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Old 08-23-2003, 12:35 AM
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A damn shame

For over a year, my boss has been telling me about a 19-year-old kid named David who's a close friend to his sons and to their family. He's also a huge car enthusiast, and has 2 Integras that he was using for parts for a '90 Integra that he was building up. He thinks that I'd really like him, and that I should meet him sometime. He just can't say enough good things about this kid.

Well, my boss was out yesterday, and came in today and told me the news.

David was driving home from his girlfriend's house Wednesday night and was in a bad car accident with his beloved Integra. He had been in two accidents in the past year, and had a speeding ticket. He passed a MD State Trooper who clocked him at 95mph. The officer's laser gun had David at 140mph when he hit the guardrail at the next curve. David was killed instantly.

I know what you're probably thinking, "I don't know him, who cares? I'm a safe driver. That couldn't happen to me." But it can. Just think of all the near-misses you or your friends have probably encountered. Me included, believe me.

There's probalby a lot of you here who are David's age, and we're all into fast cars. That's why we're here. It doesn't matter that he was driving an Integra, rather than a Chevelle, or even a Trabant. It just saddens me to see things like this happen.

I just can't say it enough. PLEASE PLEASE keep the speed on the track. There are plenty of us here (and everywhere else) that would love to help you get into safe, legal racing so that you or someone you care about doesn't end up like David.

We lost a fellow car enthusiast because of a stupid decision. Don't be the next one.

Sorry, just feeling a little down about it, and needed to vent.

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Old 08-23-2003, 12:43 AM
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My prayers go out to his family and friends.

Sorry about the loss.

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Old 08-23-2003, 01:10 AM
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Yup .. sorry bout the loss.. prayers will go out

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Old 08-23-2003, 02:47 PM
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Very sad. I agree, the speed belongs on the track. The problem is, there's just not enough tracks. I consider myself lucky to live 15 miles from an excellent NHRA facility that works hard to get the racing off the streets.

I'm sorry for your loss.
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To bad the kid chose to run. I have raced cars and bikes and the only near misses I'v had were not on the track. People will do stupid stuff and think about it later, this time he didn't get a chance to realize his mistake because his was tragic. We lost a brother car guy,he was to young and the accident senseless.


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