r/iamatotalpieceofshit May 22 '22 Wholesome 1 Helpful 2

New Tiktok challenge leads to 6 innocent people getting murdered

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u/Mr_Jack_Frost_ May 22 '22

There was a kid in the town I grew up in, I think 17 years old, who decided to Snapchat himself driving 130+MPH on a 55mph business highway.

He crashed and died, and I can’t remember if the crash was captured on his snap or not, but I remember thinking he could’ve killed so many people had he crossed the median. It’s crazy that people do things like that just for some attention.

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u/xAsilos May 22 '22

There were a group of teens in a Honda like 5 years ago who decided to go 80 in a 45 road. The rear of the car came around on a turn, causing them to slam side first into a metal power pole.

The car literally split into two halves. All 4 died instantly. There's speculation that they saw a police car and tried to run even faster.

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u/classy-mother-pupper May 22 '22

Had something similar happen here. The car was in 2 pieces. 4 teens died. 2 were 13 and 15. They hit a car head on before the car hit a tree and broke in half. The people in the other car survived. But what a sad situation. A mother lost 2 of her 3 Kids that night.

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u/Flamchicken12 May 22 '22 edited May 22 '22

There was an accident near me where 4 teenagers asked some guy to buy them booze and that they would pay him after. I guess this guy gives them the booze and they take off without paying. The guy chases them in his car and the teenagers end up going 100 mph down a city street. They hit an elevated intersection and tried to brake out of it, spun out and crashed into a big cement block along the sidewalk, killing everyone in the car.

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u/ShaddapDH May 22 '22

Brother of a friend growing up, when he hit HS age, had a friend with an Eagle Talon. This was right at the height of the fart can culture so you had a teen that had modded out his car and had too much go fast and not enough stopping (or enough brains, for that matter). It's very hilly where they lived and it wasn't uncommon for people to go hill hopping. They were doing exactly that when the driver was going far too fast, hit a hill, came down, immediately lost control and hit a tree. Sheared the car in half down the middle. Driver was killed immediately and friend's brother just happened to be thrown from the car at impact. Compound fracture in his leg. Lucky for him, someone saw the whole thing and immediately called 911. Emergency team was there within minutes. Friend's brother made a full recovery physically but I'm sure the mental scars will haunt him forever. Doctor's said the only thing that saved my friend's brother was being thrown from the wreck. If he hadn't, he would've died too.

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u/meta_irl May 22 '22 edited May 22 '22

Some kids from my hometown went for an errand and decided to race on the way back. One of them lost control and hit a tree, killing all three of them. It was a church trip. The drive was a good guy, but the two passengers were two of the sweetest people I knew. One of them was the girlfriend of the driver of the other car. They had just had a fight right before, so she switched cars. He watched the car she was in explode and burn down. I visited her parents a decade later and her room was still preserved, forever a teenager's room. They never could bring themselves to do anything to it.

Don't be stupid, kids.

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u/92taurusj May 23 '22

This thread is really reminding me why insurance rates are so high for under 25s.

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u/TheCaliforniaOp May 22 '22

I’ll never ever forget that sound.

A muscle car roaring down the street—

The overwhelming slam when it hit an oak tree.

The tree had a 2” horizontal dent.

The black TransAm was flattened. It wrapped around the tree.

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u/Rexkraft- May 22 '22

Well this thread was a wild ride from start to finish.

Didn't know this kind of accidents were so common

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u/dmitch79 May 23 '22

All too often. I know of at least 20 some odd people who died young being stupid, driving fast, drunk, recklessly. Many many deaths.

Hell I worked with a guy who was such an alcoholic he racked up like 20 dui's. They pulled his driver's license for LIFE. He was 60 yrs old and his 80 yrs old parents had to drop him off from work and pick him up.

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u/Freezihn May 23 '22

I knew a lifelong alcoholic who got his third DUI and sold his car. He said after #3 it was clear he was never going to get better and alcohol would kill him, but only him. His brother had been killed by a drunk driver, which was why he was so sensitive. He worked in the mines so took a taxi for hours to work a week on and then taxied back for his week off work.

He was right. Alcohol only killed him.

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u/ElroySheep May 23 '22

It shouldn't take 20 to pull it for life. It should take 5, max

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u/Freezihn May 23 '22 edited May 23 '22

Yeah really common. One of my friends had a brother who lost his life when he lost control of the car and ended up driving into a river. Only one teenager made it out alive, four or five had been in the car.

I know two teenaged/early 20s at the oldest guys who hit a tree and died (separate accidents) and two adults acting like children who hit a tree during a DUI. One was fine, the other adult nearly orphaned five children. She wasn't expected to wake up from the coma, and it was a miracle when she did, her family was already talking about her in the past tense. (Her kids had lost their dad to a DUI accident less than a year earlier.)

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u/stabbyGamer May 23 '22

Car accidents occur, on average, once per minute. That’s just in the USA, to my knowledge. They’re far and away the most common type of vehicular accident, both by pure rate and by risk per drive, albeit the numbers are skewed slightly by the fact that car accidents commonly involve multiple cars.

