How not to drive your Prius on the sidewalk.

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  1. bobr1

    bobr1 New Member

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    From the Oregonian newspaper:
    http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/i...3300.xml&coll=7


    Also see:
    http://www.katu.com/news/story.asp?ID=87484 (Visit site to view video clip.)

     
  2. Jeannie

    Jeannie Proud Prius Granny

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    I've heard of this sort of thing happening with people who take Ambien - 'sleep driving' with no memory of the incident, and also binge-eating in the middle of the night with no memory of it.
     
  3. TonyPSchaefer

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    That's just bizarre.

    I feel really bad for the New Yorkers. Just walking along, minding their own business, in town to visit relatives. Now one's in a coma.
     
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    Maybe her steering linkage broke, and she spent the next two blocks
    in complete disbelief and thinking "damn, should have gone in for that
    SSC..."
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    _H*
     
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    My heart goes out to the New Yorkers. What a tragedy for them and I hope they have a speedy recovery.

    The lawyer driving several blocks on the sidewalk immediately makes any justification or "I don't know" suspect and I hope she gets due justice.
     
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    She is a lawyer. What more explanation is needed?

    Very sad about the victims, though.
     
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    I think it's pretty obvious as to what happened.

    She was abudcted by Aliens! They took her and had her for probably a few weeks. Their time moves much slower than ours, so by the time the 2 weeks passed, she had traveled the few blocks on the sidewalk and had no recollection of the lost time.

    It happens all the time, I think the usually just stick to a week, which isn't enough time to be noticeable.
     
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    hey guys! What about the BF that she had just picked up at the bar?? Was he out of it? Were they fighting? Was she trying to scare the s**t out of him and lost her mind in the process??
     
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    An update from today's Oregonian:
    http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/i...9310.xml&coll=7

     
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    I have long suspected that New York was safer and saner than Portland. I wish we could give it to some other state.
     
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    So BF is drunk and passed out too? Sounds like she may claim a seizure. Sounds like she may need a lawyer soon herself.
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(tumbleweed @ Jul 11 2006, 01:03 PM) [snapback]284562[/snapback]</div>
    I have long suspected that Eastern Oregon was not as intolerant as some people have suggested, but perhaps I was wrong?

    - Bob R.
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(bobr1 @ Jul 11 2006, 02:06 PM) [snapback]284604[/snapback]</div>
    It definitely isn't Portland out here. So far they haven't called me names (at least not that I could hear) or tried to run me off the road because I drive a Prius. I live in Hermiston about 200 miles East of Portland and when I got my Prius last September there was only one other one in town. Now there are at least 4 or 5 others, can't get them to wave at me though.
     
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    Did any witness actually see her driving? Sounds like she is covering for a drunken boy friend who was driving
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(longjohn931 @ Jul 11 2006, 04:16 PM) [snapback]284670[/snapback]</div>
    BINGO!
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Rufaro @ Jul 12 2006, 04:44 AM) [snapback]284858[/snapback]</div>
    They were drunk and playing B-I-N-G-O?! No wonder they drove on the sidewalk.
     
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    It's clear that she was forced off the road by a Hummer or American made SUV!!!

    Someone should sue GM!!
     
  18. bobr1

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    I was considering going down there (it's not far from where I live) and taking photographs of the scene, but this is western Oregon, of course, and it is raining today.

    Of course, I'm a true Oregonian, so I may just go out and snap some pixels anyway... maybe...

    - Bob R.
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(longjohn931 @ Jul 11 2006, 05:16 PM) [snapback]284670[/snapback]</div>
    No, it was Dietrich who was driving:

    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-fe...-home-headlines

    I hate it when Dietrich drives my car, crashes it, and runs off into the hills.

    Nate
     
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    Man that storyline sure as hell is fishy. She/he drove 3 blocks passed out or unconscious at up to 40 mph? Bullshit.

    If he was passed out in the side seat he would have woken up to the commotion of just nearly killing two people I would think.

    I don't know, fishy fishy fishy. Again, I hope the innocent victims recover.
     
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