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Woman Crushed by Her Own Car During Repo
CBS Los Angeles ^ | 02/02/11 | Staff

Posted on 03/02/2011 9:18:06 AM PST by MintyHippo1980

Edited on 03/02/2011 10:14:55 AM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

A Southern California woman has died after apparently trying to stop a tow truck driver from repossessing her vehicle. San Bernardino County sheriff’s spokeswoman Jodi Miller says 42-year-old Lisa Via was pronounced dead early Tuesday after being struck.

Driver Leo Song told detectives he backed up his truck to a 2002 Buick parked in the driveway of Via’s mobile home in Chino Hills. As Song lifted the car, Via came out and begged Song not to take her car. He told her he had to take it. He said he assumed Via had moved away when he began to pull the car, but the woman’s husband approached him and said his wife was trapped under the Buick. Miller says her death appears to be a tragic accident.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: car; crushed; murder; repossession; retaliation; woman
Sign o' the times...
1 posted on 03/02/2011 9:18:14 AM PST by MintyHippo1980
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To: MintyHippo1980

He’s probably guilty of manslaughter. He should go to jail.


2 posted on 03/02/2011 9:22:02 AM PST by CatoRenasci (Ceterum Censeo Persae Esse Delendam -- Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit)
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To: MintyHippo1980

repo on a 2002 buick....we are slowly becming a third world country


3 posted on 03/02/2011 9:22:28 AM PST by Homer1
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To: MintyHippo1980

The husband ‘approached’ the driver. That sounds awful calm. Hmm.


4 posted on 03/02/2011 9:22:57 AM PST by divine_moment_of_facts (Give me Liberty.. or I'll get up and get it for myself!)
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To: CatoRenasci

“Assumed she had moved away?”

Yep.


5 posted on 03/02/2011 9:23:32 AM PST by BenKenobi (Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. - Silent Cal)
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To: CatoRenasci

Disagree. He was simply doing his job. I see this as a case of the wife being stupid and careless. And she died as a result of her own carelessness.


6 posted on 03/02/2011 9:24:08 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: MintyHippo1980

Considering the economy, especially in the construction-related field of architecture (my profession), I’m going to hold onto my ‘99 Grand Cherokee a few more years.


7 posted on 03/02/2011 9:24:24 AM PST by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: CatoRenasci
He’s probably guilty of manslaughter.

You must have information that contradicts what was reported.

He should go to jail.

Why? Is the operator of a train guilty of manslaughter when someone jumps in front of it?

8 posted on 03/02/2011 9:24:33 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: MintyHippo1980

Well I hope the 2002 Buick was worth it..


9 posted on 03/02/2011 9:25:25 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Vote like Obama is on the ballot)
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To: MintyHippo1980
"It ain't no joke if you don't pay that note!"

All kidding aside ... just dang. Idiot repo guy needs to make sure the path is clear before taking off.

10 posted on 03/02/2011 9:25:37 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: MintyHippo1980

Interesting headline since it really wasn’t her car.


11 posted on 03/02/2011 9:25:40 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: MintyHippo1980

This woman desearves the Rachel Corey award. Don’t assume the driver sees you when you move in front of a vehicle.


12 posted on 03/02/2011 9:26:19 AM PST by Conan the Conservative (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of the hippies.)
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To: MintyHippo1980

Man ... that’s a sad story, not just for the woman who got crushed, but for her husband and for the tow truck driver. The two men have to be hurting. Yet it is right and moral that the car be repossessed if she wasn’t making the payments. Just sad all around.


13 posted on 03/02/2011 9:26:23 AM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: MintyHippo1980

Soon it will be illegal to repo a car in Commiefornia. Paying your bills is optional.


14 posted on 03/02/2011 9:28:30 AM PST by Conan the Conservative (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of the hippies.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
Well I hope the 2002 Buick was worth it..

