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Mother of two happy to be alive after losing legs in accident
Napa Valley Register ^

Posted on 02/07/2008 6:43:44 PM PST by Ladycalif

The Napa woman whose legs were crushed when she was hit by a drunk driver Sunday night has a long, tough road to recovery.

Doctors at Queen of the Valley Medical Center operated on Lilian Clark the night of the crash, amputating both of her legs just above the knee, according to her husband, John Clark. Clark, 38, is the mother of two boys, 4 and 6. She was pinned between the rear bumper of her car and a 1990 Plymouth driven by Francisco Pacheco, 24, of Napa.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: aliens; anotherdrunkillegal; illegalimmigration; illegals; immigrantlist; immigration; minuteman
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To: caseinpoint

That’s really irrelevant.
Residential street, 25 mph speed limit is for a reason. Kids playing, people out and about, etc.

“After the crash, Pacheco put his car in reverse and sped away from the scene. Neighbors followed him to his house about a block away, where they held him until police arrived and arrested Pacheco on felony DUI, hit and run and driving without a valid license. Pacheco has a prior misdemeanor DUI conviction from January 2007. He is on probation.

He is being held in the county jail on $100,000 bail.

Pacheco does not have auto insurance.”

And the woman who lost her legs: a *LEGAL* IMMIGRANT.

““I was holding Lili. She was conscious. All she kept saying was ‘Check the kids.’ Her legs were crushed, and she was just worried about the kids,” he said.”


21 posted on 02/07/2008 7:27:32 PM PST by visualops (artlife.us nature wallpapers)
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To: visualops

I wouldn’t exactly call it irrelevant. Had she been legally parked off the driving lane, it appears the accident wouldn’t have happened as it did. Doesn’t excuse the driver by any means but double-parking is risky and people should avoid it if at all possible, especially after dark.


22 posted on 02/07/2008 7:34:27 PM PST by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

You’re right. I say amputate the loser’s legs and let him crawl home to Tiajuana.


23 posted on 02/07/2008 7:34:55 PM PST by Secret Agent Man
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To: Ladycalif

How fast do you think the illegal’s attorney will sue the neighbors for kidnapping him.


24 posted on 02/07/2008 7:38:44 PM PST by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: LibWhacker

It is way beyond simple carelessness. Damn, now I’m fluctuating between amputating the guys leg and deporting him, and an on-site trial and execution. On the one hand the execution would feel REAL good and he’d never come back. On the other hand HE gets to feel the pain (no anesthetic) and has to live the rest of his life without legs. I’d probably swing towards the amputation in this case for 2 reasons - it was not deliberate, premeditated actions on his part, and because they were double parked.


25 posted on 02/07/2008 7:39:27 PM PST by Secret Agent Man
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To: Ladycalif; Dane

Friend of yours Dane?

MANY prayers up for this lady and her family!!!


26 posted on 02/07/2008 7:41:31 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Vote for my German Shepherds!!!! They're smarter than what's running!!)
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To: mtbopfuyn

Citizens arrest is not kidnapping. It is only false imprisonment/kidnapping if you hold an innocent person. Since one of them followed the guy back and could ID him, at least one of them knew he was the true criminal. Therefore a legal and sound citizens arrest.


27 posted on 02/07/2008 7:41:31 PM PST by Secret Agent Man
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To: Clintonfatigued

My cousin and her husband were both killed in an accident with a drunk illegal alien. (I think part of the dirty little secret is that these illegals are part of a BIG chunk of business for the liquor industry. It would be interesting to know just how much lobbying the liquor lobby does on behalf of the illegals. Inquiring minds want to know.)


28 posted on 02/07/2008 7:44:48 PM PST by Twinkie (Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God . . .)
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To: Ladycalif; Secret Agent Man

We need to bring back slavery, only this time assign people to that status because they’ve proved they belong there. Put them to work at hard labor, a good beating if they don’t work hard enough, and have their victims entitled to all the proceeds of their labor. And publicize the lives of the slaves widely, to discourage other people from signing up for that life themselves.

Their victims should own them, literally. Be entitled to rent them out to the highest bidder. I’m fed up with taxpayers’ money being wasted on imprisoning and “rehabilitating” vicious animals who just happen to be residing in humanoid packages, while their victims and victims’ surviving loved ones often get nothing, and struggle to make ends meet due to depression, PTSD, etc.


