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I'm having my morning coffee, watching Fox2 news, and this is what the traffic chopper is doing. Not good for the driver.
Detroit Pursuit Ends in Crash Explosion

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Not sure about Detroit, but that's an every day several times a day thing here in Socal LA area. Not the firey crash, but the chase ending in a crash of some sort. I guess that's what they teach kids now, "if you see police lights behind you run!!!!"
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I guess that's what they teach kids now, "if you see police lights behind you run!!!!"
After you steal the vehicle.
The truck was stolen in Taylor and chased into Detroit. I think the woman driving the van should be charged with vehicular homicide. It looks like she drove into the truck on purpose.
The owner of the restaurant was the luckiest person. He was sweeping the drive when it happened and had just moved out of the way in time.

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The restaurant owner was lucky indeed! For once the good guy comes out on top.

As for the woman, she deserves either being charged with vehicular homocide or a medal for meritorious service, depending upon your perspective! <g>

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I imagine its a matter of perspective, I don't see anyone being lucky in the event.

1. A crispy dead auto thief likely with surviving family
2. A person with a totaled van and personal injury who'll likely be prosecuted for driving to endanger, and interfering with a police pursuit.
3. A store or restaurant owner with street damage in front of his/her business that may force him/her to close down till the insurance Co can come to terms with repairs to the business and then the town/state repairing and or replacing lights, meters, pavement and curbing.

I wonder if the van driver was aware that the truck wasn't going to stop, or if it was thee at all. Too often I see people talking away on their phones, oblivious to whats going on around them

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The restaurant owner was lucky. As I stated, he had just moved out of the way. The driver of the other pickup was also lucky.
The restaurant was not hit or damaged. Neither was the road or curbs. Just a lamp post.
If anything, his business will increase.
The truck had a green light. Why would she expect him to stop?

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It looks like she drove into the truck on purpose.
You know I thought the same thing when I saw it. I bet he'd rather be alive and sitting in jail right now. My prayers go out to his family. It's not often you see wheels flying off of a vehicle as a result of an impact.

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The restaurant owner was lucky. As I stated, he had just moved out of the way. The driver of the other pickup was also lucky.
The restaurant was not hit or damaged. Neither was the road or curbs. Just a lamp post.
If anything, his business will increase.
The truck had a green light. Why would she expect him to stop?

I agree with Mike on this one.

Why should she assume he is going to stop for a green light????

IMHO, she was not paying attention and caused the accident.
It is not as if the truck jumped out of a side street in front of her.

We had a similar case near home last month, but both vehicles were trying
to race a yellow...You cannot assume the fellow coming toward you will stop for that yellow!!!!

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What video were you watching?

I beg to differ, watch it again, (CLOSELY) the sign above the store rocks back and forth a couple times on the impact either from the parked truck or the chasee.

The truck busted up when it hit the pick up parked in front of the store and then took out a light poll.
It threw debris all over the place, tires went rolling in all directions, one of them came close to or hit the cruiser that was chasing the it.

It looks like a 10 foot section of the light poll got tossed 100 plus dett down range of the impact.

The blast wave created by the gas explosion threw material 360.

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