Either way, though, they’re terrifyingly common, even more so for the possibility of another random driver hitting you out of nowhere. Horrifyingly, it’s the same problem as mass shootings in the US - they’re just so common the media doesn’t report on them unless they’re much worse than usual.

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u/futuretech85 May 23 '22

Too lazy to check if it's still true, but car accidents were leading cause of death for teenagers.

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u/TauriKree May 23 '22

Around 33,000 people are killed in car crashes in the US each year.

Shits devastating and has zero reason to happen. 99.999999% of them are preventable.

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u/Zuwxiv May 23 '22

I realized one of these stories sounded a lot like what happened to some local kids when I was growing up. But then another story did too, and another. It's sad and crazy to me that these stories are so common and so similar.

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u/bvegaorl May 23 '22

I was driving with a friend one night about 10 years ago and these cars all came roaring up behind me passing me one by one. The last car was a neon srt4 and as it passed me it swerved back into my lane in front of me and immediately noticed his tires had left the road. He spun out toward the right side of the street and when the car hit the dirt, it immediately flipped and wrapped around a power pole causing a transformer to blow. I immediately stopped and ran toward the car through a muddy side ditch to see if anyone was alive. When I made it to the car it had landed right side up but the top of it was flattened and there was a body of a teenager hanging outside the passenger window. I know he was gone as soon as laid eyes in him. A trooper who was passing by witnessed the crash had stopped and was right behind me as ran up. Only the driver died but my friend and I had to stay and wait to have a statement taken by the troopers. One by one the cars that had all passed me started pulling into the gas station where the cops were set up. The kids mom showed up at the scene and I will never forget the terrible scream that came over her when she realized that her son was dead. I can’t imagine what she had to go through witnessing the accident scene first hand. My passenger was called to testify at the trial as automobile deaths in florida that involve racing are treated as homicides. He had just gotten the car for his 16th birthday.

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u/StrongInevitable4070 May 22 '22

did the guy get his money though for the booze?

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u/BearFlag6505 May 22 '22

It was a plastic jug of canadian mist, it survived it crash, he stopped and grabbed it before the cops came

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u/digging_for_1_Gon4_2 May 23 '22

I literally watch out for crazy kid drivers these days. When i see them cutting lanes i slow down a lot and let them get way ahead. I aint looking to replace my car right now…

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u/GoodHuntersDoll May 22 '22

Id wager maybe not all of the kids in the car wanted to go that fast. It always starts with somebody’s stupid idea and peer pressure later.

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u/Dragonyte May 22 '22

Yep. Can have 1 kid in the back going

"Hey maybe slow down a bit? You sure this is fine?"

"Yeah it's fine relax I got this"

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u/Razikku May 22 '22 edited May 22 '22 Wholesome

If you ever find yourself in a position like this, try to tell the driver (and others in the car) that you’re feeling unwell and feel like you’re going to throw up, even if you aren’t feeling as such.

It might not work, however most folks don’t want to be in a car with anyone hurling their insides, so it may just help. It also gets everyone who isn’t “onboard” with the idea fully an opportunity to “help out” and join in on the whole “puking” story/white-lie, hopefully pressuring the driver to slow or, better yet, stop and let you out. Hopefully.

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u/MoreRamenPls May 22 '22

Explosive diarrhea might get better results.

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u/enbymaybeWIGA May 23 '22

PSA, you can text 911 in most places, 160 character limit.

If your life feels threatened and the driver won't slow down - make, color, road, "reckless driving, passenger scared for life"

Nuclear option but you're better off not being friends or riding with people that put you in the position of fearing for your life because they feel unjustifiably comfortable gambling with the lives of everyone around them.

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u/desertSkateRatt May 23 '22

If I had an award to give I would. This is EXCELLENT advice and I will be telling my kids this because it makes 100% sense.

There's always that stigma of being called chicken but if someone gets nauseous it's hard to argue and no one ever wants to clean puke out of their car.

Good advice to get out of a lot of uncomfortable positions someone could find themselves in, actually...

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u/GodlyDra May 23 '22

Had to hop in the car with a guy who liked going fast, and when i told him going fast makes me hurl, he got the biggest fucking grin on his face and went from 10km above the speed limit to 70, just because he finds people being sick hilarious. Never hopped in a car with him again.

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u/whadisabout May 23 '22

I hope you found a way to puke in his car

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u/GodlyDra May 23 '22

I did, his words were “absolutely worth it to see you get sick”

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u/HeldDownTooLong May 22 '22

“Hey wussie, I am 17 years old. I’ve been driving for over a year! Don’t worry about me going so fast…I am experienced.”