29 posted on 02/07/2008 7:53:20 PM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: NormsRevenge

He won’t even do his time. He will skip bail and go back into Mexico. Then he will come back over to a new city with another id.

My friend was killed by an illegal alien in Texas under similar circumstances and this is exactly what the guy did. He walked out of the hospital with a promise to appear in court and disappeared.

Where is the justice in that? His death is on the head of every sanctuary city politician in Texas.


30 posted on 02/07/2008 7:57:26 PM PST by willyd (Tickets, fines, fees, permits and inspections are synonyms for taxes)
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To: Ladycalif

Prayers being said for this mom & her family.


31 posted on 02/07/2008 8:08:54 PM PST by pandoraou812 (Don't taunt the animal's at the zoo or they may bite YOU!)
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To: visualops
“After the crash, Pacheco put his car in reverse and sped away from the scene. Neighbors followed him to his house about a block away, where they held him until police arrived and arrested Pacheco on felony DUI, hit and run and driving without a valid license. Pacheco has a prior misdemeanor DUI conviction from January 2007. He is on probation.

For all he knew, he left her to die or she was dead. And so should he be.

Or at least go an eye for an eye, then deport him.

This sort of thing just makes my blood BOIL!!!

32 posted on 02/07/2008 8:11:13 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: yorkie

yorkie, prayers needed here.


33 posted on 02/07/2008 8:11:24 PM PST by pandoraou812 (Don't taunt the animal's at the zoo or they may bite YOU!)
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To: caseinpoint

I hope you understand why some may question your comments ,, it’s kind of like someone who walks under a piano being hoisted in the air on a pulley , loiters and then gets squashed as a result when someone sneezes and loses their grip on the rope unintentionally.. admittedly maybe not the best comparison..

I’m all for traffic safety... but.. this sounds like a residential area to start with, not sure from the article.


34 posted on 02/07/2008 8:13:56 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICEís toll-free tip hotline ó1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: NormsRevenge

I do understand why some may be offended or argue. I only hope to spur some to think twice about double-parking. She was definitely in the wrong place at the wrong time. She engaged in risky behavior, something we all do from time to time, but she lost the roll of the dice. It was a calculated risk but certainly not the same as double-parking on a highway or interstate. I’m sorry it happened and I applaud her spunky attitude. I hope the whole family has blessings up the wazoo.


35 posted on 02/07/2008 8:20:09 PM PST by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things.)
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To: pandoraou812

Oh, yes! Prayers for the mother as she heals, and for her poor children who witnessed the accident. They will be traumatized for ever.

Our Government has ‘slipped’ into almost every aspect of our lives over the past decade. But, it appears that it totally ignores the reality that innocent citizen’s lives are lost every day, as a direct result of illegal alien activity.

It breaks my heart to watch.


36 posted on 02/07/2008 8:24:27 PM PST by yorkie
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To: Ladycalif
This story may goes both ways. I have a friend who shaved off the legs of 2 Latinos who pushed their Truck from the back (Tail gate), off a freeway lane, they could not afford a tow truck.
Double parking in a narrow street, with no street lights and perhaps no lights on the car, standing behind the rear bumper, bend over the Trunk......
Nice deflection to the issue of drunk driving though.
37 posted on 02/07/2008 8:49:04 PM PST by modican
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To: NormsRevenge

What makes you think he’ll be deported? He’ll get free medical, free housing, college tuition, yadayada and then Social Security. We don’t deport the POOR WIDDO ALIENS, they just are here doing work that others won’t do. Besides, that’s their culture — drinking and driving.


38 posted on 02/07/2008 9:00:01 PM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: visualops

I’m sorry but I wouldn’t call it irrelevent either,
but it dosn’t feel right to argue that fact now,
I’m so saddened by this story.Prayers for the family,
and I hope justice is done.


39 posted on 02/07/2008 9:01:55 PM PST by adversarial
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To: modican

Not really similar situations at all.

One was caused by a drunk criminal illegal alien and the other by the foolish actions of the ones who got their legs “shaved”


40 posted on 02/07/2008 9:06:50 PM PST by Syncro
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