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Old 04-20-2012, 12:02 PM   #1
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:05 PM   #2
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Idiot!!!

Why do people do this? Buckle yourself in. If you love your kids, buckle them in.

I feel bad for the kids (if they survive) because they may have to grow up without a dad.

I've forgotten a time or two to buckle my daughter in...she pitches a fit and starts crying if she's unfastened. We have explained to her the importance of seatbelts. She also saw on Dora that you should wear seatbelts for safety.

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Old 04-20-2012, 12:08 PM   #3
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Senseless and ignorant fool. Hope he rots in hell for putting 2 young kids at risk.
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:55 PM   #4
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Everyone has an opinion, but condolences to the friends and family of the fellow Jeeper would be more appropriate than a judgement, seems to me.
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:00 PM   #5
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I think we should just hope that the kids and wife are fine instead of saying how bad of a father he is, he was still their dad, and they still dont have a dad, he may have not been thinking correctly but we cant be rude to the dead
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:30 PM   #6
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everyone has an opinion, but condolences to the friends and family of the fellow jeeper would be more appropriate than a judgement, seems to me.
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:33 PM   #7
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The fact that he was their dad makes it worse, he was (and frankly the mother as well) negligent. If he was stupid enough to endanger himself by not wearing a seat belt fine, he was an adult and has paid his due. But to negligently endanger your kids by being completely stupid and allowing them to ride on your lap is inexcusable.

Condolences to the kids for having been put through that trauma.
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:37 PM   #8
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I'm sorry for the family, but I have to be rude to the idiot driver. He never should have been driving unbelted, as well as the wife, and his kids SHOULD have been in child car seats and buckled in, plus he should have been paying attention to his driving. Had he done what a responsible father and driver should have done, we wouldn't be reading this story.
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:38 PM   #9
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And WHY would you even consider taking a freakin ONE YEAR OLD BABY on an off road adventure to begin with??? Seat belt or no seat belt......
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:50 PM   #10
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I feel incredibly unsafe (sometimes) in my Wrangler even belted in. It's a combination of the height of the vehicle (I'm used to driving a Miata) and the shakey nature of mud tires. I can't even imagine WANTING to drive around unbuckled.
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:36 PM   #11
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Its Natural selection... Only the fit survive & unfortunately based on his choices on several levels, he most certainly wasn't anywhere near fit. So sad.
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:39 PM   #12
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"driving on an unknown speed" how fast was he going??? Enough to roll 3 times jesus...and he was OFFROAD? I never go fast off road man.
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Old 04-20-2012, 03:39 PM   #13
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Everyone has an opinion, but condolences to the friends and family of the fellow Jeeper would be more appropriate than a judgement, seems to me.
Hopefully those opinions and judgements will serve as a warning to others as to what can happen.
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:46 PM   #14
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That's horrible. Hopefully the family can push ahead.

There's a lesson here for sure.
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:16 PM   #15
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So WRONG in so many ways. First of all the Story above neglected to say the Jeep was modified to a point of only having TWO SEATS, both equipped with 5 point Harnesses, NOT USED, but gives some kind of indication as to why NO Child Seats, and why the toddlers were on the Laps of the Parents. NOT AN EXCUSE FOR IT, just showing the ADULTS Mindset.
Another Article JOHNSON VALLEY: Off-road crash kills dad, hospitalizes family | Breaking News | PE.com - Press-Enterprise
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hmmm. off-roading with a 1 year old, no seat belts? thoughts go out to the living family members.
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:50 PM   #17
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That's crazy, Seat belts take a couple seconds to put on and it could have saved a life, ignorance.
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:55 PM   #18
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very very sad, i was in an accident (sort of off road) with my sister and i'm convinced the seat belt saved my life. we were in an xj (sister driving) on a hot day and the newly grated gravel was very dry she drove around a corner a little too fast and fishtailed off the road down a 4 foot drop and the drivers side drove up an embankment and we flipped. without the airbags and seatbelts i would have been smashed by a rock that crushed the roof in about 6inches from my head. Very thank and now no matter where i'm going, in a vehicle i wear a seatbelt.
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Old 04-21-2012, 02:50 AM   #19
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This is very sad.... But I can recall seeing people in the woods 4wheelin in the cold snow/raining ,with no tops on, kids in the rigs, little bitty kids, wifes ... No coats on, no blankets, Dad and Mom half drunk, giving everyone the finger. They have no clue or common sense, and could care less.
Kids bouncing around in the back of a beat up Jeep or truck.
Believe it or not it's pretty common . I hope the kids are OK, They are pretty innocent and look up to the parents to care and protect them.
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