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Woman Dies In Car Wreck Moments After Posting About 'Happy Song' On Facebook
syracuse.com ^ | 4/27/14 | John Mariani

Posted on 04/27/2014 3:10:05 PM PDT by Lmo56

A North Carolina woman died Thursday in a car wreck, apparently moments after posting on Facebook how much she liked "the happy song."

Courney Ann Sanford, 32, of Clemmons, N.C. was driving on Business Route 85 in High Point, N.C., when her car crossed the median and hit a truck, the Winston-Salem Journal reported.

Sanford's car ran off the road and caught fire. She died at the scene. The truck also went off the road and hit a tree but its driver was unhurt.

Sanford had been wearing a seat belt but it wasn't on properly, police said.

Investigators ruled out drugs, alcohol and speed as possible causes of the crash, then learned later Thursday from her friends that Sanford had posted on her Facebook page at 8:33 a.m., High Point police Lt. Chris Weisner told WGHP. That was about a minute before authorities received their first call about the accident, he said.

The post read: "The happy song makes me HAPPY."

(Excerpt) Read more at syracuse.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: clemmons; courneyannsanford; crash; facebook; happy; northcarolina; thehappysong
You just can't make this sh*t up ...

Maybe they'll play the Happy Song at her funeral ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Sxv-sUYtM

1 posted on 04/27/2014 3:10:05 PM PDT by Lmo56
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To: Lmo56

She died doing what she loved — stupid stuff.


2 posted on 04/27/2014 3:15:10 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: ClearCase_guy
She died doing what she loved — stupid stuff.

Her seat belt wasn't on properly. I wonder if that WOULD have saved her life.

Oh well, she is with her maker now. Thank goodness we don't go to heaven based on our doing stupid stuff.

3 posted on 04/27/2014 3:18:19 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Lmo56

Weird. That song didn’t do anything for me.


4 posted on 04/27/2014 3:19:33 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Sxv-sUYtM


5 posted on 04/27/2014 3:24:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Lmo56

How about “Happy Days Are Here Again”?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqsT4xnKZPg


6 posted on 04/27/2014 3:27:57 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
That song didn't do anything for me, either. This one makes me happier.
7 posted on 04/27/2014 3:29:19 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Lmo56

Wonder if she was using her hands to ‘clap along’ instead of to steer the car.


8 posted on 04/27/2014 3:29:57 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Lmo56

Happy, happy, happy.


9 posted on 04/27/2014 3:31:10 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Lmo56

10 posted on 04/27/2014 3:33:30 PM PDT by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
How about "Happy Days are Here Again"?

Now that one makes me happy--as does "Home Made Sunshine".

11 posted on 04/27/2014 3:35:22 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

Then fast forward a few years to WWII with the Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B. This version is by the Lennon Sisters.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dYDVKQ7O_A


12 posted on 04/27/2014 3:43:21 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Lmo56

At least she died with a song on her lips.


13 posted on 04/27/2014 3:48:38 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Theoria

Cute. It is tragic when a pretty woman dies.


14 posted on 04/27/2014 3:50:53 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lmo56
So, let me get this straight--these morons all around me on their phones and driving --have so little impulse control that they are posting on Facebook while operating a 3,000 pound piece of machinery?

No wonder the country is in the shape it is in.

15 posted on 04/27/2014 3:56:21 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: riri

Seriously and no one said thank God she didn’t kill an innocent truck driver.


16 posted on 04/27/2014 4:02:00 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Theoria

What is the source of the pic you posted? It’s not in the media report.


17 posted on 04/27/2014 4:08:35 PM PDT by 4Runner
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To: Lmo56

I see people every day who are looking at their phones going 70 MPH. As negligent as getting behind the wheel drunk.


18 posted on 04/27/2014 4:09:26 PM PDT by Taliesan
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To: riri

Yes, people nowadays, especially the millenials, lack so much self control when it comes to social media attention, that they can’t stop from texting when driving a large, dangerous when moving, piece of heavy machinery. God help us all.


19 posted on 04/27/2014 4:16:12 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Theoria

I thought they said she was 32, not 52.


20 posted on 04/27/2014 4:18:05 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: riri

Remember that the average IQ is supposedly 100: for every smarter than average person out there, there’s a less intelligent than average person right next to them.

Occasionally, the gene pool self-regulates by using handheld devices while driving.


21 posted on 04/27/2014 4:23:52 PM PDT by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: Lmo56

I love threads like these....gives Freepers a chance to be themselves


22 posted on 04/27/2014 4:27:10 PM PDT by wardaddy
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To: wardaddy

I hate to see texters on the road. Lucky she didn’t take someone with her!


23 posted on 04/27/2014 4:51:50 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: ClearCase_guy

At least she died happy.


24 posted on 04/27/2014 4:55:17 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Lmo56

People who use their cell phone while driving are just plain idiotic. Especially texting. If someone calls me while I’m driving and it’s an emergency, I pull into a parking lot and call back. I never text or even talk while driving.


25 posted on 04/27/2014 4:57:59 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (GO WISCONSIN BADGERS GO!)
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To: longfellow
Seriously and no one said thank God she didn’t kill an innocent truck driver.

I always wonder about that, too. What about the poor innocent person driving the other way, minding their own business, who may have nightmares for the rest of their lives?

26 posted on 04/27/2014 4:58:32 PM PDT by Dartman (CDN PM Stephen Harper may not be perfect, but we don't have to be ashamed or embarassed of him.)
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To: Theoria

Really sad for her. Friday morning I drove over to McDonalds for an Egg McMuffin and a large coffee. The trip was a whole 2 miles and there were four traffic lights along the way. Twice (after weighting like 5 seconds) I had to honk at cars in front of me...stopped at a green light. I could tell they were both messing with some kind of phone/device.