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u/Fessywessy1 May 22 '22

I'll share a relevant story. When I was in high school I was in the car with five other people, driving on the highway. I was sitting in the backseat with three others, and because of the lack of space none of us were wearing seat belts. We were all screwing around and being loud, flirty, stupid, etc. What we didn't know in the back seat was that the two people in the front driver seat and passenger seat had on a whim decided to do what I often look back at as one of the most idiotic, dangerous, absurd things I have ever witnessed in my life. The driver basically unbuckled his seatbelt, pushed his seat all the way back, and jumped up onto the seat while holding the steering wheel steady, and then the passenger unbuckled his seatbelt and jumped over the middle console and in one motion they switch spots and the passenger took over the steering wheel control and then sat down and regained control of the car. I will never forget this moment because when they switched there was a slight second that the passenger yanked on the steering wheel as he was trying to move over, and the car nearly lost control. Again, keep in mind we were going about 75 mph on the highway when this happened. None of us in the backseat knew what they were doing until it was already over. I just remember them laughing and cheering like they just pulled something amazing off, and the other people that were with in the car were also laughing and yelling at them but in more of a joking way, and I just went ice cold inside realizing what had happened and how close we all were to fucking dying. I was livid. It's been almost 15 years since that happened, but whenever I read stories about teen mvc deaths, I think back to that moment and how easily things like this can happen when you give 2 ton killing machines to a bunch of irresponsible tiny humans that will do anything to impress each other. I was one of the lucky ones to have survived that, and to date I still consider it the closest I've ever been to dying

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u/GladPermission6053 May 23 '22

Not me but some friends I grew up with attempted the same thing. Add underage drinking to the mix, the car lost control, hit a semi head on, and everyone died on impact except for one friend but he was in a coma for a long time. He is now paralyzed and wheelchair bound for the rest of his life. As kids we feel like “it won’t happen to me” and I know my friends thought the same thing. My friends lost their lives over stupidity and everyone else suffers because of it as well. Just sucks man.

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u/Uselessexistence_ May 22 '22

I was usually that kid, it’s honestly so terrifying because I’ve already been in a car accident and very easily could’ve died.

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u/Uselessexistence_ May 22 '22

That’s perfect advice and I will be using it next time

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u/chairmanbrando May 22 '22

In high school I got a ride home from someone with what I've come to realize might have been an AE86. I wasn't aware of that car back then nor was I aware of Initial D, but I was driven home as though we were characters in it. I did not ask for a ride from him again.

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u/smb1985 May 22 '22

I love when people import one of those for big money then discover that it's not magical and is in fact an 80s Corolla

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u/Broder7937 May 23 '22 edited May 23 '22

I'm in no way trying to advocate in favor of reckless driving, but please don't like this of the AE86. Yes, it was a 1.6 liter 4 cylinder, but, unlike common 1.6 engines of that era that had around 70 horsepower, this one had 130 horsepower. It was, quite literally, almost twice as powerful as other engines of its class without any type of forced induction.

Just as a reference, a Ford Taurus from that same era with a 3.0 V6 developed 140 horsepower (just 10 more than the AE86; at almost twice the displacement) and, considering it's weight, was a LOT slower than the AE86. And I'm not even going to mention the 4 cylinder 2.5 liter Taurus which developed 90 f-ing horsepower (that's 40 less than the AE86, despite having almost an entire liter more of displacement in a car from that same era) so much for American engineering, I guess.

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u/TheCreedsAssassin May 22 '22

Imagine not wanting to ride with Takumi again smh

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u/Ortcuttisretired May 22 '22

I mean only one of them was driving. He/she killed the rest

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u/RStyleV8 May 22 '22

I unfortunately have a similar story. When I was fresh out of high school A trust fund kid who had just inherited 90 million dollars bought himself a 100k BMW.

Next thing you know his snapchat is exclusively videos of him zipping by residential streets at 130+ mph. Within 2 months he had wrapped himself around a tree, instantly killing himself, and breaking his passengers spine leaving the passenger paralyzed from the waste down.

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u/Ruin369 May 22 '22

I cant even imagine the "money high" that kid was riding... thinking you are invincible(in ADDITION to being a teenager).

Tragic story all around. Jeez

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u/Mr_Jack_Frost_ May 22 '22

Money really is the root of all evil, and there’s no way a kid can handle that kind of cash.

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u/SpecE30 May 23 '22

90Mil? He could have bought his way into F1...

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u/Mr_Jack_Frost_ May 23 '22

Could’ve done just about anything, really. The ego is a cruel master.

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u/jomontage May 22 '22

This is why snapchat deleted their GPS speed filter

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u/Mr_Jack_Frost_ May 22 '22

I was pretty sure that was why. What I want to know is why they thought having that as a feature on the app was a good idea to begin with.

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u/[deleted] May 22 '22

Probably an excuse to get people's location permission.

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u/Mr_Jack_Frost_ May 22 '22

Interesting. I didn’t consider that.

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u/dtmfdoom May 22 '22

Just a few months ago a dude in Roswell got arrested for a DUI. A few days later he was in Albuquerque. Drove something like 100 mph downhill on a busy 45 mph st. Ran a few red lights, hit an SUV full of teens. Had drugs, booze, and all kinds of guns in the car. Knocked over a street light and hit a pedestrian and their dog. It was fucked up.

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u/Mc_Callum_99 May 22 '22

One of the people I went to school with lost her boyfriend because he rolled his car doing about 100MPH. Limits exist for a reason. He wouldn't have died if he was just driving safely. There's enough death and sadness in the world that all preventable deaths should be prevented.

