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  • Update in IA. accident

    Here is the latest on the fatal accident in IA.


    http://www.kcci.com/news/10417477/detail.html

  • #2
    Thanks

    Thanks for posting this. I have to say, it makes no difference whatsoever to me if the call was downgraded seconds before the crash. They were still running lights and sirens. That means traffic needs to yield, not race the engine to the intersection.

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    • #3
      ... Erika Schwager, 16, whose vehicle was broadsided
      by a fire truck in West Des Moines died ....
      First, my condolences to the family. She had so much life ahead...

      And then...a question. Is this really the legal age to operate a motor vehicle in Iowa...without supervision in the vehicle? Could this be a contributing factor in this fatal accident? At sixteen....I was riding my bike.
      Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
      Be Safe! Lookouts-Awareness-Communications-Escape Routes-Safety Zones

      *Gathering Crust Since 1968*
      On the web at www.section2wildfire.com

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      • #4
        ... Erika Schwager, 16, whose vehicle was broadsided
        by a fire truck in West Des Moines died ....
        First, my condolences to the family. She had so much life ahead...

        And then...a question. Is this really the legal age to operate a motor vehicle in Iowa...without supervision in the vehicle? Could this be a contributing factor in this fatal accident? At sixteen....I was riding my bike.
        Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
        Be Safe! Lookouts-Awareness-Communications-Escape Routes-Safety Zones

        *Gathering Crust Since 1968*
        On the web at www.section2wildfire.com

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        • #5
          Originally posted by NJFFSA16
          First, my condolences to the family. She had so much life ahead...

          And then...a question. Is this really the legal age to operate a motor vehicle in Iowa...without supervision in the vehicle? Could this be a contributing factor in this fatal accident? At sixteen....I was riding my bike.
          yes, 16 is the legal age to drive.

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          • #6
            I thought it was 16 everywhere with a few 15's thrown in.
            I am a complacent liability to the fire service

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ChicagoFF
              I thought it was 16 everywhere with a few 15's thrown in.
              Hey you gotta remember- he's from the People's Republic of NJ- it's probably different there!
              "Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."

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              • #8
                Originally posted by FWDbuff
                Hey you gotta remember- he's from the People's Republic of NJ- it's probably different there!

                It is. Driving age here is 17.
                I.A.C.O.J. Firefighter/EMT-B

                "I'm gonna drill a hole in your skull and pump out all the stupidity"
                Gunny Ermey


                "Never underestimate the Power of Stupid People in Large Groups"


                Humpty Dumpty was pushed

                Polishing the Chrome on all the IACOJ "apparati"

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                • #9
                  South Dakota is 14 yrs of age!!!

                  Stay Safe

                  IACOJ

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                  • #10
                    Dont know the specifics on this accident BUT, just because they had lights and sirens does not mean it wasnt their fault. If they ran a light or stop sign...ETC they are still liable
                    Buck
                    Assistant Chief/EMT-B

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