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Old 01-26-2008, 11:56 AM
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M5's don't fly!

Holy crap! This is a sad story, but you can barley make out that it is an M5 by the quick glimse of a wheel. The car is totally unrecognizable!

http://www.ocala.com/article/2008012.../BREAKING_NEWS

Look at the video towards the end of the article
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Old 01-27-2008, 01:35 PM
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Very sad - more info in Off Topic. The kid was on m5board and it was his dad's car. What a waste...
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Old 01-27-2008, 10:57 PM
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Very sad - more info in Off Topic. The kid was on m5board and it was his dad's car. What a waste...
There is also a lengthy discussion on the E/90,92.93 subforum.http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=258186
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Old 01-28-2008, 10:41 AM
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This is very sad indeed.
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Old 01-29-2008, 01:48 PM
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Here is a link to a discussion regarding an updated article from Edmunds suggesting alcohol was not a factor and the possibility that a tire blew due to the weight of five occupants not being accounted for in the adjustment of tire pressures for a vehicle going in excess of 100mph.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=258942
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Old 01-29-2008, 02:29 PM
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what a sad story, honestly as a parent it is the parents' fault of this young man who are to blame, giving an 18 year old the keys to a $90K sport sedan is like giving him a loaded gun..hope some people can learn from this
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what a sad story, honestly as a parent it is the parents' fault of this young man who are to blame, giving an 18 year old the keys to a $90K sport sedan is like giving him a loaded gun..hope some people can learn from this
whoa... You think that they would have been better off in a 100+ MPH crash in a Hyundai? Pretty much all cars made today will exceed 100MPH, personally, I'd rather have my kids in a BMW or Mercedes because in most cases they would be better off in an accident in either of those brands. Of course you do have a point about giving them an M5 to drive instead of a 525.
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Very sad. I live close to Ocala and when I heard about this it made me really angy . Alcohol involved or not that's a damn shame. When are people going to learn that alcohol and driving don't mix?
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Old 01-29-2008, 04:04 PM
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whoa... You think that they would have been better off in a 100+ MPH crash in a Hyundai? Pretty much all cars made today will exceed 100MPH, personally, I'd rather have my kids in a BMW or Mercedes because in most cases they would be better off in an accident in either of those brands. Of course you do have a point about giving them an M5 to drive instead of a 525.
let me rephrase that, if the parents' were more resposible ie. teaching, coaching and educating their son(who had prior traffic violations for excessive speeding) or even punishing him by not giving him any keys to any car..then it seems it could have been avoided..like I said maybe parents' and teens alike can learn from this tragedy. Most of us on this board have got into some close calls with cars before, but 100+ with 4 other passengers goofying around on a tarmac is just irresponsible
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I wrote Dave Farnsworth of the CCA. He is a Dad, A Doctor as well as instructer for CCA driving schools. I know he must be devistated. One cna't always blame the Father or Mother. If you have a kid who is undisiplined you have a problem. I know, as I was one of them years back who survived. The answer does not come easy.
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:11 PM
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very true, my brother is a "black sheep" he is finishing his 2nd year in the state pen..I am really surprised he is still alive God bless his soul...
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:56 AM
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The kid should not have been in that car. Period. He should not have been doing that on an elevated runway. If he did have a flat, (the car should have been equipeed with run flats) he didnt know how to maintain control of the car. As much as I hate to say it, his parents are at fault. They should NEVER have given him the keys to that car. NO KID should be allowed to drive a 500 hp machine. It should be illegal....
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+1 I thought I was the only one thinking that. If I had an M5 and a 18 year kid in the same house I would make sure the keys were never accessible, not even to my wife...
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whoa... You think that they would have been better off in a 100+ MPH crash in a Hyundai?
I doubt a kid would take a Hyundai to an airstrip to do a Vmax run.
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The kid should not have been in that car. Period. He should not have been doing that on an elevated runway. If he did have a flat, (the car should have been equipeed with run flats)
No run flats on M Cars.
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I couldn't watch the video. I remember reading this, however the article only descibed the car as a BMW. When I was 18 my friends and I were drunk and racing all over Houston in a brand new 81 Z28. We went by to pick up my G-friend. She smelled the alcohol and pleaded with me not to go. I had never seen this side of her and it woke me up. My friends gave me a little **** about getting out of the car. I told them we're all too drunk. They sped away leaving rubber all down the street. I never saw them again. They were going down 288 thinking they were going to galveston. Back then 288 was two lanes. They hit a truck head on at 110 mph. It took 2 days to find the identities. I left my wallet in the car and the DPS showed up at my house to tell my parents. My mom fainted and my dad ran upstairs and found us sleeping in my bed. This was the only time I didn't get my ass chewed for having a girl stay all night in my room... I can still see the look on her face when she insisted I get out of the car.

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Wow, PennsM5, that is a really touching story. I'm sorry...=[
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Post by Indianpryd45... a 16 years old...

I just answered this other tread where a 16 years old who was looking at 745i or 750i was advised by 745bymyside to wait and go for an M3, ???????????????
And of course I questioned that post and was bebudded the same old - the kid seems responsible, bla, bla,bla...

We saw what an M5 did to 5 kids, an M3in the hands of a 16 years old could very well get to the same outcome...???
Where is common sense????
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Post by Indianpryd45... a 16 years old...

I just answered this other tread where a 16 years old who was looking at 745i or 750i was advised by 745bymyside to wait and go for an M3, ???????????????
And of course I questioned that post and was bebudded the same old - the kid seems responsible, bla, bla,bla...

We saw what an M5 did to 5 kids, an M3in the hands of a 16 years old could very well get to the same outcome...???
Where is common sense????
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Post by Indianpryd45... a 16 years old...

I just answered this other tread where a 16 years old who was looking at 745i or 750i was advised by 745bymyside to wait and go for an M3, ???????????????
And of course I questioned that post and was bebudded the same old - the kid seems responsible, bla, bla,bla...

We saw what an M5 did to 5 kids, an M3in the hands of a 16 years old could very well get to the same outcome...???
Where is common sense????
you do know that kid is driving a 00 s4 currently.....so if he isn't a good kid don't you think his parents would've taken the car away from him...don't think every single 16yrs has a heavy foot...just putting that on the table...
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I couldn't watch the video. I remember reading this, however the article only descibed the car as a BMW. When I was 18 my friends and I were drunk and racing all over Houston in a brand new 81 Z28. We went by to pick up my G-friend. She smelled the alcohol and pleaded with me not to go. I had never seen this side of her and it woke me up. My friends gave me a little **** about getting out of the car. I told them we're all too drunk. They sped away leaving rubber all down the street. I never saw them again. They were going down 288 thinking they were going to galveston. Back then 288 was two lanes. They hit a truck head on at 110 mph. It took 2 days to find the identities. I left my wallet in the car and the DPS showed up at my house to tell my parents. My mom fainted and my dad ran upstairs and found us sleeping in my bed. This was the only time I didn't get my ass chewed for having a girl stay all night in my room... I can still see the look on her face when she insisted I get out of the car.

Life's full of surprises - some you could predict, most would just pop out of nowhere and surprise the hell out of you. I'm glad my kids went the correct path, but as a parent, there were some trying times through their teen years. The M5 is not a car to be playing with, in the wrong hands, it can do a lot of damage - just too easy to hit the M button.
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What a terrible and sad story...now, there are 5 sets of parents as well as countless friends of the victims who will have to deal with the terrible grief as well as unanswered questions....for many years to come..

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