dr. Trent Pierce was wounded when the car blew up in front of his West Memphis, Arkansas, home, authorities said.

Earlier, police told CNN affiliate WREG that they did not believe foul play was involved.

Pierce, a family practitioner who specializes in asthma, was flown to a Memphis, Tennessee, hospital in extremely critical condition, the station reported, citing police. The blast occurred at about 8 a.m. as Pierce got into the car, affiliate WMC-TV reported.

Aerial footage from the scene showed the white SUV with its hood blown up and its front end extensively damaged.

Medical board spokeswoman Peggy Cryer said the board heard Pierce was flown to the hospital but had no definite information beyond that.

"We do not know enough to give any kind of statement," she said.

Callers to Pierce's office received an answering machine message saying the office is closed, but the call repeatedly disconnected during the recording, preventing messages from being left.

Doris Davis, who works in an eye doctor's office next door, said Pierce's office staff is swamped trying to deal with patients who arrived for their appointments.

FBI spokesman Jason Pack said agents were en route to the scene, along with personnel from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The FBI is assisting local authorities in their investigation, he said.

West Memphis, Arkansas, and Memphis, Tennessee, are separated by the Mississippi River.

Pierce was described as a pillar of the community in West Memphis, a small town of about 30,000 people.

Davis said Pierce is well-liked, active in his church and is married with two adult children.

She said the FBI was at her office and interviewed her boss, Dr. Eddie Bryant. Bryant is a close friend of Pierce's and went to medical school with him, Davis said.
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:54 PM   #2
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It wasn't the hybrid system. Someone tried to kill him. They found a bomb of some sort.
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:57 PM   #3
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The so called high quality of Japanese cars huh

I like Ford hybrids better, they came a long way, and I would gladly drive a Taurus hybrid
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:00 PM   #4
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Damn Gator, you'll try anything to keep people buying american wont you.
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:01 PM   #5
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It wasn't the hybrid system. Someone tried to kill him. They found a bomb of some sort.
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:15 PM   #6
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It's in the story update in the link posted above.

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It's in the story update in the link posted above.
OK didn't see it. Thanx
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It wasn't the hybrid system. Someone tried to kill him. They found a bomb of some sort.
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I quote from the article: "early reports are dismissing foul play, suggesting instead that the vehicle's hybrid drivetrain could be at fault. "
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Old 02-04-2009, 02:32 PM   #9
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I quote from the article: "early reports are dismissing foul play, suggesting instead that the vehicle's hybrid drivetrain could be at fault. "
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,487907,00.html
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Old 02-04-2009, 05:15 PM   #10
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How about dont buy Lexus hybrids because the mileage increase is minimal and price jump is ridiculous! That and it is Toyota.
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:26 PM   #11
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Wow, I can't believe someone would do this kind of thing in America. Bombings aren't cool.
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How about dont buy Lexus hybrids because the mileage increase is minimal and price jump is ridiculous! That and it is Toyota.
When even the auto media says they're not worth it, you know the cost/benefit is pretty bad.
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