Two Oklahomans die in accidents

Two Oklahomans die in accidents

There are 10 comments on the NewsOK.com story from Jun 20, 2010, titled Two Oklahomans die in accidents. In it, NewsOK.com reports that:

Two Oklahomans died in accidents on state roads, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

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“Don't Tread On Me”

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#1 Jun 21, 2010
The moral of this story;

Wear a seatbelt, and you live.
Don't wear a seatbelt, and you'll be in a closed casket.
Rightwinger

Montgomery, AL

#2 Jun 21, 2010
People die in car wrecks many times. It is only news worthy if they don't have their seat belts on.
Chris

Oklahoma City, OK

#3 Jun 21, 2010
Rightwinger wrote:
People die in car wrecks many times. It is only news worthy if they don't have their seat belts on.
or children. They like to make it a huge story when a child dies in a car accident.
Rightwinger

Montgomery, AL

#4 Jun 21, 2010
Chris wrote:
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or children. They like to make it a huge story when a child dies in a car accident.
True and if a child without a seat belt then they really go nuts, and have a series of news articles.
Harpoon

Montgomery, AL

#5 Jun 21, 2010
I'm surprised there isn't a road kill report for all the poor creatures dying on the highway each day.
chris

Oklahoma City, OK

#6 Jun 21, 2010
Rightwinger wrote:
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True and if a child without a seat belt then they really go nuts, and have a series of news articles.
yes no seat belts and they really get after it. They will show a two part series on it with the first part airing sunday at 7 and the second part airing the next Sunday at 7.
chris

Oklahoma City, OK

#7 Jun 21, 2010
N3TD3ViL wrote:
The moral of this story;
Wear a seatbelt, and you live.
Don't wear a seatbelt, and you'll be in a closed casket.
not always, but you do have a better chance at survival by wearing the seat belt.
Rightwinger

Montgomery, AL

#8 Jun 21, 2010
N3TD3ViL wrote:
The moral of this story;
Wear a seatbelt, and you live.
Don't wear a seatbelt, and you'll be in a closed casket.
Paying attention to the road keeps you alive. Accidents happen because two drivers are not paying attention. Get broadsided, roll over or head on at high speeds and the seat belt just keeps the body parts contained for easier retrival by the coroner.
Trammellcamaro

Fort Smith, AR

#9 Jun 21, 2010
The news articles are pretty matter of fact about the accident. U-turn, broadside, paints a picture of negligence. Absence of seat belt confirms two sentence blurb. Wish when folks disregard a persons death by using it to beef up law stats they would be required at minimum to describe the road, weather, and other contributing factors. Can't remember when such an article had described the condition of the road and how it should have been repaired or improved. Then name all the corrupt persons responsible for mis-using funds. There seems to be a lot of fatalities per capita in that area. Think any state employee would point that out. Just point to the driver(s) and go home.
Rightwinger

Montgomery, AL

#10 Jun 22, 2010
Trammellcamaro wrote:
The news articles are pretty matter of fact about the accident. U-turn, broadside, paints a picture of negligence. Absence of seat belt confirms two sentence blurb. Wish when folks disregard a persons death by using it to beef up law stats they would be required at minimum to describe the road, weather, and other contributing factors. Can't remember when such an article had described the condition of the road and how it should have been repaired or improved. Then name all the corrupt persons responsible for mis-using funds. There seems to be a lot of fatalities per capita in that area. Think any state employee would point that out. Just point to the driver(s) and go home.
If it is the drivers fault then the state is not liable. Our roads are good trust us.

They should point out other relevant information such as road conditions and even time of day (blinded by sun on horizon). This typically does not happen unless there is one snowflake blowing around then a blizzard caused the wreck.

They exaggerate the insignificant parts of the story and sensationalize it many times ignoring or steering the reader away from what the real cause of the accident was.

I know a family that stopped to help someone along side the road and made a u-turn to jump start the other vehicle. A truck came up over a small hill and was blinded by the sun and broadsided their vehicle and 4 people died (all were wearing seat belts). All the story said was a vehicle was broad sided by a truck on the road killing four.

This was tragic and if they would have told the whole story maybe someone would think twice about making a u-turn with the sun behind them or at least be more aware and be more cautious if doing so. It could save a life.

Not wearing or wearing a seat belt is just one factor in surviving an accident.

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