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Darwin Award: Idiot Drives Off Cliff While Texting

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by The Scarlet Pimp, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. The Scarlet Pimp

    The Scarlet Pimp Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20413769,00.html

    Plastic Surgeon Was Texting in Car Before Fatal Crash
    By Howard Breuer

    Tuesday August 17, 2010

    Dr. Frank Ryan, plastic surgeon to Heidi Montag and other celebrities,
    was sending a Twitter message about his border collie just before his
    fatal car accident, his ex-girlfriend tells PEOPLE.

    "He lived up in Malibu on a tiny street and he was texting while
    driving and he accidentally went over the cliff," Charmaine Blake
    says.

    Blake, a celebrity publicist, says Ryan's family was told by
    investigators that the Tweeting caused the wreck on Monday.

    The dog, whose name is Jill (Blake's middle name) was in the car at
    the time of the crash and survived injuries to the head, eye and paw.

    The California Highway Patrol confirms Ryan was texting before the
    crash, but investigators have not officially determined the cause of
    the accident.

    "It is one of the elements that we are investigating," CHP Officer
    Steven Reid says.

    Blake says she lived with Ryan from 2003 to 2006. After breaking up,
    they remained close and Ryan was also helping support her, says Blake.

    "It was the only serious relationship I ever had and he was the love
    of my life," Blake, 29, says. "It was hard for us to stay away from
    each other."

    She adds that she hopes other people learn from this tragedy that
    "people should not text and drive at all."
     
  2. Millygirl

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    His family on facebook (don't know how true the family ties are but they are claiming him as their own) stated the doctor actually texted before he started driving. According to them, he (the doc) was actually a careful driver and would never do such a thing. The family via facebook are threatening to sue the media.

    Again, I am not sure how true those people are to their words, could just be a few people who are trying to piggy back off of this horrible news.

    Whether or not the doctor was actually texting at the time of death, I truly hope his death was a quick one rather than a slow painful one. Sad way to end a life....
     
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    Idjit got what he deserves if texting while driving. Lucky he didn't kill anyone else!
     
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    Goes to show that having an education doesn't necessarily make you bright.
     
  7. Chronos

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    [sarcasm]

    HEY, it is IMPORTANT for people to update the world on how their dog is doing!

    [/sarcasm]
     
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    keadams26 Regular Member

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    Shadowman, that was a totally UNCOOL statement to make.
     
  9. Millygirl

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    Apparently, social networking fame is to die for....

    Hey someone should start a website "Death by Tweet" or "Twitter death" or something like that...

    List some deaths caused by people tweeting and make it go viral, *maybe* more people would learn a lesson from all the unnecessary deaths caused by driving while social networking (hey, that is a good one: DWSN).
     
  10. Chronos

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    Make it more broad to Facebook, Twitter and overall texting while driving. Bring in a bigger audience. ;)
     
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