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When Jaywalking Goes Insane  
User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13213 posts, RR: 77
Posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1912 times:

This is almost beyond belief, were they on crack or something?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7636577.stm

(Yes I'm also not happy with the light sentence one of them got, hopefully she was deported).

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User currently offlineMoo From Falkland Islands, joined May 2007, 3948 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1891 times:

Jesus - I thought that was going to be another one of those 'person where they shouldn't have been' incidents, but not *that*. They must have been on something, the way the one in the reds cardigan seemingly calmly walked out into the traffic after her sister gets hit is just .... uncanny.

User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6747 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1869 times:



Quoting GDB (Thread starter):
This is almost beyond belief

Almost?

Is there some strange swedish motorway death wish/suicide cult or something?

Why weren't they both sectioned under the mental health act, or would they need to jump in front of more traffic to get that?



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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 977 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1812 times:

Good lord. About 6 years ago, I remember a man trying to run across a controlled access highway in Dallas, TX in the middle of the night. Needless to say, he didn't make it. Unfortunately for me, he chose to play frogger about a 1/4 mile from the exit I took every day and blood stains remain in concrete for some time.

And as often as I think Tazers are over used these days, this is a perfect example of when a non-lethal means of incapacitating a perp is vital to public safety.


User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1778 times:

Pardon me for saying this but....all I have to say is: WTF?!  banghead 


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User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1723 times:

They were clearly wanting to get away from the police, suggests they have something to hide...

My sympathy is with the drivers who had to deal with that situation, can you imagine driving at 70+mph, seeing a woman run into the path of your car and by the time you've seen her... you've hit her? It's something I hope never happens to me or anybody else.

As for the thread title, I'd suggest it be changed, this isn't 'jaywalking'... This is stupidity of the highest order.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39888 posts, RR: 74
Reply 6, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1723 times:

Come here to San Francisco. Shit like this happens all the time but not on the freeway like in this case.

These women are nuts and should be put in an insane asylum.



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User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1668 times:

Of course they were Nordic girls  Wink Swedish this time...no wonder police had hard time with them. One ex-police officer I know once said the intoxicated Finnish women were the hardest 'customers'...

But seriously spaeaking...

Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 5):
My sympathy is with the drivers who had to deal with that situation

...same here.


User currently offlineDon81603 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 1185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 12 months 17 hours ago) and read 1452 times:



Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 5):
My sympathy is with the drivers who had to deal with that situation,

My first thought was attempted suicide. I've seen it happen a few times in the US and Canada, but here, it's usually people jumping from an overpass onto a highway. Fortunately, it's never happened to me (yet, touch wood), but I know 2 drivers who have had it happen to them. Thankfully, they both recovered from the trauma, and are still driving today. The only such incident I had was with a suicidal moose trying to jump the highway from one rock cut to another.



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User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2812 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (5 years 12 months 17 hours ago) and read 1446 times:

Saw this a couple of days ago. . . here is the full length video that I watched:



User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13116 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (5 years 12 months 17 hours ago) and read 1441 times:

I saw this at another website I go to. One story is that the women had been traveling by bus and at a rest stop, they were approached by a group of men and felt threatened with sexual assult by them, so fled onto the motorway. It is one of the most horrible police related incidents I have ever seen.
Like many, I suspect they have some seroius mental illness possibly combined with use of illegal drugs or maybe even bad side effects from prescribed drugs for their mental illness. The cops were in a very difficult problem and were being filmed by some kind of police TV program so their options to deal with it was even more limited. Last week in NY City, a cop there 'tazered' a mentally ill man who was nude, climbing on building fire escape and other building parts and after being tazered fell 10 or so feet landing on his head to his death. Of course the cops got into big trouble, the NYPD has to do emergency retraining as to use of tazers of their officers at great cost, in a matter of days a massive civil lawsuit will be filed by the man's family.
Apparently one of the women had been charged earlier in the year with murder, but was on bail pending trial or a plea. I suspect her mental illness/drug use may a factor in that too.


User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8964 posts, RR: 40
Reply 11, posted (5 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 1405 times:



Quoting Moo (Reply 1):
They must have been on something



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 4):
Pardon me for saying this but....all I have to say is: WTF?!

Yeah, that's about all I can think of too.



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User currently offlineAgill From Sweden, joined Feb 2004, 1011 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 12 months 8 hours ago) and read 1309 times:

Well one of them have gotten arrested for murder after this, and tried to take her own life by running out into traffic again.

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