In my own backyard

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by debilorrah, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Wow, Yup very sad indeed. [​IMG]
    I cant even imagine being a witness to that scene... ugh..
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    The problem is that the spectators INSIST on standing so close to the track that they can touch the cars. I really feel for the driver. That sport is ripe with room for error and with fans that close, there is going to tragedy.
  4. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    Very tragic! I feel bad for the families as well as the driver. [​IMG]

  5. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Songster

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    I'm sorry but I don't feel sorry for people that take their own lives into their own hands and then don't expect anything to happen. By their own words...

    "You could touch it if you wanted to. It's part of the excitement," Carmikle told The Associated Press. "There's always that risk factor, but you just don't expect that it will happen to you."

    I have other words besides 'excitement' that I'd put in there.
  6. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
    Quote:I agree they acted stupid and I realy don't feel sorry for them,now I do feel sorry for the families left behind having to deal with this.
  7. TwistedSerpent

    TwistedSerpent Songster

    Apr 28, 2010
    The quote further down "completely impossible" to have safety constraints like guardrails. And besides, he said, the sport wouldn't want them. "We wouldn't want that as a spectator or as anybody [competing] in the sport," further drives that stake in that sometimes people are just asking for trouble. As sad as it is stupidity does have a way of catching up to people. I run into a lot of people these days who actually think nothing is going to happen to them especially when driving. I really have no idea where this recklessness is spawning from but there are crosses all along the roads out here.

  8. chickensioux

    chickensioux Songster

    Feb 12, 2009
    Western North Carolina
    Truly tragic....
  9. cluckcluck42

    cluckcluck42 Songster

    Oct 4, 2009
    I heard about this from another forum, so tragic. You would never find me in such a dangerous place though, I mean this could have happened ages ago. It is a dangerous sport and a dangerous place to be.

  10. JetBlack

    JetBlack Songster

    Apr 19, 2010
    Coeur d'Alene, ID
    Everyone likes danger. No one likes the consequences of danger gone wrong. Many of us like to push the odds but you have to think "Can I survive the odds beating me?" Most don't think of that.

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