Good Grief: Postal Worker Killed by Own Vehicle

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  1. clayj macrumors 604

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    From the Charlotte Observer today:

    This is so sad... next time you see your postman (or postwoman), make sure you tell them how much you appreciate their work to deliver your mail.
     
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    I thought a car rolling over a person wouldn't hurt that much. Lots of stories of cars rolling over hard things......even people's feet or legs, without much damage.

    I guess the body/torso is different. :confused:
     
  4. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    I'm completely depraved and evil...

    I actually laughed at this line,

    "Chaffin was pronounced dead where she lay."
     
  5. joecool85 macrumors 65816

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    Well, cherokees way over 3000lbs, with a weight distribution of 60% front 40% rear. Assuming left and right distro is the same, that would mean that 900lbs ran her over. And with the 215/75/15 standard sized tires that come on it, thats not a big patch either.
     
  6. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Were there any suspicious-looking dogs in the area?
     
  7. Mac_Freak macrumors 6502a

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    Congrats man, you are the new CSI :D
    I guess you own/owned that car.

    This is what happens when you forget to put the car on break or gear.

    My friend has chocked on a checker when he was playing alone - checkers I guess, while his sister with her friends where in the next room. :(
     
  8. macopia macrumors newbie

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    Well, when you're 69 years old...
     
  9. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    thats sad, really, a shame. my thoughts go out to her.
     
  10. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Er, you mean choked? :confused:
     
  11. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Very sad. My prayers are with her family and friends. May she rest in peace.

    I always say hello to my mailman when I meet him on the street. Always good to say thank you.
     
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    A hell of a way to go.. I laughed.. I cried.. and in the end I laughed again.
     
  14. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    I don't have the stats but unfortunately, a surprising number of people die each year from being crushed by their own vehicles; much in the same manner as this poor mail lady. :(
     
  15. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I just pray that she didn't know what was coming and death was instant. That would be my fear to be aware and linger.
    :(
     
  16. Earendil macrumors 68000

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    Not to mention a 69 y.o. women's bones aren't very hard. If it ran over her chest or pelvis you can bet it was crushed :\
     

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