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Jim Boeheim (HC Syracuse Orange)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by stowfan, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. Drubuck

    Drubuck What time is it?

    15 year Police officer here. From what info that has been provided, he was at no fault and this is a tragic accident. Have worked similar cases and sucks for everyone. Shit like this happens more often than you think. High profile guy so gets attention.
     
  2. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    I was driving a rental car on a clover-leaf exit ramp about 30 years ago, going fairly slow since it was slippery winter conditions, and slid a few feet off the ramp, hitting the guardrail. The car's bumper got locked onto a post of the guardrail and couldn't be budged. I'm mentioning this because oddly enough it was in Syracuse. I had other people in the car, it was a business trip and the company had us work a full day before flying, so it was almost 11:00 at night when I got stuck on that ramp.

    There were no cell phones, I had to be concerned about the safety of the people I had been driving, and it was damn cold. It was risky to sit in the car since another car could obviously hit the same patch I did and slide right into us. But when leaving the car we made sure nobody was coming and got behind the guardrail with the stuck car between us and oncoming ramp traffic. Somebody eventually stopped and we got a ride to the hotel, and I was just glad nobody got hurt.

    The past several weeks I've spent many hours driving in nasty winter weather, sometimes in the dark which makes it much worse. I drive slower and leave extra distance, and see way too many people driving too fast for the conditions.

    I don't know the exact circumstances of where the stopped vehicle was, and where Mr. Jimenez was in relation to the car he wasn't driving but departed from, and I don't know how fast Mr. Boeheim was driving and how slick the Interstate was, and whether there were streetlights along that stretch. I also don't know that I would have been able to not cause a fatality if I'd been going down that same road. I'm not trying to crucify Boeheim or exonerate him.

    It seems like Jimenez made a terrible decision to get out of the car and be where he was. And Boeheim, although apparent not legally responsible for causing someone's death, as well as the driver of the car that was stopped, will have to bear the burden of being personally responsible for ending another person's life, and will endure countless what-ifs as they repeatedly envision what happened and how it could have been avoided.
     
  3. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    I was a witness to an accident in which a girl hit a guy who was pushing a disabled car on the road around midnight with 4 of his buddies.
    Bottom line... police stated it was no fault because 1) the kids did not have the lights on (thus no tail lights) 2) they were all in dark clothes .. both subject to the 500 ft visibility statute
     
  4. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

  5. Mike80

    Mike80 A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE!

  6. Jake

    Jake They took the bar! ‘17 The Deuce Champ '18 The Deuce Champ Fantasy Baseball Champ

    You should've stopped arguing about this a half dozen posts ago. :roll1:
     
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  7. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

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