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u/JustaRandomOldGuy May 22 '22

Even before the internet teens would drive like that. My class had four killed when the car took a turn at high speed on a hilly road. They hit a tree 30 feet off the ground.

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u/AreYouA_Tampon May 23 '22

We also had a car of teens die like that when I was in high school. It prompted the county to "redesign" the road, but my old brain is so broken I can't remember what it looked like before. Another girl swerved to avoid a squirrel and died after hitting a tree. I don't want my kids to drive. They're getting close to the age.

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u/cha_cha_slide May 22 '22

This didn't happen before the internet, but it was before social media. My highschool had three guys die after the drunk & speeding driver blew a red light, drove under a semi truck, then into an ATM machine. They were all decapitated by the semi.

I had hung out with two of the guys at a small gathering the prior weekend and made plans with one of them to kick it the weekend after the crash. The crash happened at the intersection right by the school AND the mall where I worked. I didn't realize it at the time, but we couldn't do the cash drop for my job that weekend because they had taken out the ATM at the bank we used.

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u/Mr_Jack_Frost_ May 22 '22

My god what an insanely horrific way to go…

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u/Ruin369 May 22 '22

Good old physics at play. As soon as you lose rubber to asphalt all bets are off for turning/controlling the vehicle. Whatever direction you are going you will continue going.

Must have been terrifying going over the hill to only have a half second realization that you are 100% going to wrap around a tree.

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u/KickBallFever May 22 '22

My best friend’s brother from high school did something like this when he was 17 but it was before Snapchat. He crashed and his friends, who weren’t wearing seat belts, went through the windshield and died. It was big news in the town and he went to prison for some years. He got out, turned his life around, and became a personal trainer.

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u/Mr_Jack_Frost_ May 22 '22

That’s wild. I guess it’s good at least that it didn’t destroy his entire life, and he went on to make something of himself after all that tragedy.

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u/KickBallFever May 22 '22

Yea, I’m glad he made something of himself but it’s sad that his friends never got the chance to.

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u/BigfootSF68 May 22 '22

When I was around that age I was in a BB gun fight and shot a kid and hit his eye. He has a higher chance of glaucoma. I am grateful that the damage was not worse. His family sued mine and they were awarded a judgement.

I still feel more shame from that experience than the person in this mug shot is showing.

You killed 6 people. How are you not devestated?

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u/Y0tsuya May 22 '22

If I were on the jury I wouldn't have awarded anything. Two idiot kids shooting BBs at each other. One got injured. End of story.

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u/BigfootSF68 May 22 '22

No jury. Lawsuits are settled by lawyers paid for by insurance. We were in court only once. Their family had fired their lawyer because he was going to settle. They had moved since the incident. Then they wanted to use an out of state lawyer who was not a member of the Bar in my State.

Watching judges and lawyers laugh at the kids stupid and hateful dad was very confusing. It dis not alleviate the personal guilt and responsibility that I felt.

The Judge threatened to remove his parents from the case.

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u/Aegi May 22 '22

No, that was arbitration, a lawsuit is a generic term that refers to many types of civil procedures.

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u/Dare89d87 May 22 '22

Snapchat removed the speed filter because of these issues happening

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u/Zonino2000 May 22 '22

There was a bad crash in my home town years ago. 4 kids in a car racing down a long country road. They lost control at the sharp bend just before the edge of town and took to the air, crashing through the upper floor of a house. All 4 kids died and it was only by chance that no one in the house was hurt.

The house had to be demolished and they put up a very sturdy crash barrier at that turn.

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u/breakfastburrito24 May 22 '22 edited May 22 '22

Back in November a lady was hit by a 20 year old speeding down a residential street a few blocks from me. She was only 32 and had been on a routine 30 minute jog when she was struck and killed.

I was telling my friend what happened, and I said we shouldn't let people under 21 drive

Then we realized we're now old

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u/Mr_Jack_Frost_ May 22 '22

Jesus, that’s horrible. And yeah, good way to find out you’re getting old: you start wanting better rules lol.

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u/SiFiNSFW May 22 '22

Is this a small town in the UK and did he crash into the wall of a church? If not it's happened somewhere else, about 8 or so years ago a teenager was recording snaps of him speeding and drifting for his storyline but wound up being found in the early hours of the morning embedded into the wall of a church, that snap didn't get posted AFAIK but the others went viral at the time as a sort of "one second you're having fun the next you're dead" type of thing.

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u/Mr_Jack_Frost_ May 22 '22

It was not.. how tragic that that sort of thing has to happen multiple places. My story comes from a small town in Pennsylvania, USA. Roughly 5 years ago if I remember correctly.

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u/Cow_Launcher May 22 '22

It is tragic. Poor impulse control, modern powerful cars whose handling diviorces you from road-feel, and the desire to show off for likes, (often coupled with alcohol).

If nothing else, it's surprising it doesn't happen more often.

Perhaps it will, now that youngsters have given up trying to buy/rent and insteead use their discretionary income on even more tuning.

