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Ricktree

10/3/2017 10:51:53 PM
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Kirkcaldy Dr. accident

Can anyone provide any insight?

Trevor B

10/3/2017 11:03:27 PM
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From Twitter

agarciaperez

10/3/2017 11:23:21 PM
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Details?

Was it a vehicle accident? Any details?

~BooBoo~

10/3/2017 11:34:16 PM
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I can’t post the fb link from my phone but BDNMB’s fb page shows it’s a 3 vehicle accident. Someone posted pictures of it. It doesn’t look pretty at all.

~BooBoo~

10/3/2017 11:36:03 PM
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The_Young_Man

10/4/2017 9:42:55 AM
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Bad one

According to CBC, 8 people were injured, 1 serious and airlifted to hospital in Winnipeg. Hopefully everyone makes a full recovery.  
 
http://www.cbc.ca/1.4327132

~BooBoo~

10/4/2017 10:54:23 AM
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Brandon Sun

The local news paper is reporting that 6 people one of which is a 5 year old child. Regardless of the actual amount, it is completely senseless and was unavoidable if someone just didn’t get behind the wheel. Drugs, alcohol and speed are all factors in the crash and charges are pending against a 27 year old driver.

~BooBoo~

10/4/2017 10:54:43 AM
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forgot link

Hey!

10/4/2017 11:04:13 AM
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Brandon is Manitoba's second largest city. Perhaps someday our hospital will be good enough so people don't have to be flown to Winnipeg.

~BooBoo~

10/4/2017 11:26:58 AM
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Brandon Sun and CBC also have 2 different times listed for when the Accident occurred so one of the news outlets obviously doesn’t have all the correct information

The_Young_Man

10/4/2017 12:05:30 PM
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Police release

The police release from the Brandon Police Service says 9 people were involved with 6 being taken to hospital, 1 in serious condition. Link below.  
 
http://police.brandon.ca/media-zone

unbreakable1

10/4/2017 12:25:54 PM
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Hey! said "Brandon is Manitoba's second largest city. Perhaps someday our hospital will be good enough so people don't have to be flown to Winnipeg. "

If people stop driving like idiots, there would less people needing to go to the hospital, just saying the obvious.

Kiwiyop

10/4/2017 1:15:32 PM
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You

  
unbreakable1 said "
  
Hey! said "Brandon is Manitoba's second largest city. Perhaps someday our hospital will be good enough so people don't have to be flown to Winnipeg. "

If people stop driving like idiots, there would less people needing to go to the hospital, just saying the obvious. "

hit the nail on the head...the driver that caused said accident should go to jail. Period.

ZachT

10/4/2017 1:24:30 PM
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At least this time...

The driver causing the accident was the one seriously injured and not one of the innocent people.  
 
"Speed, alcohol and drug use are believed to be factors in the accident with charges against the male driver of the Pontiac Grand Prix pending."

MUAH

10/4/2017 2:23:28 PM
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It is not an accident

if you drink or do drugs and decide to get behind the wheel. This infuriates me to no end.

Midway55

10/4/2017 2:50:56 PM
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Not Big Enough

  
Hey! said "Brandon is Manitoba's second largest city. Perhaps someday our hospital will be good enough so people don't have to be flown to Winnipeg. "

Simple economics trauma specialist will go where they can make the most money get the most experience, bigger the city more difficult cases more experience increasing their value and prestige , 40 thousand vs 700 thousand no comparison more people more accidents emergency's more dollars.

Grandmama

10/4/2017 4:22:37 PM
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Health Sciences Centre

  
Hey! said "Brandon is Manitoba's second largest city. Perhaps someday our hospital will be good enough so people don't have to be flown to Winnipeg. "

Health Sciences Centre is THE trauma centre for Manitoba: most if not all serious trauma cases in the province will end up there if warranted (per MLA Reg Helwer at last week’s town hall meeting here in Brandon). HSC has all the specialists required to deal with these serious injuries.

