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Woman Crushed by Her Own Car During Repo
CBS Los Angeles ^ | 02/02/11 | Staff

Posted on 03/02/2011 9:18:06 AM PST by MintyHippo1980

Edited on 03/02/2011 10:14:55 AM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

A Southern California woman has died after apparently trying to stop a tow truck driver from repossessing her vehicle. San Bernardino County sheriff’s spokeswoman Jodi Miller says 42-year-old Lisa Via was pronounced dead early Tuesday after being struck.

Driver Leo Song told detectives he backed up his truck to a 2002 Buick parked in the driveway of Via’s mobile home in Chino Hills. As Song lifted the car, Via came out and begged Song not to take her car. He told her he had to take it. He said he assumed Via had moved away when he began to pull the car, but the woman’s husband approached him and said his wife was trapped under the Buick. Miller says her death appears to be a tragic accident.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: car; crushed; murder; repossession; retaliation; woman
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1 posted on 03/02/2011 9:18:14 AM PST by MintyHippo1980
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To: MintyHippo1980

He’s probably guilty of manslaughter. He should go to jail.


2 posted on 03/02/2011 9:22:02 AM PST by CatoRenasci (Ceterum Censeo Persae Esse Delendam -- Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit)
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To: MintyHippo1980

repo on a 2002 buick....we are slowly becming a third world country


3 posted on 03/02/2011 9:22:28 AM PST by Homer1
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To: MintyHippo1980

The husband ‘approached’ the driver. That sounds awful calm. Hmm.


4 posted on 03/02/2011 9:22:57 AM PST by divine_moment_of_facts (Give me Liberty.. or I'll get up and get it for myself!)
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To: CatoRenasci

“Assumed she had moved away?”

Yep.


5 posted on 03/02/2011 9:23:32 AM PST by BenKenobi (Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. - Silent Cal)
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To: CatoRenasci

Disagree. He was simply doing his job. I see this as a case of the wife being stupid and careless. And she died as a result of her own carelessness.


6 posted on 03/02/2011 9:24:08 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: MintyHippo1980

Considering the economy, especially in the construction-related field of architecture (my profession), I’m going to hold onto my ‘99 Grand Cherokee a few more years.


7 posted on 03/02/2011 9:24:24 AM PST by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: CatoRenasci
He’s probably guilty of manslaughter.

You must have information that contradicts what was reported.

He should go to jail.

Why? Is the operator of a train guilty of manslaughter when someone jumps in front of it?

8 posted on 03/02/2011 9:24:33 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: MintyHippo1980

Well I hope the 2002 Buick was worth it..


9 posted on 03/02/2011 9:25:25 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Vote like Obama is on the ballot)
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To: MintyHippo1980
"It ain't no joke if you don't pay that note!"

All kidding aside ... just dang. Idiot repo guy needs to make sure the path is clear before taking off.

10 posted on 03/02/2011 9:25:37 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: MintyHippo1980

Interesting headline since it really wasn’t her car.


11 posted on 03/02/2011 9:25:40 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: MintyHippo1980

This woman desearves the Rachel Corey award. Don’t assume the driver sees you when you move in front of a vehicle.


12 posted on 03/02/2011 9:26:19 AM PST by Conan the Conservative (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of the hippies.)
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To: MintyHippo1980

Man ... that’s a sad story, not just for the woman who got crushed, but for her husband and for the tow truck driver. The two men have to be hurting. Yet it is right and moral that the car be repossessed if she wasn’t making the payments. Just sad all around.


13 posted on 03/02/2011 9:26:23 AM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: MintyHippo1980

Soon it will be illegal to repo a car in Commiefornia. Paying your bills is optional.


14 posted on 03/02/2011 9:28:30 AM PST by Conan the Conservative (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of the hippies.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
Well I hope the 2002 Buick was worth it..

Bobolink (aka Bobo the Hobo in DUmmie FUnnies) would LOVE to have a Buick that new.
15 posted on 03/02/2011 9:33:13 AM PST by OCCASparky (Steely-eyed killer of the deep.)
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To: MintyHippo1980

Thsi is the story of a Rachel Corry lady who stood in front of her car to keep it from being repossessed and a Bulldozer Operator ,truck driver who was determined to move her or kill her.

Both are equally at fault, and the Lady is dead.

Don’t tell me the guy hasn’t got any mirrors on his tow truck, I know better.


16 posted on 03/02/2011 9:33:23 AM PST by Venturer
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Well I hope the 2002 Buick was worth it..

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Oh, man. As I began to read your reply, I was thinking I was gonna read...

“Well I hope the 2002 Buick is OK.”


17 posted on 03/02/2011 9:35:21 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: MintyHippo1980

The life of a Repo-man is always intense.


18 posted on 03/02/2011 9:46:29 AM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Incorrigible

so is the wrongful death lawsuit. I hope he has good insurance and he might need a lawyer for the criminal charges.


19 posted on 03/02/2011 9:49:09 AM PST by ClayinVA ("Those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it")
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To: divine_moment_of_facts
The husband ‘approached’ the driver. That sounds awful calm. Hmm.

I know, really. "Um, excuse me (tapping window), hold up there Dude, you just ran over my wife."

20 posted on 03/02/2011 9:53:14 AM PST by T Minus Four (Support the SFTSOPWDIABMTTPBTTASIFTF and stop this needless tragedy!)
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