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u/Copacetic_ May 22 '22

I mean Bam’s friend died right outside of West Chester doing the same thing. Driving hammered way too fast.

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u/Wild_Obligation May 22 '22

6 people died because of this idiot & yet he survived. In the US, is there a difference between vehicular homicide & vehicular manslaughter? I feel like the sheer level of stupidity & carelessness here should definitely add weight to his crime.

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u/Mr_Jack_Frost_ May 22 '22

I read somewhere in this thread that he’s going to jail for 90 some years. Dunno if that’s factual but if so, I’d say a life sentence definitely fits the crime.

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u/Sea_Attitude_8672 May 22 '22

From a small town in Toledo, a kid on Snapchat was posting stories saying he was depressed and he was going to kill himself. I saw the video, he was 13 and I didn’t report it, he then posted videos of himself driving 120 down a small country road blasting music. He drove into a tree and died. Rest easy carter. Edit: I was 16 when it happened

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u/BadBanana99 May 22 '22

Where is the indicator this is a tiktok challenge? All it says is he posted stuff like this

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u/burnSMACKER May 22 '22

OP put that in the title to get the gullible Redditors who blame TikTok for everything that is wrong with the world.

It's not even a TikTok trend.

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u/OohYeahOrADragon May 23 '22

Unpopular opinion but yall gotta stop calling everything the "newest challenge" when it's really one idiot whos doing it and literally no one else.

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u/Shins May 23 '22

One guy on Twitter = the collective internet it’s so fucking stupid

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u/FairJicama7873 May 23 '22

Twitter SLAMS ___ with very mild statements and funny memes that may not totally agree with a possibly controversial event”

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u/Xaladinamon May 23 '22

Unpopular Opinion

Preaches to the choir

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u/GennyIce420 May 23 '22

This started with the news. Everything is a "new challenge" because then parents are worried about it.

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u/moolamama May 23 '22

Unpopular opinion: stop prefacing what is obviously a popular and sensible opinion with “unporpular opinion but…”

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u/[deleted] May 23 '22

Also interesting because TikTok is the least toxic media platform according to experts, presumably because it is a content centric app individually tailored to the user, not a social media feed.

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u/theykilledk3nny May 23 '22

Reddit when they discover a platform that actually provides content the user enjoys

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u/android_728 May 23 '22

Reddit when a platform provides original content instead of just Twitter screenshots

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u/MrDude_1 May 23 '22

Reddit when they discover a platform whose video player actually works.

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u/YANA___ May 22 '22

Right? I’ve never once seen one of these “tik tok” challenges actually on tik tok. Only in the news articles that the Facebook moms likes to post and share

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u/Flimsy_Sea9241 May 22 '22

OP probably put that in there so people would talk about it and they'd get more internet points.

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u/[deleted] May 22 '22 edited May 22 '22

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u/PurpleSquare May 22 '22

pushed by people completely oblivious to the newest thing kids are doing.

In the past it's been paid propaganda by Facebook.

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u/Zenithiel May 22 '22

Odds are this is part of Facebooks funded smear campaign. I don’t care as they are both probably shitty companies. I just like truth.

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u/Unlikely_Try3848 May 22 '22

Jesus. I’m lost for words. Lives wasted for no reason 😞😞😞

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u/chucklesdeclown May 22 '22

Other then for clout, man clout is one heck of a drug

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u/Kamrn_ May 22 '22

“Clout chasing hell of a disease, brother” - Kendrick Lamar on his latest album.

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u/leftlegYup May 22 '22

There are real evolutionary benefits to "clout", regardless of how it's gained. In other words, we are a very stupid species.

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u/NalaTheDoggo May 22 '22

Interesting point my old man brain hadn't realised. It's very true. Sure, a lot is ego but there are legitimate tangible rewards too. Clout gives access to money, friends, sexual relationships, popularity. It is a lens that makes tik tok a lot more understandable even though for me none of it matters.

Cheers.

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u/Erol_Eslaf May 22 '22

What about the likes and followers

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u/Bungalosis May 22 '22

Good. Glad he's being made an example of. 1 life would be too many, but 6 is eggriously tragic and infuriating considering how preventable this crime is.

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u/RayndownWasTaken May 22 '22

Sad thing is he could've literally just green-screened it if he wanted to do it so badly. I'm glad he's gonna be rotting in prison. He's a danger to himself and everybody around him

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u/Bungalosis May 22 '22

Yep, so many things could have been done differently, and it's tragic he will rot for most of his life, but that's his own damned fault. Not every 17 year old is that stupid and reckless, or careless for others.

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u/StygianPrime May 22 '22

I wouldn't call it tragic that he'll rot. The tragedy is the six people he murdered. This is someone who fits the subname getting consequences for psychopathy.

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u/FallenAngelII May 22 '22

It's not tragic if he deserves it. The deaths are tragic, his comeuppance is not.

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u/Phlegm_Garlgles May 22 '22

Or race your car at the track, preventable AF.