Bobolink (aka Bobo the Hobo in DUmmie FUnnies) would LOVE to have a Buick that new.
15 posted on 03/02/2011 9:33:13 AM PST by OCCASparky (Steely-eyed killer of the deep.)
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To: MintyHippo1980

Thsi is the story of a Rachel Corry lady who stood in front of her car to keep it from being repossessed and a Bulldozer Operator ,truck driver who was determined to move her or kill her.

Both are equally at fault, and the Lady is dead.

Don’t tell me the guy hasn’t got any mirrors on his tow truck, I know better.


16 posted on 03/02/2011 9:33:23 AM PST by Venturer
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Well I hope the 2002 Buick was worth it..

________________________________________

Oh, man. As I began to read your reply, I was thinking I was gonna read...

“Well I hope the 2002 Buick is OK.”


17 posted on 03/02/2011 9:35:21 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: MintyHippo1980

The life of a Repo-man is always intense.


18 posted on 03/02/2011 9:46:29 AM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Incorrigible

so is the wrongful death lawsuit. I hope he has good insurance and he might need a lawyer for the criminal charges.


19 posted on 03/02/2011 9:49:09 AM PST by ClayinVA ("Those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it")
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To: divine_moment_of_facts
The husband ‘approached’ the driver. That sounds awful calm. Hmm.

I know, really. "Um, excuse me (tapping window), hold up there Dude, you just ran over my wife."

20 posted on 03/02/2011 9:53:14 AM PST by T Minus Four (Support the SFTSOPWDIABMTTPBTTASIFTF and stop this needless tragedy!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I agree with you. Lazy deadbeats possesing an entitlement mentality that they are somehow owed something freak out and lose their minds when confronted with the reality that actions (not making your car payment) have consequences (repo). They frequently act irrationally. I can easily see this woman throwing herself in front of the car thinking it will stop the tow truck driver from hauling it away. I can also see, in her lack of composure, failing to educate the tow truck driver on what she was doing.

I’ve always said that stupidity should be painful. In this case, it was likely fatal.


21 posted on 03/02/2011 9:55:05 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry ("I've got tiger blood and Adonis DNA!")
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To: al_c
That show drives me nuts. That muscled up man is an ass. People should pay their bills, but he often doesn't tell them what's going on, just takes the car and starts threatening them.
22 posted on 03/02/2011 9:55:13 AM PST by youngidiot (I'm on a drug. And that drug is Charlie Sheen.)
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To: CatoRenasci

Saint Rachel Corrie of pancake bless this woman, for she is truly stupid and deserving of death.


23 posted on 03/02/2011 9:55:48 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Homer1

>>repo on a 2002 buick....we are slowly becming a third world country<<

Yeah, I noticed that too. But to be fair, if you drive and fly around this country, you will notice many parts that have, really, always been third world. It is one reason I think the federal tax code is so unfair. The amount of money it takes to barely make it as a family in Seattle, for example, makes you a RICH man in central Kentucky. That statement gets to the kernel of one of the facets of my desire to move there. But it is a small facet.


24 posted on 03/02/2011 9:55:58 AM PST by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: al_c

The life of a Repo Man is always intense.


25 posted on 03/02/2011 9:56:56 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Venturer

Are you saying the hero that bulldozed Rachel Corry is a bad guy?


26 posted on 03/02/2011 9:57:36 AM PST by Maverick68
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To: MintyHippo1980
Here's a similar story, except the tow truck driver was dragged to death instead.

I saw the mile-long blood smear on the road on my way to work the next morning.

27 posted on 03/02/2011 10:06:44 AM PST by r9etb
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To: from occupied ga
Is the operator of a train guilty of manslaughter when someone jumps in front of it?

You've never driven a train have you? The answer is no, but every train driver would gladly not have that experience, which is not uncommon to have in a career.

This is different. The driver of a motor vehicle -- here a tow truck -- is assumed at fault in such an accident, unless extenuating circumstances can be proven. See for example a recent case where no charges were filed: http://www.morningjournal.com/articles/2010/08/20/news/mj3182725.txt

People have far more control of motor vehicles, and it may be that the driver was trying to get away fast, and was careless or distracted. In either case he would likely be culpable.

