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There are 262 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Apr 25, 2010, titled Six killed in Cambridge car crash in deadly weekend on Minnesot.... In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Early today, six died in a head-on crash in Cambridge, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

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Dirkadirkadirka

Elk River, MN

#1 Apr 25, 2010
Let this be a lesson to us all. And to all the soccer moms yapping on their cell phones while driving their minivans/suv's down 94 at 70+, stop it. Your incessant cell phone blabbing is going to kill some innocent people one of these days. RIP to the victims, too young.
PayUp1

Hamel, MN

#2 Apr 25, 2010
Police need to be spot checking cars for seatbelts and alcohol. Any driver not wearing their sealtbelt should have a minimum one year suspension of license. We need a monitoring system in the car computer that tell if the operator has been wearing the seatbelt when the car is traveling. This should be easy to do. You must log into the computer to start the car and the car does not start unless the belt is on!

We need helmets on motorcycles operators also. People are to stupid to look out for their own good!! And we pay for their brain injuries. motorcycle insurance does not cover anything. It is barebones insurance and a joke!

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P T Bull

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Apr 25, 2010
Dirkadirkadirka wrote:
Let this be a lesson to us all. And to all the soccer moms yapping on their cell phones while driving their minivans/suv's down 94 at 70+, stop it. Your incessant cell phone blabbing is going to kill some innocent people one of these days. RIP to the victims, too young.

Your tawdry sermon is sadly innapropriate for this tragedy.
Bill

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Apr 25, 2010
This is another example of why 16 is too young for someone to be a driver. Kids that age lack the judgment required in certain driving situations. I see it in my neighborhood all the time, 16-year-old kids racing off to nowhere, treating the family car like a go-kart.
My condolences to the family. This situation is just terrible, but perhaps a repeat can be prevented if the driving age is raised at least to 17.
Nota Sheep

Jonesboro, TX

#5 Apr 25, 2010
PayUp1 wrote:
Police need to be spot checking cars for seatbelts and alcohol. Any driver not wearing their sealtbelt should have a minimum one year suspension of license. We need a monitoring system in the car computer that tell if the operator has been wearing the seatbelt when the car is traveling. This should be easy to do. You must log into the computer to start the car and the car does not start unless the belt is on!
We need helmets on motorcycles operators also. People are to stupid to look out for their own good!! And we pay for their brain injuries. motorcycle insurance does not cover anything. It is barebones insurance and a joke!
Perhaps you are a nanny state advocate, but the rest of us prefer our freedom. If you want to be stupid and not wear a seat belt, be my guest. You want to ride a motorcycle without a helmet? Go right ahead.

This "social cost" nonsense is out of line as well. "We" don't pay any more or less for their brain injuries as we do for anything else. You are also severely misinformed about insurance-- Minnesota is a "no-fault" state, which means that personal injury protection is paid through a pool, without having to assign fault to an accident. It is MANDATORY in the state of Minnesota.

A little knowledge goes a long way. Given the amount you have, you'll go nowhere.

“Wher's dem turkey necks?”

Since: Dec 08

Palm Desert, CA

#6 Apr 25, 2010
A 16 year old who just got her license driving at 2:40 am with a bunch of friends, plus the reported odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle. This was a sure recipe for disaster. A tragedy that so many young lives were lost, but it was preventable.
GreatDay

Faison, NC

#7 Apr 25, 2010
Da Crusher_RIP wrote:
A 16 year old who just got her license driving at 2:40 am with a bunch of friends, plus the reported odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle. This was a sure recipe for disaster. A tragedy that so many young lives were lost, but it was preventable.
Who is going to smack the chit out of the parents for allowing their kids out at this time of night?
mamalion

Hinckley, MN

#8 Apr 25, 2010
GreatDay wrote:
<quoted text>
Who is going to smack the chit out of the parents for allowing their kids out at this time of night?
AMEN!!