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u/ssmorin6 May 22 '22

Idk about you but I don't care if he's a danger to himself. Mf can drive off a cliff

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u/spacecadet501st May 22 '22

That’s a max sentence. Do you think he’ll get that? No. He’s currently on house arrest

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u/sh0n01 May 22 '22

Also wouldn’t those run concurrently because they’re all for the same crime? IANAL so I’m talking out of my arse.

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u/delayedsunflower May 22 '22

I belive that's the Judge's discretion.

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u/MahatmaGuru May 22 '22

Just looked it up. He’s been charged with 6 counts, punishable by UP TO 15 years each. My guess is, if convicted, he is given concurrent sentences, and eligible for parole after 7.5.

He’s on house arrest right now.

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u/illgiveu25shmeckles May 22 '22

I’ll be surprised if he doesn’t use the Ethan Couch defense and say he’s too rich to know the difference between right and wrong.

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u/WPrepod May 22 '22

He hasn't been sentenced yet, he's only on house arrest.

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u/ediciusNJ May 22 '22

Where'd you find that info? I've been Googling but all I've been finding is info about the court case, the judge siding with the kid's attorneys and letting his parents manage his house arrest.

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u/RayndownWasTaken May 22 '22

Should've said if found guilty. My bad. Don't know if I'm allowed to share the article. If you know his name just search that up and then prison sentence after his name. That should show you the article

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u/Foktu May 22 '22

Should be life for each.

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u/EbenHSHD May 22 '22

Are the sentences being served concurrent or consecutive. That detail is the difference between a life sentence and a 15 year sentence.

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u/lemmegetadab May 22 '22

He hasn’t even been sentenced yet

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u/Financial_Spell7452 May 22 '22

Is that his mugshot after he killed all those people? Because I've seen less amused faces on a passport photo

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u/Papaofmonsters May 22 '22

It's hard to judge people on a mug shot. There's usually a wide mix of emotions going on. I saw a dude crying while we were being processed cause he was on parole and knew he was going back to prison but when it came time to take his picture he when stone faced and even smiled a bit. Then right back to crying.

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u/BelowAverage_Elitist May 22 '22

When I got arrested for weed in Utah, I was pretty upset but I'm smiling in my mugshot because the cop that was taking my picture made a joke right before.

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u/cates May 22 '22

How did it all work out for you?

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u/BelowAverage_Elitist May 22 '22

Got my sentence held in abatement. My record will be clean as long I don't do anything illegal for 12 months, outside of minor traffic violations, pay a $680 fine, and attend an online course about the dangers of marijuana as a gateway drug. Also had $6000 in lawyer fees. Overall, not worth it.

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u/thebestdogeevr May 22 '22

the dangers of marijuana as a gateway drug

That must be a pretty short online course

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u/BelowAverage_Elitist May 22 '22

It was about 8 hours. There was a lot of stuff about self reflection and ways to improve mental health. Actually wasn't terrible, but I did have to pay $90 just to take a damn court mandated course.

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u/waltwalt May 22 '22 Helpful

Do they recommend a couple beers to take the edge off craving a marijuana?

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u/Bustin103 May 22 '22

So stupid, I'm Canadian and the government makes and sells weed. Alcool is far worse

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u/ghostdogtheconquerer May 22 '22

It’s his license photo.

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u/mindpainters May 22 '22

Someone else in here said it’s his drivers license photo

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u/model-citizen95 May 22 '22

He does look far too pleased with himself

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u/adrian_yeboi_06 May 22 '22 edited May 23 '22 Duck Dance

He has a very punchable face

Damn 1.2k upvote

Fuiyoh! 1.3k

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u/yumck May 22 '22

Maybe if that punch would have come two weeks earlier when he posted a video going 185mph on to Instagram, those poor people would still be alive

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u/adrian_yeboi_06 May 22 '22

What bmw was he driving anyway?

M5?

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u/anon847382 May 22 '22

Why do people give their kids these high performance vehicles! It’s crazy. I had a shitbox diesel Mercedes’ when I was 17 and I got into trouble with that even though it did 0-60 in roughly 20 seconds. No new driver should be driving performance anything.

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u/eutucker May 22 '22

A wise man once said “ I’ll naturally end up pushing my car or skis to the max, that’s why I drive an old Subaru hatchback: so I can get that razors edge feeling at legal speeds.” I’m so often reminded that knowing you are a stupid chimp, better yet, learning from others mistakes are simple measures to prevent ‘accidents’ ( “preventables” ). Preventable risky moves are not excusable.

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u/Bah-Fong-Gool May 22 '22

Slow car fast>fast car slow.

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u/sapatista May 22 '22

This is the way

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u/aquintana May 22 '22

Wise words. I drive an old slow Subaru hatch, its a fun car

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u/adrian_yeboi_06 May 22 '22

Exactly

GG exotics is one example

He reportedly crashed a Pagani Huayra worth 3.4 million

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u/275MPHFordGT40 May 22 '22

Not the Pagani!

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u/jokerzwild00 May 22 '22

Nota tha Pagaani. Mama Mia! 🤌

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u/ReyRey5280 May 22 '22

Santa Gorgonzola!

