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post #1 of 126 Old 6th January 2003, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Tragic M5 accident in TX this weekend

There was a tragic car accident involving a M5 that occurred this weekend. I hope it is not anyone on this board.

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A Helotes-area woman, her brother-in-law and a friend from South Dakota were killed early Friday after the car in which they were traveling crashed and caught fire on Texas 16 about three miles north of Helotes.
The driver of the four-door 2002 BMW M5, who was the husband of the woman and the only survivor of the accident, was pulled from the vehicle by a passerby and taken by helicopter to University Hospital, said Sgt. Steve Amerson with the traffic safety unit of the Bexar County Sheriff's Department.

The fire prevented the rescue of the car's other occupants, he said.

They were xxx xxxxx of Helotes Spring Road, xxxx xxxxx of San Antonio, and xxxx xxxx of Sturgis, S.D. All were in their early 30s, Amerson said.

xxx xxxxx, 31, was treated and released from University Hospital on Friday afternoon.

xxxxxx family members could not be reached for comment.

Gary Biggs, investigator with the Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office, said dental records were needed to verify the identity of the three passengers who died in the fiery crash.

The car was headed north in the 17400 block of Texas 16 at about 2:45 a.m. Friday when the driver lost control, Amerson said.

Excessive speed in a 65-mph zone and alcohol may have played a role in the accident, Amerson said.

Amerson said the stretch of Texas 16 where the accident occurred is not considered dangerous. The site of the crash is just north of Ranch Parkway and a few miles south of Helotes Spring Road.

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post #2 of 126 Old 6th January 2003, 10:19 PM
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Oh god. I don't know hot to handle this. He is a member.

I am not posting the username here but he is a member with 2 posts

What should we do?

Send flowers? I am willing to do something

This isn't good.

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ble news.

Gustav, I dont know what to do either. It would probably be a good idea to write a letter or something....but the truth is we don't know (at least i dont) who this person is....he only posted twice. The other thing is...we dont know what exactly happened at that time.


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please be S A F E .

To any family members or friends of people who died in this accident. my condolences.

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I know. Some gesture could be nice. But you're right, I don't know the guy but you certainly feel for him
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Wow. That's terrible. I can't imagine what he must be going through.

Be safe out there. Speed and alcohol, if that's true, just don't mix.
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I think we should do something. Any small gesture would be better than none.


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This is tragic news for the BMWM5.com family. My condolences to Scott and his family for their loss.

Perhaps we can all chip in and send flowers to him at the hospital?


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At the risk of being politically incorrect, and this is just a terrible terrible story, I do not think it would be appropriate to do anything. The last thing that seems appropriate is for this individual, who just lost his wife and others, to know the entire Board knows the story. This is my initial thought.

Absolutely terrible.

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Oh my GOD!!! This is horrible. My condolences to him and his family. What he is going through right now, I do not wish upon my enemies. Please everyone, be safe

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