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Archive for Monday, December 15, 2008

Driver escapes U.S. Highway 59 rollover with minor injuries

December 15, 2008, 3:32 a.m. Updated December 15, 2008, 5:03 a.m.

An 18-year-old Waverly man suffered minor injuries in a rollover accident on U.S. Highway 59 early Monday morning.

His 1992 Mazda Protege reportedly rolled over as many as three times at mile marker 147 near Pleasant Grove at 3:24 a.m. Sgt. Blake McCall of the Douglas County Sheriff's Department said that the driver suffered a bruised left leg from the incident and declined medical attention.

McCall said that the driver fell asleep at the wheel while driving north on U.S. Highway 59. When he missed the curve in the road near Pleasant Grove his car went into the ditch, rolled and hit a mailbox. After the rollover, the driver was able to escape his vehicle and take refuge in a passerby's car until emergency responders arrived.

Snowy roads did not contribute to the accident, McCall said.

"Weather had nothing to do with this, amazingly enough," McCall said. "It wasn't slick at all."

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Pywacket 5 years, 4 months ago

Hey, Gina~ I wonder what these wretched, tortured souls thought of "the power of prayer" when they were helpless, 14-year-old children: http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/12/15/boys.school.memories/index.htmlRead the tormented comments of the survivors. Decades later, they are still haunted and broken. How kind and solicitous of god. I'm sure he has some grand plan going on here.Personally, I do not believe in supernatural beings. But if you do, it seems to me that you should heed comments like mightyquin's (at 1:31 p.m.), which present more sensible reasoning. I.e., IF there is a god, it should be obvious that s/he does not intervene in our lives. There are wonderful and hideous events in pretty well-balanced proportion--just as pure chance would (and does) dictate.To believe that a "loving god" stands by while these precious children were beaten, some killed, and others scarred for life, despite the prayers that undoubtedly poured from their bleeding lips, and then arbitrarily grants some silly wish or personally spares the life of this or that accident or disease victim (regardless of that person's character or age), while snatching others from the loving arms of their families borders on the obscene, not to mention delusional.Obviously, the story in that link shows only one small slice of the suffering of humanity--one sliver of the unjust and undeserved agonies visited upon the innocent. How can anyone believe that "god answers prayers" and is "loving and merciful" and at the same time can allow such enormous suffering and degradation of innocence if he is in the habit of intervening other times? Either he intervenes in a loving and sensible way, or he just stays out and lets life unfold on earth. A god who would pick and choose which prayers to answer and which sufferers should keep enduring agony would be a hateful and perverse god.The glib answers, "god works in mysterious ways," "the righteous will get their reward in heaven," (after suffering hell on earth, I suppose), and similar platitudes just don't cut it.

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Gina Bailey-Carbaugh 5 years, 4 months ago

Mighty, studies would say otherwise. But, it may be a matter of mind over body.Riverat, statistically, falling asleep at the wheel or driving fatigued has been credited for far more accidents than any other identified cause.

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Joe Hyde 5 years, 4 months ago

Driver fatigue. It can hit you without warning anytime -- whether you're driving morning, mid-day, afternoon or night.I consider it the most dangerous of all driving hazards. It's hit me so many times, both in town driving and highway driving; I am very lucky to have lived as long as I have, as many miles as I've racked up.Sure glad this young man survived this terrifying accident.

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js02 5 years, 4 months ago

I'm just thankful he's ok. You all really do miss the whole point of articles like this don't you? Every article I read, all the comments get off topic and you all should just be thankful this kid is alive.

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ralphralph 5 years, 4 months ago

Knock it off.Free will and 3:24 AM pretty much explain all the deep issues here.btw - I know some people in Waverly, and wonder why they haven't published a name so I could know who to worry about.

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Confrontation 5 years, 4 months ago

Why did God make this young man have a wreck? Such a cruel God!

