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Cyclist Killed by SUV in Hazelwood
by david Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004 at 1:54 PM
david@indypgh.org

Hazelwood bike rider hit by car, dies

By David Conti
TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Wednesday, January 28, 2004

A Hazelwood woman was driving drunk when she struck and killed a bicycle rider on a neighborhood street, Pittsburgh police said this morning.

Eunice Bates, 47, of Winston Street, refused to take a breath test early this morning following the wreck and was charged with driving under the influence, police said. More charges might be filed once the investigation is complete.

The Allegheny County Coroner's Office said Robert Hemelrick, 32, of Hazelwood, was riding his bike on the 4100 block of Irvine Street about 11:30 p.m. when he was struck by Bates' Ford Expedition.

The impact knocked Hemelrick into the air and he landed on the pavement, the coroner's office reported. Hemelrick died about 12:20 a.m. at UPMC Presbyterian hospital, Oakland. An autopsy was scheduled for later today.

Investigators said the road was not icy, but they have not determined who was at fault. The city accident investigation squad is probing the wreck.

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grr
by peppy-rpgh Friday, Feb. 06, 2004 at 10:53 AM

I fucking hate suv's. Running cars, people, and what ever the hell else their earth conqueror 2000 can roll over.

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Deadly SUV
by Prodigal Yunzer Saturday, Feb. 07, 2004 at 6:30 PM

Whew good thing Eunice is off the hook. The SUV will take the rap for killing the cyclist. My SUV came with a horn that tootles Alice Cooper's "Under My Wheels".
I used SUVS to deliver medicine and ammo to the Contras in Nicaragua. Good thing we had them, thanks Ollie!

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Rest In Peace
by a good friend of Bob's Monday, Feb. 09, 2004 at 7:21 AM

Too bad that bitch never learned that when you're drunk, you don't fucking drive for fear of KILLING another person or taking your own measly life. Clearly there was no regard for human kind. I guess the bigger the automobile, the less you have to be able to control it, right Eunice?

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Rest In Peace
by a good friend of Bob's Monday, Feb. 09, 2004 at 7:21 AM

Too bad that bitch never learned that when you're drunk, you don't fucking drive for fear of KILLING another person or taking your own measly life. Clearly there was no regard for human kind. I guess the bigger the automobile, the less you have to be able to control it, right Eunice?

Rest in peace, Bob.

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two ton death manchines
by GuessWho Friday, Feb. 13, 2004 at 6:41 PM

Get the fucking suvs off the fucking road!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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two ton death manchines
by GuessWho Friday, Feb. 13, 2004 at 6:41 PM

Get the fucking suvs off the fucking road!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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two ton death manchines
by GuessWho Friday, Feb. 13, 2004 at 6:41 PM

Get the fucking suvs off the fucking road!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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fuck cars altogether
by polly Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004 at 1:19 AM

fuck all cars, not just the suv's (shamelessly ugly vehicles). the amount of times ive almost been hit by cars on my bike, i must be a cat with 100 lives! one things for sure though, SUV drivers are normally so much more higher-strung than other drivers

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So sad...
by Someone in Pittsburgh Tuesday, Mar. 02, 2004 at 12:57 PM

It is a shame what happened. It is downright horrible actually. But the fact of the matter is, that woman could have been driving anything. Around the world, people are hit and killed by cars, trucks, SUV's and anything else on wheels. I think you people are ignoring what is important in this tragedy, SHE WAS DRUNK. So mabye you're irrelevent comments should be focused on this fact of the matter instead. I mean really "SUV drivers are usually more high strung." or whatever? GROW UP people...thats just a rediculous comment any way you look at it.

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So sad...
by Someone in Pittsburgh Tuesday, Mar. 02, 2004 at 12:57 PM

It is a shame what happened. It is downright horrible actually. But the fact of the matter is, that woman could have been driving anything. Around the world, people are hit and killed by cars, trucks, SUV's and anything else on wheels. I think you people are ignoring what is important in this tragedy, SHE WAS DRUNK. So mabye you're irrelevent comments should be focused on this fact of the matter instead. I mean really "SUV drivers are usually more high strung." or whatever? GROW UP people...thats just a ridiculous comment any way you look at it.

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Physics make the difference
by I. Newton Wednesday, Mar. 03, 2004 at 8:16 AM

Pedestrians and cyclists have a much better chance of survival if they are struck be a reasonable vehicle, not a giant mechanical surrogate penis.

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answer
by spange Thursday, Mar. 04, 2004 at 5:45 AM
spangewest@yahoo.com

Or Vagina.
I see so many fucked up SUV drivers that are little tiny pettite women. Like a honda civic wouldn't haul them around just fine. I recomend spitting on parked SUVs when you ride past them, it is satisfying.

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answer
by spange Thursday, Mar. 04, 2004 at 5:47 AM
spangewest@yahoo.com

Or Vagina.
I see so many fucked up SUV drivers that are little tiny pettite women. Like a honda civic wouldn't haul them around just fine. I recomend spitting on parked SUVs when you ride past them, it is satisfying.

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No Humvees on the sales lot?
by Gawd Thursday, Mar. 04, 2004 at 8:22 AM

Agreed. Most people's vehicles are surrogate genitals.

But on a positive note, it took only a few Humvee "purifications" in tne US for the insurance companies to raise the premiums for dealers who carry them.
The cost quickly became so prohibitive that they must be custom ordered and not kept on the lot.

Make every night earth night.

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make every night
by Irving Saturday, Mar. 06, 2004 at 9:19 AM

"We, in the green movement, aspire to a cultural model in which killing a forest will be considered more contemptible and more criminal than the sale of 6-year-old children to Asian brothels."

Carl Amery, German Greens

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middlefingerresponse
by sokolskij Friday, Apr. 09, 2004 at 3:37 AM

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fire the suvs!!!

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808 4-ever
by Hopita Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2005 at 6:44 PM
Hopita@aol.com

Today would have been Bob's 34th birthday.

I still miss him like crazy sometimes.

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KILL THE SUV's
by Wheelman Thursday, Sep. 29, 2005 at 10:35 AM

An SUV did this ! Was anone driving the SUV? SUV 's are murders !! My God, if only someone were driving the SUV maybe it would not have murdered. I guess all SUV's are evil. I once read about a guy who was killed by an African American. I guess the same logic should apply there.

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