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octain11 10-09-2012 09:11 AM

Subaru STi deadly accident, driven by teens - CLOSED
 
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/...icle-1.1177440

watching the news this morning, and saw this. a 2012 STi driven by a 17 year old with his friends. i have driven on that highway before, it has very sharp turns and gets very wet in the rain. my thoughts were, he was speeding, didnt see the turn (which they call dead mans curve) and locked his rear brakes. parents bought the car for him, the 4 victims did not deserve any of this RIP, it horrible to see that out of everyone that made it was the idiot driver who should'nt have been driving from the first place, the parents should take some blame, i would never buy my 17 year old kid (if i had one) a 305 hp car for his first car. thoughts or ideas?

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/...80_634x307.jpg
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doobaruGT 10-09-2012 09:19 AM

Holy Jesus! That's terrible! This is why you don't get a new driver a rally car and pack it with distracting friends, non of which have a developed prefrontal cortex to make logical decisions. So sad for their families!

whitetiger 10-09-2012 09:21 AM

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...lf-194409.html

dr_sharp 10-09-2012 09:21 AM

Rich parents getting a darwin award.

I'm sorry for the other kids and their families, though.

LacythaLeggy09 10-09-2012 09:33 AM

its so sad that mommy and daddy dont do research and see what their stupid teen could end up like... in my area there have been so many subaru accidents that when i first started looking at first cars my father absoultely ruled out any sort of subaru. thankfully i convinced him an impreza was a safe reliable car and there wasnt a turbo so i couldnt get into trouble. he saw and heard about all the accidents and he knows that they are capable of. its so sad.

ehsnils 10-09-2012 10:35 AM

Young drivers will make mistakes - just try to make sure that the mistakes they make will be making only will damage their pride or at most be a few bruises.

Really sucks when there are people dying in an accident.

TrueWhiteBoy 10-09-2012 11:20 AM

Why do I have a strange feeling we'll see a lawsuit against the dealership and/or Subaru because of this?

laff79 10-09-2012 11:23 AM

r-r-r-r-r-re-poooooossssst. leave it to octain

bdisco 10-09-2012 11:47 AM

It's not the car's fault change one letter from STI to GTI only approx 200hp add young stupid driver and same results...

http://www.welt.de/img/dc5-images/cr...-Wolfsburg.jpg

LacythaLeggy09 10-09-2012 12:00 PM

theres too many accidents in subaru turbo'd cars (mainly the wrx/sti's) they couldnt sue because of that... if that were the case im sure subaru wouldnt be making turbo vehicles anymore..

fj1200 10-09-2012 12:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by octain11 (Post 4106893)
... the parents should take some blame, i would never buy my 17 year old kid (if i had one) a 305 hp car for his first car. thoughts or ideas?

They should be liable for the negligent actions of their child that they enable.

Wang Lung 10-09-2012 12:38 PM

The account I read said it happened at 4:00 AM. And his permit did not allow passengers.

paintpollz 10-09-2012 02:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TrueWhiteBoy (Post 4107136)
Why do I have a strange feeling we'll see a lawsuit against the dealership and/or Subaru because of this?

why

LacythaLeggy09 10-09-2012 02:30 PM

agree 150% its the parents shelling the money out for it like i said parents should do a little more research before handing their kid 40g's and say here ya go!

Quote:

Originally Posted by fj1200 (Post 4107270)
They should be liable for the negligent actions of their child that they enable.


NSFW 10-09-2012 04:22 PM

There seems to be an assumption floating around here that if the same kid was in a less powerful car, he would have driven that car completely within its limits. Personally, I don't think that horsepower killed those people - bad judgement did. That's all it takes, and a person can exercise bad judgement in any car.


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