Man dies in demolition derby accident

Man dies in demolition derby accident

There are 27 comments on the WHEC-TV Rochester, NY story from Jul 27, 2009, titled Man dies in demolition derby accident. In it, WHEC-TV Rochester, NY reports that:

A Livonia man who was working as a safety official has died after an accident at the demolition derby in Batavia.

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star4

Penfield, NY

#1 Jul 27, 2009
This was one of the worst accidents I have witnessed in my life, it keeps replaying in my head. Rest in peace David.
Vannie

Canandaigua, NY

#2 Jul 27, 2009
Maybe if people didn't have such a thirst for this crap (and such low I.Q.'s that seeing things get smashed up is their entertainment), these sorts of things wouldn't happen. How many boxers have permanent brain damage because neaderthals want to see one man bash another's brains in and are willing to pay for it? One step above cavemen. Seriously. Now watch them go ahead and try to defend their "fun." I feel sorry for the poor family. What a way to go.
sandy-Rochester

United States

#6 Jul 28, 2009
Aww, my deepest sympathies to the family. While I see demolition derbies as "Bumper Cars for Big Boys", I understand the attraction and excitement involved. This man was working the safety crew, then gets hit himself. So sad. RIP, David.
Marcy

AOL

#7 Jul 28, 2009
RIP Dave...the world lost a wonderful man, husband, father, grandfather and friend...
Allison

Rochester, NY

#10 Jul 28, 2009
Thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family at this time...
Whenry

Rochester, NY

#11 Jul 28, 2009
As a fan of the "demo's" at the Hemlock fair, I'm not surprised that someone got hurt. The people amongst cars are a problem that is remedied by more rules and a slower derby-and there goes the excitement. It looks like next year I'll have to get there at noon with a blanket to get the choice seats on the bleachers.
Just me

United States

#12 Jul 28, 2009
Why was he so close? I love derbies.. and I love watching those cars smash up...I just think they would do a "safety watch" from a safe distance.
Livonia Citizen

West Henrietta, NY

#13 Jul 28, 2009
Marcy wrote:
RIP Dave...the world lost a wonderful man, husband, father, grandfather and friend...
This says it all...
Stacy

Henrietta, NY

#14 Jul 28, 2009
Im the wife a man that runs the demos all the time. This is the worse things that could have happened. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mark and his family. They loved the demos and were one of the most respected crews that i have seen.. Rest in peace Dave. He will be remebered ever time a car drives out on the track!
Marcy

AOL

#15 Jul 28, 2009
You couldn't find a more warm-hearted, friendly, loving, caring man than Dave Connors....this is a stunning tragedy for his family and friends and community.......my deepest sympathies to his family at this time and I pray your memories of a wonderful man get you through....I know his daily presence will be missed in your lives immensely.....RIP Dave.....we'll all miss you
sandy-Logan IL

Rochester, NY

#16 Jul 28, 2009
What was the name of the car that hit him????
hjfsdhkjsf

Memphis, TN

#17 Jul 28, 2009
sandy-Logan IL wrote:
What was the name of the car that hit him????
Does it really matter????
hjfsdhkjsf

Memphis, TN

#18 Jul 28, 2009
does it really matter what the name of the car was???? IS it going to change the outcome??? Just pray for his family and friends. RIP
Rednecked Mama

Rochester, NY

#19 Jul 28, 2009
hjfsdhkjsf wrote:
does it really matter what the name of the car was???? IS it going to change the outcome??? Just pray for his family and friends. RIP
Exactly. I am very sure the driver of the car that hit his man feels terrible about it. He most certainly would not have intended to hit him and was most likely an ACCIDENT.
sandy-Logan IL

Rochester, NY

#20 Jul 28, 2009
hjfsdhkjsf wrote:
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Does it really matter????
I heard the car that hit him, had the name "Death Maker" on the side of it.
Just Me

Rochester, NY

#21 Jul 28, 2009
sandy-Logan IL wrote:
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I heard the car that hit him, had the name "Death Maker" on the side of it.
That's sick, whether it's true or not.
hjfsdhkjsf

Memphis, TN

#22 Jul 28, 2009
sandy-Logan IL wrote:
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I heard the car that hit him, had the name "Death Maker" on the side of it.
You need help
Bulldog

Rochester, NY

#23 Jul 28, 2009
This was truly a great man. He gave so much time to the community, youth and sports programs at Livonia. Everything he did was for others and his wonderful family. He loved his wife, children and was such a powerful presence in his grandchildren's life. Our thoughts are with his family!!!
hjfsdhkjsf

Rochester, NY

#24 Jul 28, 2009
Isn't it the job of the "safety official" to make sure no-one gets hurt???

sandy-Rochester

United States

#25 Jul 28, 2009
sandy-Logan IL wrote:
What was the name of the car that hit him????
For the record, THIS is NOT me!

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