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1 posted on 01/13/2012 5:19:20 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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Turns out the guy had just left a showing of “The French Connection”...ironic, huh?


2 posted on 01/13/2012 5:21:38 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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Gene Hackman is/was one of my favorite actors.

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.

3 posted on 01/13/2012 5:23:01 PM PST by Siena Dreaming
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ISLAMorada????????

File under “Things that make ya go ‘hmmmmm’...”


6 posted on 01/13/2012 5:26:55 PM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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struck from behind by the right front fender of a 2007 Toyota Tundra

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.

9 posted on 01/13/2012 5:29:20 PM PST by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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Ryder Trauma Center

dang capitalist got a hospital named after him.

10 posted on 01/13/2012 5:30:01 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (Ignorance is no excuse.)
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Hope he’s going to be okay.

Riding a bike in the Florida Keys is hazardous to your health,


16 posted on 01/13/2012 5:37:02 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> - - -)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Hope the old Marine is okay.

Semper Fi
LH


23 posted on 01/13/2012 5:41:08 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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27 posted on 01/13/2012 5:44:18 PM PST by Bobalu (Newt is just the a-hole we need at a time like this)
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At least he didn't get run over by one of those tourists.

28 posted on 01/13/2012 5:45:46 PM PST by BlueDragon (on'a $10 horse an' a $40 saddle I'm going up the trail with them longhorn cattle c'm uh ty-yi-yipy-)
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Another “elderly” Florida resident driving around aimlessly. Some 60 year olds reach geezerdom status before others.
29 posted on 01/13/2012 5:47:17 PM PST by muleskinner
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To: ConservativeStatement; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; ...
With apologies... to Unforgiven:

Little Bill Daggett: It's been a long time, Bob. You run out of Chinamen?

English Bob: Little Bill, well I thought you was, well I thought that you were dead. I see you've shaved your chin whiskers off.

Little Bill Daggett: I was tasting the soup two hours after I ate it.

English Bob: Well, actually, what I heard was that you got knocked off your bicycle, drunk... of course, and that you broke your bloody neck.

Little Bill Daggett: I heard that one myself, Bob. Hell, I even thought I was dead... 'til I found out it was just that I was in Islamorada.

39 posted on 01/13/2012 5:57:04 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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My first thought after reading these comments is, how sad. A great actor has been hurt and all I see are idiotic put downs on SUVs, the elderly, gas usage, and bicycle on roads.

Good show there!


45 posted on 01/13/2012 6:01:09 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected.)
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I think that if 90% of Hollywood actors got struck by cars and didn’t survive it would be a good thing for America.


58 posted on 01/13/2012 6:12:14 PM PST by macquire
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Update:

Actor Gene Hackman was hit by a car while riding his bike in Islamorada on Friday afternoon, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The 81-year-old actor was biking at mile marker 88.7, along the “Old Road” when he was injured.

Because of the remote location of the incident, Hackman was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, said publicist Susan Madore. Hackman was released after a few hours with “very minor bumps and bruises,” Madore said.

The Oscar-winning Hackman, who appeared in Hoosiers, The French Connection and Poseidon Adventure, regularly goes fishing with former UM and Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson in Islamorada, where both men own homes

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/01/13/2588467/actor-gene-hackman-hit-by-car.html#storylink=cpy

68 posted on 01/13/2012 6:19:21 PM PST by rawhide
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Islam-orada???? Hey, get well Gene. Loved your movies esp. Moosport and Hoosiers.


73 posted on 01/13/2012 6:26:19 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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Mr Hackman was injured by the hardware of a Toyota Tundra platform, regardless if it was cutely decorated as a pickup truck or an SUV.


77 posted on 01/13/2012 6:40:23 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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First movie I remember him in was “Bonnie and Clyde”. Loved “Hoosiers” but my favorite was “Bite the Bullet”.


82 posted on 01/13/2012 7:04:51 PM PST by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Gene Hackman is a wonderful, often overlooked actor.


85 posted on 01/13/2012 7:15:33 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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It’s going to take a much larger vehicle than a truck running over him to kill Mr. Hackman. It may take a tank.


89 posted on 01/13/2012 7:24:55 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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Can’t Hackman afford a Mercedes?


95 posted on 01/13/2012 8:04:59 PM PST by HIDEK6
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