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This is sad news! I lost one of my IT guys a few days ago in a car crash while on his way to work. Both driver and passenger were extracted alive then he died while waiting for for the emergency room people to see him. This is another proof that our medical system is BROKEN. He should have been taken in and Xrayed ASAP but instead he was left there waiting while internal bleeding from a severed leg artery due to a broken bone slowly killed him.
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This is sad news! I lost one of my IT guys a few days ago in a car crash while on his way to work. Both driver and passenger were extracted alive then he died while waiting for for the emergency room people to see him. This is another proof that our medical system is BROKEN. He should have been taken in and Xrayed ASAP but instead he was left there waiting while internal bleeding from a severed leg artery due to a broken bone slowly killed him.
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Beltsville Volunteer Fire Department - Prince George's County, Maryland
Sorry to hear that Drew, I will keep your friends family in my prayers.
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Wow, that is sad....sorry to hear about this.
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The article said they hit a tree? Must have been hard! Was the road wet or icy when they skidded? Do you know? Don't guess it matters now...

I went to college. I got a good job. I save and invest my money wisely. I have much to show for my effort. The bottomfeeders of society deserve what they get!
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One of my subcontractors was struck and killed last week while riding her scooter to work.
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Very sorry to hear this. It is bad for both family and all friends and coworkers alike.

When you add in frustration it makes it that much harder to deal with.

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It's sad when we lose people we know. This summer I lost a student from Haiti, he was an excellent mathematician with a lot of potential. He died in his sleep due to a heart condition; so young yet so fragile.
A few year ago I also lost another student who loved being in my class. He thought I was the coolest thing around since I always screw around with their minds when I send them on a hunt. This guy took a UNIX script course from me and it was like he found his calling. The day he finished his course and got his grades he went looking for me to thank me. On his way up in the building he slipped and hit the stairs with part of his leg (he was very overweight) then thought nothing of it. He finally found me in the parking lot doing wheelies with my Rx7 and he commented how it sounded like a squirrel to get me to react. The next day he was dead, a blood clot from his leg went up to is heart and that was it.
People, enjoy the ones you're with and appreciate everyone for what they are, you never know when you lose them.

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Hey Drew thanks for Sharing the real world and sorry to hear that it had an interruption in a sad way if I could say something that would make things better I would.
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Drew, you have my condolences. Sad deal.
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