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Old 05 Aug 2010, 02:10 pm
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Default Dumb liberal Woman Survives Runaway Car

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Media/excl...naway-car/stor
y?id=10907808

June 14, 2010


Trapped in her car as it sped out of control towards on-coming traffic,
a New Hampshire woman said today that it was a childhood lesson from her
dad that prompted her to make the life and death decision to bail out
with just seconds to spare.

"It was a horrific day... I was on the highway and all of the sudden my
car began to accelerate out of control," 25-year-old Rebecca Storm told
"Good Morning America" today in an exclusive interview. "I knew I was
going to be approaching traffic so I knew I needed a solution right
away."

In a harrowing 911 call, Storm tells a dispatcher that her 1998 Honda
Civic is out of control and asks if she should purposefully get in a
wreck. The dispatcher tells her to wait so he can tell her how to stop,
but she didn't have enough time to wait.

Click here for tips on how to stop a runaway car.

Hoping to keep other drivers from being harmed, Storm said she aimed the
car at a large pole and prepared to jump.

"I opened up the car door and I undid my seatbelt. I looked out and you
have that moment of 'Is this my best option?'" she said. "Then I tucked
and rolled out, right into traffic."

Other than some bumps, bruises and damage to her teeth, Storm survived
the ordeal. She credits her father with her incredible survival, saying
that a long time ago he taught her "how to fall."

Did she do the right thing? In light of previous reports of
out-of-control vehicles, Consumer Reports released a demonstration for
exactly what to do if your car goes out of control including shifting to
neutral and turning the car's engine off, but Storm chose a more drastic
-- and potentially deadly -- solution.

Experts say the safest place to be in most accidents is in your vehicle.

Lesson That Saved Her Life
Storm said that as a child, she often sprained her ankle while playing
-- so much that her father took her out one day to teach her how to
"tuck and roll" to avoid injuries.

"I practiced falling and I tucked and rolled. Looking back at 25, it was
the most important lesson my dad ever taught me," she said.

"It saved my life."

Storm told ABC News' Boston affiliate WCVB-TV she did not know what
caused the sudden acceleration, but the car had gone in for repairs
twice in the last week.

This story does not have the "ring of truth". ABC has done a serious
disservice to its viewers in the manner that this story was presented.
Posted by: alaborde21 Jun-15 Mark As Violation
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Neutral, neutral, neutral!!!! How is it that GMA INTERVIEWED this woman
and listened to her say that she continued to apply her brakes, engaged
the emergency brake, AND called 911 and they NEVER ASKED HER if she
tried putting the car in neutral prior to exiting the vehicle???
Amazing, just amazing. I have a 2007 Toyota Camry and I have no
intention of taking it in for the "fix" because Toyota doesn't yet
understand the problem. My floor mat is not an issue and I don't want
them to reload my flash memory with new software because they might
INTRODUCE the problem. My Toyota has never manifested the issue.
However, just in case, I have practiced putting the car into neutral
MANY times while driving at 65 mph. It works just fine. Posted by:
Lulabelle Harris Jun-15 Mark As Violation
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It must have been a Toyota, right? noooo... thats why it wasnt
mentioned. ABC is crap. How do you not indict Honda on circumstantial
evidence like you did Toyota. Crap. Posted by:
1dilio Jun-15 Mark As Violation
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"She had time to call 911 while in the middle of a crisis but wasn't
calm enough to put the car in neutral...she qualifies as IDIOT OF THE
YEAR. Posted by:
jim 234 Jun-14 Mark As Violation
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HELLO! anyone else thinking failed suicide attempt? Why is she on the
news and not in a straight jacket?So your car is a piece of junk that
keeps going in for repair ... hmmm, Throw the car in neutral and floor
it! It won't go anywhere after that! ... or ... Just jump out of it? She
didn't kill anyone this time ... Please keep this ID10T off the road!
Posted by: laughingoutloudtoday Jun-14 Mark As Violation
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I wouldn't recommend diving out of a car unless it was headed for a
cliff. She's very lucky not to have been run over by another vehicle.
Posted by: rwsmith29456 Jun-14 Mark As Violation
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I can't believe GMA wasted valuable air time on this woman's story. What
she did was nothing short of stupid. With all the recent media coverage
detailing what to do if your car unexpectedly accelerates - brake, put
the car in neutral, continue to brake, pull over to the shoulder or off
the road, when the car is stopped, turn off the engine. Does this woman
live under a rock? And what was up with George S? He made her out to be
a hero, instead of chiding her for being so stupid. Posted by:
AzureBlue81 Jun-14


