Watched somebody die today

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  1. Paulie
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    One of those in the wrong place at the wrong time things.

    Really bad car accident. The car flipped up into the air and then rolled a bunch of times into a tree, where it was promptly severed into 2 pieces.

    Sadly, so was the person.

    I'm still not right.
     
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    OOH!

    That's a rough one. Sorry to hear that you had to see that.

    Did you know the person?
     
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    Sorry to hear that !! Hope you can get it all in perspective soon. It's a sucky experience
     
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    Sucks, bro.

    It'll be a while before that memory stops lingering on you.
     
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    SFC Ollie Still Marching

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    Never an easy thing to see.
     
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    I'm not exactly sure yet. I know it was a girl, but I didn't recognize the car. I stopped and got out to see what I could maybe do, and so did plenty of other people, but when I saw the "parts" laying in the street I had to leave. There was obviously no rescue work to be done at that point.

    I'm still waiting for the local news to update the story, it's only a couple sentences about the accident happening. Nothing specific.
     
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    Was she going fast?
     
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    I didn't see the initial impact because a pickup truck was in front of me and it kind of blocked the beginning of the accident, but dude, she must have been going fast as hell for the car to be completely split into 2 halves. I've never seen anything like that before.

    When I was a teenager I volunteered for my local fire dept, and one of my first calls ever was a triple fatality car accident. I was one of the guys who stabilized the vehicle so it could be cut apart. That was pretty nasty, and apparently the vehicle did like 15 flips before it snapped a telephone pole halfway up. But that vehicle was still one piece.

    This was totally different. Plus, with that other one, they were already dead when I got there. This time, I witnessed the last seconds of the girl's life. There's something really morbid about that.
     
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    csbarry I'm just getting started!

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    Sorry you had to see that, but thanks for stopping to see what you could do. You're all right, and you will be sooner or later..
     
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    That's rough - take care.
     

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