slowriot wrote:astrotech66 wrote:According to this article, the police say they were travelling 40-45 mph when they crashed. Apparently they came to a bend where the speed limit dropped to 15 mph.
What do facts matter? Captain Ned's first post clearly indicated he knew nothing about the incident and yet felt it necessary to disparage the dead anyway. Even worse is those backing up that type of behavior. Is it really that crazy to not belittle someone who died in an incident you know virtually nothing about? I don't think it is and frankly I'm disgusted it seems to be encouraged in this thread.
1.) NBC news is not a trustworthy news source. It'd be more believable coming from something like a supermarket gossip rag.
Initial reports said the investigators were estimating 100MPH. From the crash pics alone, claiming it was 45mph seems very unlikely.
2.) Even if it was 45mph in a 15mph zone, it was still 30mph over the speed limit.
3.) The only reason you and some others care about Paul Walker is because he is famous. If a homeless guy had stolen a car and crashed doing exactly the same thing, it would make barely a blip on the news and none of you would care. If Paul Walker and his friend had hit and killed a homeless guy none of you would care about the homeless guy except to say "ah, tough break for that poor guy".
4.) No one is saying what happened wasn't tragic and sad.
But those who do not study history and understand risk factors are those who put themselves and more importantly others at risk.
5.) It is tragic and sad for the families of those involved just as it would be if it was anyone else. But it was an avoidable accident by simply abiding by the speed limit and that is all that is being pointed out.