Buncombe wreck kills two

There are 24 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Nov 1, 2008, titled Buncombe wreck kills two. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

Comments on Topix forums : WEAVERVILLE A Tennessee man and woman were killed Saturday morning when their SUV went out of control and rolled several times on U.S. 19-23 in Buncombe County.

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wheww

Hendersonville, NC

#1 Nov 1, 2008
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jackie

United States

#3 Nov 2, 2008
I would like to see DOT put up more signs with the phone number to call the highway patrol.

“Fourth Estate = Fifth Column”

Since: Apr 07

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#4 Nov 2, 2008
Money Makin wrote:
Awareness must be spread about the high center of gravity on SUVs and their poor handling at high speeds. These two young people were a rolling disaster long before the vehicle rolled. I don't know how many times other innocent drivers get tangled up in these wrecks on our busy highways.
You just have to be blonde to the roots.
rickm

United States

#5 Nov 2, 2008
Money Makin wrote:
Awareness must be spread about the high center of gravity on SUVs and their poor handling at high speeds. These two young people were a rolling disaster long before the vehicle rolled. I don't know how many times other innocent drivers get tangled up in these wrecks on our busy highways.
On the ones I've driven it's been above the visor. Like someone else said, they could have fallen asleep at the wheel.

You want scary? I was coming up through Hville last week on 26 and was passed by a car with 2 donuts on the driver's side. 2 of those 50mph "drive to a tire place and get your real tire fixed asap" things. Guy had to be doing at least 85.
will

Buffalo, SC

#6 Nov 2, 2008
I was traveling north on I-26 and was past by 3 nchp,the first going about 90mph and one bc corner , when we arrived on the accident their was bcsd,fire trucks emt's, ncshp already ay the accident.
Now my question. How many rescue people , or law officials should respond,to a single car accident and at what speed should the travel to get there.
speakeasy

Sherrills Ford, NC

#7 Nov 2, 2008
will wrote:
I was traveling north on I-26 and was past by 3 nchp,the first going about 90mph and one bc corner , when we arrived on the accident their was bcsd,fire trucks emt's, ncshp already ay the accident.
Now my question. How many rescue people , or law officials should respond,to a single car accident and at what speed should the travel to get there.
The whole rest of the evening after the accident they had a speed trap set up where it happened. One trooper was sitting on the overpass above the interstate clocking while three others sat on the side of the interstate waiting to pull them over.
Ronald Frobnitz

United States

#8 Nov 2, 2008
retiredlawman wrote:
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You just have to be blonde to the roots.
Your vendetta against people who have concerns about SUVs is out of line. You have no respect for innocent victims. There is a certain number of SUV drivers who show contempt for everyone else or don't know how to handle their vehicles. Twice in the past week I saw SUVs run red lights at a high rate of speed of South Tunnel Road, once Saturday at the intersection with Swannanoa River Road and earlier in the week as I was waiting for the light at Books-A-Million.
me too

United States

#9 Nov 2, 2008
will wrote:
How many rescue people , or law officials should respond,to a single car accident and at what speed should the travel to get there.
The answer; enough to get the job done. If you were trapped in the car, how many "rescue people" would you want there?
charlotte hwy

Hendersonville, NC

#10 Nov 2, 2008
last week the shp was pulling idiots running the stop sign off the parkway ramp.
hooorrayyyyy!
NCbigmouth

Asheville, NC

#11 Nov 2, 2008
Ronald Frobnitz wrote:
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Your vendetta against people who have concerns about SUVs is out of line. You have no respect for innocent victims. There is a certain number of SUV drivers who show contempt for everyone else or don't know how to handle their vehicles. Twice in the past week I saw SUVs run red lights at a high rate of speed of South Tunnel Road, once Saturday at the intersection with Swannanoa River Road and earlier in the week as I was waiting for the light at Books-A-Million.
It's the moron behind the wheel, not the vehicle. I suppose you drive a scooter and pee your pants every time you spot an SUV in your mirror.
confused

Mauldin, SC

#12 Nov 2, 2008
will wrote:
I was traveling north on I-26 and was past by 3 nchp,the first going about 90mph and one bc corner , when we arrived on the accident their was bcsd,fire trucks emt's, ncshp already ay the accident.
Now my question. How many rescue people , or law officials should respond,to a single car accident and at what speed should the travel to get there.
ask yourself this, Will...if you or one of your family members were in the accident, how many people would YOU like to come to your/their aid?

one? two? or as many as you could get there and as quickly as possible considering they do not know which of them will get there first?

nuff said! think of others before you post.
confused

Mauldin, SC

#13 Nov 2, 2008
Ronald Frobnitz wrote:
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Your vendetta against people who have concerns about SUVs is out of line. You have no respect for innocent victims. There is a certain number of SUV drivers who show contempt for everyone else or don't know how to handle their vehicles. Twice in the past week I saw SUVs run red lights at a high rate of speed of South Tunnel Road, once Saturday at the intersection with Swannanoa River Road and earlier in the week as I was waiting for the light at Books-A-Million.
Ronald, you would have us believe that SUV drivers, and only SUV drivers, can be a menace to other motorists?

the elderly lady who pulled out in front of my motorcycle was NOT driving an SUV. people of all ages and car types need to be more careful of how they operate will on the road....not just SUV drivers.
COME ON PEOPLE

Spartanburg, SC

#14 Nov 2, 2008
This is a sad situation. My heart and prayers goes out to both families. This is so scary because I drive about 10-15 mph over the speed limit the majority of the time. Going out of town this year for the holidays will make me think twice about driving the correct speed or under.
Ronald Frobnitz

United States

#15 Nov 2, 2008
confused wrote:
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Ronald, you would have us believe that SUV drivers, and only SUV drivers, can be a menace to other motorists?
the elderly lady who pulled out in front of my motorcycle was NOT driving an SUV. people of all ages and car types need to be more careful of how they operate will on the road....not just SUV drivers.
I did not say only SUV drivers can be a menace to others. I have had enough bad experiences with people driving other types of vehicles just as you did to know that. I have observed, however, that there seems to be a higher number of SUV drivers showing a disregard for others on the road with aggresive driving tactics.
Ronald Frobnitz

United States

#16 Nov 2, 2008
NCbigmouth wrote:
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It's the moron behind the wheel, not the vehicle. I suppose you drive a scooter and pee your pants every time you spot an SUV in your mirror.
I happen to drive a mid size car made by an American manufacturer.
Thank God the Dog Lived

Canton, NC

#17 Nov 2, 2008
Thank God the Big Saint Bernard Lived when he was ejected. At least he didn't have to suffer by the hands of the idiot who "thought" he was a race car driver. Thank God the driver hit the guardrail and no some innocent family...
will

Buffalo, SC

#18 Nov 2, 2008
The car was covered when I passed it, they were not treating anyone, they were not directing traffic, but nchp was going about 90mph to get there. It was over,what is the hurry?
Jackson Girl

United States

#20 Nov 2, 2008
Every time there is an accident of this nature we have a lot of sidewalk superintendents ready to second guess the police and EMS people. If I have the misfortune to be in an accident, I want them there as soon as possible.
johnny law

Asheville, NC

#22 Nov 2, 2008
the law is for everyone...even the cops.

i swear it is...too bad it isnt really.
Best friend

Knoxville, TN

#23 Nov 2, 2008
For all of you writing please remember that friends and family out there also reading the same posts. Steve was my best friend. We have been friends since we were 12 years old. I agree he was driving too fast, but please keep your harsh comments to yourself. I miss my bro.

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