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Woman Driver Backs Into 7 People, Kills 3, Injures 4
Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, February 06, 2014

Posted on 02/07/2014 1:01:56 PM PST by nickcarraway

A 79-year-old woman mistakenly backed into seven people in a parking lot with her SUV, killing three of them and injuring four.

The Florida Highway Patrol said in a news release Wednesday that Doreene Landstra of Palmetto has been ordered to appear in court next month after receiving a citation for improper backing.

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1 posted on 02/07/2014 1:01:56 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Guess more SUV “control” legislation is needed, or, ban them outright.


2 posted on 02/07/2014 1:04:33 PM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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To: nickcarraway

She ONLY got a CITATION for BAD BACKING UP!! HOW is this fair or right??? This happened not far from us and I have heard NOTHING more than this!!!


3 posted on 02/07/2014 1:07:09 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: nickcarraway

Also thought it was kind of strange that a 79 yr. old woman was driving an SUV! Very hard to get into one.


4 posted on 02/07/2014 1:08:02 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: nickcarraway

I ALWAYS try to park in a pull through spot.


5 posted on 02/07/2014 1:08:09 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Ann Archy

Maybe if she killed 10...


6 posted on 02/07/2014 1:09:21 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

“”Sugar Creek Country Club, a mobile home community””
??


7 posted on 02/07/2014 1:09:38 PM PST by getitright (If you call this HOPE, can we give despair a shot?)
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To: nickcarraway
Maybe if she killed 10...

Maybe if she had been found to have a gun in the SUV.
8 posted on 02/07/2014 1:11:32 PM PST by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: nickcarraway
backed into seven people in a parking lot with her SUV, killing three of them and injuring four.
a mobile home community

from mobile to immobile in one shot

nice shot

9 posted on 02/07/2014 1:11:50 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: nickcarraway
A 79-year-old woman mistakenly backed into seven people in a parking lot with her SUV, killing three of them and injuring four. The Florida Highway Patrol said in a news release Wednesday that Doreene Landstra of Palmetto has been ordered to appear in court next month after receiving a citation for improper backing.
The state flag of Florida should be just a steering wheel with a hat and two knuckles on it....What is the age that old people reach when they decide, when they back out of their driveway, they're not looking anymore? You know how they do that? They just go: "Well, I'm old and I'm coming back. I survived - let's see if you can."
-- Jerry Seinfeld, I'm Telling You For The Last Time

10 posted on 02/07/2014 1:12:51 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: nickcarraway

Plead “affluenza”.


11 posted on 02/07/2014 1:13:34 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Ann Archy
She ONLY got a CITATION for BAD BACKING UP!! HOW is this fair or right??? This happened not far from us and I have heard NOTHING more than this!!!

Have you opened your mail yet?

12 posted on 02/07/2014 1:13:34 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Ann Archy

Anyways, Saudi Arabia just said the are changing their plans to allow women to drive soon...


13 posted on 02/07/2014 1:16:10 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
It's sad when our elderly can't recognize the time to stop driving, they find it difficult to give up that freedom of travel and control of their lives. It hit my Dad very hard but we knew it was past time for him to stop driving. My Mother was much easier as she recognized her reduced ability and made the decision for herself.

I think we need much more stringent guidelines for elderly drivers at the DMV. Of course I will never have a problem with my driving. All that said, prayers to the families of those affected and the driver who has to live with this.

14 posted on 02/07/2014 1:20:09 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Alex Murphy

About 2 years before my dad died, we had to take his car away from him. He got to the point he would pull out without looking and driving very poorly. He was a menace to everyone.


15 posted on 02/07/2014 1:25:37 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Ann Archy

No kidding. Should have been for “Extremely Awful Backing Up” at least!

Not to make fun, it’s manslaughter, multiple counts. Just that “Bad Backing Up” sounds like a citation that should be in a cartoon.


16 posted on 02/07/2014 1:28:46 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: nickcarraway

headline shouldn’t be focused on”woman”, should be focused on “elderly”.


17 posted on 02/07/2014 1:30:14 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: nickcarraway

Let me guess, without clicking on the link: the car just suddenly malfunctioned, she was driving correctly.


18 posted on 02/07/2014 1:30:29 PM PST by wideawake
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To: nickcarraway

Oh my God - how horrible


19 posted on 02/07/2014 1:30:54 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: nickcarraway

Well, the good news is, she got ALL 7!

Backed into 7, got ‘em all.


20 posted on 02/07/2014 1:31:40 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m not saying a word about women drivers.


21 posted on 02/07/2014 1:32:17 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
About 2 years before my dad died, we had to take his car away from him. He got to the point he would pull out without looking and driving very poorly. He was a menace to everyone.