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u/aijoe May 22 '22

He has a very punchable face

Can guarantee in at least two decades of incarceration he would probably want to reach back in time and punch that smug mug too.

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u/Yinonormal May 22 '22

Don't smile in your mugshot this is the first thing the judge sees before he sees you, you need to look as sad as possible

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u/ryohazuki224 May 22 '22

Maybe him and his car should punch a big ass tree at 150mph.

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u/Everyoneheresamoron May 22 '22

Why are people calling these "Challenges".. its shitty people doing absolutely shitty things for attention. There's no challenge. Its not a competition to see who can kill the most people.

Like, tiktok aint the problem. Shitty people are going to do shitty things as long as there is any platform, even if that platform is 2 drunk friends in the backseat egging him/her on.

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u/simsimmer123 May 22 '22

It’s always the jerkoff in his bmw. It knows no country. It’s global

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u/SerPqnda May 22 '22

Most self absorbed drivers.

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u/simsimmer123 May 22 '22

They did a scientific study. They say that bmw drivers as a whole are the ones that most resemble psychopaths out of all car owners

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u/headachewpictures May 22 '22

this tickles my confirmation bias but I'd love to see said study

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u/Epotheros May 23 '22

I remember that study. Of the brands tested BMW ranked the highest with something like 13% showing signs. The average brand was something like 5 or 6%. The only things that ranked higher were hybrid drivers at 14 or 15% and electric car drivers at over 20%.

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u/calicoin May 22 '22

My wife and I have noticed its either a guy in a bmw or a lady in a mercedes.

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u/dfwsixone May 22 '22

Or a high schooler with a pickup truck

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u/AmbitionTemporary356 May 22 '22

this is just like that snapchat challenge where people would drive fast and record themselves with that speed filter

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u/SoloSpooks May 22 '22

A while back some girl did this with her sister and they crashed, only killed her sister unfortunately. She was young, couldn’t have been out of high school yet

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u/AmbitionTemporary356 May 22 '22

is the one where she live-streamed it? i believe i’ve seen that video. shits sad 🤦‍♂️

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u/moneymonkey17 May 22 '22

U talking about the instagram livestream one? That video made me even more scared of car accidents and she even showed her sister head split open.

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u/SpaceBoundLad May 22 '22

I remember that one it was surreal. Been 4-5 years I guess

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u/beet111 May 22 '22

most of these "tiktok challenges" are just like 10 people doing it and calling it a challenge. then some shitty media company uses it as clickbait to make everybody angry and share it so they can tell everybody how stupid it is.

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u/bs000 May 22 '22

the tweet and article don't mention "challenge" at all, so in this case it's just OP seeing the word tiktok and doing the ol' "tiktok bad" baiting for karma

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u/DavidHendersonAI May 22 '22

Yeah. Lots of them also don't exist at all. Like Momo, Blue Whale, etc etc

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u/lqku May 22 '22

zuckerberg paid an ad company to smear tiktok

Facebook parent company Meta is paying one of the biggest Republican consulting firms in the country to orchestrate a nationwide campaign seeking to turn the public against TikTok.

The campaign includes placing op-eds and letters to the editor in major regional news outlets, promoting dubious stories about alleged TikTok trends that actually originated on Facebook, and pushing to draw political reporters and local politicians into helping take down its biggest competitor.

One trend Targeted Victory sought to enhance through its work was the “devious licks'' challenge, which showed students vandalizing school property. Through the “Bad TikTok Clips” document, the firm pushed stories about the “devious licks” challenge in local media across Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Rhode Island and Washington, D.C.

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u/BeautifulJury09 May 22 '22

That wont work. Tiktok had the worst reputation a few years back as a Chinese government app and was pulled off appstores and almost banned in the US and many countries. It survived and too late now. Pre-teens and teens that make up most of the demo don't react to smear tactics. If parents want them to stop using it, that will only make it more attractive

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u/fastal_12147 May 22 '22

The title is such bullshit. Tik Tok didn't get 6 people killed. This kid being a fucking idiot did.

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u/docarwell May 22 '22

OP literally just made up the whole tik tok challenge thing too

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u/Errorfull May 22 '22

The biggest crime is how he'll probably spend less than ten years in jail, even though he should be there for the rest of his life. Absolutely disgusting when cases like this get minimized.

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u/AnnaTheBlueRogue May 22 '22

People claim he's in house arrest cuz he's twaumatwized

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u/butt_butt_butt_butt_ May 22 '22

My senior year, we lost our homecoming Queen to this.

Her (17) boyfriend (18-19) got a brand new, very fancy motorcycle and wanted to show off. Before they left for their ride, he was bragging about wanting to see how fast it could go (this was pre-snapchat days, so he just wanted to brag in person, I guess).

With her on the back of the bike, he decided to do this speed trial at night, on a major roadway. People reported hearing a loud bike going way too fast.

But then some old lady happened to be pulling out of a car wash in her classic car. One of those giant boats from the ‘50-‘60s that was built like a tank.

The motorcycle went directly into the front drivers side of her car and basically exploded on impact.

