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Woman drowns in car after heavy rains (Refused to leave her Chev. Cavalier)
Houston Chronicle ^ | 05/16/2010 | CINDY GEORGE

Posted on 05/17/2010 9:36:36 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd

Edited on 05/17/2010 9:38:24 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Authorities have identified a 47-year-old woman who drowned as her car sunk into a retention pond Friday night after she unsuccessfully tried to save the vehicle from rising water.

Cassandra Bryant, of the 1400 block of Blue Bell in north Harris County, was southbound on the North Freeway service road around 10 p.m. when rising water prompted her to maneuver the car inadvertently into the pond.


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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: automotive; darwinaward; disasterpreperation; drown; floods; survivalism
Sad.
1 posted on 05/17/2010 9:36:36 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

An awfully crappy car to lose one’s life over.


2 posted on 05/17/2010 9:37:56 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Voters who thought their ship came in with 0bama are on their own Titanic.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Priorities. Some know what they are.


3 posted on 05/17/2010 9:38:00 AM PDT by listenhillary (You might be a modern LIBERAL if you read 1984 & said "YEAH! That's the world that I want!")
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To: Responsibility2nd

It’s sad that she died. It’s especially sad that she died for a crummy Cavalier.


4 posted on 05/17/2010 9:38:25 AM PDT by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

An avoidable tragedy.

5 posted on 05/17/2010 9:39:25 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Oberon

“Uh, Mary Jo refused the leave the cah.”


6 posted on 05/17/2010 9:39:32 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Oberon

“Uh, Mary Jo refused the leave the cah.”


7 posted on 05/17/2010 9:39:56 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Darwin Award finalist. Both for her priorities and for driving a Cavalier.


8 posted on 05/17/2010 9:40:12 AM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast (Obama: running for re-election in '12 or running for Mahdi now? [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahdi])
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To: Responsibility2nd

Did the car have any bumper stickers? Might be interesting.


9 posted on 05/17/2010 9:42:37 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( - Free Men will always be armed with the Truth. -)
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To: smokingfrog

I know what you’re thinking. She was.


10 posted on 05/17/2010 9:43:38 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Hey, she ‘bought American’. . .won’t day she died for it; but whatever. Perhaps she had some wine earlier; and again; how it is, we too often, cannot recognize the ‘worst’ when we are so confronted. Bad enough, Obama; but one’s car-in-retention-pond does challenge ‘reason’.


11 posted on 05/17/2010 9:44:55 AM PDT by cricket (We ARE the Truman Show)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
Hey, she 'bought American'. . .won't day she died for it; but whatever.

Perhaps she had some wine earlier; and again; how it is, we too often, cannot recognize the 'worst' when we are so confronted. Bad enough, Obama; but one's car-in-retention-pond does challenge 'reason'.

12 posted on 05/17/2010 9:45:10 AM PDT by cricket (We ARE the Truman Show)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Darwin Award nominee!

How stupid is it to try to save YOUR CAR??? Good grief. I know people rely on them for their livelihoods, but for their LIVES??? Dumb, dumb, dumb.

Prayers for her family and friends.


13 posted on 05/17/2010 9:46:22 AM PDT by pillut48 ("Calling ILLEGAL aliens "immigrants" is like calling shoplifters 'customers'!"-UCFRoadWarrior ><>)
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To: smokingfrog
Did the car have any bumper stickers? Might be interesting.

My first thought when reading headline: it was the 'paper work' to get this car and the 'deal', that she could not bear to have so wasted. . .

14 posted on 05/17/2010 9:47:42 AM PDT by cricket (We ARE the Truman Show)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Cavaliers will always go down, and you should leave them the first chance you get.”

—LeBron James


15 posted on 05/17/2010 9:48:15 AM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: 1riot1ranger; Action-America; Aggie Mama; Alkhin; Allegra; American72; antivenom; Antoninus II; ...

Houston PING (sorry about the erroneoud ping earlier this morning, although Ronny Dio was getting medical treatment in Houston)


16 posted on 05/17/2010 9:48:38 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Apparently, she did not know how to swim.

http://www.click2houston.com/news/23572653/detail.html/


17 posted on 05/17/2010 9:51:41 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( - Free Men will always be armed with the Truth. -)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Oh you folks all have it wrong. I’m surprised at you.

She was convinced Obama was going to bail her out. You don’t have to be concerned about anything today. Personal responsibility to take care of yourself? Surely you jest...

And of course, she would have been safe is she had the latest model Muslim produced vehicle too. Bwa ha ha ha ha...


18 posted on 05/17/2010 9:53:02 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Excusaholic: MeCain lost to Jr., RINO endorsements are flying, & you live at 2012 Denial Blvd.)
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To: smokingfrog

That makes a little more sense.


19 posted on 05/17/2010 9:54:31 AM PDT by listenhillary (You might be a modern LIBERAL if you read 1984 & said "YEAH! That's the world that I want!")
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To: smokingfrog

Sad story, regardless of how foolish she was in attempting to “save” her car in the first place. People sometimes get very confused in crisis situations.