Trevor B

10/4/2017 5:07:47 PM
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For the

shooting in Las Vegas, there's only one Level 1 Trauma Center in all of Nevada. And that's UMC in Las Vegas. The Health Science Centre in Winnipeg would be the same. HSC also has a helipad onsite now so STARS can go directly there instead of landing at the airport, unloading  
 
https://www.umcsn.com/Medical-Services-at-UMCSN/Trauma-Center-Index.aspx?intMenuID=132&intPageID=227

Allie Cat

10/4/2017 7:41:01 PM
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And let the games begin

  
The_Young_Man said "The police release from the Brandon Police Service says 9 people were involved with 6 being taken to hospital, 1 in serious condition. Link below.  
 
http://police.brandon.ca/media-zone "

Drugs were involved so this just tells ya that once marjuana is legalized, accidents like this will occur more often.  
I hope the 27 year old will recover and face consequences because this affected all innocent people. Hope the 5 year old will be ok.  
Negative opinions, don't care about your opinion only care about the innocent injured ones.

Brenda

10/4/2017 7:58:23 PM
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drugs...

  
Allie Cat said "
  
The_Young_Man said "The police release from the Brandon Police Service says 9 people were involved with 6 being taken to hospital, 1 in serious condition. Link below.  
 
http://police.brandon.ca/media-zone "

Drugs were involved so this just tells ya that once marjuana is legalized, accidents like this will occur more often.  
I hope the 27 year old will recover and face consequences because this affected all innocent people. Hope the 5 year old will be ok.  
Negative opinions, don't care about your opinion only care about the innocent injured ones. "

I think alcohol and speed would be more of an issue than marijuana.

Allie Cat

10/4/2017 8:08:55 PM
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Drugs

  
Brenda said "
  
Allie Cat said "
  
The_Young_Man said "The police release from the Brandon Police Service says 9 people were involved with 6 being taken to hospital, 1 in serious condition. Link below.  
 
http://police.brandon.ca/media-zone "

Drugs were involved so this just tells ya that once marjuana is legalized, accidents like this will occur more often.  
I hope the 27 year old will recover and face consequences because this affected all innocent people. Hope the 5 year old will be ok.  
Negative opinions, don't care about your opinion only care about the innocent injured ones. "

I think alcohol and speed would be more of an issue than marijuana. "

Were mentioned. Not sure if "weed" was considered the drug but nonetheless, drugs regardless were part of the accident. Hence, drugs are still a problem!

blueyedbabe

10/4/2017 9:33:58 PM
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Allie Cat said "
  
The_Young_Man said "The police release from the Brandon Police Service says 9 people were involved with 6 being taken to hospital, 1 in serious condition. Link below.  
 
http://police.brandon.ca/media-zone "

Drugs were involved so this just tells ya that once marjuana is legalized, accidents like this will occur more often.  
I hope the 27 year old will recover and face consequences because this affected all innocent people. Hope the 5 year old will be ok.  
Negative opinions, don't care about your opinion only care about the innocent injured ones. "

'drugs involved' doesn't necessarily mean it was marijuana. could be people abusing pres:cription drugs too

pudds

10/4/2017 10:03:44 PM
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Allie Cat said "
  
The_Young_Man said "The police release from the Brandon Police Service says 9 people were involved with 6 being taken to hospital, 1 in serious condition. Link below.  
 
http://police.brandon.ca/media-zone "

Drugs were involved so this just tells ya that once marjuana is legalized, accidents like this will occur more often.  
I hope the 27 year old will recover and face consequences because this affected all innocent people. Hope the 5 year old will be ok.  
Negative opinions, don't care about your opinion only care about the innocent injured ones. "

What makes you think that the people who have been responsibly avoiding marijuana use until it's legal are going to start smoking and driving?

JRL

10/4/2017 10:59:14 PM
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Where have all the civil liberties people gone?

On another thread about the government's efforts to close the loopholes that lawyers use to get drunk drivers off many commenters were saying civil liberties were disappearing and stopping drunk driving wasn't worth giving up our freedoms. I guess they're all out buying bump stocks for their hunting rifles.

Triplethreat

10/5/2017 12:05:41 AM
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Well

First of all, if this guy was drunk and high/stoned, then he should get the book thrown at him. Add excessive speed too if that was the case.  
 
Every pot smoker that I've talked to seems to have the opinion that marijuana can do no wrong and that only alcohol causes accidental death. Yeah, they can all drive just fine after smoking up, according to them. I know from personal experience that if you're high enough, it does affect your ability to drive. That said, does anybody actually believe that those who have been smoking up for years haven't been driving after smoking all of those years already? Come on, people have been toking and driving since the sixties. It's ridiculous to believe that all of a sudden, after pot is legalized, that all of the pot smokers will suddenly start driving after smoking up. Now, all of a sudden, governments feel the need to do something about it. What a pile of you know what!  
 
