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Pregnant Woman Falls Four Stories in Car
UPI ^ | June 23, 2009

Posted on 06/23/2009 4:33:59 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Police in Massachusetts said a 31-year-old pregnant woman was miraculously unharmed after accidentally backing her car off the fourth story of a parking garage. Springfield Police Lt. Rupert Daniel said the woman, who was alone in her car at the time, accidentally put her Hyundai Sonata in reverse and drove off the fourth story of the downtown garage, plunging 40 feet to the sidewalk below, WWLP-TV, Springfield, reported Tuesday.

The woman was treated for minor injuries at Baystate Medical Center and released.


TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: car; falls; four; pregnant; stories; woman

1 posted on 06/23/2009 4:33:59 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Four stories and not even a scratch? I fractured my knee just falling off my bicycle! That's one lucky woman!

2 posted on 06/23/2009 4:41:26 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: nickcarraway

I’ll drive whatever she was driving but I’ll be careful not to take any 4 story plunges


3 posted on 06/23/2009 4:42:17 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: goldstategop

I used to work across the street from this. Very funny (Of course, it wouldnt be funny if she were hurt.) Must have make quite a noise.


4 posted on 06/23/2009 4:42:48 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Ein Volk, Ein Riech, Ein Ein.)
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To: nickcarraway

Manos de Dios


5 posted on 06/23/2009 4:42:49 PM PDT by wardaddy (ASAP................As Southern As Possible)
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To: Vermont Lt

Car must be totaled.... its one of those things you’ll never forget as long as you live! ;-)


6 posted on 06/23/2009 4:44:43 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
My son was driving his Hyundai Elantra merrily down the road one day when he hit a mid-lane pavement height discontinuity and FLIPPED.

Once the car came to a rest he turned off the engine, opened the driver's side door, and crawled out alive and unhurt.

They put titanium alloy stays and braces all around the passenger compartment.

This does not surprise me at all ~ like us, she's going to be buying Hyundai's in the future!

7 posted on 06/23/2009 4:53:06 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: nickcarraway

Good thing she wasn’t in one of those Obama cars. She’d be a gone-pecan.


8 posted on 06/23/2009 5:06:54 PM PDT by murron (Proud Marine Mom)
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To: murron

Any landing you can walk away from...


9 posted on 06/23/2009 5:11:40 PM PDT by CarolinaPeach
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To: nickcarraway
Springfield Police Lt. Rupert Daniel said the woman, who was alone in her car at the time, accidentally put her Hyundai Sonata in reverse and drove off the fourth story of the downtown garage

Had to have panicked and floored the gas, thinking she had her foot on the brake. No way just your average amount of pedal application would jump the parking bumpstop and crash through a wall.

10 posted on 06/23/2009 5:14:55 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: nickcarraway

Wow?!


11 posted on 06/23/2009 5:34:27 PM PDT by allmost
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People think of Korean cars as substandard, but every time I rent a car, I try to get a Hyundai. They are really impressive for their price points so you get a better cut of car for the rental price paid rather than trade “up” for more money to a name brand. The engines aren’t as silky as the better Japanese makes, but they’ll definitely challenge any prejudices you may have against them.


12 posted on 06/23/2009 5:42:12 PM PDT by Goldsborough
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To: Goldsborough

No car could claim this. Stop right there.


13 posted on 06/23/2009 5:44:47 PM PDT by allmost
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To: Goldsborough

On second thought, are they so light they...


14 posted on 06/23/2009 5:47:41 PM PDT by allmost
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To: goldstategop

Know what you mean. I got a concussion from slamming my head with a refridgerator door, and had a friend who broke her foot with a chicken.


15 posted on 06/23/2009 6:37:18 PM PDT by CH3CN
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To: nickcarraway

Oops...


16 posted on 06/23/2009 6:38:06 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: CH3CN

What did the chicken do?


17 posted on 06/23/2009 6:38:48 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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Fell out of the freezer. (I guess in chicken terms the fall was more than 4 stories.)


18 posted on 06/23/2009 6:41:09 PM PDT by CH3CN
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To: nickcarraway

Perhaps she was saved by a pregnant pause.


19 posted on 06/23/2009 6:49:28 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: CH3CN
I bet that chicken looked better than that Hyundai after it's ordeal ~ after all, Hyundais never had their own super action hero, though they probably would if they could get one to lay in wait inside a freezer.

And lest I forget, Praise The Lord for Mom and Baby's soft landing.

Bet the little tyke's 1st word is Whooooooaaaa!!!

20 posted on 06/23/2009 7:08:08 PM PDT by 4woodenboats (Obama Voodoo economics - Thuggery, sleight of hand, temper tantrums & spitting on OUR dreams.)
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To: nickcarraway

video here: http://www.cbs3springfield.com/news/local/48806622.html


21 posted on 06/24/2009 6:32:18 AM PDT by rawhide
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Better video here: http://www.cbs3springfield.com/news/local/48814212.html


22 posted on 06/24/2009 6:35:13 AM PDT by rawhide
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