Skip to comments.Car strikes actor Gene Hackman, 81, in Islamorada
Posted on 01/13/2012 5:19:16 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
Actor Gene Hackman, 81, was airlifted to the Ryder Trauma Center in Miami on Friday after a car struck the bicycle he was riding in Islamorada, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Hackman was heading southbound near the 88 mile marker on the Old Highway around 3 p.m. when struck from behind by the right front fender of a 2007 Toyota Tundra driven by Kathryn Rodriguez, 60, or Islamorada, FHP Sergeant Thomas E. Pikul said.
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Turns out the guy had just left a showing of “The French Connection”...ironic, huh?
I was sad when he announced his retirement a few years back.
True to his word, he has not appeared in a film since.
Hope he is not seriously hurt.
OK, you caught me...
File under “Things that make ya go ‘hmmmmm’...”
o.m.g. put down the crack-pipe and go get some fresh air NOW.
A Tundra in Florida? Now that would be funny, if this weren't a sadly common situation.
Because seriously, folks, people driving
tanks SUVs have a harder time seeing objects to the side and below of their tanks SUVs. They are therefore much more likely to strike bicyclists, pedestrians, pets ... and children.
No need for a Tundra in Florida. Not if you're just toolin' around town.
dang capitalist got a hospital named after him.
I have an SUV in Fl. None of your business. I buy my gas...
He was one of my favorites too. He was a real working actor and could play just about any part.
My first thought, what is he doing over there. My second, when did Gene Hackman get to be 81 years old. Hope he is okay!
“The name Islamorada, meaning “purple island”, came from early Spanish explorers in the area. Its pronunciation has been Anglicized to aisle-a-more-AH-dah.” From Wikipedia
I saw this note on his IMDB bio page:
2001: Was involved in a road-rage incident when two young men attacked him for hitting their car in Hollywood.
Hope he’s going to be okay.
Riding a bike in the Florida Keys is hazardous to your health,
And now we have the Islam (orada) Connection.
Think Isla Morada...
But what I said is the truth. Vehicles that were built for off-road driving should stay that way ... i.e. off the road, where the road is your typical urban or suburban street.
You buy your own gas? Great! Gotta keep supplying those OPEC countries with American $$$$.
My favorite Gene Hackman role is the blind hermit in Young Frankenstein. He’s actually a brilliant comic actor.