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Backseat passenger bounces out of car on MN highway
KARE-11 TV Station ( NBC Affiliate in Minneapolis-St Paul) ^ | 7/16/12 | N/A

Posted on 07/16/2012 8:00:14 AM PDT by MplsSteve

The Minnesota State Patrol says a driver who bounced in and out of a highway ditch unknowingly lost her backseat passenger, who was ejected through a broken window.

The patrol says the 72-year-old driver, Louise Ericksen, was driving southbound on Highway 72 in Beltrami County Sunday when her car strayed into the ditch, hit a sign and broke a back window. As the car bounced along the rough terrain, 15-year-old Kendall Ericksen was ejected out the broken window.

The driver maneuvered her Impala back on the highway and continued southbound without realizing Kendall was missing.

The Duluth News Tribune says when the driver and a front seat passenger discovered Kendall wasn't there, they drove back to the area where they had gone in the ditch and found her standing alongside the highway. She wasn't seriously injured.


TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: automobile; minnesota; napl
I can't think of anything smat-alecky to say about this story. Maybe you can.

Comments or opinions - anyone?

1 posted on 07/16/2012 8:00:22 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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2 posted on 07/16/2012 8:02:40 AM PDT by MplsSteve (General Mills is pro-gay marriage! Boycott their products!)
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To: MplsSteve

God works in strange ways, His wonders to perform......


3 posted on 07/16/2012 8:04:43 AM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: MplsSteve

Seat

belts


4 posted on 07/16/2012 8:08:04 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: MplsSteve

She wanted him to turn his Ipod down and he refused. Good on her.


5 posted on 07/16/2012 8:08:32 AM PDT by Mountain Mary (Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: MplsSteve
I can't think of anything smat-alecky to say about this story. Maybe you can. Comments or opinions - anyone?

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Too Easy. 72 year old driver. Driving on Hwy. 72. Has - no doubt - an IQ of 72. Probably driving 72 MPH.

6 posted on 07/16/2012 8:09:50 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: MplsSteve

“this ain’t the way to the Piggly-Wiggly” - Miss Daisy


7 posted on 07/16/2012 8:12:42 AM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: MplsSteve

I like the part where “her car strayed into the ditch.” Maybe it wanted a snack, like when you’re on a trail ride and the horse stops to browse, and when you kick it and say, “Move!” it rolls its eyes at you just like my 14-year-old.


8 posted on 07/16/2012 8:13:48 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Keeping the drama to a minimum)
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To: MplsSteve

There’s a “Sven & Ole” joke in there somewhere...


9 posted on 07/16/2012 8:17:28 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: MplsSteve

I think I saw this on a Three Stooges episode. Curly was thrown from a car that Moe was driving. You see, Moe got upset at Larry who was in the passenger seat and he reached over to pull out a handful of Larry’s hair. The car went off the road and Curly was ejected. He landed on a water pump and consequently broke it. However, in breaking the pump he discovered oil and they all ended up rich.


10 posted on 07/16/2012 8:18:36 AM PDT by ILS21R (Et tu, Roberts?)
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To: Tax-chick
Surely wasn't an SUV, if it had been the story would have included the Make and Model and wouldn't have mentioned the driver.

"Passenger bounced out by Caddilac Escalade."

11 posted on 07/16/2012 8:19:15 AM PDT by Positive (Nothing is sadder than to see a beautiful theory murdered by a gang of brutal facts.)
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To: Tax-chick

It’s that personal responsibility thing. You wouldn’t want to hurt the driver’s self esteem. That’s so un-PC.


12 posted on 07/16/2012 8:21:14 AM PDT by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: Tax-chick

Now that’s funny...


13 posted on 07/16/2012 8:21:51 AM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Reminds me of the old CHP story about the car that was pulled over for driving too slowly on the Moorpark (23) Freeway.

As the officer approached the vehicle, he observed that the male passenger in the right front seat was ashen and shaking; clearly terrified

The little old lady behind the wheel explained that she thought the number on the Route Shields was the speed limit.

“Uh-huh. And what's wrong with you......there in the passenger seat?” the officer asked.

“We just got off the 118.”

14 posted on 07/16/2012 8:25:28 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: MplsSteve

This is why seat-belts were invented.

If the back window had not of already been shattered what would have happened? The person would have bounced up and struck the window and probably have been seriously injured.

BTW, this is why you should wear you seat belt all the time on planes. There have been cases of the plane hitting turbulence mid-flight and passengers being thrown out of their seats and hitting the ceiling (and being injured).


15 posted on 07/16/2012 8:26:00 AM PDT by Brookhaven (Obama Admits He Can't Fix What Bush Broke, So Why Reelect Obama?)
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To: MplsSteve

16 posted on 07/16/2012 8:26:00 AM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: Responsibility2nd
It's like the country song:

"Mommas, don't let your babies grow up to ride in the back seat when Grandma is driving..."

17 posted on 07/16/2012 8:38:00 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: MplsSteve
Granny's wild ride.


18 posted on 07/16/2012 8:52:39 AM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill

She hit the gas instead of the brakes.


19 posted on 07/16/2012 9:15:26 AM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: MplsSteve

My brother (who was probably about 8 yrs old IIRC) had this happen to him.

Dad rounded a corner in downtown Cleveland in our old 49 Ford 4-door (no carseats or seatbelts back then).

Brother (riding in the back seat) inadvertently grabbed on door handle and it swung open.

No harm done, thankfully.


