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Roethlisberger Told He Was Close to Dying (Late Accident Report)
yahoonews.com ^ | 7/13/06 | unknown

Posted on 07/13/2006 4:57:51 AM PDT by beyond the sea

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Yoi, double yoi!
1 posted on 07/13/2006 4:57:54 AM PDT by beyond the sea
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To: RightWhale; Dane; unix; MadelineZapeezda; suburban_republican; HamiltonJay; PittsburghAfterDark; ...

Closeness only counts in horseshoes, coits, and grenades ............. ping.


2 posted on 07/13/2006 5:00:19 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Sean Vanity --- Exciting, Exclusive New Developments in the Duke Rape Case -- BARF)
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To: beyond the sea
Yeah, I thought that the accident looked a lot more serious than we were led to believe...

I'm glad he made it.

He knows what mistakes were made, so as a rider, I'm not going judge him.

Pardon the pun, but he doesn't need any "armchair quarterbacks".
3 posted on 07/13/2006 5:03:25 AM PDT by baltodog (R.I.P. Balto: 2001(?) - 2005)
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To: baltodog
I hear you.

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"They told me that I was literally seconds, maybe a minute away from dying

Hey Ben ......... I was dying when Bettis fumbled that ball down at the goal line in Indianapolis. Thanks for that tackle.

;-)

4 posted on 07/13/2006 5:07:33 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Sean Vanity --- Exciting, Exclusive New Developments in the Duke Rape Case -- BARF)
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To: beyond the sea

He did, however, remember what he was told by people at the scene.

"They told me that I was literally seconds, maybe a minute away from dying"

Boy, I sure hope if I am ever in an accident, that these people aren't at the scene of my accident.


5 posted on 07/13/2006 5:09:43 AM PDT by babydoll22 (The facts ma'am, just the facts. I don't give a s**t how you feel.)
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Boy, I sure hope if I am ever in an accident, that these people aren't at the scene of my accident.

Why? They supposedly STOPPED the death threatening bleeding.

6 posted on 07/13/2006 5:13:06 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Sean Vanity --- Exciting, Exclusive New Developments in the Duke Rape Case -- BARF)
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To: All; Supernatural; Echo Talon
"I have no concerns about Ben," Cowher said backstage. "He's going to have to get hit a couple times to see if he's all the way back.

Don’t put him on a bike, Bill, to get those hits.

;-)

7 posted on 07/13/2006 5:17:28 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Sean Vanity --- Exciting, Exclusive New Developments in the Duke Rape Case -- BARF)
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To: beyond the sea
the accident when he rammed his motorcycle into a car that was making a left turn in front of him

How does a driver making a turn into the path of the motorcycle become Ben's fault? Did Ben intentionally hit the car?

8 posted on 07/13/2006 5:31:40 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: rabidralph

That's exactly WHY you need a helmut: OTHER DRIVERS can kill you!


9 posted on 07/13/2006 5:35:56 AM PDT by period end of story
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To: beyond the sea

I'd like to know how Bettis repayed Roth. It had to have been something really nice.


10 posted on 07/13/2006 5:42:00 AM PDT by montomike (If you didn't find this funny and were offended...have a riot.)
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To: beyond the sea

Ben, when you are on a bike without a helmet, you are always seconds from dying.


11 posted on 07/13/2006 5:50:48 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: rabidralph
How does a driver making a turn into the path of the motorcycle become Ben's fault? Did Ben intentionally hit the car?

Maybe he was going too fast and couldn't stop.

12 posted on 07/13/2006 5:52:18 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: beyond the sea
Closeness only counts in horseshoes, coits, and grenades ............. ping.

Closeness also counts with nuclear bombs.

13 posted on 07/13/2006 5:54:38 AM PDT by Panzerfaust
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To: Right Wing Assault

The driver of the car probably didn't even see him. Many people are blind to the presence of bikes. They don't expect to see them.


14 posted on 07/13/2006 5:57:02 AM PDT by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Also, it only takes a split second of carelessness and...


15 posted on 07/13/2006 5:58:01 AM PDT by period end of story
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To: rabidralph

"How does a driver making a turn into the path of the motorcycle become Ben's fault? Did Ben intentionally hit the car?"

Easy, Ben was inexperienced. He did NOT have respect for the intersection. He entered that zone with mind of cager.

He left that zone with "intersection allergy" of an experienced rider.

Two kinds of rider: them that been down, them that are going down.

The first respects the intersection, and believes the oncoming is aiming. The second trusts oncoming traffic.

That's why helmets are still required in PA.

If you have the experience, then we say, you have the option to ride without.


16 posted on 07/13/2006 6:08:10 AM PDT by Al Gator (Refusing to "stoop to your enemy's level", gets you cut off at the knees.)
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To: beyond the sea
"They told me that I was literally seconds, maybe a minute away from dying because I slit a vein or artery in my mouth or my throat and it was draining blood right into my stomach and luckily the paramedic noticed it and stopped it or else I would have had too much blood in my stomach," he said ...

How does blood "drain" into one's stomach? You'd need to swallow it first.

I would assume the paramedic used a tourniquet.

17 posted on 07/13/2006 6:12:00 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: beyond the sea

I dunno... if this had been the case I can't imagine the press around here not finding it out.... Lets face it, that was the biggest news story to hit pittsburgh in a LONG time... every hound in town was selling their soul to scoop on this one.


18 posted on 07/13/2006 6:12:05 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Al Gator
That's why helmets are still required in PA.

Uh, no they're not.

19 posted on 07/13/2006 6:16:12 AM PDT by airborne (Satan's greatest trick was convincing people he doesn't exist.)
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To: Panzerfaust
Closeness only counts in horseshoes, coits, and grenades ............. ping.

Closeness also counts with nuclear bombs.

Slow Dancing and Shaving?

20 posted on 07/13/2006 6:18:31 AM PDT by akorahil (Thank You and God bless all Veterans. Truly, the real heroes.)
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