No. It is not worth losing our civil liberties and the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty, not to mention all of our other basic freedoms just so the general public can feel safer.

Fishin Guy

10/5/2017 7:43:25 AM
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Wow people....

"Drugs were involved so this just tells ya that once marjuana is legalized, accidents like this will occur more often."  
 
Is there proof to your claims? It was estimated he was going over 100km/hr. I know a lot more about this accident than I will be willing to share on this thread, and it is drugs on the other end of the spectrum that pose a bigger risk to society, pills included. I could copy and paste tons of results from the internet and even our own government studies showing that yes users showed mild impairment but not enough to be dangerously unsafe.  
 
"can easily tell which posters on this thread are marijuana users. Marijuana users that I've met all claim that it doesn't affect their driving abilities. One even claimed that he was a better driver when high. I don't do drugs so don't know, but according to a few posters here the driver that caused the accident didn't cause it because they were high on marijuana. I just shake my head and roll my eyes, potheads knowitall!"  
 
Pretty vague statement coming from someone who says they don't use drugs so.....you are correct that you do not know and should maybe just keep it that way. Maybe do a little research on the topic of marijuana before you go and spew garbage like that.  
 
To attack Brenda like that is just plain cowardish and immature. Studies have proven that alcohol and more serious drugs pose a greater driving risk than marijuana, and that is what Brenda was pointing out, hence the accident. I am not defending so called "stoners" or "potheads" but I find it pretty funny people label these people as such because there are people from lawyers, police, doctors, high members of society that use marijuana. Next time you see a soldier make sure to call them a pothead or stoner from suffering PSTD and other ailments and such. Should I assume all you others drink so should be labeled just a bunch of drunks?

Hackeda

10/5/2017 7:45:33 AM
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Cost?

Kirkaldy Drive is a disaster at the best of times. West bound traffic driving over the line all the time to avoid park cars. Pedestrians (with kids & pets) darting across anywhere and everywhere which is challenging for vehicles especially in poor weather.  
 
I realize the most important thing in this situation is human life and I hope the innocent people are doing ok.  
 
What I would like to know is what is the cost of this accident to the tax payer? Will the driver of the Pontiac have to pay for any of the emergency services, vehicle loss or personal losses? I don't know how this all works but it's high time (no pun intended) people started paying for the damage they cause & not put the burden on the rest of us.  
 
My autopac shouldn't go up (MPI is already asking for an increase!) because some moron drives under the influence and causes a disaster.  
 
Why should my taxes go toward paying for this idiot's actions? I wish someone would tally up the cost of this "accident" from start to end and let me know what my portion is so I can make a few calls and write a few emails. I'm tired of footing the bill for idiots who drink (etc) and drive.  
 
The person needs to be held accountable for their actions and this includes monetarily.

Brenda

10/5/2017 8:33:08 AM
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Fishin Guy

Thank you! You are exactly right, I was only  
suggesting that speed and alcohol would have been more of a factor in this accident, if he was only using marijuana. (Other drugs were not mentioned in the post I was quoting from.)  
 
Edited by Brenda, 2017-10-05 08:34:18

Johnbisonbear

10/5/2017 9:58:15 AM
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police forces

are worried about people being high on MJ and driving. Why do some people think that being high on pot wouldn't affect their driving skills? Just because they're behind the wheel smiling and wondering 'what's for munchies'?

Hackeda

10/5/2017 11:04:37 AM
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LOL You kill me.

  
Johnbisonbear said "are worried about people being high on MJ and driving. Why do some people think that being high on pot wouldn't affect their driving skills? Just because they're behind the wheel smiling and wondering 'what's for munchies'? "

They're on their way to get munchies.  
 
Having discussed topic this at length, the consensus is that chronic MJ users (non-medicinal) use it just to function normally.  
 
Like I have a cup of coffee in the morning to get going, chronics spark up a doobie to start their day. I drive on caffeine. They drive on pot and think nothing of it.  
 
I don't care what other people do, just don't be all screwed up on the roads where I am!

 
 
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