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FHP: Deputy Doubled Speed Limit In Fatal Crash

There are 33 comments on the WJXT story from Aug 23, 2010, titled FHP: Deputy Doubled Speed Limit In Fatal Crash. In it, WJXT reports that:

The Florida Highway Patrol said the deputy involved in a crash that killed an elderly man was going double the posted speed limit, but did not have on her lights or sirens.

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Joshua Tree

Herndon, VA

#1 Aug 24, 2010
Couple this with a blind corner and you have the makings for a disaster, which is what happened here. I'm sorry but a cop going 40 mph over the speed limit needs to have her lights and siren on. Case closed.
Tired of Silly

United States

#2 Aug 24, 2010
I'm sorry, but a 91 year old man has no business driving a car, especially in the dark, and pulling out in front of a cop going to a call. Case closed.
Concerned American

Knoxville, TN

#3 Aug 24, 2010
Cops think their above the law. This is nothing more then "MURDER" ! Who trains these "LOSERS" ? "Protect and Serve" my "BUTT" ! This story make me think of the Cops in Atlanta who shot and killed a 92 year old woman in her rocking chair in her house. Hey Silly was she to old to be rocking?? Your an IDIOT!
Joshua Tree

Lakeland, FL

#4 Aug 24, 2010
I'm sorry but you don't know what you are talking about. I happen to know the deceased quite well and I assure you he was as fit and alert as a man 30 years younger. I also know that he has been making that turn every day for over 50 years. Did you not read that the cop car was traveling lights out, which means NO ONE on the road knew she was "going to a call"?

Good thing there were no joggers or cyclists out last Tuesday or the story may have been worse.

A cop going FORTY MPH OVER the speed limit has no business running w/o lights and sirens. NO BUSINESS WHATSOEVER.

And oh by the way.. she was repsonding to a stolen vehicle call. Not exactly the sort of the thing that requires pre-dawn lunacy.
Tired of Silly wrote:
I'm sorry, but a 91 year old man has no business driving a car, especially in the dark, and pulling out in front of a cop going to a call. Case closed.
Tired of Silly

United States

#5 Aug 25, 2010
Joshua Tree wrote:
I'm sorry but you don't know what you are talking about. I happen to know the deceased quite well and I assure you he was as fit and alert as a man 30 years younger. I also know that he has been making that turn every day for over 50 years. Did you not read that the cop car was traveling lights out, which means NO ONE on the road knew she was "going to a call"?
Good thing there were no joggers or cyclists out last Tuesday or the story may have been worse.
A cop going FORTY MPH OVER the speed limit has no business running w/o lights and sirens. NO BUSINESS WHATSOEVER.
And oh by the way.. she was repsonding to a stolen vehicle call. Not exactly the sort of the thing that requires pre-dawn lunacy.
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Bull. It doesn't matter that she wasn't running sirens and lights. He pulled out in front of her. If he hadn't pulled out in front of her, he wouldn't have gotten hit, now would he? NO 91 year old should be driving a car. Period. I'm sorry for the gentleman's death, but his family should have cared enough about him to take his keys away at least 10 years ago. Oh and by the way, officers have been known to be shot during simple routine calls. I'm sure this officer was focused on getting to her colleague as back-up, which is exactly what she SHOULD have been thinking about. None of us have control over some old guy who shouldn't be driving pulling out in front of us.
Joshua Tree

Herndon, VA

#6 Aug 25, 2010
Well, you're just an ignorant fool. His family was very much engaged with him and would have done so had they felt the need. You DO know this guy was on a first name basis with many community leaders and doctors right? You DO know that he just had both physical and eye exams and passed both with flying colors right?? You DO know that someone would have spoken up if they felt or saw a driving risk right??? I didn't think so.

And YES, IT DOES MATTER she wasn't running sirens and lights. A cop just can't haul ass in the dark because she wants to! GET A CLUE!!
Tired of Silly wrote:
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Bull. It doesn't matter that she wasn't running sirens and lights. He pulled out in front of her. If he hadn't pulled out in front of her, he wouldn't have gotten hit, now would he? NO 91 year old should be driving a car. Period. I'm sorry for the gentleman's death, but his family should have cared enough about him to take his keys away at least 10 years ago. Oh and by the way, officers have been known to be shot during simple routine calls. I'm sure this officer was focused on getting to her colleague as back-up, which is exactly what she SHOULD have been thinking about. None of us have control over some old guy who shouldn't be driving pulling out in front of us.
Tired of Silly

