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    18 year old + 500hp car = Death

    5 dead in nasty accident. Went out to an airstrip at night with some friends to show off his new car. Video of aftermath in the link.

    http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/sho...d.php?t=111545

    This was one of his last posts on that message board:
    M5froth I completley understand where you are coming from assuming that I am irresponsible..that is definetly understandable. I do sometimes make bad decisions but I am young and I do drive safe and I will not endanger the lives of others..
    Another persons post before the 18 year olds last post:
    I would be much prefer an 18 year old with brains to have an M5 rather than spend his moeny on some other piece of junk that could kill him and his mates in an accident.

    Drive safe!



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    Re: 18 year old + 500hp car = Death

    What site was this from? Do you have a link to the post?

    An inexperienced driver should never be allowed to have a car like this... I'm pretty sure I would have killed myself too.



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    Re: 18 year old + 500hp car = Death

    Happened on the same airstrip that John Travolta uses.



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    Re: 18 year old + 500hp car = Death

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    What site was this from? Do you have a link to the post?

    An inexperienced driver should never be allowed to have a car like this... I'm pretty sure I would have killed myself too.
    Link is there now. Don't know how I forgot it the first time.



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    Re: 18 year old + 500hp car = Death

    Reminds me of that high school kid from Iowa whose dad bought him a Viper. I believe he hit a pole killing his passenger. Lots of horsepower and lack of experience is bad bad combo.



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    Re: 18 year old + 500hp car = Death

    How did they get out onto the airstrip?



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    Re: 18 year old + 500hp car = Death

    Flying 200 feet in the air into the trees!
    They must have been booking when they hit the end of that airstrip. The car is a jumbled mess... Tragic



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    Re: 18 year old + 500hp car = Death

    I drove on an airstrip once in north east iowa... it was a small municipal and it was like 2am or something...



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    Re: 18 year old + 500hp car = Death

    Quote Originally Posted by CYCLONE STATE View Post
    Reminds me of that high school kid from Iowa whose dad bought him a Viper. I believe he hit a pole killing his passenger. Lots of horsepower and lack of experience is bad bad combo.
    Exactly. This is why every kid should start off with their grandma's old Oldsmobile like I did. Yes, it can get fast enough to kill you, but why would you try and show it off?



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    Re: 18 year old + 500hp car = Death

    I spent last summer in Scottsdale Arizona as a valet. I can't tell you how many high schoolers there are down there with $30-70k cars that can easily do 120+ mph. And they quite simply do not have the driving experience needed to safely pilot a vehicle with those capabilities. That's also not taking into account whether maxing out your car on an airstrip is a smart idea or not. I will admit I've gone 130 on a back road at night...and I am never doing it again. This is just too bad.



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    Re: 18 year old + 500hp car = Death

    That is unbelievable. That car is just a shredded mess, article I found said they had just left a party, so the title should probably be Alcohol + 18 Yr. Old + 500 HP Car = Death, which obviously just makes things worse, and means someone will probably be in a lot of trouble for providing alcohol to minors.

    Tragic story though.

    Article I found: 5 Killed When BMW Flies Off Elevated Airstrip, Hits Top Of Tree - Orlando News Story - WKMG Orlando



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    Re: 18 year old + 500hp car = Death

    MANY airports around the country are uncontrolled and completely un-monitored at night. In fact, many more airports are un-controlled than those that are.



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    Re: 18 year old + 500hp car = Death

    Stupid kids dont realize this is life and not a video game. Feel sorry for any involved that wasnt driving.


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    Re: 18 year old + 500hp car = Death

    Man, I want an m5. I am not even sure a 35 year old could handle a car like that.


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    Re: 18 year old + 500hp car = Death

    Holy Crap! Thats crazy...



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