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I read this on a blog last night. What a horrible way to die, and what a senseless, easily preventable accident.

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I read this on a blog last night. What a horrible way to die, and what a senseless, easily preventable accident.

 

Yes......  :sad:

 

A reminder of how fragile we can be, and that nothing is promised.

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A sobering thought to those of us who drive automatics (I have in the past). I reckon most of us are guilty (I am!) of just using Park, assuming it is failsafe and not the handbrake too (parking or e-brake in US).

 

Last year a neighbour of mine was seriously injured when his car rolled back down his driveway and ran him over. He was behind it getting his shopping out of the boot (trunk). He was more fortunate than young Mr. Yelchin.

 

Condolences to Anton's family.

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A sobering thought to those of us who drive automatics (I have in the past). I reckon most of us are guilty (I am!) of just using Park, assuming it is failsafe and not the handbrake too (parking or e-brake in US).

 

Not so much all automatics. His was a 2015 Jeep Cherokee which has been under fire for the past year due to people not being aware how to properly operate and has been subject to recalls.

Very much a tragedy: condolences to family and friends for their loss.

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-36572649

When this broke the other day you were he first person I though of.

 

Actually your the first person I think of when the subject of StarTrek, StarWars, scifi, cartoons, space travel, time travel, sims in general, Hello Kitty, unicorns, fantasy and comic cons comes up.

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Actually your the first person I think of when the subject of StarTrek, StarWars, scifi, cartoons, space travel, time travel, sims in general, Hello Kitty, unicorns, fantasy and comic cons comes up.

 

Once a trekker always a trekker! Which is why this struck a little closer to home for me. (not to mention the senselessness of the death)

 

For us trekkers, when you step into these roles and are accepted, you become a member of a sort of worldwide community of shared interests; the death felt just as strongly as when someone here leaves us, the community reacting (even those who didn't know the person well) with dismay.

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Such a shocking loss; condolences and best wishes to his Family & Friends.

 

Devon's spot on... the Denver Comic Con just ended this past Weekend, and there were almost 100K in Attendance!

 

"... A Starfleet Officer; that's what I am, and that's what I'll always be." -- Benjamin Sisko

 

Alan  :sad:

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Sad to hear this from a young and upcoming actor. I enjoy the new Trek reboot as well

 

Like will any accident this is under investigation as this car had been recalled for rolling away, seems extremely unfortunate

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As I watched Good Morning America this morning, they ran a segment on the shifter on the newer Jeep Cherokees. What a monumentally STUPID form of shifter!

 

Three positions, with spring loaded center return, so there's no physical indication of what mode the vehicle is in!

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As I watched Good Morning America this morning, they ran a segment on the shifter on the newer Jeep Cherokees. What a monumentally STUPID form of shifter!

 

Three positions, with spring loaded center return, so there's no physical indication of what mode the vehicle is in!

 

I saw similar segments. Somebody is gonna get smacked for coming up with that one.

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Not a fan of Star Trek and I never heard of the guy, but RIP to him and condolences to his family.

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