United States

#7 Aug 25, 2010
Joshua Tree wrote:
Well, you're just an ignorant fool. His family was very much engaged with him and would have done so had they felt the need. You DO know this guy was on a first name basis with many community leaders and doctors right? You DO know that he just had both physical and eye exams and passed both with flying colors right?? You DO know that someone would have spoken up if they felt or saw a driving risk right??? I didn't think so.
And YES, IT DOES MATTER she wasn't running sirens and lights. A cop just can't haul ass in the dark because she wants to! GET A CLUE!!
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Oh wow, I'm sooooo impressed. I'm on a first name basis with lots of those same folks, and I would NEVER allow a 91 year old parent to drive a car. That's because I care about my parents, and about the other people on the road. The old geezer pulled out in front of a car and got creamed. Makes no difference who was driving the car. He pulled out in front of her because he was 91 years old and either didn't see her at all or couldn't judge her speed because of the deficits of age. You get a clue. Your supposed friend made a fatal driving error, not an unexpected event when someone that old is driving a car in the dark. Idiots just want to scapegoat the cop because no one wants to be politically incorrect and say the truth-that someone that old should have stopped driving ten years ago.
Cops Are Losers

Knoxville, TN

#8 Aug 25, 2010
Another idiot who thinks he can do anything they want. I wonder if they drug tested this loser? Was this loser drinking? It sounds like this cop was driving to fast for the conditions. Hang this cop. This persons age who died had nothing to do with the accident.It was the reckless driving by the cop that killed this poor person. It's a real shame the cop didn't die and the other person lived. 80 MPH IS CRAZY !!! MURDER!
Scumbags

Blaine, TN

#9 Aug 25, 2010
Loser !
Joshua Tree

Herndon, VA

#10 Aug 26, 2010
OK. I'll drive 80mph through your neighborhood and let's see how you like it. Maybe I'll be a cop on my way to a call and maybe I'll accidentally run over your wife who's out for an early morning jog. But, that's OK with you because I'm a cop and I'm allowed to speed whenever I want with no explanation to the citizens I am sworn to protect.

The thing is... you don't even want to CONSIDER that this could happen to a much younger driver (which oh by the way it DID, to my best friend a few years back. 25 years old and creamed by a cop hauling ass in the dark with no markings). You just make a blanket assumption that cop is infallible and for that reason this conversation is concluded.
Tired of Silly wrote:
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Oh wow, I'm sooooo impressed. I'm on a first name basis with lots of those same folks, and I would NEVER allow a 91 year old parent to drive a car. That's because I care about my parents, and about the other people on the road. The old geezer pulled out in front of a car and got creamed. Makes no difference who was driving the car. He pulled out in front of her because he was 91 years old and either didn't see her at all or couldn't judge her speed because of the deficits of age. You get a clue. Your supposed friend made a fatal driving error, not an unexpected event when someone that old is driving a car in the dark. Idiots just want to scapegoat the cop because no one wants to be politically incorrect and say the truth-that someone that old should have stopped driving ten years ago.
Not Safe At Disney

Knoxville, TN

#11 Aug 26, 2010
It wasn't the person's age that killed him ! It was the cop care doing 80 MPH that killed this person. "Silly" is so stupid! "Silly I think has a cop relative. If this car doing 80 MPH was driven by a black citizen all the white trash would have been in here hanging the black person driving the 80 MPH car.
Tired of Silly

United States

#12 Aug 27, 2010
Joshua Tree wrote:
OK. I'll drive 80mph through your neighborhood and let's see how you like it. Maybe I'll be a cop on my way to a call and maybe I'll accidentally run over your wife who's out for an early morning jog. But, that's OK with you because I'm a cop and I'm allowed to speed whenever I want with no explanation to the citizens I am sworn to protect.
The thing is... you don't even want to CONSIDER that this could happen to a much younger driver (which oh by the way it DID, to my best friend a few years back. 25 years old and creamed by a cop hauling ass in the dark with no markings). You just make a blanket assumption that cop is infallible and for that reason this conversation is concluded.
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No, here's the thing. If you're a cop on the way to a call, you're justified in driving 80 mph in my neighborhood. And if my husband (I'm a woman, idiot) is running around in the dark and goes out in front of any car, he might just get run over. I'd be very upset and sad, but I'd recognize that HE wentout in front of the CAR, not the other way around. Of course it could happen to a 25 year old, no one is immune from making a fatal driving error.
No Killer Whales

Knoxville, TN

#13 Aug 28, 2010
Driving 80 MPH without lights on in a 40 MPH speed zone is crazy. Again it wasn't the persons age that killed him it was a car driving 80 MPH. It sounds like to fast for conditions to me! Who trains these cops?
Tired of Silly

United States

#14 Aug 30, 2010
No Killer Whales wrote:
Driving 80 MPH without lights on in a 40 MPH speed zone is crazy. Again it wasn't the persons age that killed him it was a car driving 80 MPH. It sounds like to fast for conditions to me! Who trains these cops?
Ronnie, I suggest YOU go out in front of a vehicle moving 80 mph. Don't bother to be in a car. The world will be a better place for your action. Grow up. Shut up.
Robbing Orlando

Blaine, TN

#15 Aug 30, 2010
Jewish Influence in Capital Soars
By Brett Lieberman
It’s difficult to quantify whether Jews are in line to hold any sort of a record number of top positions in the Obama administration or the next Congress, but it’s clear that a large number of Jews stand to serve in key positions.

Among the latest is U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman.

The California Democrat dethroned Michigan’s John Dingell to chair the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The panel has jurisdiction over critical areas including potential legislation setting pollution standards, health care and energy policy.

Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia will be the No. 2 Republican leader in the House, where Reps. Robert Wexler and Debbie Wasserman Schultz saw their stocks go up after their campaign efforts on behalf of President-elect Barack Obama in Florida.

In addition to Rahm Emanuel as Obama’s chief of staff, Ron Klain will play the same role for Vice President-elect Joe Biden.

Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod will serve as a senior advisor to the president.

Penny Pritzker, the Hyatt hotel heiress, was supposedly in line to head the Commerce Department, but The Washington Post says she’s unlikely to take the job. Politico quotes unnamed officials saying she took herself out of the running because of concerns that past business dealings would pose confirmation problems.

Pritzker was named one of the top picks on this year’s Forward 50 list.

Another name being thrown around for a possible administration posts include Larry Summers at Treasury
This is the billionaire Jew Penny Pritzker who is the person who robbed taxpayers out of the Orlando navy Base. Folks America is being robbed by wealthy Jews. Forget about Bin Laden and look at what is going on in America today. And to think Penny robbed taxpayers then took a huge tax cut from Bush? Disney took a huge tax cut and is building a Theme Park in China. Penny built another huge cruise ship. Neither of these projects will give Americans Jobs. WE ARE BEING ROBBED ! Silly SUCKS ! LOL
Tired of Silly

United States

#16 Aug 30, 2010
Robbing Orlando wrote:
Jewish Influence in Capital Soars
By Brett Lieberman
It’s difficult to quantify whether Jews are in line to hold any sort of a record number of top positions in the Obama administration or the next Congress, but it’s clear that a large number of Jews stand to serve in key positions.
Among the latest is U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman.
The California Democrat dethroned Michigan’s John Dingell to chair the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The panel has jurisdiction over critical areas including potential legislation setting pollution standards, health care and energy policy.
Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia will be the No. 2 Republican leader in the House, where Reps. Robert Wexler and Debbie Wasserman Schultz saw their stocks go up after their campaign efforts on behalf of President-elect Barack Obama in Florida.
In addition to Rahm Emanuel as Obama’s chief of staff, Ron Klain will play the same role for Vice President-elect Joe Biden.
Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod will serve as a senior advisor to the president.
Penny Pritzker, the Hyatt hotel heiress, was supposedly in line to head the Commerce Department, but The Washington Post says she’s unlikely to take the job. Politico quotes unnamed officials saying she took herself out of the running because of concerns that past business dealings would pose confirmation problems.
Pritzker was named one of the top picks on this year’s Forward 50 list.
Another name being thrown around for a possible administration posts include Larry Summers at Treasury
This is the billionaire Jew Penny Pritzker who is the person who robbed taxpayers out of the Orlando navy Base. Folks America is being robbed by wealthy Jews. Forget about Bin Laden and look at what is going on in America today. And to think Penny robbed taxpayers then took a huge tax cut from Bush? Disney took a huge tax cut and is building a Theme Park in China. Penny built another huge cruise ship. Neither of these projects will give Americans Jobs. WE ARE BEING ROBBED ! Silly SUCKS ! LOL
You don't even pay taxes, you ROB from the taxpayers, you lazy loser. Grow up. Shut up.
America Is Being Robbed

Knoxville, TN

#17 Sep 2, 2010
Tired of Silly wrote:
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You don't even pay taxes, you ROB from the taxpayers, you lazy loser. Grow up. Shut up.
This year I had to pay taxes. Then the Government did a audit on me and guess what loser. They sent me a check for over $500.00 . I'm just to honest. You see when our crooked Government has you down as a terrorist they will try to do anything to find something wrong with you LOL! I hope you know that The Government Of The United States of America is very crooked. And this is coast to coast. Oh and by the way your and IDIOT! Stop lying to the American People about me.
America Is Being Robbed

Knoxville, TN

#18 Sep 2, 2010
Folks this person did not die because of their age ! They died because of a cop car driving way to fast! Like 80 MPH in a 40 MPH zone with NO lights on??? Who trains these cops??? Is this how they protect and serve???
Tired of Silly

United States

#19 Sep 2, 2010
America Is Being Robbed wrote:
Folks this person did not die because of their age ! They died because of a cop car driving way to fast! Like 80 MPH in a 40 MPH zone with NO lights on??? Who trains these cops??? Is this how they protect and serve???
The old coot pulled out in front of her. End of discussion. Accident was HIS fault. Now grow up. And shut up.
Disney Freak

Morristown, TN

#20 Sep 2, 2010
America Is Being Robbed wrote:
<quoted text> This year I had to pay taxes. Then the Government did a audit on me and guess what loser. They sent me a check for over $500.00 . I'm just to honest. You see when our crooked Government has you down as a terrorist they will try to do anything to find something wrong with you LOL! I hope you know that The Government Of The United States of America is very crooked. And this is coast to coast. Oh and by the way your and IDIOT! Stop lying to the American People about me.
You got $500 back! Therefore YOU PAID NO TAXES! YOU ARE A RECIPIENT! YOU are in the RECIPIENT CLASS!

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