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Old 05 Aug 2010, 02:19 pm
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On Thu, 05 Aug 2010 19:10:16 +0000, Loony Left wrote:

> Hoping to keep other drivers from being harmed, Storm said she aimed the
> car at a large pole and prepared to jump.
>
> "I opened up the car door and I undid my seatbelt. I looked out and you
> have that moment of 'Is this my best option?'" she said. "Then I tucked
> and rolled out, right into traffic."



Good idea. Much, much better than:

Depressing the brake
Moving the shift lever to neutral
Turning the key to the OFF position or
Holding the START button for 5 seconds.


Yeah, I'd leap out of a speeding vehicle into traffic. Uh huh.

Whew...

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Old 05 Aug 2010, 02:45 pm
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"Loony Left" <loony@Use-Author-Supplied-Address.invalid> wrote in message
news:4d066024934d886c071733cf6efdff05@tioat.net...
> http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Media/excl...naway-car/stor
> y?id=10907808
>
> June 14, 2010 -
>
>
> Trapped in her car as it sped out of control towards on-coming traffic,
> a New Hampshire woman said today that it was a childhood lesson from her
> dad that prompted her to make the life and death decision to bail out
> with just seconds to spare.
>
> "It was a horrific day... I was on the highway and all of the sudden my
> car began to accelerate out of control," 25-year-old Rebecca Storm told
> "Good Morning America" today in an exclusive interview. "I knew I was
> going to be approaching traffic so I knew I needed a solution right
> away."
>
> In a harrowing 911 call, Storm tells a dispatcher that her 1998 Honda
> Civic is out of control and asks if she should purposefully get in a
> wreck. The dispatcher tells her to wait so he can tell her how to stop,
> but she didn't have enough time to wait.
>
> Click here for tips on how to stop a runaway car.
>
> Hoping to keep other drivers from being harmed, Storm said she aimed the
> car at a large pole and prepared to jump.
>
> "I opened up the car door and I undid my seatbelt. I looked out and you
> have that moment of 'Is this my best option?'" she said. "Then I tucked
> and rolled out, right into traffic."
>
> Other than some bumps, bruises and damage to her teeth, Storm survived
> the ordeal. She credits her father with her incredible survival, saying
> that a long time ago he taught her "how to fall."
>
> Did she do the right thing? In light of previous reports of
> out-of-control vehicles, Consumer Reports released a demonstration for
> exactly what to do if your car goes out of control including shifting to
> neutral and turning the car's engine off, but Storm chose a more drastic
> -- and potentially deadly -- solution.
>
> Experts say the safest place to be in most accidents is in your vehicle.
>
> Lesson That Saved Her Life
> Storm said that as a child, she often sprained her ankle while playing
> -- so much that her father took her out one day to teach her how to
> "tuck and roll" to avoid injuries.
>
> "I practiced falling and I tucked and rolled. Looking back at 25, it was
> the most important lesson my dad ever taught me," she said.
>
> "It saved my life."
>
> Storm told ABC News' Boston affiliate WCVB-TV she did not know what
> caused the sudden acceleration, but the car had gone in for repairs
> twice in the last week.
>
> This story does not have the "ring of truth". ABC has done a serious
> disservice to its viewers in the manner that this story was presented.
> Posted by: alaborde21 Jun-15 Mark As Violation
> Admin Link: 29
> Neutral, neutral, neutral!!!! How is it that GMA INTERVIEWED this woman
> and listened to her say that she continued to apply her brakes, engaged
> the emergency brake, AND called 911 and they NEVER ASKED HER if she
> tried putting the car in neutral prior to exiting the vehicle???
> Amazing, just amazing. I have a 2007 Toyota Camry and I have no
> intention of taking it in for the "fix" because Toyota doesn't yet
> understand the problem. My floor mat is not an issue and I don't want
> them to reload my flash memory with new software because they might
> INTRODUCE the problem. My Toyota has never manifested the issue.
> However, just in case, I have practiced putting the car into neutral
> MANY times while driving at 65 mph. It works just fine. Posted by:
> Lulabelle Harris Jun-15 Mark As Violation
> Admin Link: 28
> It must have been a Toyota, right? noooo... thats why it wasnt
> mentioned. ABC is crap. How do you not indict Honda on circumstantial
> evidence like you did Toyota. Crap. Posted by:
> 1dilio Jun-15 Mark As Violation
> Admin Link: 27
> "She had time to call 911 while in the middle of a crisis but wasn't
> calm enough to put the car in neutral...she qualifies as IDIOT OF THE
> YEAR. Posted by:
> jim 234 Jun-14 Mark As Violation
> Admin Link: 24
> HELLO! anyone else thinking failed suicide attempt? Why is she on the
> news and not in a straight jacket?So your car is a piece of junk that
> keeps going in for repair ... hmmm, Throw the car in neutral and floor
> it! It won't go anywhere after that! ... or ... Just jump out of it? She
> didn't kill anyone this time ... Please keep this ID10T off the road!
> Posted by: laughingoutloudtoday Jun-14 Mark As Violation
> Admin Link: 23
> I wouldn't recommend diving out of a car unless it was headed for a
> cliff. She's very lucky not to have been run over by another vehicle.
> Posted by: rwsmith29456 Jun-14 Mark As Violation
> Admin Link: 21
> I can't believe GMA wasted valuable air time on this woman's story. What
> she did was nothing short of stupid. With all the recent media coverage
> detailing what to do if your car unexpectedly accelerates - brake, put
> the car in neutral, continue to brake, pull over to the shoulder or off
> the road, when the car is stopped, turn off the engine. Does this woman
> live under a rock? And what was up with George S? He made her out to be
> a hero, instead of chiding her for being so stupid. Posted by:
> AzureBlue81 Jun-14


