Car Brakes Fail, Teens Eject Themselv...

Car Brakes Fail, Teens Eject Themselves on I-81 in Augusta

There are 69 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Apr 6, 2013, titled Car Brakes Fail, Teens Eject Themselves on I-81 in Augusta. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

AUGUSTA CO. A teenager and a state police sergeant are being treated for injuries sustained in a high-speed incident on Interstate 81 Tuesday afternoon in Augusta County, Va.

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unbeliveable

Rocky Mount, VA

#64 Apr 10, 2013
Local View 9 wrote:
Another how stupid can you be driving a car. Either put it in netural and let it coast to a stop or turn the key off to just kill the engine but not lock the steering wheel and coast to a stop. Glad they are ok, but she needs license revoked until drivers education can be completed. And yes I have been in this position before and caused no harm to anybody, myself or property.
so if you have read the article or seen it on the news they the dispatcher tried several different ways to stop the car and they said all failed so getting out the car was the only way or suffer dangerous problems from crashing at that speed you really should try and stay on topic but this is a problem with all the idiots that make there own assessment to the problem so you need to read r
Native

Charlottesville, VA

#65 Apr 10, 2013
unbeliveable wrote:
<quoted text> so if you have read the article or seen it on the news they the dispatcher tried several different ways to stop the car and they said all failed so getting out the car was the only way or suffer dangerous problems from crashing at that speed you really should try and stay on topic but this is a problem with all the idiots that make there own assessment to the problem so you need to read r
It's unbelievable that licensed drivers lack the ability to stop a vehicle without breaks and that they ejected at 100mph and suffered only minor injuries.
Native

Charlottesville, VA

#66 Apr 10, 2013
brakes
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Charlottesville, VA

#67 Apr 10, 2013
Native wrote:
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It's unbelievable that licensed drivers lack the ability to stop a vehicle without breaks and that they ejected at 100mph and suffered only minor injuries.
it's unbelievable that you can't tell the difference between "brakes" and "breaks!" cars have brakes. as to a licensed driver not being able to stop, well, she is young and the car could have had other issues that have not been released in the official statement. don't be so close-minded!
Impressed

Goochland, VA

#68 Apr 10, 2013
Whatever happened or didn't happen, Seargent Aikens is a hero! Can't believe no-one has mentioned that by now, maybe I just missed it. I hope he's around if I ever get into trouble on the road! KUDOS TO YOU, Sgt. Aikens, for preventing this from becoming a much worse situation!
Zooloo

Charlottesville, VA

#69 Apr 10, 2013
Does anybody read the articles any more before making these "I know it all" comments. Nobody said they ejected from the car at 100mph ... if you weren't there you don't now how every second went down. Bravo to the Police and dispatcher for making this a happy ending.

Why is there always so much negativity and "I am so much better then you" on these comment boards... Jeez....
Dude

Berryville, VA

#70 Apr 11, 2013
Zooloo wrote:
Does anybody read the articles any more before making these "I know it all" comments. Nobody said they ejected from the car at 100mph ... if you weren't there you don't now how every second went down. Bravo to the Police and dispatcher for making this a happy ending.
Why is there always so much negativity and "I am so much better then you" on these comment boards... Jeez....
If you read the article that originally came out at 1600 on the 9th, it might be an easy conclusion to draw; so while you're busy looking down your nose at others, perhaps a little attention to detail on the article you're deriding others for not reading should be paid attention to.
Native

Charlottesville, VA

#71 Apr 11, 2013
Zooloo wrote:
Does anybody read the articles any more before making these "I know it all" comments. Nobody said they ejected from the car at 100mph ... if you weren't there you don't now how every second went down. Bravo to the Police and dispatcher for making this a happy ending.
Why is there always so much negativity and "I am so much better then you" on these comment boards... Jeez....
I did, but from your dippy comment, I conclude that you DID NOT and have included excerpts from the article and hints and tips to guide you in your reading and hopefully, eventually understanding.

Pay close attention to sentence # 2 and apply the information contained in sentence # 1. And also review sentence # 4. And repeat as needed….. and then think about this:

the article implies that between the events described in sentence # 1 – moving at 110 mph and sentence # 4 – traveling at roughtly 100 mph, that BOTH DRIVER AND PASSENGER LEAPT FROM THE CAR. I know this if tricky reading…..practice make perfect.

1)“As the car reached the 218 mile marker, the young man said it was moving at approximately 110 mph. 2) At approximately 12:45 p.m. near the 218 mile marker, both the driver and passenger leapt from the moving car. 3) Virginia State Police Sgt. C.J. Aikens then positioned his vehicle in front of the Mazda to stop and force it into the guardrail off the left shoulder of the southbound lanes of I-81. 4) The Mazda was traveling at roughly 100 mph when it struck Aikens' patrol car.”
Firsthand

Staunton, VA

#72 Apr 12, 2013
Miracle. Thankful. Enough said.

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