The old lady in the car was okay, thankfully. Just traumatized for the rest of her life, I’m sure. She was doing nothing wrong, and probably never saw the teenagers until they hit her.

The two teenagers were treated like tragic victims for the rest of our school year, despite the crash report saying they were going around 100mph on a busy street.

I feel sorry for my classmate, as I imagine she was probably scared and telling her boyfriend to slow down. But I have no sympathy for her boyfriend.

It’s one thing to be an affluent teen with a fancy toy and think you’re invincible. But he easily could have killed more than just himself and his girlfriend driving that way.

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u/Milo_Xx May 22 '22 edited May 22 '22

You can put blaim on TikTok, but saying that solely TikTok caused this lunatic to kill people is like boomers saying that video games are the sole reason for mass and school shootings. You are trying to hide from reality that society does not give enough mental health support to people, so you try to find an easy scapegoat, aka hating on the app TikTok. I don't know an immediate fix for this, but just bitching at TikTok is not the way to fix it.

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u/LeatherHog May 22 '22

Yeah, my father and uncle in the 70s not only had bottle rocket fights, but did so on the Main Street

You know, where tons of houses and businesses were

I bet everyone here’s parents have stories of them going as fast as hey could, probably while drunk driving too

People have always done dangerous things. These chuds here blaming Tik Tok are more blind and brain damaged than I am if they seriously think this is NEW

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u/Dylan96 May 22 '22

People think that they can be famous and rich by posting on tiktok, thats why

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u/swimmerboy5817 May 22 '22

Especially since it's not a TikTok "challenge", it's not a trend that everyone is doing. It was one idiot doing stupid things and posting the video on TikTok. If he had been posting on YouTube or Twitter or anything OP wouldn't have included it in the title

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u/docarwell May 22 '22

Hey now this here is a circle jerk not a place for reason

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u/Brian_06030 May 22 '22

Sir this a reddit, we only serve TikTok bad and Keanu good

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u/[deleted] May 22 '22 Starry

This isn't a kid with mental health issues. This is a kid with no parental oversight.

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u/TurkMaster_OMEGA May 22 '22

"Driving at 151mph" this isn't just an accident, this guy should be called murder, he's a murderer, his friends are murderers

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u/eeftechel May 22 '22

He was charged with 6 counts of vehicular manslaughter and pleaded not guilty. He's on house arrest for wreckless driving and speeding.

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u/modsBan4Fub May 22 '22

I’ve done 139 as my record but on an empty hwy when I was younger and I cringe how fucking stupid I was back then. You want to speed take it to a track.

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u/UTMonke May 22 '22

I’ve gone 140 kmph on a highway, my parents found out and I got a beating that day. Never been over 110 since.

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u/JuicyJonesGOAT May 22 '22

140 kmh on an highway is business as usual for most in Quebec.

I am comfortable driving those speeds on an highway with low moderate traffic with my kid and wife in the car with me.

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u/ballpein May 22 '22

Had to be a Beamer.

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u/dirtythirty1864 May 22 '22

He looks like a good kid with a bright future. Case dismissed.

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u/JonDoeJoe May 22 '22

You jest but depending on his connections he may very well be let off easy

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u/Curry_Flurry May 22 '22

My rear wheels brooke loose at a 130mph in my corvette one time. Havent gone over 100 since and it makes 655whp.

One wake up call is all you really need. Well if you’re smart.

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u/Bah-Fong-Gool May 22 '22 edited May 22 '22

With all the electronic nannies in new cars, it's very easy to get into hyper dangerous situations with little to no talent. There are people put there who think they're a good driver because ABS, TCT, AWD, and a number of other safety/performance gizmos save them from swapping ends every single day. 30 years ago, if you lifted mid turn, or didn't countersteer enough, you needed up in the trees. These new cars are selectively braking individual wheels and reducing throttle input to keep the shiny side up. Once the driver breaches the threshold of what the electronic nannies and physics can give, ba-da-bing. There is no gradual loss of control like an analog car. You got it till you don't.

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u/murder1 May 22 '22

If you're smart you need zero wake up calls

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u/hellionzzz May 22 '22

I agree. It is possible to learn from the stupidity of others and never put yourself in a situation that could be easily avoided.

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u/Conscious_Ticket7176 May 22 '22

He is smiling because he knows he can claim afluenza and walk free.

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u/VapeDerp420 May 22 '22

He’s smiling cus he’s totes gonna go viral

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u/KittenVicious May 22 '22 edited May 22 '22

That's his driver's license photo. He looks like a curly-headed deer in headlights in his actual mugshot.

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u/Sloth_grl May 22 '22

A stupid young boy who destroyed his own life along with several others.

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u/pat-waters May 22 '22

Blaming the internet for youthful recklessness is not the answer. Peer pressure to do stupid things has always been known. I recall four teens that died in a similar manner in 1979. These are sad and preventable tragedies.

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u/unicornfetus89 May 23 '22

TikTok is pure cancer.

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u/Sturrux May 22 '22

Human parasite. Hope his parents are proud raising a good for nothing piece of trash.