It happens more and more frequently. I would say at least once a month I come up on a vehicle simply stopped it the road...yacking.


27 posted on 04/27/2014 5:02:18 PM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: Lmo56

I like this version.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VfWB3_VzcY


28 posted on 04/27/2014 5:17:14 PM PDT by EverOnward
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To: kabar
Copy that, Houston ...
29 posted on 04/27/2014 5:22:54 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I thought it was okay. Just okay.

If it’s pointless, feel-good pop somebody wants, there’s always:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxxajLWwzqY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zNSgSzhBfM (this you have to give a 1:20 to get going).


30 posted on 04/27/2014 5:27:29 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: 4Runner

Obit.

http://www.journalnow.com/obituaries/sanford-courtney-ann/article_b6804bba-8a7d-5a42-8764-a2f957c28749.html


31 posted on 04/27/2014 5:32:29 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Did you just get off the short bus or what?)
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To: Lmo56
Another thread on this same incident:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3149051/posts

Check out this video I posted on:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3149051/posts?page=54#54

"From One Second To The Next" A Film By Werner Herzog – It Can Wait

I dare anyone to watch this and not shed a single tear; for the victims or for those who did some so stupid like text while driving, not thinking and not realizing how very dangerous it is and how their lives and the lives of those they killed or permanently injured, the lives of the families and their lives are changed forever.

I love my smart phone but I either keep it turned off or in my purse when I’m behind the wheel. No phone call, voice mail, text message or FB post is so important that it can’t wait until I’m no longer behind the wheel.

I happen to like the song Happy, it’s a fun and catchy song, but not so much that I would do the equivalent of shutting my eyes for over 5 seconds while driving just to tell people that. Think about that. Imagine your drive to work tomorrow morning and imagine doing it while closing your eyes for five seconds at a time every few minutes.

32 posted on 04/27/2014 5:45:20 PM PDT by MD Expat in PA
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To: DocJhn

then you should rejoice....one less menace


33 posted on 04/27/2014 6:07:16 PM PDT by wardaddy
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To: Lmo56

The latest Darwin Award winner for 2014!


34 posted on 04/27/2014 6:09:07 PM PDT by getarope (Jesus is coming soon, and boy is he PISSED!)
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To: Lmo56

I drove Business 85 in High Point for years, it’s a very early stretch of interstate highway that has been bypassed by a newer, wider I-85 for through traffic.

There is very little median between northbound and southbound lanes, mostly just a concrete curb with a two-sided guardrail. It’s fairly narrow, rainwater runoff is not handled well, on ramps and off ramps are short, sharp and abrupt. Speed limit is 55 on that stretch, but it’s routinely ignored.

I’ve seen my share of accidents on that road. Most memorable was a fifth-wheel loaded horse trailer jackknifing and then going airborne. It skidded right past me on the other side of the median, whole rig on it’s roof. A dog was thrown out, I was sure it was dead. I was sure there were going to be dead people and dead animals. But, the dog got up and ran even while the wreckage was still screeching across the pavement. The people and the horses were OK. How, I really don’t know but I’m thankful that they were.


35 posted on 04/27/2014 6:17:03 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Lmo56

That’s just plain sad. Prayers up for the family and those injured. I won’t do the ‘I tolja so’ routine, and though I have contempt for those who insist on endangering others by using phones while they drive, it is still a miserable situation when someone pays the price.


36 posted on 04/27/2014 6:20:05 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: KC_Conspirator
Honestly, the absolute worst offenders are middle aged women.

For every 20 something I see operating the phone while driving ---I see probably four women aged 30-45.

37 posted on 04/27/2014 6:45:22 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Taliesan

IMO it’s considerably more negligent. A not too drunk is at least concentrated on the road and driving the best he can. Somebody texting or otherwise trying to operate their phone manually is completely distracted and by definition not paying attention to the road.

That said, I think banning talking on the phone, as such, while driving is idiotic. I see no way it’s any more distracting than conversing with a passenger.


38 posted on 04/27/2014 6:59:41 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: getarope
The latest Darwin Award winner for 2014!

Ditto!

I just hope she hasn't reproduced her "stupid" genes.

39 posted on 04/27/2014 9:41:12 PM PDT by Mogger (Independence, better fuel economy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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To: Lmo56

And to think she might still be alive if she had been listening to “Baker Street” by Gerry Rafferty. Oh, I love the song, but in strictly measured doses. I’ve never had an urge to send a text message about it, that’s for sure.


40 posted on 04/27/2014 9:46:30 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

How about “Happy Days Are Here Again”?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqsT4xnKZPg

I like this one better

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQoaTrQEvos


41 posted on 04/27/2014 10:07:09 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Lmo56

A more appropriate song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJNR2EpS0jw


42 posted on 04/27/2014 10:09:01 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jack Hydrazine
One of my favorite tunes:

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy--The Andrews Sisters (1973)

43 posted on 04/27/2014 11:47:17 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: GraceG
I like this even better:

Heading for Better Times--Ted Lewis & His Orchestra (1931)

44 posted on 04/27/2014 11:53:39 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Dartman

My brothers wife lost her father when she was eight to a drunk driver.


45 posted on 04/28/2014 9:19:40 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Lmo56
Tragic. May her soul rest in God's Eternal embrace now, and may her family find comfort in their sorrow during this Paschal season reflecting on the Resurrection of Christ.

In any event, everybody is posting songs so... if you all remember Frank Mills from "The Music Box Dancer" instrumental fame, here's another one of his songs.

The Happy Song

46 posted on 04/28/2014 3:36:13 PM PDT by TotusTuus (Christos Voskrese!)
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To: Lmo56

Can a nation this stupid survive?


47 posted on 04/28/2014 5:00:53 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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