I could tell similar stories about my 5'2" grandfather and his Buick LeSabre. When my folks were forced to take away his keys, he didn't relinquish them quietly.

22 posted on 02/07/2014 1:34:13 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: bigbob

Manslaughter at LEAST!!! I really don’t understand this at all.


23 posted on 02/07/2014 1:39:56 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Mastador1

Part of the problem is that many of these elderly drivers, because they’ve always driven and never used alternate transportation like using transit or taken a cab, believe that they would become prisoners in their home in absent of being able to drive.

My father started using transit about 15 years before he had to give up driving and the transition was relatively easy for him because of it.


24 posted on 02/07/2014 1:40:48 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: nickcarraway

Has she contacted the Geico lizard yet?


25 posted on 02/07/2014 1:41:19 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: nickcarraway
According to Bueno, three Bradenton residents -- Johanna Dijkhoff, 80,
Wilhemina Paul, 70 and Margaret Vanderlaan, 72 -- died as a result of their injuries.

She must have been pedal to the metal in reverse.

Pastor describes accident that killed 3 pedestrians in Bradenton parking lot

26 posted on 02/07/2014 1:43:55 PM PST by deport
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To: nickcarraway

A ticket? Not involuntary manslaughter even? We’re missing something here.


27 posted on 02/07/2014 1:49:07 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Jonty30

They usually do become prisoners.


28 posted on 02/07/2014 1:49:20 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: andyk

Manslaughter for a 79 year old lady? Where’s the “sarc” tag?

Seriously, the idea that whenever something bad happens, somebody has to go to prison, is really corrosive to our individual liberties. It’s an old lady who didn’t intend to hurt anyone, who probably shouldn’t be driving any more. Sad that this happened. But not criminal by any stretch of the imagination.


29 posted on 02/07/2014 1:53:46 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: nickcarraway

SUV Control..we need SUV control..for the children


30 posted on 02/07/2014 1:54:54 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: nickcarraway

It’s because of inadequate preparation. You shouldn’t wait to get to the point of that level of decline before you start to consider other options. You should really start to take those options well before you need them, even if only for small things.


31 posted on 02/07/2014 1:57:30 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: henkster

Well, I did say involuntary, for one. Secondly, were talking about actual violations of peoples natural rights, not “something bad”. Not saying she should be locked up, but a ticket seems absurd.


32 posted on 02/07/2014 1:59:00 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: deport

probably thought she was hitting the brake.


33 posted on 02/07/2014 2:00:58 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: henkster

No. What would be corrosive to the liberties is not applying the law equally to everybody. This is not a case where she was hit by another vehicle and she careened into a small crowd or that she hit an icy road and slid into them.

She either didn’t have the capability of backing up slowly and coming to a halt when she realized that she was backing into some people or she chose to not exercise that option. A capable driver would have been able to stop in time to prevent harm to those people, because he would have been in control of his vehicle at all points of travel as you are obligated to do under the law.

The only way this would not be a prosecutable is if it could be shown that she was completely clear and the group suddenly jumped out behind her.

The fact that she, for the very unfortunate moment, was not in complete control of her vehicle. By definition, as I understand the law and I’m not saying that my understanding is complete, it’s negligent homicide that the prosecutor should be looking at, because she should have known that something bad could happen if she didn’t take the time she needed to ensure that she backed up safely.


34 posted on 02/07/2014 2:18:19 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Paladin2

“I ALWAYS try to park in a pull through spot.”

Me too, esp. since I got into a fender bender backing up in my local grocery store lot.

This woman must have been moving at a high speed to have caused such damage.


35 posted on 02/07/2014 2:25:46 PM PST by jocon307
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To: jocon307

Never get between a woman her food consumption...;-).


36 posted on 02/07/2014 2:27:45 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: jocon307

Never get between a woman and her food consumption...;-).


37 posted on 02/07/2014 2:28:10 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Jonty30

There is no such thing as “negligent homicide.”

For a criminal prosecution, you must prove that she intended to harm people. She did not. This is, quite simply, an accident caused by a frail older woman.

If you start locking people up for negligently causing accidents, you better get yourself fitted for an orange stripe uniform, and everyone else, too. Nice police state, you got there.


38 posted on 02/07/2014 2:39:54 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: henkster

Good thing she wasn’t DUI......


39 posted on 02/07/2014 2:43:55 PM PST by yadent
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To: henkster

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negligent_homicide

In the States, it’s comparable to manslaughter. When you do something that you should have known could have deathly consequences, but chose to do it anyway and something terrible happens, it’s a prosecutable offense.

It’s not a police state to charge somebody with a legitimate charge if they’ve done something to warrant that charge. A police state charges people for non-existent offenses, not legitimate ones.


40 posted on 02/07/2014 2:45:19 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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