Crash on I-64 Kills Two

Crash on I-64 Kills Two

There are 72 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from May 12, 2010, titled Crash on I-64 Kills Two. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

There has been a fatal vehicle accident on Interstate 64 in Augusta County on the west side of Afton Mountain at mile marker 98.

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#1 May 12, 2010
Scary to have a car come at you head-on from the other side of the interstate. No time to react.
XD357Sig

Stuarts Draft, VA

#2 May 12, 2010
heard this come across the scanner, watched both helicopters land on 64 and take back off again on the I64 traffic cam...got still pictures of it all, very sad, two priority 4 patients two priority 1 , not good for any involved. my thoughts and condolences with all involved

XD357Sig

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#3 May 12, 2010
Mike Ciccone

Charlottesville, VA

#4 May 12, 2010
The median is too narrow at that location and there should be a barrier to prevent crossovers like this one.
cruising

Altavista, VA

#5 May 12, 2010
Mike Ciccone wrote:
The median is too narrow at that location and there should be a barrier to prevent crossovers like this one.
WHAT??? How about keeping your vehicle in one of the 2 wide lane provided for you.
Einstein

Buckingham, VA

#6 May 12, 2010
cruising wrote:
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WHAT??? How about keeping your vehicle in one of the 2 wide lane provided for you.
Bingo.

XD357Sig

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#7 May 12, 2010
there really should be a barrier there, while staying in your lane is the ultimate plan, sometimes even the best laid plans fail, for the driver of the car that failed, he/she is now dead as they are the one that hit the other car. This could have been wind or rain related or even could have been mechanical error since the Buick they were in looked to be a 1995 model car, I would much rather bounce off a median at 65mph then to have a head on collision at 130mph combined speed.
Not again

Charlottesville, VA

#8 May 12, 2010
XD357Sig wrote:
there really should be a barrier there, while staying in your lane is the ultimate plan, sometimes even the best laid plans fail, for the driver of the car that failed, he/she is now dead as they are the one that hit the other car. This could have been wind or rain related or even could have been mechanical error since the Buick they were in looked to be a 1995 model car, I would much rather bounce off a median at 65mph then to have a head on collision at 130mph combined speed.
Don't forget medical problems as a factor along with mechanical ones(I don't know in this case, however). Heart attacks, strokes, diabetic issues, and others can cause one to lose control of a vehicle. Barrier is not a bad idea.
sandy

Pulaski, VA

#10 May 12, 2010
that is so sad, we listen to it on our scanner. my thoughts and prayers are with the family

XD357Sig

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#11 May 12, 2010
Not again wrote:
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Don't forget medical problems as a factor along with mechanical ones(I don't know in this case, however). Heart attacks, strokes, diabetic issues, and others can cause one to lose control of a vehicle. Barrier is not a bad idea.
Very true, had a lady in a accident on front of our house last summer that went into diabetic shock, luckily there were no injuries in that accident, only property damage. I hate people who automatically place the blame on driver error, especially when we all know that isn't the only factor.
rodger payne

Troy, VA

#12 May 12, 2010
U cant put barriers everywhere. people lose their lives no matter what barriers are put up. Sad for the people and sorry for their families.

XD357Sig

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#13 May 12, 2010
rodger payne wrote:
U cant put barriers everywhere. people lose their lives no matter what barriers are put up. Sad for the people and sorry for their families.
well you are partly right, but with a barrier in place there would have only been one car affected in this crash tonight, possibly there may have not been any fatalities either, since hitting a car coming down the mountain in another direction is comparable to hitting a brick wall at 130mph compared to bouncing off a barrier at 65 mph, but why should we consult common physics when looking at saving lives right ?

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Since: Aug 09

Somewhere around Augusta Co

#14 May 12, 2010
Such a sad situation for everyone involved, and their families. Thoughts and prayers go out to all of them!
Appreciative

Charlottesville, VA

#15 May 12, 2010
I didn't know Buicks could "fly". Maybe a better choice of words...

I see "busted" in a lot of stories now also. Don't these "journalists" take any college English courses?

XD357Sig

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#16 May 12, 2010
ch 3 says it was a 30yo driver of the buick and a 71 yo passenger in the corolla that died at the scene. and yea I would think fly would be a good choice because of the difference in the road ways at that point, the car would have had to catch air across it, thus it flew

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#17 May 12, 2010
I am sure they could go back on the vdot tape and see the accident happen to see all they need to see as to what may have caused it, while I was watching the feed, the camera zoomed in a few times, then zoomed out as air care 5 and Pegasus landed side by side on the interstate
Gina

Charlottesville, VA

#18 May 13, 2010
I was going to work at uva and was caught up in the traffic. I watched the helicopters land and take the victims to uva. I knew in my heart there were fatalities and have not stopped thinking about them and the ones they left behind. So,so sad.
Jim W

Chester, VA

#19 May 13, 2010
It also shutdown east bound 64.... horrific scene as we passed. Not sure how that Buick did that.

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#20 May 13, 2010
Jim W wrote:
It also shutdown east bound 64.... horrific scene as we passed. Not sure how that Buick did that.
Not sure how bad the conditions were at that time of the evening, but I know that when I was coming home around 4:30 yesterday afternoon they were terrible. The road was saturated and less than zero visibility it seemed. Afton is a trecherous place in bad weather, and still people drive too fast for conditions, etc

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#21 May 13, 2010
cruising wrote:
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WHAT??? How about keeping your vehicle in one of the 2 wide lane provided for you.
Keeping in your wide lane is a good first choice, but this is a bad piece of road to drive. I have many miles under my belt, all without an accident in which I was at fault, but I am always a little apprehensive on this curve.

I go to UVA Medical Center for treatment frequently, so I drive that route often. It always seems that you get behind some slower moving 18 wheelers climbing that grade, and you end up in the outside lane rounding the curve. I can't count the times that I have had a big rig crowd me in my lane. It wouldn't take much to feel pushed and end up hurtling across the grassy median, especially in the rain and fog of yesterday.

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