Skip to comments.Woman killed in Miami-Dade after being struck by her own SUV
Posted on 09/09/2011 7:07:01 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY A woman was killed by her own SUV Thursday night after she left it in reverse in a central Miami-Dade parking garage and the vehicle slammed into her, according to Miami-Dade police.
About 6:20 p.m., the woman began to pull out of a parking space at Burger King's corporate headquarters, 5505 Blue Lagoon Dr., police said.
While backing out, she hit a vehicle next to hers. She stopped and got out of her BMW SUV to check the damage, police spokesman Detective Roy Rutland said.
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Was it named “Christine”?
Doesn’t sound like a very good driver. Sad.
It happened to a friend of mine. He got out to check some damage and his car ran over him
The poor woman. I can easily understand how this could happen. You hit the vehicle next to you and get very flustered, forget to put your car in Park, and BAM. Not always easy to keep your wits about you in stressful situations.
I can understand how this happened. She was so upset and shocked that she had hit someones car that she forgot to put it in park. Tragic mistake.
SUV’s = What happens when possessed 1950’s hotrods like “Christine” get old.
Nope, it’s the killer automatic transmissions that are at fault. Ban ‘em.
Yep - She’d be alive today if only she learned to drive a stick shift ...
I agree. And I’m sure some are thinking “stupid woman driver”. But I think it is also a freak accidient for one simple reason: When something really bad happens, people can do dumb things. I remember witnessing a really bad thing and I could not successfully dial 911. I kept screwing it up. It was a real eye opener for me.
This woman was shocked into just getting out of the car to see what happened and forgot to routinely put it in park before she did so.
This is sad, but it is a good lesson in why we need to respect the potential damage that can be done by a two or three ton vehicle at low speed.
Yep, ever try to push one of those things by hand?
Our brains are on over- drive with information. Wrong gear when your car needs you.
Automatics are why those 6 and 7 yr. olds can go joy riding in their parents' vehicles. Ban 'em, for the children of course.
>> Yep, ever try to push one of those things by hand?
Piece of cake! Downhill, anyway. Be sure and take the park brake off.
It’s a challenge on level ground, but that’s one reason I married Mrs. Tick. “My back hurts, honey! I’ll steer...”
Now THIS incident really IS an evil SUV thing.
Do we really need any more reason to ban them forever? :-)
Darwin Award candidate.
Why hasn’t the SUV been charged?
Ever actually get one going pretty fast by pushing it on a flat surface, and then have to run to the front to slow it down without the brakes? It’s an “interesting” experience.
Woman in her 60's was going out to do some errands. Her garage door wans't working..they were coming the next day to fix it...She opens her garage door manually, then gets in the car, with her dog, a Jack Russell terrier. She backs the car out of the garage, puts it in park, gets out to close the garage door. The dog is excited...Russell's are by nature..and this is a change of routine...Dog stands up on the seat, his paw s on the dash..looking out at his mistress...he must have been jumping around, because he knocked the shift lever ( on the steering column) out of PARK, into DRIVE....car went forward, and crushed the lady to death against the garage door...she'd apparently just finished closing it, and was bending down in front of the car, and the dog lost sight of her, whuich was why it was jumping around...
SUV’s don’t kill people...unengaged shift levers kill people...
It’s good to carry some chocks to throw in its way. I never stand in front of the direction of travel. Better to pull the mirrors off. Leave the driver’s door open so you can jump in to steer or brake.
“Nope, its the killer automatic transmissions that are at fault. Ban em.”
After 40 years of driving stick shifts, I have a hard time driving an automatic.
Or you can try to pre-place some chocks/barrier.
Me too. Occasionally I'll hit the wider brake pedal while trying to push in the non-existant clutch pedal.
I used to push start my VW bug on level ground all by myself. Picking a parking spot with at least a slight downhill is still wired into my thinking.
>> I used to push start my VW bug on level ground all by myself
Yeah, I had a bus; it was only a little harder to push.
Fixing a broken starter on a VW is actually optional when you’re young and poor. So is buying a new fanbelt, if you have access to an old pair of pantyhose. There are things I miss about those days...
Where do such dopes get the money to buy such fancy BMW SUV? From their boyfriend or husband
And don’t forget tires. Ran my VW tires down to the canvas a few times. Took only a pointed stone to get a flat, fuggedabout a nail.
The one thing I don't miss is screwing with the points and timing frequently.
Good thing the SUV didn’t have an assault rifle.
We need to outlaw SUV’s and only drive motor vehicles. That will keep us safe.
Ironically BMW is the one SUV brand that offers a real stick shift option. The BMW is a safe SUV, for people that stay on the inside anyway.
The King claims another victim!
Also useful for the disabled.
>> The one thing I don’t miss is screwing with the points and timing frequently.
That, and taking off all that !@#$%^ shroud sheetmetal for plug changes and valve adjustment. If I remember correctly, it was damn near impossible to get plugs out and back through the wire hole.
It got to where I’d made a floor jack adapter to support the engine and I’d just pull the engine out of the bus for most everything. Four nuts, throttle, generator wire, fuel line... I think that was it. I could get my engine out in ten minutes; maybe fifteen or twenty to get ‘er back in and reconnected.
I had a VW bug back in the day. It wouldn’t start a lot of times because the points were corroded. My mechanic (wonderful Cuban man) told me to just use an emery board and file them and it worked every time. You could fix those cars forever.