Cops and Courts: Nov. 19, 2010

A garbage truck collided with a Mercedes sport utility vehicle Tuesday morning on 41st Avenue near Highway 1 in Capitola, seriously injuring the Santa Cruz driver CAPITOLA Garbage truck collides with SUV A Greenwaste garbage truck collided with a Mercedes sport utility vehicle around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday on 41st Avenue near the intersection of ... Full Story
Tequila Sunrise

Fairfield, CT

#1 Nov 19, 2010
Toyota Priuses are killing our children. Get them off the roads now. Oh, Uncle Sugar, save us.

Since: May 08

Pacifica, CA

#3 Nov 19, 2010
And then we pay for the Helo ride (for the baby)...That lady would have been killed had she been driving anything lesser than a Mercedes SUV. All those injury's and barely any intrusion into the passenger compartment.
In The Know

Hayward, CA

#5 Nov 19, 2010
Soylent Green wrote:
And then we pay for the Helo ride (for the baby)...That lady would have been killed had she been driving anything lesser than a Mercedes SUV. All those injury's and barely any intrusion into the passenger compartment.
Really? Take a closer look at the dashboard and the way it is pushed into the driverseat area. That is considerable passenger space intrusion.
something has to change

Salinas, CA

#6 Nov 19, 2010
CAPITOLA Garbage truck collides with SUV A Greenwaste garbage

Why not call the garbage company and simply ask who was in charge of driving that route on that day, that time?
OR ask which garbage truck shows damages,who was the driver?

“Is that u, John Wayne? ”

Since: Jul 08

Santa Cruz, CA

#7 Nov 19, 2010
Soylent Green wrote:
And then we pay for the Helo ride (for the baby)...That lady would have been killed had she been driving anything lesser than a Mercedes SUV. All those injury's and barely any intrusion into the passenger compartment.
What I see is a drivers side air bag that failed to deploy despite considerable damage to the front bumper area.
Danny Chisholm

Foster City, CA

#8 Nov 19, 2010
MY comment is on the gangmembers who shot that 7year old Boy in Wattsonville to accidently shoot a person is a crock I hope the boys are prosacuted to the fullest
Power Outage

Diablo, CA

#9 Nov 19, 2010
Power went out at 1:45 and didn't come back on til 5. Then it went out again at 10pm. What was the cause of the 2nd outage?
Kind of weird

Santa Cruz, CA

#10 Nov 19, 2010
something has to change wrote:
CAPITOLA Garbage truck collides with SUV A Greenwaste garbage
Why not call the garbage company and simply ask who was in charge of driving that route on that day, that time?
OR ask which garbage truck shows damages,who was the driver?
IT wasn't a hit and run. The garbage truck was towed away by police. The article doesn't say that they don't know who did it. The article just reported that the accident happened.
The Scream

Santa Cruz, CA

#12 Nov 19, 2010
Tequila Sunrise wrote:
Toyota Priuses are killing our children. Get them off the roads now. Oh, Uncle Sugar, save us.

The baby, I can understand. The young teenies and college students with cells clamped to their ears who step RIGHT OFF THE CURB in front of a hybrid without looking either way -- it's Darwin time, baybee. I don't care if the car makes no noise.

If your parents spent hundreds of thousands to raise you and you still didn't learn to look both ways before crossing the streeet -- maybe it's a GOOD THING that you won't live to bear or father children!
JJJ

Santa Cruz, CA

#13 Nov 19, 2010
airbags only deploy if the car suddenly decelerates.

that picture looks like a Gelandewagen, which is a rather old design more akin to a jeep than other Mercedes like the M class SUVs.
slightly salty

San Francisco, CA

#14 Nov 19, 2010
Looks to me like that Mercedes crumpled like an aluminum can. I wish everyone injured in this news round-up a speedy and complete recovery. I hope the construction worker did not lose his hand.

Since: May 08

Pacifica, CA

#15 Nov 19, 2010
In The Know wrote:
<quoted text>
Really? Take a closer look at the dashboard and the way it is pushed into the driverseat area. That is considerable passenger space intrusion.
The point of impact was the cowl area. If this had been a prius the damage would have extended to the passenger area. This car gave its life for its owner.

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