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SUV crashes through house; lands on sleeping man
WFSB ^

Posted on 01/31/2012 2:00:47 PM PST by matt04

A man is recovering in the hospital after waking up to a car on top of him in his bed in New Haven. Now police said they are searching for the driver who fled from police after the car crashed through the home on Tuesday morning.

"The sirens stayed on for a real long time," said neighbor Mia Franklin. "You know something happened. And the bang, we heard the bang and that's when we got up."

Even neighbors said they couldn't have guesses what the loud bang was at 12:30 a.m. Police said it was a man fleeing from Hamden officers before the driver lost control of the car and crashed into the home.

Friends said his vehicle landed right in 34-year-old Michael Sweats bedroom.

"He's a hard worker," said friend Ernest Williamson. "He chooses to work extremely hard instead of being in the streets, and I love him to death."

Williamson said he was on his way to visit Sweats at St. Raphael's Hospital in New Haven where he was listed in stable condition.

Firefighters said it took an hour and 20 minutes to free Sweats from under the car, and he suffered second- and third-degree burns to his lower body as a result.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: newhaven; suv
Oh wait, the SUV didn't crash thru a house it was driven thru a house.

Time for the classic, In a Yugo.

1 posted on 01/31/2012 2:00:50 PM PST by matt04
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To: matt04
Now police said they are searching for the driver

Aha! It had an accomplice!

2 posted on 01/31/2012 2:05:21 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: matt04
SUV crashes through house; lands on sleeping man

Sometimes, an alarm clock just doesn't get the job done.

3 posted on 01/31/2012 2:06:30 PM PST by energized
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To: matt04
Now police said they are searching for the driver...

No need to bother. We all know the SUV was the criminal here.


4 posted on 01/31/2012 2:09:05 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: ElkGroveDan
Aha! It had an accomplice!

LOL. You can't make this stuff up!

5 posted on 01/31/2012 2:11:35 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: matt04

Repost..

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2840566/posts

title is different, but it’s the same story.


6 posted on 01/31/2012 2:12:21 PM PST by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: matt04

“As for the driver of the blue BMW, police said he fled the scene after the crash.”

All SUVs are evil, but the Bavarian kriegstuhrmkampfpanzerflammenwagen has to be the worst.
One bit my sister once and it turned into a nasti infection.


7 posted on 01/31/2012 2:12:53 PM PST by tumblindice ("ghetto masses" Cloward-Piven)
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8 posted on 01/31/2012 2:16:34 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: musicman

You are the best!!


9 posted on 01/31/2012 2:23:00 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: matt04
Reminds me when I was driving in Greenpoint Brooklyn one night a few years back when I came to a stop sign when all of a sudden this SUV came flying through the intersection at what must have been 100 mph, hit a pile of dirt left by a contruction crew and proceeded to tilt sideways in slow motion, so much so that I could see everyones face in my headlights making a Mr. Bill face....

whereas it then proceeded to slide down the block on its side like a toy taking out almost every parked car on the left side of the street for almost the entire block.

I came *this* close to walking up to them and saying....

(But pointing down.)

10 posted on 01/31/2012 2:26:46 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (How ironic that Ann Coulter should write a book called Treason.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Not necessarily. He could have been carrying a gun whereas it would be the guns fault.


11 posted on 01/31/2012 2:28:28 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (How ironic that Ann Coulter should write a book called Treason.)
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To: matt04

“SUV crashes through house; lands on sleeping man”

The title - similar to all such reports - is one worth nitpicking, in terms of looking at what words actually communicate.

The title conjuors up in the mind some robotized vehicle that mysteriously, on its own, “crashes”.

It’s like saying: “a fifty caliber gun fired a bullet threw a window and struck a sleepimg man”; really, no shooter, just the gun?

Isn’t it more truthfully, in reality: A man driving an SUV crashed trhough a house, landing his vehicle on a sleeping man?

And titled: “Mam crashes vehicle through house, landing on sleeping man” ???

Why ask the question?

Well, let’s change the facts - the vehicle is a station wagon.

Are we honest enough to admit, they would have found some way to NOT title the artcile: “Station wagon crashes through house; lands on sleeping man”.

