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Last night I got hit by a car and broke my knee
The Daily Caller ^ | February 4, 2010 | Jim Treacher

Posted on 02/04/2010 7:24:34 PM PST by Palladin

Last night I got hit by a car and broke my knee.

Sometime between 7 and 7:30, not long after I got home from work, I walked to the CVS on 22nd and M to get some bread, milk, and a SmartTrip card. I was right across the street from the CVS, and I waited for the crosswalk light to tell me to go before I crossed. I had plenty of time left, according to the countdown clock.

I was more than halfway there when a black SUV made an illegal left turn and hit me head-on. I absolutely had the right of way. I yelled something like, “Are you really doing this?” as it hit me before I could move.

I landed on my face on the street and smashed my glasses and scraped my hand and immediately I knew something was wrong with my left knee. I lay there screaming and cursing for I don’t know how long, and a crowd of people gathered and told me to hold still.

I was sprawled out right next to the yellow line as traffic went by. I gave one guy standing over me the number to the Daily Caller offices and he told them what happened. There’s a firehouse right across the street, so the paramedics were there in just a couple of minutes.

They took me to Georgetown Hospital, where I was soon joined by my friends and co-workers Moira Bagley, Tucker Carlson, Neil Patel, and Laura Baños. All of whom I love. Unironically. I was x-rayed and CAT-scanned and given pain medication and told that my knee was broken. I almost passed out twice from the pain.

They immobilized it, but if I tried to move it and didn’t get it exactly right, my whole leg tried to close up like a fist and I couldn’t get away from the pain. I’m typing this on Neil’s laptop on my chest on his fold-out bed in his basement and trying to move as little as possible. Now that I’ve written this out, maybe I can sleep. Sorry for the sloppiness, but I just wanted to get it out while it’s fresh in my mind.

One last thing: I’m told by multiple people that the SUV that hit me was Secret Service. If this is true, I want to know why that happened. I was crossing legally, and they just left me there. At the very least, I want an apology. What happened to me was wrong.

UPDATE 2:05pm:

The Daily Caller has been told by federal law enforcement sources that the Secret Service was not involved, and is working to confirm that driver of the vehicle which struck Jim Treacher was a State Department security employee.

UPDATE 6:44pm: Tucker and Jon are finding out more. Your tax dollars at work.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: conservative; hitandrun; hitlery; secretservice; securityemployee; statedepartment; tuckercarlson
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Conpiracy theories, anyone?
1 posted on 02/04/2010 7:24:34 PM PST by Palladin
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To: Palladin

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2 posted on 02/04/2010 7:26:27 PM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: Palladin; Tijeras_Slim

I got hit by a black helicopter once.

Broke some choppers.


4 posted on 02/04/2010 7:29:35 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Palladin

Maybe it’s related to this story?????

Struck Down: Feds Refuse to Explain How Agent Injured Daily Caller Writer

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2444627/posts

According to the FEDS, the accident actually happened blocks away from where the reporter from the Daily Call actually landed, and he was drunk, naked, and raping babies.


5 posted on 02/04/2010 7:30:41 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: Palladin

“Struck Down: Feds Refuse to Explain How Agent Injured Daily Caller Writer”

Different thread with more details.


6 posted on 02/04/2010 7:30:46 PM PST by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: Baynative

Sure looks that way, if you work for Obama.

There were lots of witnesses.

I hope Tucker Carlson and gang prove their worth as investigative reporters, and track down the punks that did this to an innocent pedestrian.


7 posted on 02/04/2010 7:30:47 PM PST by Palladin (Don't ask, don't tell--just run like HELL!)
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To: UCANSEE2

Ohhhh, beat me by five seconds with an actual link.

I leave the field of battle to you sir.


8 posted on 02/04/2010 7:31:47 PM PST by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: Palladin

It sounds like this guy is a reporter. If so, I would start the investigation by looking at the stories he is working on.


9 posted on 02/04/2010 7:31:54 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: IrishCatholic

Sorry, didn’t see the other thread.

Thanks for pointing it out.


10 posted on 02/04/2010 7:32:03 PM PST by Palladin (Don't ask, don't tell--just run like HELL!)
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To: Vigilanteman

Yes....a CONSERVATIVE reporter.

It sure is a strange incident, and a strange way for the hit-and-run driver to act.

Unless he was driving drunk.


11 posted on 02/04/2010 7:33:26 PM PST by Palladin (Don't ask, don't tell--just run like HELL!)
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To: Palladin

Whoaa.. Where does one begin....


12 posted on 02/04/2010 7:34:49 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: Palladin

Sure, how could you know? completely different title.

