Road-rage arrest made; victim may lose leg
“I hope I wouldn't but who knows when you see this loser, your emotions take over. This man deserves to sit and do a lot of thinking. It's terrible, just terrible.”
Police have been looking since Monday night for the driver of the car that rammed into Lew Conner, 39. via UnionLeader.com
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#1 Mar 20, 2008
A "victim" is someone who is walking their dog, or jogging on the side of the road, minding their own business and gets struck by a car. Mr. Conner was neither in this case. He is rather, a byproduct of his own road rage actions. He ended up being on the loosing side of a gamble he himself took.
According to his family and friends he was a nice guy (which may be true). But to witnesses, others on the road that day, he was a bully bent on intimidating and terrorizing another driver. Mr. Conner was the aggressor and struck the other party's car window before he was ran over.
Yes the other driver was in the wrong as well. However, because he never exited the vehicle, his full intent is unknown. Was he frightened? Was he trying to exit the situation? Was it poor judgment? Because he never made the mistake of exiting his own vehicle (like the other driver did), his intent will never be known.
Keep in mind, most of us spend our work days stuck in horrible traffic. We see road rage bullies like this on the road EVERY DAY. Studies have shown this is an epidemic and will only get worse in the future. Reading stories like this hit home and often touches a nerve. We all have to put up with this CRAP!
Did Mr. Conner deserve to loose a leg? No, but he was certainly asking for it. His initial actions were indeed criminal. Therefore, there is no difference from any other criminal who gets injured in the act of committing a crime. In the corse of the investigation, Mr. Conner's friends and family have been angrily lashing out at others and calling for justice to be served. Well it has....
When it gets down to it, consider this a learning experience to ALL. Drive defenselessly. Be courteous on the road. Although you know your own limits, you do not know the limits of the other driver you may be challenging. We are all required to share the same road as these road ragers. The less of them off the roadway the better for all of us.
#2 Jan 10, 2011
Oh, leave him alone!
#3 Jan 16, 2011
I think my 16 year old girlfriend has the right idea. Stay as close as you can to the car on front of you at all times regardless of speed or situation.
That's that way to do it, right ladies?
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