But, in our politically-correct dominated media, such a detail would not be needed, a station wagon is not the evil “SUV”. In the politically-correct dominated media, the important fact, in this case, is not the driver, but the make of vehicle - the dreaded SUV.


12 posted on 01/31/2012 2:41:47 PM PST by Wuli
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I want to enter an objection in defense of harried headline writers everywhere, who have been handed a story and given thee minutes to write a 48 point, three column two line head with a kicker.

Come on, people! When a vehicle crashes into a building, you know it’s being driven by a human because if it wasn’t THAT would be the news peg.

I’m more interested in who the driver was. Anyone want to make a bet on a twice-previously-deported illegal immigrant with a history of drunk driving?


13 posted on 01/31/2012 2:50:08 PM PST by Ronin (Now 15 kilograms down since August last year. Hell yeah I'm bragging!)
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To: Wuli

It’s simple, “SUV” is more than a vehicle style, it’s a political enemy.

Do we see news articles regarding the plight of “Crossovers”, “Hybrids”, “Midsize Sedans” in the title?


14 posted on 01/31/2012 3:01:01 PM PST by cicero2k
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To: Ronin
Had the vehicle not been an SUV, been a more govt approved vehicle, some dinky little hybrid, the headline would have been man crashes... or woman crashes... or driver crashes.
While time the constraint point is a valid one, the writers know what the accepted/expected language and slants are and write accordingly.
15 posted on 01/31/2012 3:22:01 PM PST by D1X1E
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To: D1X1E

It’s also a 3 count on a 23 space line, where station wagon or minivan would be 12 or 6, respectively. Was there a chance that the headline writer was making an intentional dig against evil SUVs? Sure. But somehow I doubt it.

I used to write headlines at a daily newspaper here in Tokyo and given deadline pressure, unreasonable page editors and space constraints, it was a constant battle to find anything that both fit and said what needed to be said.

And, if anyone had been stupid enough to write a headline saying “Man crashes through house; lands on sleeping man” he’d be unemployed the next day. At least at any paper I’ve worked for (three).

Hey, I am as suspicious of Liberal bias as the next Conservative, but in this case, I’d say the headline writer was innocent of that crime.


16 posted on 01/31/2012 4:00:42 PM PST by Ronin (Now 15 kilograms down since August last year. Hell yeah I'm bragging!)
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To: presently no screen name

(Thanks!!)

17 posted on 01/31/2012 4:53:46 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: matt04

Yet another case of a Suddenly Unhappy Vehicle, taking out (a)human(s) for no reason, hope all recover fully.


18 posted on 01/31/2012 5:03:10 PM PST by yield 2 the right ( Space blank until I come up with a nice Tagline.)
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To: musicman

That’s another one that always makes me smile! THANKS - I appreciate the smiles you bring with your posts/pictures.


19 posted on 01/31/2012 5:03:58 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: musicman

That’s another one that always makes me smile! THANKS - I appreciate the smiles you bring with your posts/pictures.


20 posted on 01/31/2012 5:23:01 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Ronin; D1X1E
It’s also a 3 count on a 23 space line, where station wagon or minivan would be 12 or 6, respectively.

If space is the problem, why not this and it is exactly what happened........

Man drives through house onto sleeping man.
vs.
SUV crashes through house; lands on sleeping man.

As you see, the truth can be said and with a shorter headline if you see space being a problem. And 'drives' connotes some sort of vehicle.

Saying what happened wasn't enough - they are taught, IMO, to say it in a way to point a finger at what they condemn where ever they can. It's just another one of those - the man was killed by a gun.

We see this style of reporting all too much and we have ever right to call them out on it.

21 posted on 01/31/2012 5:37:00 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Wuli

Exactly! Spot on.


22 posted on 01/31/2012 5:40:40 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: musicman

I want to apologize for my computer as my computer double posted. :)


23 posted on 01/31/2012 5:43:24 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

It’s OK. Mine does it also!!


24 posted on 01/31/2012 5:49:36 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: musicman

Thankfully our hands are clean and I’ll have no part of that double posting! The mouse and computer are cohorts in this, not me. :)


25 posted on 01/31/2012 5:54:03 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

26 posted on 01/31/2012 5:58:15 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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