I totally agree with you. What she did was insanely stupid. Or maybe
criminally negligent.....suppose the car had run out of control and killed
an innocent bystander.

Ed


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Old 05 Aug 2010, 03:12 pm
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On Thu, 5 Aug 2010 15:45:14 -0400, "C. E. White"
<cewhite3@mindspring.com> wrote:

>Or maybe
>criminally negligent.....suppose the car had run out of control and killed
>an innocent bystander.


Uh... the car was _already_ running out of control. The only
difference would be whether she was in it or not when it killed the
bystander.
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Old 05 Aug 2010, 03:35 pm
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"Dave Head" <rally2xs@att.net> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 5 Aug 2010 15:45:14 -0400, "C. E. White"
> <cewhite3@mindspring.com> wrote:
>
>>Or maybe
>>criminally negligent.....suppose the car had run out of control and killed
>>an innocent bystander.

>
> Uh... the car was _already_ running out of control. The only
> difference would be whether she was in it or not when it killed the
> bystander.


She had time to call 911, but not enough to shift the car to neutral or turn
the ignition off??? In a world where companies can be sued for selling hot
coffee, I think I can make the case that someone who jumps out of a moving
car instead of shifting it to neutral is negligent - especially if she had
time to call 911 and tell them she was going to aim it at a pole and jump
out.

Ed


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Old 05 Aug 2010, 04:31 pm
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On Thu, 05 Aug 2010 16:35:09 -0400, C. E. White wrote:

>
> "Dave Head" <rally2xs@att.net> wrote in message
> news:0p6m565i2c77upis7a5ba62o22rovqjpg0@4ax.com...
>> On Thu, 5 Aug 2010 15:45:14 -0400, "C. E. White"
>> <cewhite3@mindspring.com> wrote:
>>
>>>Or maybe
>>>criminally negligent.....suppose the car had run out of control and killed
>>>an innocent bystander.

