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03BMW330
12-01-2003, 05:23 PM
Road conflict results in crash



By Gary Craig
Staff writer
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/news/images/1201G452H1IH1_news_1.jpgANNETTE LEIN staff photographer
Rochester and Brighton firefighters work where a car crashed into an office at 435 Westfall Road on Sunday. A witness said road rage may have been a factor in the crash that injured four people. [Day in Photos (http://cf.democratandchronicle.com/photo/day.cfm)]

(December 1, 2003) — A driver, engaged in what witnesses say may have been a “road rage” confrontation, lost control of his car Sunday as he was speeding along Westfall Road, and plowed headfirst into the side of an office.

Witnesses said that a white BMW and a minivan were speeding westbound on Westfall Road near the Brighton and Rochester border around 11:50 a.m. The vehicles passed each other several times, before the BMW either lost control or was forced off the road. It crashed into a house that now serves as an office building at 435 Westfall Road.

Iyman Zakhary, of 40 Barclay Square Drive, was driving the BMW with his family, including two sons, inside. Zakhary, 36, was in satisfactory condition at Strong Memorial Hospital on Sunday, while his wife, Nermine, 35, was in guarded condition.

Her condition was upgraded to “satisfactory” this morning.

Nermine was the only one not wearing a seatbelt, police said. The two sons, Matthew, 10, and John, 7, were treated and released from Strong.

Police say the two vehicles were speeding, but they were unsure whether the drivers were racing, or angry and trying to pass one another. The van left the scene, police said.

One witness, Tracy Grant, said he saw the vehicles speeding westbound, and the BMW tried to pass on the left of the van and entered the oncoming lane.

The van then moved to the left, Grant said. “The van was trying to knock it off the road,” he said.

Zakhary’s car left the road and smashed into the office with so much force that only the BMW’s trunk was outside the office.

Debra Gebhardt of Fairport, who was driving behind the two vehicles, said they kept passing each other, crossing the double lines, as their speeds increased.

“They were jockeying for position,” she said.

03BMW330
12-01-2003, 05:40 PM
Who sad BMW owners are Ass@#$% We are victims :thumbdwn::thumbdwn:

JetBlack330i
12-01-2003, 05:46 PM
That's why you buy a BMW SAV. :p

Plaz
12-01-2003, 05:48 PM
Bad enough that this guy was driving like an a-hole... but with his whole family in the car?

http://www.arockalypse.com/forum/images/smiles/loser.gif :tsk:

bbkat
12-01-2003, 07:57 PM
Friends don't let friends race minivans.

racerdave
12-01-2003, 08:18 PM
Bad enough that this guy was driving like an a-hole... but with his whole family in the car?

http://www.arockalypse.com/forum/images/smiles/loser.gif :tsk:

:thumbup:

Even if the minivan driver was an idiot, sometimes you have to just say, "forget it," and drop it. Let them go be first. Yipee.

ESPECIALLY with your family in the car :nono: There's no place for that. :tsk:

ff
12-01-2003, 08:23 PM
I'll bet the driver in the minivan was trying to put her contacts in while travelling down the road.

Mr. E
12-02-2003, 09:11 AM
One witness, Tracy Grant, said he saw the vehicles speeding westbound, and the BMW tried to pass on the left of the van and entered the oncoming lane. Who sad BMW owners are Ass@#$% We are victims :thumbdwn::thumbdwn:The only victims in this one are Zakhary's family members. I wouldn't be at all surprised if the wife were to take the kids and leave him when (if?) she gets out of the hospital. :tsk:

It takes two willing participants to have a confrontation, and it's the measure of a true man who puts the safety of himself, his family, and everyone else on the road ahead of his hurt pride (or whatever triggered this).

Stevec717
10-11-2012, 11:01 AM
Wow! This is a old thread but has been made relevant again. This is really bizarre. Please read the original post.
Just. 2 days ago a horrific accident occurred in the same town where a BMW (white) was driven into the back of (and under) a stopped school bus.
4 teens in the car - 2 seriously injured. So far under the bus had to lifted off the car to get tem out. What's the connection?

The driver of the car, 17 year old John Zakhary. We don't know for sure, but same town, same name, right age, same type and even color of car.
Could a 9 year old in the back of the car while his father races though the streets in a fit of road rage affect the future driving ability or attitude when that child grows up to be an adult driver?

This is like a movie except that in each case people are actually, and seriously hurt.
Perhaps the apple really doesn't fall far from the tree.

A real tragedy. And hard to take it all as coincidence.

Be careful out there.

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20121010/NEWS01/310100040/Brighton-crash?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CLocal%20News

Dave 330i
10-11-2012, 01:15 PM
and the OP's opinion is...still waiting.... :rofl:

dannyc9997
10-11-2012, 03:13 PM
We don't know for sure, but same town, same name, right age, same type and even color of car.

Are we to assume the insurance company fixed said vehicle after it plowed through the house in 2003? :rofl:

Or maybe they just bought the same car again after?

SD Z4MR
10-11-2012, 05:18 PM
Wow! This is a old thread but has been made relevant again. This is really bizarre. Please read the original post.
Just. 2 days ago a horrific accident occurred in the same town where a BMW (white) was driven into the back of (and under) a stopped school bus.
4 teens in the car - 2 seriously injured. So far under the bus had to lifted off the car to get tem out. What's the connection?

The driver of the car, 17 year old John Zakhary. We don't know for sure, but same town, same name, right age, same type and even color of car.
Could a 9 year old in the back of the car while his father races though the streets in a fit of road rage affect the future driving ability or attitude when that child grows up to be an adult driver?

This is like a movie except that in each case people are actually, and seriously hurt.
Perhaps the apple really doesn't fall far from the tree.

A real tragedy. And hard to take it all as coincidence.

Be careful out there.

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20121010/NEWS01/310100040/Brighton-crash?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CLocal%20News

Well, we can speculate all we want, but I posted this question in the comments for the recent article using the info that was posted in the OP. I'll be curious to what other comments follow.

captainaudio
10-11-2012, 05:41 PM
My friend Bob Green, who is a Senior Skip Barber Instructor and the Pace Car driver at Lime Rock runs an organization called Survive the Drive.

http://www.survivethedrive.org

Survive the Drive educates young drivers on safe driving practices.

CA

SD Z4MR
10-12-2012, 03:24 PM
BMW CCA, in conjunction with Tire Rack, and sponsored by BMW, Michelin, SCCA, and State Farm, runs Street Survival, whose purpose is to teach teens safe driving skills.

"The Tire Rack Street Survival school is a safe teen program designed to go beyond today’s required driver’s education and give teens across the U.S. the driving tools and hands-on experience to become safer, smarter drivers. Trained and qualified in-car driving instructors as well as classroom experience are provided for each student."

Many BMW CCA Chapters all over the country run these one-day events. Street Survival is open to any permitted or licensed driver from 15 to 21. The cost is $75.

See www.streetsurvival.org or www.bmwcca.org for more details.