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Scary Ride

Friday, April 23, 2010

The driver of this Pontiac Grand Am GT, Heather Nipper, was traveling west on Rangeline Road at approximately 4 p.m. Friday, when she lost control of her car coming around a sharp corner and spun 180 degrees before it came to rest in the ditch on its driver's side. Nipper, who had to climb out of the passenger door, was not injured in the accident. The Putnam County Sheriff's Department responded to the scene.

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Got lucky this time,,lesson learned,hopefully...

-- Posted by kubotafan on Sat, Apr 24, 2010, at 7:27 AM

Lesson learned, I don't think so. When we drove by and asked if she was ok, she blamed her tires for being bald. Forget that the marks on the road showed exactly what had happened....

-- Posted by snowboardermom on Sat, Apr 24, 2010, at 9:06 AM

What happened to these supposed to be nice comments? I know she learned her lesson, I know this gir way better than any of you and trust me she has learned!! She depends on that car for so much! She's going to have a really hard time now waiting for it to get fixed if it isn't totalled!!She's actually a good driver, and babies that car, accidents happen, it could have happened to anyone, if she had had better back tires I know she could have corrected that perfectly and before you start bad mouthing her I'd watch it...she's not someone I would want to mess with!

-- Posted by horsegirl1992 on Sat, Apr 24, 2010, at 10:41 AM

Glad she is okay - bald tires and curves in the road don't mix. Learned that lesson myself - now try to always keep 'emergency-mad' money set aside for tires, regular oil change, gas, insurance cause sittin' on the side when everybody else is drivin' isn't fun !

-- Posted by Scripted Spontaneity on Sat, Apr 24, 2010, at 2:28 PM

Hey crap happens,I think we can all learn a lesson from this,let's SLOW DOWN and be careful,our lives are not worth being late.P.S. I'm glad she wasn't hurt.

-- Posted by obeone on Sat, Apr 24, 2010, at 9:44 PM

Cant everyone be happy the girl is ok. Thats all that counts!!!!That is why they are called accidents. Im sure she has learned a bunch from this. !!!! Be nice Putnam County!!!!!Geez!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Posted by skittlebug on Sun, Apr 25, 2010, at 9:54 AM

birng back auto State Inspections indiana has the crappyist cars on the road indiana used to have car State Inspections.

-- Posted by michaelstorm72 on Sun, Apr 25, 2010, at 1:26 PM

stats show most accidents happen 1 mile or less from a persons residence or on familier roads close by due to over confidence! Glad she is o.k, also glad is was only a one vehicle accident!! It is what it is i guess.....an accident!

-- Posted by woodsman on Sun, Apr 25, 2010, at 2:16 PM

I would also say that if a person knows their tires are bald that it makes her vehicle unsafe for her, and everyone else! would hate to see a vehicle full of innocent people pay for someone elses bad decisions!

-- Posted by woodsman on Sun, Apr 25, 2010, at 2:23 PM

I am sure glad she is ok and that she wasn't doing something silly like texting on her phone instead of concentrating on her driving like so many people do these days. By the way the new definition is that all "accidents" are caused, they don't just happen. You look long enough and you will find the cause of any accident.

-- Posted by exhoosier2 on Mon, Apr 26, 2010, at 7:22 AM

Glad she is OK and Learned a Lesson here, as stated, Curves and Bald tires don't mix. She is a Good Girl, cut the Kid some slack.

-- Posted by Afghan Contractor on Mon, Apr 26, 2010, at 10:29 AM

when it comes to bad tires and her knowing she had bad tires can we look at the fact that she's only 18, she depends on her parents who couldnt afford to put new back tires on the car and yet still expected her to go to work, and tend to errands no matter the road conditions...she's never had problems before therefore this was one of those freak days...agreed curves and bald tires AND WET ROADS (please remember the rain that day) dont mix, so the wetness does add to this...but talking to her the other day after her reading these more so made her very angry that some of you have nothing better to do than to comment rudely towards her and her driving on whats supposed to be a community friendly site

-- Posted by horsegirl1992 on Mon, Apr 26, 2010, at 6:18 PM

So now it is her parents fault that she got into a car with bald tires, went to fast in the rain and had an accident? When will it be her fault? It doesn't matter where she "had to go". If she knew the tires were bald, saw that it was raining and chose to get on the road, then this is her fault. Not one of those "freak days". She knowingly got into that car and drove it. She put not only herself but others in danger. Just thank God she didn't hit a van carrying a family with children or hurt any innocent people. And 18 means adult. Maybe she should stop blaming and depending solely on her parents and start depending on herself. If she needs new tires, that is HER responsibility to get them!

-- Posted by putnammom on Wed, Apr 28, 2010, at 12:20 AM

npgrad2008 - you need to grow up!

-- Posted by opinionmatters on Wed, Apr 28, 2010, at 9:02 AM

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