>>
>> Uh... the car was _already_ running out of control. The only
>> difference would be whether she was in it or not when it killed the
>> bystander.

>
> She had time to call 911, but not enough to shift the car to neutral or turn
> the ignition off???


That's what gets me about these calls. You have time to yap on the phone?
And, what's with the dispatcher NOT telling her...

Depress the brake
Move the shift lever into neutral
Turn the key to the OFF position or
Hold the START button for 5 seconds...


Whew.



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In article <i3faj2$s3m$1@news.albasani.net>,
=?iso-2022-jp?q?Hachiroku_=1B$B%O%A%m%=2F=1B=28B?= <Trueno@e86.GTS> wrote:
>
>That's what gets me about these calls. You have time to yap on the phone?
>And, what's with the dispatcher NOT telling her...
>
>Depress the brake
>Move the shift lever into neutral
>Turn the key to the OFF position or
>Hold the START button for 5 seconds...


Step 1 is not to depress the brake. Step 1 is to remove both feet
from the pedals.
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On Fri, 06 Aug 2010 01:05:24 +0000, Matthew Russotto wrote:

> In article <i3faj2$s3m$1@news.albasani.net>,
> =?iso-2022-jp?q?Hachiroku_=1B$B%O%A%m%=2F=1B=28B?= <Trueno@e86.GTS> wrote:
>>
>>That's what gets me about these calls. You have time to yap on the phone?
>>And, what's with the dispatcher NOT telling her...
>>
>>Depress the brake
>>Move the shift lever into neutral
>>Turn the key to the OFF position or
>>Hold the START button for 5 seconds...

>
> Step 1 is not to depress the brake. Step 1 is to remove both feet
> from the pedals.


First thing I do, just in case the cruise control has a mind of it's own.



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Hachiroku ハチ*ク wrote:
> On Fri, 06 Aug 2010 01:05:24 +0000, Matthew Russotto wrote:
>
>> In article <i3faj2$s3m$1@news.albasani.net>,
>> =?iso-2022-jp?q?Hachiroku_=1B$B%O%A%m%=2F=1B=28B?= <Trueno@e86.GTS> wrote:
>>> That's what gets me about these calls. You have time to yap on the phone?
>>> And, what's with the dispatcher NOT telling her...
>>>
>>> Depress the brake
>>> Move the shift lever into neutral
>>> Turn the key to the OFF position or
>>> Hold the START button for 5 seconds...

>> Step 1 is not to depress the brake. Step 1 is to remove both feet
>> from the pedals.

>
> First thing I do, just in case the cruise control has a mind of it's own.
>
>
>



Consider that this occurred in New Hampshire, the "live free or die" state.
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Old 05 Aug 2010, 11:01 pm
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On Thu, 05 Aug 2010 23:25:40 -0400, News wrote:

> Hachiroku ハチ*ク wrote:
>> On Fri, 06 Aug 2010 01:05:24 +0000, Matthew Russotto wrote:
>>
>>> In article <i3faj2$s3m$1@news.albasani.net>,
>>> =?iso-2022-jp?q?Hachiroku_=1B$B%O%A%m%=2F=1B=28B?= <Trueno@e86.GTS> wrote:
>>>> That's what gets me about these calls. You have time to yap on the phone?
>>>> And, what's with the dispatcher NOT telling her...
>>>>
>>>> Depress the brake
>>>> Move the shift lever into neutral
>>>> Turn the key to the OFF position or
>>>> Hold the START button for 5 seconds...
>>> Step 1 is not to depress the brake. Step 1 is to remove both feet
>>> from the pedals.

>>
>> First thing I do, just in case the cruise control has a mind of it's own.
>>
>>
>>

>
>
> Consider that this occurred in New Hampshire, the "live free or die" state.



Yeah, I know. I wonder where? I go there frequently on business.
Just what I want...a speeding, out of control car with no driver coming up
behind me...


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