28 posted on 03/02/2011 10:07:36 AM PST by bvw
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To: youngidiot
That show drives me nuts. That muscled up man is an ass. People should pay their bills, but he often doesn't tell them what's going on, just takes the car and starts threatening them.

The show's a joke. I don't think any part of it is real.

29 posted on 03/02/2011 10:07:46 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: youngidiot

That show is scripted. The people whose cars are being repo’d are actors.

A tow truck driver was driving away with a car a few decades back in Houston and the owner fired a shot. It went through the window and the truck driver went down the road a few miles then ran into a ditch. He was pronounced dead on the scene from a gunshot wound. The owner was not charged because the tow truck driver did not explain that he was repossessing the car. The owner felt his property was in danger and, in Texas, was cleared of using deadly force.


30 posted on 03/02/2011 10:09:06 AM PST by Terry Mross (We need a SECOND party.)
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To: dfwgator
The life of a Repo Man is always intense.

LOL!

31 posted on 03/02/2011 10:10:34 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: allmendream

32 posted on 03/02/2011 10:10:54 AM PST by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: allmendream

33 posted on 03/02/2011 10:12:15 AM PST by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: youngidiot
That show drives me nuts.

Relax. It is just a TV show.

34 posted on 03/02/2011 10:13:22 AM PST by SeeSac
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To: Responsibility2nd

It was the tow truck driver’s responsibility to be sure everyone was clear before he attempted to tow the car off.

I don’t like the woman trying to keep her car after not making payments for it, but that is not a capital crime.

If the guy can state, “I looked and I didn’t see her”, and she was in fact in his blind spot, he would probably be okay.

I presume the writer didn’t accurately depict the demeanor of the husband.


35 posted on 03/02/2011 10:13:43 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Here's the proof of Obama's U. S. citizenship: " " Good enough for our 3 branches...)
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To: al_c; dfwgator

36 posted on 03/02/2011 10:15:50 AM PST by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: Conan the Conservative

“Soon it will be illegal to repo a car in Commiefornia. Paying your bills is optional.”

It’s already optional for the government. They just issue an IOU. Just need to make it work the other way.


37 posted on 03/02/2011 10:26:42 AM PST by CriticalJ (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But then I repeat myself. MT)
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To: bvw

You’ve never drven a tow truck have you? It’s really hard to see just exactly what’s behind the crane.


38 posted on 03/02/2011 10:28:36 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Your screen name is an outright lie.

You haven't got responsibility as second, third, or even three hundred and forty fifth on your list.

No matter what the person who's vehicle is being towed does, the employee towing the repo has a responsibility to make sure the vehicle is clear before he takes off.

Unlike in your disgusting fantasy world, there is responsibility on BOTH sides.

39 posted on 03/02/2011 10:29:12 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.8)
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To: Phantom Lord

A “relevant to your interests” ping.


40 posted on 03/02/2011 10:31:42 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: CatoRenasci

Without a doubt.

Make his company liable, too.


41 posted on 03/02/2011 10:59:48 AM PST by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

A case could be made for negligence.

Most repo and tow truck people are ex-con thugs anyways. Thin out that herd anyway you can. Even by a negligent homicide charge.


42 posted on 03/02/2011 11:02:03 AM PST by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!)
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To: youngidiot

Like I said, ex-con thugs.


43 posted on 03/02/2011 11:04:21 AM PST by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!)
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To: from occupied ga

I’ve driven a tow truck and a train. (And a lot of other stuff. No submarines.) Although that train didn’t go very far or fast, the tow truck did.

He didn’t account for where she was. And it’s obvious she was going to be near.


44 posted on 03/02/2011 11:50:57 AM PST by bvw
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To: Maverick68

Nope: I am saying the incident was similar.

Two hard heads butting against each other.


45 posted on 03/03/2011 4:20:38 AM PST by Venturer
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