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on Aug 14, 2010
I'll miss you man. It was so sudden. I'm sorry the ambulance and helicopter took so long...They were having a hard time finding us that night....oh God I miss you man! I wish we could kick it again just like we always did. I'm still stuck....waiting to hear you and your car pulling in my driveway.
No cops, no crashes.
And for the record, I had 911 on the line before 12:34, and A big dip in the road caused the accident. That road needs work, or more signs, or SOMETHING....
The big dip in the road did not cause the collision, going too fast did. Two lane mountain roads are not race courses. The driver obviously knew that, along with all the other 'road racers' that try and cheat death. This time 'death' won.
R.I.P. Darryl G.
Very nice guy who was taken too early..
Maybe if all you concerned residents put your money where your mouth is and had a place built where people could go drive their cars, there would be less "'road racers' that try and cheat death" and more track racers with a safe environment to do what they love. Instead people like you petition to have tracks shut down because they are too loud and invite the "wrong crowd". And then you feel you have the right to be completely insensitive and complain, when that same "wrong crowd" ends up on your streets.
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We all understand the hazards and accept them every time we get behind the wheel. People die in accidents everyday that had nothing to do with the cause. Whether it was speeding or a road hazard, at least have the decency to respect another humans life.
RIP. Darryl you will be missed.
For the record
I quote "Investigators do not know why the car went off the roadway and are seeking witnesses to the crash."
Which means if he was speeding or "cheating death" the Investigators would have had some evidence of that. Dont you think?
The article would say it was believed he was speeding or street racing. I do believe it says nothing of the sort. For all you know a deer could have jumped out in front of him.
SC County/ WakeBHR:
I'm sorry your friend died. No one should be gloating about that. Wording things in the passive voice denies responsibility. He wasn't "taken". He was involved in an accident that was a direct result of irresponsible behavior. It's really unfortunate and sad that it happened.
The fact of the matter is that he was probably engaged in an illegal high-risk activity. I wish he wasn't. You wish he wasn't. But thousands of cars pass over that stretch of road every week without a single incident. Blaming the community for not building a race-track is completely ridiculous. There are plenty of tracks around that he could have used. Here is a link to just one list:
You can also run parking-lot-style autocross, which tends to be much lower speed but is very fun and challenging for drivers. Here is a list of California events like that:
I have personally run Skip Barber's course--Web Link. It's a great program and shows exactly how to minimize the danger of high-performance driving. Most critically, running on the track only puts yourself in danger.
If you run high-speed on public roads, you are not only risking your own life, but you are risking innocent third parties. Late at night doesn't matter--I drive all the time late at night, but I drive within the law. It is unfair to all the other law-abiding people on the road.
Everyone is responsible for their own actions. It's sad, but he had to take responsibility for his in a terrible way. No one wishes this on anyone. I'm sorry, but the lesson is there for you if you will just listen.
So we should assume he was doing high risk because other drivers don't have problems? So should I assume that you drive the speed limit 100% of the time and never break the Law in any way shape or form? Because obviously you have the nerve to assume he was doing something "high risk"
Due to the words spoken by "Private Parent" it seems as if he/she is just inconsiderate and uncaring, or else that's what i picked up from what you had written, and nothing you can say or do will change my mind because I know this for a fact just like you know he was doing something "high risk".
.Whether or not there was a "deer" or "racing" or "driving" Someone lost a life... As simple as that. GROW UP.
we all miss you
"no cops no crashes"
thanks for being a friend. a good friend, to everyone!
i see your mom all the time at the salon
and i see your face when she smiles.
you would have been the best lawyer ever
we love you. and we think of you often.
to all the people who are voicing their strong opinions:
im sorry that you are annoyed my friend died,
i am also because i really miss those days!!
that group of friends i had in the months prior to his death
were the best friends i have ever had. a good safe group of
true friends are hard to come by and i will cherish
those special memories until my geriatric years :)
He will always be the coolest cat on kitty cat planet
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