FL - Mariah Michelle Logan, 23, tourist, killed after going out car window, Miami, 17 March 2019

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  1. teedie2

    teedie2 Well-Known Member

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    Very sad, and one of those girls will never have a fully happy birthday again because it will bring the memory back of losing her friend.

    o/t?: my bd is 9/11, and I know what I'm talking about. :(
     
  2. rosesfromangels

    rosesfromangels Amateur speculations and opinion only

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    My theory as well. They intended to scare her, but it proved deadly.
    Amateur opinion and speculation.
     
  3. Gardenista

    Gardenista Well-Known Member

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    Unless I'm thinking about this wrong and based on the direction of lane change and the window she was hanging out of, it seems like inertia would throw her back into the car.

    Or am I backwards on that?
     
  4. oceanstarryeyes

    oceanstarryeyes Well-Known Member

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    Are they positive that she was run over by the RR? Maybe it looked like the RR ran over her when it stopped for a brief moment?
    Or maybe it did accidentally run over her since she flew out onto the road directly in front of the RR and maybe the attention from this would hurt the drivers career, etc. maybe a movie personality or political person. In either case the RR driver would probably report the incident to their attorney.
     
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  5. happyday

    happyday Well-Known Member

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    Also at 4am during spring break I am guessing the percentage of non-sober people on the roads is high. Another reason to flee the scene. :(
     
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  6. happyday

    happyday Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking this as well. But maybe she was out there enough that any sudden movement in any direction was enough to cause her to lose her balance outward. So sad.
     
  7. oceanstarryeyes

    oceanstarryeyes Well-Known Member

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    You are right on the direction she would have been thrown but if she was leaning out far enough that could have made her lose her hold onto whatever she was hanging on with.
     
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  8. PrairieWind

    PrairieWind Verified Attorney

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    She was hanging out the right rear window I think. And the car changed lanes to the left (I think. Its a little confusing). So that could have caused her to fall out.
    Certainly the RR driver should have stopped if he did hit her. Most states have laws that say a motorist must stay at the scene of an injury accident. Why didn't he? Could be lots of reasons. First that comes to mind is that he had been drinking. Just speculation.
     
  9. Gardenista

    Gardenista Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully someone will publish an accident reconstruction
     
  10. Gardenista

    Gardenista Well-Known Member

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    No, it went from the outside lane, so that would be to the right.
     
  11. MimosaMornings

    MimosaMornings Well- Known Member

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    I think it was more like “sitting on the car window edge with most of your body outside the car” versus “leaning out the window”. JMO
     
  12. Gardenista

    Gardenista Well-Known Member

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    Good thinking. I bet you are right.
     
  13. PrairieWind

    PrairieWind Verified Attorney

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    You may be right. I am just not really sure what they mean by outside lane. Regardless, I am guessing that that lane change caused her to lose her grip, which probably wasn't real good, since there isn't a lot to hold on to anyway.
     
  14. PrairieWind

    PrairieWind Verified Attorney

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    That's sort of what I was picturing too.
     
  15. MimosaMornings

    MimosaMornings Well- Known Member

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    There was a Russian lady that was leaning way out of a car window while her friend drove and she hit her head on a sign or post while on vacation in the Dominican Republic. Think it was in 2017.
    (And she was topless)
     
  16. Gardenista

    Gardenista Well-Known Member

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    You know, now that I think about it, I think you are right. I have a hard time picturing stuff like this in my mind.
     
  17. Gardenista

    Gardenista Well-Known Member

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  18. gingerbeard757

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    From the outside lane to the center lane, would be travelling to the left in the US. (Not trying to be smart, just dunno if maybe yall are overseas). But yeah--if she was changing from the outside lane to the inside lane, that's a leftward lane change.

    When I was in LE, numbering lanes begins at the center median, then works it's way out.... a 4 lane HW would be numbered |1|2|3|4| with 1 being closest to the median (inside lane) and 4 being the outward most lane...
     
  19. Gardenista

    Gardenista Well-Known Member

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  20. oceanstarryeyes

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    There should be License Plate Readers at the Red Lights in that location I think.
     

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