Geeze, Mom, I'm 16 yrs. old, I know how to drive, nothings going to happen

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  1. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Six cyclists were struck by a Ford Super Duty near Waller, Texas on Saturday, leading to four hospitalizations. Two riders were airlifted to a nearby medical facility and while their exact conditions are unknown, various local news outlets report that they're in recovery. The cyclists were training for an Ironman marathon when, roughly 75 miles into their ride, an F-350 crashed into them, and one witness says the 16-year-old driver was taunting the group when the incident occurred.

    [​IMG]© Provided by The Drive Six cyclists were struck by a Ford Super Duty near Waller, Texas on Saturday, leading to four hospitalizations. Two riders were airlifted to a nearby medical facility and while their exact conditions are unknown, various local news outlets report that they're in recovery. The cyclists were training for an Ironman marathon when, roughly 75 miles […]
    Chase Ferrell, a cyclist who gave his account of the collision to KPRC 2 and Fox 26, claims the diesel truck driver blew black smoke on him and everyone else in the group.

    "The reason he couldn't stop is because he was accelerating to blow more diesel fuel on these cyclists," Ferrell explained to Fox 26. "He ended up hitting three people before his brakes even started."

    Although no video of the crash has been released, photos showing mangled bikes and the truck's caved-in front bumper indicate it wasn't a low-speed encounter. It took place on old Highway 290, west of Houston, and Ferrell says the driver stayed at the scene of the incident and spoke with police once they arrived.

    "There was no reason for this to happen," Ferrell continued to Fox 26. "It wasn't like he was on his phone. [He] definitely meant to try and scare these people [or] intimidate them in some way. [Maybe he then] made a mistake and ran them over."

    As of Sunday afternoon, the F-350 driver had not been arrested. Ferrell spoke about this with KPRC 2, saying, "I don't understand, if it was me who had struck someone else, I would be in jail. I don't understand how it's come to this point where there are no consequences this far."

    Police in Waller say the incident remains under investigation.
     
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  3. buddyd157

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    he needs to have his license revoked until either he is 26, or permanently.

    i'd go for the permanent solution.
     
  4. Chinatown

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    Mistake? "Rollin' Coal" is not a mistake; can only be done deliberately.
    In this case, Mommy & Daddy are in big trouble financially now; let the lawsuits begin!
     
  5. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    An F-350 is way too big for a toddler.
     
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  8. buddyd157

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    i feel his day is coming.

    wouldn't it be a shame, if he gets married, has kids, and his wife and kids are in an SUV and they get slammed into by a drunk driver, killing them?

    what goes around, comes around.....
     
  9. lovesthedrive

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    Very sad. Oh the joys of arrogance.
     
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  10. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    This is why rich people need to be taxed moar. So they can be middle class, and their money distributed to people that smoke dope all day and make chicken salad.
     
  11. AModelCat

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    Let's face it though, 90% of cyclists are major ###holes when out on the streets. Looks like they were riding in the lane in that picture

    Still no excuse to run them over. Dumb move and he'll face the music for it.
     
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