“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08

UZILAND

#9 Apr 25, 2010
Dirkadirkadirka wrote:
And to all the soccer moms yapping on their cell phones while driving their minivans/suv's down 94 at 70+, stop it.
Ha, but it is so funny when they get themselves flattened by a semi while talking on their phones. By us, a young firefighter got smashed under a semi-truck while text messaging and his co-workers had to all go counseling because it ws them that had to get his misrable carcass out from under the truck.

“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08

UZILAND

#10 Apr 25, 2010
GreatDay wrote:
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Who is going to smack the chit out of the parents for allowing their kids out at this time of night?
In this case, if the 16 year old is found at fault for the crash, mom and dad won't even have a pot to pee in once the lawsuits fly.

This is how you fix 16 year olds from driving after hours, when they kill someone you bankrupt the parents and put them in prison and make sure the message gets sent to all the other parents out there.
monkey see monkey do

Lakeville, MN

#11 Apr 25, 2010
well this is going to happen until alcohol is abolished and i mean voluntairly. when you say its ok for me to drink then that goes for everyone. ive seen so many friends , family , citizens getting killed by accidents related to alcoho ive completely stopped using it period 15 years ago. and these accidents will not stop until everyone gives it up and stops playing the " alcohol is ok for some of us excuse. im asking my fellow citizens to quit being selfish and give it up already . getting drunk is not worth losing a friend or famiy member period.

“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08

UZILAND

#12 Apr 25, 2010
Nota Sheep wrote:
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Perhaps you are a nanny state advocate, but the rest of us prefer our freedom. If you want to be stupid and not wear a seat belt, be my guest..
Actually, a seat belt keeps a motorist at the wheel and in control when they are maneuvering a car, rather than letting them be shot around the car like a hockey puck.

Which means that if you strike a deer, swerve and hit the curb, if you're wearing a seat belt you can be assured you'll still be at the wheel where you can attempt to regain control of the car and avoid colliding with a mini van full of tow headed Blondie god fearing school children.

Now, if you happen to be one of those drivers that believes in Allah and would simply throw your arms in the air when you strike something and shout, "it's in god's hands now!" then carry on.

All I can tell you is, if strike something with your car or run over a deer with your car and you get launched into the back seat of your vehicle because you didn't wear a seatbelt and then your driver-less car proceeds to strike my wife's car and kills her, I'll be seeing you court and I have no problem whatsoever in using my own money to hire the best litigators and the best engineering firms necessary to sue you into oblivion.

Here's an actual video of a delivery driver fighting to stay at the wheel after he strikes a curb, see what happens next.

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“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08

UZILAND

#13 Apr 25, 2010
Da Crusher_RIP wrote:
...plus the reported odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle...
cops are usually so used to lying about stuff like that it is probably part of their standard operating procedure.

I was stopped by a cop a couple years ago because he claimed I didn't dim my high beams, he then wanted me to perform field sobriety tests, which were my right to refuse them. Plus, it was my right to refuse the Field Breath Test which he dug out, so I refused that as well. So he arrests me for suspicion of drunk driving and I blow a .19%BAC back at the station, which could have been the real BAC or not, since that stuff is based on junk science and the machines are known to be off by as much as 50%. But anywhoo, the dunce cop lied in his police report and said I actually performed the field sobriety tests that I refused. Fortunately, for me, the secon officer wouldn't lie in his police report, so the DUI was dissmissed without ever going to court on it.

Long and the short of it, cops do lie and they will fabricate volumes in their police reports.

“Wher's dem turkey necks?”

Since: Dec 08

Palm Desert, CA

#14 Apr 25, 2010
GreatDay wrote:
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Who is going to smack the chit out of the parents for allowing their kids out at this time of night?
Putting their own flesh and blood child into the ground is a smacking that will always live with them the rest of their lives. And to the parents of the 16 year old, if she is paralyzed or disfigured from this accident that will be the stark reminder of their failure to control the use of the car with a newly licensed teenage driver.

