Skip to comments.Witness: Hastings’ speeding car ‘shook my car—like a freight truck going by’
Posted on 06/21/2013 7:27:07 AM PDT by BenLurkin
A driver who witnessed the fiery crash that killed journalist Michael Hastings says the vehicle the 33-year-old was driving shook his car "like a freight truck" as it flew by early Tuesday morning in Los Angeles.
"Was stopped at a red light tonight when a pearl white Mercedes flew past," Michael Carter wrote on Facebook a few hours later. "It shook my car like a freight truck going by. Saw it burst into flames a quarter mile down the road when it hit a tree."
In a Facebook message to Yahoo News, Carter explained in detail what he saw:
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An interesting point of view.
Didn’t one of the Clinton associates’ car inexplicably veer off the highway and hit a tree? It caused some comment during the Clinton regime.
That sounds like Karen Silkwood, which was long before The Rapist took office.
it sure looks like suicide.
Sounds like a man driving as if he thought he was being chased. Or hunted.
It was SUPPOSED to look like suicide.
All deliciously suspicious.
Sometimes a cigar is just an exploding cigar.
Wasn’t he working on a Benghazi expose’?
Sounds like he was a victim of Kenyacide
Reminded me of the glue under the gas pedal of the motorhome in the movie “The Blues Brothers”.
Sounds to me like a man whose accelerator was stuck ‘down’. The bomb might have been placed in order to end the racing car before it did too much damage to the city/populace. I would guess a remote detonator was used and someone was timing when to detonate the speeding vehicle IF there was a bomb which separated the motor and transmission from the chasis.
Must have been a Prius.
Indeed, what was he doing out at 4:30 a.m., a time mostly used by sleepy travelers going to catch early planes and people with early stating jobs? Also, why travel at well over 100 m.p.h. on LA city surface streets??
I’d be interested in seeing pictures of the car. If it was a Mercedes, they are pretty crash proof....
Why not turn off the ignition and shift the vehicle into neutral?
New cars are almost entirely automated and can be stopped or directed remotely by computer.
Crash proof maybe. Fire proof...not so much.
But you still have to have a key to start the car though.
Sounds like a Kennedy on any given day of the week.
“I’m somebody important so I can do whatever I damn well please”
That was my thought, too. I doubt whether they would use a bomb or a drone. The damage would be too obvious and hard to cover up. But it wouldn't be hard to tamper with the car while he was away from it doing something else, and fix it so it would suddenly accelerate and not respond to the brakes.
(Too late for me though, I can only die old now.)
Hi E Pluribus, I hope you are well.
Yes, it is similar to Silkwood, as to the facts of the collision. I can’t help but think, on a broader level, of the mysterious death of someone that has obtained “explosive” information. Please forgive the pun.
I’m reminded of my friend, Ted Richardson, an Asst. U.S. Atty that had info on John Doe in the OKC Murrah Building bombing. His death, declared suicide by a shotgun blast, is still disputed. http://www.freewebz.com/jeffhead/liberty/okcsuicide.htm
Maybe someday we will know what, Silkwood, Richardson, Hastings, etc. knew that got them noticed.
Stay safe, my FRiend.
Didnt one of the Clinton associates car inexplicably veer off the highway and hit a tree? It caused some comment during the Clinton regime.
Quite a few automobile 'accidents' during the Clinton era.
Just a quick, simple gleaning of Alamo-Girl's "Downside Legacy" compilation, thereto which I had contributed hundreds of references.
Keith Coney, Motorcycle Accident (Ives/Henry Witness)
-----Kevin Ives (Witness to Mena, skull crushed, left to be run over by train)
----- Don Henry (Witness to Mena, stabbed, left to be run over by train)-- Keith McKaskle (Ives/Henry Informant, Stabbed)
-- Gregory Collins (Ives/Henry Informant, Gunshot to Head)
-- James Milon (Ives/Henry Informant, Decapitated)
-- Richard Winters (Ives/Henry Suspect, Shotgunned)
-- Jordan Ketelson (Ives/Henry Informant, Shotgunned)
Michael Whiteley 3/22/98 ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE " A pickup truck and a four-wheeler were missing, but Ralph Baker had more on his mind than stolen vehicles when he set out around 6:15 on the rain-soaked Monday morning of his death. He was deeply troubled by state and federal investigations of the Madison County sheriff's office he had run for more than a quarter-century and concerned by newspaper stories that flew against his reputation as a resolute and fearless lawman. He drowned before the sun was up that day, Jan. 5, apparently having misjudged the rising waters of the White River when he drove onto a low-water bridge near St. Paul. .The death was so contrary to the nature and history of the 59-year-old sheriff that whispers of suicide or foul play colored gossip in the weeks that followed. .. In December, the FBI had subpoenaed Baker's bank records amid questions surrounding nearly $500,000 in land purchases by the sheriff and his family. State auditors had been combing the records of the Madison County Drug Eradication Fund since November. And stories in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette had detailed allegations of corruption in the sheriff's office and flaws in the investigation of the unsolved 1994 murder of convenience store owner Billie Jean Phillips .The investigation deals in part with the sheriff's office's handling of drug cases, and, in part, with financial deals that allowed Baker, his wife and two cousins to buy about 2,400 acres of land in Madison, Franklin and Washington counties with payments of $484,250. Nearly all the purchases were made in cash. ......And it eventually touched on Baker's relationship with the top official at an Arkansas financial institution swept up in the Whitewater investigation -- Gary W. Bunch, president of Madison Bank & Trust.
