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Old 5th March 2003, 15:37   #1
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OT: Boston area M3 involved in fatal crash last night.....

No photo online, but hard copy shows the 1999 silver M3 had Mass Plate: 8546 NL.

http://www2.bostonherald.com/news/lo...as03052003.htm

Sigh - innocent people hurt and killed...just a reminder to us all to keep it safe on the street.
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Old 5th March 2003, 15:56   #2
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My sympathies to those effected.
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Old 5th March 2003, 16:15   #3
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Here's an article from the Boston Globe:
http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/06...e_chase+.shtml

Woman dead after police chase

By Michael Rosenwald and Stefany Moore, Globe Staff, 3/5/2003

woman in her 20s was killed and two other people were injured when a speeding sports car slammed head-on into a sedan late last night on the Jamaicaway overpass between Boston and Brookline, authorities said.

The car the woman was riding in was apparently struck by a silver BMW that had been fleeing Brookline police and crossed the center line, authorities said. The woman's name was not released.

Initial reports from investigators indicated that Brookline police officers had ''broken off the chase but that the vehicle continued to flee,'' according to State Police spokesman Paul Maloney.

State Police are handling the investigation because the road is state-owned.

Early this morning, Captain Peter Scott, spokesman for the Brookline Police Department, said the person driving the BMW was arrested by State Police. He said he did not have the identity of the suspect nor the charges filed against him. Scott also said the two departments were working to determine the events leading to the crash.

Scott declined to say whether Brookline officers had been pursuing the BMW. One man who said he was walking his dog along the Jamaicaway said he saw two Brookline cruisers with their roof lights on and with sirens sounding following the BMW moments before the collision.

A passenger in the woman's Honda Civic was transported to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the driver of the BMW went to Brigham and Women's Hospital. The severity of their injuries was not known last night.


Caption: State Police said last night the driver of a car fleeing Brookline police crashed head-on into a Honda Civic last night on the Jamaicaway overpass, killing the driver of the Honda. (Globe Staff Photo / Matthew J. Lee)
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So the driver of the bmw survived but the innocent bystander in the civic died?!

What a terrible tragedy

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Yup, and for some reason, maybe politics or other connections, the owner of the M has not been identified! Go figure!
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Woman Killed In Crash After Police Chase
Wed Mar 5, 7:12 AM ET




A 23-year-old Hyde Park woman was killed in a crash Tuesday night after a car chased by Brookline police struck her head-on on the Jamaicaway. The driver of the car survived and may be charged with vehicular homicide.
NewsCenter 5's Gail Huff reported that the two Brookline police officers had attempted to stop a
driver of a BMW on Route 9 for a routine traffic
violation about 10 p.m. when he sped off. They
pursued him, activating their cruiser's blue lights.
The driver, identified as John Rudolf, 22, of Sudbury, Mass., crossed the median strip on the Jamaicaway, barelling into oncoming traffic and hitting the driver of a Honda head-on. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 21-year-old passenger in her car was rushed to
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Rudolf was able to climb out a car window but was immediately handcuffed and taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital where he received medical treatment.
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This is very tragic and hits close to home for me. I pray everyone involved makes a full recovery and my smypathies go out to the family and freinds of that poor woman. On two other notes, the M3 looks like it held up very well in the accident compared to the civic, we are all driving safe cars. My other issue concerns why the police continued the chase. If the roads still were busy, why did they continue to pursue a speeding car through the streets of Boston? Although they say they stopped the pursuit, that witness stated they were still pursuing the M3 before the crash. No matter, I just hope this all reminds us how precious life is and that we all think twice before doing stupid acts.
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My sympathies go out to the innocent victims and their families.

I actually remember seeing that M3 before with those rims and vaguely recall that plate. Hope they do disclose who this person is
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Sudbury man faces charges in fatal head-on collision
By Associated Press, 3/5/2003 09:30

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) A Sudbury man faces a motor vehicle homicide charge after he allegedly fled a routine police stop and was involved in a head-on collision that killed a Boston woman.

John Rudolf, 22, of Sudbury was held on $10,000 bail () at Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he was being treated for injuries sustained in the crash, said state police Lt. Paul Maloney.

A 23-year-old Boston woman was killed in the accident on Tuesday night and a 21-year-old Dedham woman was seriously injured. Police declined to release the victims' names, pending notification of family.

Maloney said Brookline police tried to pull over Rudolf for a minor motor vehicle infraction at about 9:45 p.m on Tuesday on Route 9. Rudolf fled the scene and Brookline police briefly pursued, before deciding to break off the chase before Rudolf turned onto the Jamaicaway, Maloney said.

Minutes later, Rudolf's 1999 BMW collided with the victim's car, Maloney said.

Rudolf was arrested at the scene. Police are investigating why he fled, Maloney said.
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I really have mixed feelings about police chases. This is a classic example of why they should not chase -- you have someone stopped for what appears to be a minor infraction leading to the death of an innocent bystander. Definitely not a good outcome. However, the other extreme is the offender could have been a repeat offender (serial killer in the extreme) and stopping him would be a big benefit to society. The question is how does the police know? And if the policy was to left them run, how many would run all the time? I don't think there is a good answer to this one.

Regarding the condition of the two vehicles, the M3 definitely did a much better job protecting the occupants. It's nice to know that we are well protected -- however, we shouldn't use that information to justify driving unsafely. There ARE others on the road that will pay the price for our foolishness.

My thoughts go out to the Boston woman and her family.
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