20 posted on 07/16/2012 9:25:06 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: MplsSteve

Was driving on I-80 west of Rawlins, WY when a car passed me at high speed and I saw a dog in back seat leaping back and forth between the open windows. Suddenly out the passenger side, a large and hairy dog flew out the window and went bouncing down side of pavement with balls of hair peeling off at every impact. I put on the brakes as the car was stopping hard. The dog got up on all fours and shook it’s self, the car backed up and the dog went running to it seemingly unhurt and jumped into open door.


21 posted on 07/16/2012 9:35:55 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Don't ever think that the reason I am peaceful is because I forgot how to be violent)
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To: MplsSteve
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22 posted on 07/16/2012 9:47:31 AM PDT by Sax
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23 posted on 07/16/2012 9:54:57 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: MplsSteve; Slings and Arrows
The driver maneuvered her Impala back on the highway

Impalas are flighty beasts; maybe it caught a whiff of Jaguar, and panicked.

24 posted on 07/16/2012 10:08:55 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: MplsSteve

Reminds me of a joke.

An elderly man was driving down the road when he suddenly saw blue lights in his rear-view mirror.

He dutifully pulled over and the officer walked to his door.

“Sir, you rounded a sharp turn about three miles back. When you did, the passenger door came open and your wife fell out onto the roadway.”

“Thank heavens!” the man said.

“What?” said the officer. “Why would you thank heavens for something like that?”

“I thought I’d gone deaf”, the man replied.


25 posted on 07/16/2012 10:09:52 AM PDT by FLAMING DEATH (Are you better off than you were $4 trillion ago?)
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26 posted on 07/16/2012 10:47:19 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: MplsSteve; FLAMING DEATH; All

Then there’s the German joke about a wrong-way driver on the Autobahn (a serious real life problem):

A little old man decided to visit his cousin an hour away on the Autobahn.

“Hans,” his wife said, “You must take your cell phone, just in case you have car trouble.”

“Yes, Hilda, I will.”

Three hours later Hilda frantically calls Hans—on his way home by now. “Hans, Hans, you MUST be careful, the TV news says there is a wrong-way driver on your part of the Autobahn right now!”

“Yes, yes, I KNOW, Hilda!” Hans replies, “THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF THEM PASSING ME!!!”


27 posted on 07/16/2012 10:53:22 AM PDT by AnalogReigns (reality is analog, not digital...)
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To: basil
God works in strange ways, His wonders to perform......

Now why would God steer that car into a ditch and throw that poor girl out the back window?

28 posted on 07/16/2012 11:10:20 AM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: Bon mots
It was funny!
29 posted on 07/16/2012 11:24:16 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1272 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: Bon mots

I don’t think you can blame God for that—I think the blame lies strictly with the driver of the car.


30 posted on 07/16/2012 11:33:24 AM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: MplsSteve; Slings and Arrows; Salamander; humblegunner; JoeProBono
"I can't think of anything smat-alecky to say about this story."

That's because this is a very serious subject.

We're dealing here with a full blown cultural initiative to bring Minnesota up to the same level of sophistication as Da U.P.

I make no assertion as to the relevance of the linked video to the posted story. I merely point it out for a general cultural affinity and also the opening sequence that features an ultra secret prototype for the next generation of the Can-Am Spyder.
31 posted on 07/16/2012 11:36:02 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Tax-chick

LOLOLOL!!!!


32 posted on 07/16/2012 11:45:04 AM PDT by Salamander (I wanna hurt you just to hear you screaming my name.)
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To: shibumi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1Flr7JhPow&feature=related


33 posted on 07/16/2012 12:05:21 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Slings and Arrows

This is why I never carry passengers in the back seat.


34 posted on 07/16/2012 12:09:48 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

That’s what the trunk’s for.


35 posted on 07/16/2012 12:14:19 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: MplsSteve
broke a back window. As the car bounced along the rough terrain,

I'm trying to imagine the "rough terrain" that would smash a REAR window, and then bounce a kid out said window.

Then I'm trying to imagine the circumstances that would impel me to keep driving after I somehow make it back up to the road.

Seems to me that unless you're being chased by bikers (ala Mad Max) - or on your way to the hospital, it would be prudent to stop and take stock of the vehicle - AND YOUR PASSENGERS!!!

36 posted on 07/16/2012 12:28:27 PM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: Slings and Arrows

But only on the way TO the store. It’s too full of the grocery on the way back.


37 posted on 07/16/2012 1:02:55 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

On the way home there’s the Romney Technique.


38 posted on 07/16/2012 1:39:01 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Shhhhh! That’s our little secret!


39 posted on 07/16/2012 3:42:56 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Slings and Arrows

And the roof rack.


40 posted on 07/16/2012 5:50:25 PM PDT by Salamander (I wanna hurt you just to hear you screaming my name.)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Please tell me that this viedo clip wasn’t doctored...?!


41 posted on 07/16/2012 7:26:27 PM PDT by MplsSteve (General Mills is pro-gay marriage! Boycott their products!)
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To: Tax-chick; Slings and Arrows

Attempted murder by a large, gas guzzling car?


42 posted on 07/16/2012 11:27:20 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: dixiechick2000

It was the SUV’s day off.


43 posted on 07/16/2012 11:57:01 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I suspect since the Obama admin took over, most SUV’s have gone underground.

Can’t say that I blame them. I often wish I was there, myself.


44 posted on 07/17/2012 12:06:15 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: dixiechick2000

They’ve formed an alliance with the large soft drinks.


45 posted on 07/17/2012 12:12:40 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“They’ve formed an alliance with the large soft drinks.”

Grocery store plastic bags are squished, and cowering beneath them.


46 posted on 07/17/2012 11:50:12 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: dixiechick2000

War is hell.


47 posted on 07/18/2012 12:11:20 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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