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Checo_13_2_max50

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Posted about 7 years ago

 

I don't know how to download a video onto the site, so I am giving the link to the video. Sorry

I got this in an email, so I went to snopes to see if it was real. It is. At the bottom of the page is the link to the snopes page. I found the video plays better when you use the address below and look at it on the photobucket site. (it would not play right on my computer when I tried to view it from the snopes site)

From Snopes.com :

The chain of events that culminated in this tragic finale was set in motion one afternoon in April 2002, when 27-year-old Damien Harrington was accused of trying to pass a bad check at an Alpharetta, Georgia, liquor store. As Harrington drove off in his red Lincoln Navigator SUV, the store's manager followed him in his own vehicle, calling 911 from his cell phone to alert police to the incident.
Alpharetta police initially stopped Harrington, but he took off again when an officer approached his SUV, leading a chase onto Georgia State Route 400 (Ga.400). As shown in the video, Harrington clipped another car while transitioning from Ga. 400 onto Interstate 285 (I-285) and lost control of his SUV, which careened across the westbound lanes of I-285, rolled over twice, and smashed in to the concrete highway median. The Navigator flipped over the median and onto the eastbound side of I-285; in the process, Harrington was ejected from the vehicle in the collision and also landed on the #3 eastbound lane of I-285, where he was hit by an oncoming car.
Harrington was declared dead at the scene.

link to video:

http://s166.photobucket.com/albums/u90/snopesbinary/Accidents/?action=view&current=thrown.flv

Snopes page:

http://www.snopes.com/photos/accident/throwncar.asp


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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Ouch......

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

That's what I call adding insult to injury! LOL