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Old 12-24-09, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by ovoleg
I asked my gf's friend about this(shes mexican) and she said people in Mexico would not run away from a scene of an accident. She said thats the most obsurd thing shes ever heard.
I thought so. Every mexican I've ever met has been a good and decent human being. I just could not fathom anybody driving away from an accident, especially one where another person has been seriously injured.
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Old 12-24-09, 04:26 PM
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Horrible story. I'm really sorry for the family and their loss. Very moving post describing it.

Thanks to the Ridazz for the ghost bike. This could have been any one of us.
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Old 03-19-10, 09:38 PM
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Here's an update on this story - the driver has finally been charged:

https://www.ocregister.com/news/murph...eta-death.html
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Old 03-20-10, 11:32 AM
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Thank you for posting the update.
Though there is certainly enough pain to go around, I think that Don's family is much further down the road to healing than the driver.


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Here's an update on this story - the driver has finally been charged:

https://www.ocregister.com/news/murph...eta-death.html
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Old 03-20-10, 01:28 PM
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Most absurd quote of the day:

Murphy's family issued a statement in December forgiving Izquieta, saying she did nothing intentionally wrong.
Let's see... driving without a license???? Driving while under the influence of medication that I'm POSITIVE includes a warning about not operating heavy machinery?

Let's see some side effects, shall we?

Originally Posted by wikipedia article for Clonezepam
Side-effects

Common
  • Drowsiness[22]
  • Impairment of cognition, judgment, or memory
  • Irritability and aggression[23]
  • Psychomotor agitation[24]
  • Lack of motivation[25]
  • Loss of libido
  • Impaired motor function
  • Impaired coordination
  • Impaired balance
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea
  • Cognitive impairments
  • Increased sleepwalking (If used in treatment of sleepwalking)
  • Auditory hallucinations
  • Short-term memory loss
  • Anterograde amnesia (common with higher doses)
  • Some users report hangover-like symptoms of being drowsy, having a headache, being sluggish, and being irritable after waking up if the medication is taken before sleep. This is likely the result of the medication's long half-life, which continues to affect the user after waking up, as well as its disruption of the REM cycle.
Originally Posted by Wikipedia article for Methadone
Adverse effects of methadone include:[13][21][22][23][24]
  • Thrombus
  • Hypoventilation
  • Constipation
  • Increased sweating, heat intolerance
  • Chronic fatigue, sleepiness and exhaustion
  • Constricted pupils
  • Nausea
  • Low blood pressure
  • Hallucination
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Cardiac arrhythmia
  • Anorexia
  • Weight gain
  • Gynecomastia
  • Stomach pains
  • Dry mouth
  • Perspiration
  • Flushing
  • Itching
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Swelling of the hands, arms, feet, and legs
  • Agitation
  • Mood changes
  • Blurred vision
  • Insomnia
  • Impotence
  • Skin rash
  • Seizures
So... she willfully got behind the wheel of a vehicle while unlicensed and under the influence of several (they don't tell us how many others there might be) prescription drugs that are EXTREMELY likely to impair her ability to operate it. But she did nothing intentionally wrong.

I HATE PEOPLE.
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Old 03-20-10, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by bmclaughlin807

I HATE PEOPLE.
werd... i hate reading stories about peoples poor actions or horrible acts...

there are some sick people out there...
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Old 03-20-10, 08:12 PM
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The (alleged) murderer plead not guilty yesterday:

https://www.dailypilot.com/articles/2...ieta032010.txt

By the way, methadone is commonly used to treat heroin addiction. Reach your own conclusions.
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Old 03-26-10, 04:10 AM
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Well, this ain't Mexico. If this is how they do in Mexico, then I don't really care to ever go there! I am also an immigrant, in case people look for an anti-immigrant bias in my response.
My doctor practices right here in the USA, he has had several patients who were hit my motorists. He says that in every case the motorist fled the scene.

To my doctor's experience, drivers in the US do not stop when they hit cyclists.
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Old 02-02-11, 01:33 PM
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There's been an update to this case - the driver has pleaded guilty!

https://www.ocregister.com/news/murph...uieta-hit.html
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...and looks to get a whopping three year sentence.
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Old 02-02-11, 02:35 PM
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...and looks to get a whopping three year sentence.
This is the tragic part. Three years in jail is a long time for anyone, but seems an awfully short sentence for the actions described. Pretty awful read all the way around.
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Face it man, when you are on a bicycle out here, you aren't worth a damn as far as the law/judicial system are concerned.
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Old 02-02-11, 10:52 PM
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Very sad, and I'm not satisfied with the sentence either. However, wouldn't she have gotten even less if she had run into another car and killed the driver or a passenger and fled the scene? Or about the same as if she hit a pedestrian? I don't know that bicyclists are being dissed by the legal system.
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Old 02-04-11, 03:47 PM
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Kill an anonymous cyclist - get 3 years.
https://https://www.ocregister.com/new...uieta-hit.html

Kill a well-known entrepreneur driving an expensive car - get 9 years.
https://www.ocregister.com/news/kirby...wis-never.html

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Originally Posted by idoru2005
Kill an anonymous cyclist - get 3 years.
Kill a well-known entrepreneur driving an expensive car - get 9 years.

https://www.ocregister.com/news/kirby...wis-never.html
Ridiculous, isn't it?
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Old 02-07-11, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by idoru2005
Kill a well-known entrepreneur driving an expensive car - get 9 years.
https://www.ocregister.com/news/kirby...wis-never.html
I don't think this is valid because the man was drunk and he was taking part in a illegal street race
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Old 02-08-11, 10:55 PM
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Just saw this online: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-10845907
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