Featured Man 'intentionally' rammed car into Prius

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  1. jfschultz

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    "...Toyota Prius with six teenagers inside..."

    I believe the teenagers who thought the Prius had room for six will end up bearing some responsibility. The unbuckled one may have flown around the cabin and hit the others.

    I hope the guy who hit them goes to jail - in a very public way - for the rest of his life.
     
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    Was it a 7 seater Prius V with the extra third row? That’s still a Prius too.


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    The US never got the the third row seat.
     
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    odd how they mention the prius and not the other car
     
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    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

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    White Infinity car mentioned in second link. Sedans tend to look alike.
     
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    Sad situation. Group of kids playing a prank "ding-dong-dash" and apparently, mistakenly(?) did it to the wrong house. Guy chased 'em down and the results were something no-one in their life ever expected. How quickly lives and families are ruined.........

    His white infinity is mentioned near the end of the article..
     
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    thanks, i only read the first link
     
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    What is it about the times we live in where some people live in a constant state of rage that is set off with the slightest trigger.
     
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    I wonder if the teens were being teens, provoking the road rage.
     
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    Still, far less publicity than if he'd shot them. For the same casualties, car / alcohol / arson violence events get only a fraction of the news coverage of gun violence.

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    It as a Gen 1 sedan.
     
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    I won’t make that assumption.
    He could have just lost his job and wife. After being ding-dong-ditched every day for the last two weeks, he snapped.
    Or, he could have snapped with no additional factors as you assumed, or somewhere in between.

    In any event, he should be held accountable. And the remaining kids, will hopefully not ding-dong-ditch ever again.
     
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    The times doesn't have much to do with it; it is mostly human nature. Doesn't make it less horrible.

    Wisconsin Death Trip covers some of the happenings in Black River Falls between 1890 to 1900.
    "A ten-year-old boy and his younger brother run away from home, find a remote farm several miles away and promptly blow the owner’s head off. They spend the rest of the summer frolicking at the ill-gotten farmhouse until the farmer’s brother comes for a visit. The boy is sentenced to life in jail.

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    A teenage girl, jilted at the altar by her fiance, goes mad with grief, hanging herself in the local asylum. Meanwhile a young man, also recently jilted, shoots his ex-fiance and then himself. A recently divorced man shoots his ex-wife and her family dead in the crowded town square.

    A farmer decapitates all of his chickens and burns down his farmhouse, convinced that the devil has taken over his farm. A drifter is taken in by a kindly family. He has dinner with them and as they sleep, he shoots them all and then himself."
    None more black: The grim American gothic horrors of ‘Wisconsin Death Trip’ | Dangerous Minds
     
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    Access to exaggerated extreme content that some like to consume gives some outliers ridiculous world views and a lack of apathy.

    in my mind this is a case where violence solves the issue

    road rage acted upon should be automatic execution without trial, a few years of that and maybe rage would get directed where it belongs instead of on unimportant things, like the velocity of another object for example.
    This case reminds me of the guys that shoot their weapon through their front door without looking when a woman with car trouble rings the bell.

    maybe we could run out of nuts.
     
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    I think the same about drinking and driving - even if no one gets hurt. And my rule would be the same as it is for pilots - 8 hours bottle to throttle. ANY alcohol or illicit drugs withing 8 hours of driving is road-side execution without trial.

    Do you agree with my position? Or do you think people should have the opportunity to defend themselves?
     
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    I saw a pic, it was a Gen1 Prius.... And quite frankly many of us folks on here are lucky to be alive after our teenage years of driving cars like crazy people with no fear...
     
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    It all depends on your driving skills... I know some drivers that drive as though they're drunk even when they're sober...
     
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