20 posted on 05/17/2010 9:55:01 AM PDT by livius
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To: Responsibility2nd

HOUSTON — At least two people died as their vehicles were swept into flood waters in the storms across Texas this weekend.

In Houston, authorities say 47-year-old Cassandra Bryant of Harris County drowned Friday night after her car sunk in a retention pond. Police spokeswoman Jodi Silva tells the Houston Chronicle that Bryant was backing up to avoid a flooded road when she went over a curb and floated into the pond.

In Midland, police tell the Midland Reporter-Telegram that a 46-year-old Teresa Townsend of Midland was found dead in her submerged car after Friday’s storms.

The rainfall also affected the search for a 17-year-old from Cuero who went missing Friday while swimming the Guadalupe River. The DeWitt County sheriff said Sunday that the search is in recovery mode.


21 posted on 05/17/2010 9:55:33 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Responsibility2nd

RIP.


22 posted on 05/17/2010 9:58:42 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: kcvl

It rained like crazy out here in Midland, which is bad because there is literally no drainage system to speak of because it hardly ever rains. This time, it rained 4 inches.

The Houston death is making more headlines because she refused to leave, but it’s Houston. Flooding isn’t near as big a deal there.


23 posted on 05/17/2010 10:00:15 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Cash for Dunkers?


24 posted on 05/17/2010 10:02:05 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: Responsibility2nd

Really tragic. Much like the woman who jumped in front of a moving train to retrieve her purse or jacket(?).

This illustrates why Boy Scouts and other similar youth groups are important - *Be Prepared* (good survival training in childhood and setting priorities for adulthood).


25 posted on 05/17/2010 10:05:23 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Yes, it’s very sad.

The real reason I’ve never drowned in a car swept away by a flood is...
the story of a father and couple of his children that perished
when the father drove his car through some water on a road just
southeast of Blackwell, OK.

Although I was still a young teen, whenever my family would take that
same road to go see relatives in Wichita KS, they’d remind me and my
brother of what had happened in the low part of farmland that
was dry 99.9%+ of the time.

Here in Mid-Missouri, the authorities go beyond the usual rule of
“if the water is above the axle of the vehicle, don’t go”.
Here they say...”if there is water on the road, turn around!!!”.


26 posted on 05/17/2010 10:08:04 AM PDT by VOA
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

My wife would probably stick with her Honda Fit.


27 posted on 05/17/2010 10:14:29 AM PDT by GingisK
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To: VOA
Here in Mid-Missouri, the authorities go beyond the usual rule of “if the water is above the axle of the vehicle, don’t go”. Here they say...”if there is water on the road, turn around!!!”.

And just how is one to know where it gets deeper than the height of the axel? When water is covering a road, it is also hiding lots of visual references.

28 posted on 05/17/2010 10:20:31 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Responsibility2nd

“at least I wanna drown in a Mercedes” would be callous under the circumstances...


29 posted on 05/17/2010 10:22:11 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: smokingfrog

“Apparently, she did not know how to swim.

http://www.click2houston.com/news/23572653/detail.html/";

sad....


30 posted on 05/17/2010 10:43:50 AM PDT by Thinkin
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To: Paleo Conservative


And just how is one to know where it gets deeper than the height of
the axel? When water is covering a road, it is also hiding lots of
visual references.

If I sounded like I thought the “turn around if there’s water on the
road” was too extreme, I goofed.

I think it’s better advice than the “go on if water is below the axle” advice.


31 posted on 05/17/2010 12:11:57 PM PDT by VOA
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To: VOA

In Nebraska we are always told on the weather alerts etc to never drive into water, even if we know the road. What one can not tell is what is going on under that water.Makes sense to me.


32 posted on 05/17/2010 12:23:35 PM PDT by handmade
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To: Responsibility2nd

That is crazy to worry about somethng you can’t possibly save in high water. Let it go it is replaceable.


33 posted on 05/17/2010 12:37:14 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Responsibility2nd

I agree, it’s sad. Most authourities tell you not to drive through flood waters, that even 1ft deep rushing water can wash your car away. Poor judgement cost her life. Same storn system arrived in Alabama and 2 teen girls were washed away. One managed to grab a tree limb and hang on, but the other went under but was saved. A friend was the hospital chaplain, he said that one died and was revived several times. She is still critical and may not survive. Please pray for her. Link to this story http://www.local15tv.com/news/local/story/13-Year-Old-Girl-Swept-Away-by-Rushing-Water-in/xpQJW3ZB3UeFjn24AKzRrA.cspx


34 posted on 05/17/2010 1:18:38 PM PDT by rightly_dividing
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To: Responsibility2nd

She was what?


35 posted on 05/17/2010 1:46:19 PM PDT by NucSubs ( Cognitive dissonance: Conflict or anxiety resulting from inconsistency between beliefs and actions)
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