“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08

UZILAND

#15 Apr 25, 2010
Da Crusher_RIP wrote:
<quoted text>
Putting their own flesh and blood child into the ground is a smacking that will always live with them the rest of their lives. And to the parents of the 16 year old, if she is paralyzed or disfigured from this accident that will be the stark reminder of their failure to control the use of the car with a newly licensed teenage driver.
If the 16 year old driver is at fault in the crash and the car belongs to the parents, the parents will be defending themselves against a wrongful death lawsuit at the minumum. Hopefully, for them if that is true, Minnesota has some good asset protection laws, which can help protect assets like first homes, first cars, retirement accounts, etc, from lawsuits.

Infact, that was why OJ simpson lived in Florida, 100% of his first home was protected by law in that state, here in WI only 40K of your first home is protected, a second home is free for the taking in a lawsuit.
a mom from Cambridge

Minneapolis, MN

#16 Apr 25, 2010
I live in Cambridge and I am the mom of an 18 year old who was at times rebellious and naughty. I am so sad for the families and friends of those who were lost. I know in my heart that it could have been my child and I can't imagine the pain those folks are facing. Kids make mistakes, sometimes terrible mistakes, but how awful that sometimes they die from them.
Please withhold your sarcasm and judgement until the shock and horror sinks in. Can you imagine what the high school is going to be like tomorrow? This may have been senseless. It may have been preventable. But that doesn't make it any less sad.

“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08

UZILAND

#17 Apr 25, 2010
a mom from Cambridge wrote:
Can you imagine what the high school is going to be like tomorrow?
Every highschool has a tragedy like this where there are multiple deaths in some automobile tragedy like this one. In my highschool, four kids died when the driver lost control on road and struck a tree.

These sort of things may be sad for those directly involved, but the message will be sent to the other kids that if they screw up, they'll be the next ones with a nice little memorial with their names on it. Taken in context, it's the best driver's ed lesson for the others.
Joe Blow

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Apr 25, 2010
Sixteen. 2:40 AM. what is wrong with this picture?

DEATH! That is what is wrong.

Great Parenting Guys! Keep it UP!

The Newspapers need more News like thito sell newspapers.
hdog

Elk River, MN

#19 Apr 25, 2010
Richard_ wrote:
<quoted text>cops are usually so used to lying about stuff like that it is probably part of their standard operating procedure.
I was stopped by a cop a couple years ago because he claimed I didn't dim my high beams, he then wanted me to perform field sobriety tests, which were my right to refuse them. Plus, it was my right to refuse the Field Breath Test which he dug out, so I refused that as well. So he arrests me for suspicion of drunk driving and I blow a .19%BAC back at the station, which could have been the real BAC or not, since that stuff is based on junk science and the machines are known to be off by as much as 50%. But anywhoo, the dunce cop lied in his police report and said I actually performed the field sobriety tests that I refused. Fortunately, for me, the secon officer wouldn't lie in his police report, so the DUI was dissmissed without ever going to court on it.
Long and the short of it, cops do lie and they will fabricate volumes in their police reports.
Maybe we all think you're lying. Just another bonehead dying to villify the police because of your own screwheaded experience.
This was just an accident

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Apr 25, 2010
PayUp1 wrote:
Police need to be spot checking cars for seatbelts and alcohol. Any driver not wearing their sealtbelt should have a minimum one year suspension of license. We need a monitoring system in the car computer that tell if the operator has been wearing the seatbelt when the car is traveling. This should be easy to do. You must log into the computer to start the car and the car does not start unless the belt is on!
We need helmets on motorcycles operators also. People are to stupid to look out for their own good!! And we pay for their brain injuries. motorcycle insurance does not cover anything. It is barebones insurance and a joke!
Helmets worn by car drivers would also reduce injuries in car wrecks!

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