I am curious to find out the actual facts. A lot of conjecture but until the police accident report is made not a lot of facts going on.
Would be interesting to see what the witnesses say.


13 posted on 02/04/2010 7:35:05 PM PST by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: Palladin

The guy sounds like a knucklehead.


14 posted on 02/04/2010 7:35:39 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: Palladin; IrishCatholic

Yes, but this thread is a report from the victim himself, whereas the first thread was a report from his colleagues.

BOTH are important.


15 posted on 02/04/2010 7:37:07 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: Palladin

With the hundreds of Big Brother cameras in DC maybe there is film?


16 posted on 02/04/2010 7:37:25 PM PST by AGreatPer (Impeach Obama)
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To: Palladin

If this guy was hit “head on” How did the impact make him fall forward to the pavement?


17 posted on 02/04/2010 7:40:25 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: AGreatPer

If you go to the first thread and read what the colleagues of this reporter were able to find out from the POLICE, you will understand there will be NO VIDEO EVIDENCE.


18 posted on 02/04/2010 7:40:34 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: Palladin

To paraphrase Bill Cosby; “Forget the lights, watch the cars. Ain’t nobody ever been run over by a light.”


19 posted on 02/04/2010 7:45:49 PM PST by tickmeister (tickmeister)
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To: Palladin

I’m typing this on Neil’s laptop on my chest on his fold-out bed in his basement...

How does a guy with a broken knee manage to get into someone's basement???

20 posted on 02/04/2010 7:46:31 PM PST by elli1
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To: tickmeister

I agree.


21 posted on 02/04/2010 7:47:18 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: mylife

I don’t think that’s what he meant. He was on painkillers when he wrote this today.

What he probably meant was “It was coming straight at me.”

If it had hit him head on, he’d have more then a broken leg.


22 posted on 02/04/2010 7:47:48 PM PST by Palladin (Don't ask, don't tell--just run like HELL!)
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To: Palladin

Still the laws of physics say he would have fallen on his back.


23 posted on 02/04/2010 7:49:32 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: elli1

He obviously has very good friends who carried him there.

Friends who are kind enough to take care of him.

Conservative friends.


24 posted on 02/04/2010 7:50:23 PM PST by Palladin (Don't ask, don't tell--just run like HELL!)
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To: mylife

People who get hit by cars do not often follow the laws of physics.


25 posted on 02/04/2010 7:51:22 PM PST by Palladin (Don't ask, don't tell--just run like HELL!)
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To: tickmeister

That is excellent advice, esp. in big cities like NY and DC.


26 posted on 02/04/2010 7:52:27 PM PST by Palladin (Don't ask, don't tell--just run like HELL!)
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To: elli1

And why is he naming names but calling the so called offender a “black SUV”?

Its so incoherent.


27 posted on 02/04/2010 7:58:46 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: tickmeister
"To paraphrase Bill Cosby; 'Forget the lights, watch the cars. Ain’t nobody ever been run over by a light.'”

I love Bill Cosby's humor and common sense, except you really don't want to forget about the lights or the cars. I usually check both ways after my light turns green if I'm the lead car cause every once in awhile there's that one person in the cross traffic doing 60 mph who thinks they can make it through the intersection before the light goes from yellow to red. And every once in awhile that person is driving a tractor-trailer.
28 posted on 02/04/2010 8:01:34 PM PST by ThomasSawyer (Democratic Underground: Proof that anyone can figure out how to use a computer.)
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"They immobilized it, but if I tried to move it and didn’t get it exactly right, my whole leg tried to close up like a fist and I couldn’t get away from the pain."

Dude?.... are ya stupid?

29 posted on 02/04/2010 8:01:47 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: Palladin

Before I read the last paragraph about the Secret Service, I was jokingly going to ask if the Secret Service had been involved because Biden’s agents have already had two previous accidents, one which involved a fatality. What the hell is going on with these people?


30 posted on 02/04/2010 8:06:45 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Palladin

Your story doesn’t make sense. The CVS is mid-block, so you couldn’t have been “right across the street”. There is a fire signal there, but that wouldn’t give you a “walk” sign. The only left anyone could take at 22 & M is if they were northbound on M and turned west on 22. If you were going to the store you would have had to have been facing the car that turned in front of (and hit) you. Didi you not see it? Or was it moving so quickly you weren’t able to get out of the way? How could the vehicle have accelerated from what must have been a stop so that you couldn’t avoid it? Not trying to be a prick - just curious.