Lt Colonel Mark Cwick
NewsMax.com 8/22/99 " Lt. Colonel Mark Cwick, a Marine Corp helicopter pilot who served President Bill Clinton, died this past week in what appears to have been a car accident. Cwick, 41, was pronounced dead Friday at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Virginia. On Thursday night, Colonel Cwick suffered fatal injuries when driving to his home. Police told the Associated Press that "a car [Cwick] was trying to pass moved in front of him, and to avoid it, he swerved off the road into an embankment and hit some trees." Colonel Cwick was no ordinary person. As a member of the elite Marine Corps HMX-1 unit, he was responsible for ferrying the President and other high-ranking officials around the Washington area. Apparently, Colonel Cwick has also fallen victim to the Clinton Curse. It has become undeniable that an unusual number of people close to Bill Clinton have died in accidental, violent and often suspicious deaths. Within Cwicks own elite HMX-1 Unit, two other strange deaths are known to have occurred. This past April, Major Marc Hohle, who had been a pilot for Bill Clinton during the first year of Clinton's first term, died in a helicopter crash in Okinawa. Three others also died in the crash. In March of this year, just a month before Hohles untimely death, another member of HMX-1 unit died. Marine Cpl. Eric S. Fox, a helicopter crewman, was found dead with a gunshot wound to his head. Police authorities said Fox's body was found near a school yard in West Virginia ."
Or one driving a car with a malfunctioning throttle link.
As more details come out the “Boom!” and fire happened before the car hit the tree. The damage to the car and the fact that the engine was found at a right angle to the vehicle about 200 ft. away doesn’t add up with the narrative. If he hit tree at a high speed wouldn’t the front bumper would be in the back seat? It seems to me like the car almost came to a rest against the tree after the trauma had happened.
Andrew, we certainly miss you!
Why did he hit a tree? maybe he wasn’t alive when he was driving? This needs to be looked at closely—This isn’t the America I grew up in. Imagine if Woodward or Burnstein had an “accident” back in Watergate Times? Looks to me like too many oppoents to Obama are turning up dead. A special assassination squad operating in the White House? Crazy Idea? Like the IRS targeting religious/Tea Party/Conservatives? Things got to change—if they can at this late date.
This is a video that mostly shows a fire but that also shows the engine on the ground a significant distance away from the car. Somehow, other sites with this video are flagged as "untrusted". That includes Gawker.
Can a car with Onstar be controlled?
And the amount of fire in a diesel car was ridiculous. A witness in a video I saw this morning said it exploded into flame immediately. I don’t think that’s typical of a car fire, even after hitting a tree.
Or very angry.
If memory serves, Eric Holder was involved in the Trentadue case.
The car was going pretty fast.
And it looks like the brake lights were on?
Buford Pusser of Walking Tall fame had a similar fate, I believe.
Messing with someone’s brake lines or fixing it so that the car speeds up and the driver has no control could also be another explanation.
Early in Obama’s first term, didn’t someone connected to his administration die in an exploding and/or burning car that was parked in his garage? Anyone else remember that?
It is easier now than ever to divert the electronics in modern cars. If the tranny is electronically shifted, then a simple jumper circuit can stop the vehicle from being shifted once into drive, and of course the same works for ignitions. The CIA knows all the tricks dontchaknow.
interesting-I wish the cameraman had asked the guy to tell what happened in his own language-even if he didn’t understand it[oh well
General David Petraeus kisses Jill Kelley after accepting community service award presented at Kelley's home during the summer of 2011. It was later revealed Kelley, of Lebanese descent, was millions in debt, and had questionable ties to Middle Eastern entities.
I have no doubt whatsoever that in holder’s FBI a few ‘workers’ can be found who will do whatever eric tasks them with. There are Craig Livingstones all across America don’tchaknow.
I had a car where the cruise control turned on and was excelerating. That’s where neutral and brakes come in handy.
When a story about this was up earlier there was a link in a comment to a site with an interview with a couple of engineers who had developed an app for a laptop that could be connected to the tech readout plug in a modern car and deliver a packet to the system that would made the electronic functions accessible remotely. In ssome of these cares nothing is directly connected, no hydraulic brakes or steering, all electronic. The brake pedal and the steering wheel are only switches that input to the computer on board.