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Old 07-15-2008, 09:15 AM   #1
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Black BMW killed woman on Danforth

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What began as a simple fender-bender on Danforth Ave. early yesterday afternoon ended four blocks away with the horrific death of a pedestrian.

A 51-year-old woman died in the middle of the busy intersection of Coxwell and Danforth Aves. after a black BMW ran a red light while travelling west, sideswiped a van and hit the woman at "an extremely high rate of speed," then smashed into a northbound truck. The woman was catapulted across the intersection.

"I was right beside her," said a visibly shaken Vincenzo Puopolo, who was riding his bike near the intersection at the time of the accident.

"She got dropped right beside me.

"I watched her die."

Police closed the intersection for four hours yesterday as they tried to understand why the BMW sped through the light after having fled an earlier collision with a parked Honda just four blocks east on Danforth Ave.

Carly Robinson, 20, had barely parked her Honda on the north side of Danforth Ave. near Roseheath Ave. when it was sideswiped by the BMW.

"He had a blank look on his face," Robinson said of the BMW driver after he hit her car.

By the time Robinson had left her vehicle to speak with the other driver, he was gone barrelling along Danforth Ave. toward Coxwell Ave.

She was still in shock about what had just happened when she heard the bang from down the road.

"If he had stopped here, no one would be dead right now," she said.

Police say the driver of the BMW, a 60-year-old man, was removed from his car by paramedics and taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Sgt. Tim Burrows of Toronto police traffic services said police believe the BMW driver had a medical condition, which may explain his actions.

"Speed is one of the causal factors," Burrows said. "Alcohol has not been ruled out," however, there were no obvious signs of impairment.

The woman's body remained on Danforth Ave. at 4 p.m. yesterday, more than two hours after the accident. Pieces of the demolished BMW could be found scattered across the intersection while the red dump truck that halted the BMW's journey across Coxwell Ave. remained partly in the intersection, with its nose inches from the doorstep of a nearby bank.

Police have notified the woman's husband of the accident but did not release her name last night.
Now, what happened was pretty sad, I'll give you that. Really shitty of the guy to bolt from the first accident, but to go on and cause this is nuts. Maybe a lesson... don't flee from the scene of your first accident or you might have more?

The only thing that struck me about the writing of this article, however, is how often the BMW is mentioned. I'm sure it happens in other situations, but it seems that whenever a BMW is involved in some sort of car related tragedy, they need to hammer in the fact that it was a BMW. The word "BMW" showed up 8 times in that article, instead of "car". I'm not trying to defend the brand here, I just sometimes notice that they make a point of drilling home what kind of car it was.
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:37 AM   #2
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What a shame

Your right. While i was reading it i noticed that BMW was mentioned alot. Its odd
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:44 AM   #3
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^ Media is giving bmw drivers a bad name!
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:14 AM   #4
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^ Media is giving bmw drivers a bad name!
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:19 AM   #5
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very sad, only 20 years old killed
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:25 AM   #6
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Well there are a couple stereotypes that the jealous like to use such as:
How's a BMW different from a porcupine? Well, the pricks are on the inside, of course.
and something along the lines: For many people, the BMW owner is a thirty-something exec flashing his headlights in your rearview while they swerve across all the lanes.

They think that BMW drivers are, as Clarkson would say, cocks and they will take advantage of any oportunity they have to give us a bad reputation.
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and something along the lines: For many people, the BMW owner is a thirty-something exec flashing his headlights in your rearview while they swerve across all the lanes.
Man, make that twenty soething and you got me.
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[quote=Fel;1176690]http://www.thestar.com/article/460307


Now, what happened was pretty sad, I'll give you that. Really shitty of the guy to bolt from the first accident, but to go on and cause this is nuts. Maybe a lesson... don't flee from the scene of your first accident or you might have more?

The article said he had a medical condition, probably couldn't stop if he wanted to.
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Man, make that twenty soething and you got me.
a library exec couldn t help it!
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They think the 60yr old "BMW" driver may have been experiencing a seizure at the time of the accident.
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Old 07-15-2008, 01:17 PM   #11
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Old 07-15-2008, 01:18 PM   #12
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lol on 680 dude was like


an accident on the danofrt involving a black BEEMER
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It's a real shame what happened to the 51yr. old woman. May she RIP




BTW...was that a BMW that caused all that?
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an accident on the danofrt involving a black BEEMER
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Ya me too, ridiculous.

I don't think I've ever heard a breaking news story of a TOYOTA involved in a hit and run.
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What kind of BMW does anybody know?
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