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Old 05-26-2013, 10:32 AM   #1
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Terrible Camaro wreck :(

This is just awful. I am sick to my stomach. The worst thing of all is that no one was wearing a seatbelt & small children were not in a car seats. Who this day and age transports small children with no carseat? Please tell me how you are responsible for transporting a team of young basketball players & do not make them buckle up? What is wrong with people? It does not sound like the Camaro driver was at fault from initial reports but the driver also was not wearing a seatbelt. So far no reports of any deaths which is a miracle & a blessing. I went through our club member list and based on the pics eleminated it as being any of our mambers who has pics posted. I sure hope it was not one of our club members or a C5 comrad but hate it for everyone involved regardless. I hope everyone fully recovers and that some lessons were learned.

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Old 05-26-2013, 11:23 AM   #2
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wow that is sad to see on anyday let alone on a holiday weekend
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:26 AM   #3
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Not putting on my seat belt feels unnatural to me.
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:30 AM   #4
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My daughter would always tell me to put on my seat belt when she was in the car with me and now I do it without thought.So what kind of moron would put a child in a car and not seat belt them in.
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:30 AM   #5
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OMG with that many kids in the van and no seat belts on. What were they thinking!

And did I hear right that the Camaro driver wasn't wearing their seat belt either. REALLY!!!!!! Airbags are only part of the safety equation.
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:32 AM   #6
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the children should have had a seat belt on, but I believe that as an adult it should be your choice, and the camaro looked like it stood up well to that mini van, hope everyone is alright
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:39 AM   #7
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I have a great employee at my office who has a relative in her 5th year in prison for causing an accident like this & killing multiple people. Slow down & wear seat belts!

In the 80's I was thrown from the passenger side of a Corvette during an accident. Paramedics were amazed that I walked away from it (albeit a bit sore & beat up) and I'm taking any more chances.
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:52 AM   #8
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Im sorry but if you don't wear a seat belt....you are just stupid.
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:01 PM   #9
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I am only alive today because I was wearing my seatbelt in a terrible accident. The first thing the paramedic said to me was "Good girl, you are alive because you were wearing your seatbelt". There is no excuse for anyone not wearing a seatbelt and it is criminal to have 2 kids under 2yo without a carseat & children not wearing seatbelts, I don't care what anyone says. They are all lucky to be alive.
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:14 PM   #10
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I have to admit when I go just down the street to pick up what ver at the convienence store I don't put on the seat belt but any farther than that and it goes on. always feel like I am "locked in" and ready for some spirited driving when I am buckled up.
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:40 PM   #11
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in todays age I cannot fathom why you wouldn't wear seat belts and even worse why you wouldn't have little kids in child seats and secure,hope everyone recovers and they need to cite for no child restraints
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:49 PM   #12
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There are no excuses for anyone especially for adults not placing kids in seat belts let alone not wearing them themselves !
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:50 PM   #13
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Not putting on my seat belt feels unnatural to me.
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:02 PM   #14
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Yeah, no seatbelts, that is the root cause.

Nice kneejerk reaction to it all. In the end, everyone survived and they will be more careful next time...

Love the bleached blonde "reporter", too dumb for porn.
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:16 PM   #15
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Saw this on WSMV news last night. Looks like the Camaro driver compartment held up well in the impact, so the driver would probably have been ok if he had just been wearing the belt.
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:47 PM   #16
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25 years in the fire service and I will not leave my driveway without being buckled up. In NYS it's click it or ticket.
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I have to admit when I go just down the street to pick up what ver at the convienence store I don't put on the seat belt but any farther than that and it goes on. always feel like I am "locked in" and ready for some spirited driving when I am buckled up.
they say most accidents happen within five miles of your home.
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:39 PM   #18
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they say most accidents happen within five miles of your home.
IIRC it was David Letterman who said that is why he get got a post office box in New Delhi, India.
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:44 PM   #19
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I hate to say it, but I see it all the time, every day driving to and from work, dropping my kid off at school etc.

I see kids bouncing around in the back seat, standing up, heads/arms hanging out the windows.

and what are mom or dad doing.. running their stupid mouths on the phone or texting.
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:57 PM   #20
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well, most school buses don't have seatbelts. they also don't have the seat turned around so they're facing the back of the bus which would be much safer
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:18 PM   #21
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I don't understand this. Why is it such a big deal to put on a seatbelt? It should come as second nature to every licensed driver on the road. On a side note, I want to thank GM for making this car as safe as it is. It's amazing how many people make it out of Camaro crashes alive.
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:34 PM   #22
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Putting the death, injury and stupidity of not wearing seat belts aside for a minute to talk about the money part of this.

We that do wear seat belts are forced to pay for those that don't wear them. Our auto and medical insurance rates have the costs for these individuals factored into them. So the next time some idiot injures or kills himself and this kids, not only is it a sad and needless loss, but the rest of us get the privilege for paying more each month from our own budgets on insurance.
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:20 PM   #23
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I've had two very close calls in the past two days.... both within 5 miles from my house. Both involved idiots pulling out in front of me without looking for oncoming traffic. As for seatbelt use, I always buckle up even though I hate the shoulder belt in my convertible. It hits me across my neck NO matter how I have the seat adjusted. Small price to pay to drive such a neat car.
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:36 PM   #24
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I am brainwashed, I put on my seatbelt without thinking, I also make sure the kids have theirs on before going into D or R.

When I was in Saskatoon, there was news article about an armless man fighting a seat belt charge, link below.

But what blew my mind was he was wearing a Bluetooth headset!!

He can't use his feet to put on a seat belt, but he can use his foot to press that tiny Bluetooth button on his ear??? Hahahahaha!!! (joke)

http://www.google.com/search?q=armle...tbelt%20ticket

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Old 05-26-2013, 08:51 PM   #25
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Not putting on my seat belt feels unnatural to me.
That's me...... I cannot fathom why people don't wear seatbelts these days.
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