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mightyquin 5 years, 4 months ago

Gina. IMHO there is no power in prayer!

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Multidisciplinary 5 years, 4 months ago

Don't forget the effect of the car's heater now that it's winter. You might not be sleepy at all, but the cozy heat, some music and lack of movement can make a person slip off without warning.

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Gina Bailey-Carbaugh 5 years, 4 months ago

Mighty, you just negated the power of prayer.

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mightyquin 5 years, 4 months ago

Even if you believe in God or believe that he is "in charge", it doesn't mean that he makes a decision on every little detail in our lives. We are supposed to have free will to do as we please and accept the consequences of our own actions. And sometimes bad things happen for no reason. God does not save lives or take them on a whim or at random.

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Pink_Sock 5 years, 4 months ago

If you are tired, go to sleep. Do not drive. How simple is that?

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Chris Ogle 5 years, 4 months ago

Three topics we should not discuss:1) Religion 2) Politics3) Telling the new mother her baby is ugly... even it is ugly.

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Pywacket 5 years, 4 months ago

Gina: yes. We would. Next question...

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Gina Bailey-Carbaugh 5 years, 4 months ago

Many cultures and religions stuggle with coping through understanding tragedy. Many believe it is the balance of life and death, the yin and yang. Without tragedy would we cherish joy?

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Pywacket 5 years, 4 months ago

keithmiles~ Then by the same token, anyone who has lost a loved one to an excruciating and heartbreaking death needs to take your god to task. I am so sick of the xtian one-way street. Give thanks to your god for every close shave and everything that should properly be credited to engineering, human resourcefulness, or plain dumb chance... But leave god out of it when a death or illness is particularly harsh, untimely, or excruciating...Mother of two leaves for work in the morning and has a fatal aneurysm, never seeing her two young children or devoted husband again? Oops--God wanted her by his side, because there are just not enough souls wrenched up to heaven before their time.. Her husband can figure out for himself how to carry on without his mate. Too bad the kids were too young to have memories of their wonderful mother. Beautiful 3-year-old child dies waiting for a heart transplant, or a beloved 8-year-old from some aggressive childhood cancer? Not god's fault. (Or maybe he needed "another angel" more than her family needed to get to bring her up and enjoy life with her..)Plane slams into the side of a mountain, killing all but 2? Puhraaaaise god, because he had a "purpose" for those two to carry out on earth. The other 245 or so who burned to death in the wreckage? Uh... oh, yeah-- god needed some more angels--more than their families needed their husbands, wives, children, grandmas, etc... Gosh, this is so easy!The young man in this article is indeed lucky and has his seat belt/shoulder harness and modern automotive engineering to thank for his survival. So glad this did not result in another set of parents being called and given some impossibly horrible news!

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KEITHMILES05 5 years, 4 months ago

God is in charge 24/7. Whether he lived or died God is in charge.

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packs_of_wild_dogzz 5 years, 4 months ago

I see satan is well represented here today.

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reginaflangie1 5 years, 4 months ago

Not agood idea to sleep and drive!

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hujiko 5 years, 4 months ago

He's alive out of probability, nothing more, nothing less.

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lily 5 years, 4 months ago

Regardless, he needs to be thankful he's alive and well. Whether it be God, Budda, etc. He's very lucky.

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whatatown 5 years, 4 months ago

Leave God and stars out of it. Seat belts are all it takes. Seat Belts Save Lives!

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ronwell_dobbs 5 years, 4 months ago

Uh, just trying to follow the logic here....If "god" already saved him from a mangled death, why start going to church now?

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Robert Rauktis 5 years, 4 months ago

He needs to thank his seat belt.

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KSChick1 5 years, 4 months ago

church?!? god?!?he might as well thank his "lucky stars"

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Rick Aldrich 5 years, 4 months ago

this young man needs to go to church and thank god for the second chance he recieved. and it's good to hear he's doing good. to many deaths lately by automobiles.

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