31 posted on 02/04/2010 8:06:57 PM PST by stormer
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To: stormer

PS - the insurance company will be asking as well...


32 posted on 02/04/2010 8:08:52 PM PST by stormer
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To: Baynative

Remember Biden’s limo hitting someone?? or was that Pelosi’s?


33 posted on 02/04/2010 8:10:34 PM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: UCANSEE2

I’ll go with the writers story over the FEDS then. LOL. Unless he writing for some shady website on the side.


34 posted on 02/04/2010 8:11:46 PM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

The writers story doesn’t make sense.


35 posted on 02/04/2010 8:13:12 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: Palladin
Sheesh. Welcome to D.C., Treacher.

They immobilized it, but if I tried to move it and didn’t get it exactly right,

To my personal knowledge, Georgetown med students don't always provide the best care. Treacher should get to a good orthopedic surgeon ASAP.

For those who don't know, Treacher is a blogger who recently moved to D.C. to work on Tucker Carlson's blog.

36 posted on 02/04/2010 8:13:20 PM PST by TChad
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To: kristinn; BufordP; bmwcyle; trooprally; RaceBannon
UPDATE 2:05pm:

The Daily Caller has been told by federal law enforcement sources that the Secret Service was not involved, and is working to confirm that driver of the vehicle which struck Jim Treacher was a State Department security employee.

DC ping...

37 posted on 02/04/2010 8:13:30 PM PST by nutmeg (Rush Limbaugh & Sarah Palin agree: NO third parties! Take back the GOP)
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To: mylife

Either its wrong or he was still delirious from the incident to get some of the details right


38 posted on 02/04/2010 8:16:59 PM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: mass55th

“What the hell is going on with these people?”

They drive like they govern?


39 posted on 02/04/2010 8:18:14 PM PST by pepperdog (As Israel goes, so goes America!)
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To: stormer

This isn’t my story. It’s a guy who writes for a conservative website. His name is Jim Treacher. He wrote the report shortly after getting home from the hospital (and presumably while under the influence of strong painkillers.)He was tryin to get all the facts down as he remembered them (I guess for a lawsuit, which I think he has a chance of winning.)

There was a crowd of witnesses to the incident, so hopefully the truth will come out soon, and McGuinn’s insurance co. will pay for the kid’s hospital bills.

I don’t know why this government security worker thought he could walk away from this with no consequences.


40 posted on 02/04/2010 8:18:28 PM PST by Palladin (Don't ask, don't tell--just run like HELL!)
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To: All

What strikes me about this story is that Jim Treacher is writing like a liberal.

He is assigning blame all around without introspection.

He has nothing but airy details and emotion, He tosses in the “BLACK SUV” and names all his good friends but doesn’t call out the so called perp...Until, he decides that he was a purposeful “hit” by the SS.

I guarantee this knucklehead was involved in a unfortunate incident in which he shared blame.


41 posted on 02/04/2010 8:22:16 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: elli1

Must be a walk out basement.


42 posted on 02/04/2010 8:22:40 PM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... www.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: GeronL

That’s what I think. Anyone who gets hit by a car, gets seriously injured, and is in tremendous pain will be a little shocky. Trying to recall the incident (which most victims recall as a “blur”) is difficult.

Thankfully, there was a crowd of witnesses. Hopefully the victim’s lawyers will get depositions ASAP. I imagine his phone is ringing off the hook now with lawyers wanting to represent him.


43 posted on 02/04/2010 8:23:03 PM PST by Palladin (Don't ask, don't tell--just run like HELL!)
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To: mylife

Did you ever get hit by a car?

It’s no picnic.


44 posted on 02/04/2010 8:23:52 PM PST by Palladin (Don't ask, don't tell--just run like HELL!)
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To: mylife

I’m only giving you 50 cents for that opinion.


45 posted on 02/04/2010 8:25:05 PM PST by Palladin (Don't ask, don't tell--just run like HELL!)
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To: Palladin
Jim Treacher's old blog: http://jimtreacher.com/
46 posted on 02/04/2010 8:25:16 PM PST by TChad
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To: Palladin

Treacher’s story still stinks to high heaven


47 posted on 02/04/2010 8:25:46 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: Palladin
I should charge you the full dollar ☺
48 posted on 02/04/2010 8:27:29 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: TChad

Funny kid.

I think he has a future in DC, if Obama’s thugs leave him alone from now on.


49 posted on 02/04/2010 8:30:06 PM PST by Palladin (Don't ask, don't tell--just run like HELL!)
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To: TChad

He sounds like a knucklehead lib to me.


50 posted on 02/04/2010 8:31:18 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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