ken Rigaux The driver of the 1926 model T that was hit by the semi truck here in Manitoba passed away Sept 24th . Ken never recovered from the accident.
Very sad to hear that. May he rest in peace.
So sorry to hear that.
Condolences to his family.
Our sympathy to Ken's family. I will keep him in my prayers.
I too, am sorry to hear of Ken's passing. Has to be hard on the family. Yet another reality check of what can happen while we're out lolli-gagging in fast, impatient traffic. I try to check those mirrors every other minute for a fast approaching vehicle to my rear. In between that of course is when approaching an intersection of any type.
Can you tell us the backstory on how the wreck occurred ? Follow up or
legal action/responsibility determinations ?
It always saddens me to hear these things. But thank you for the update.
My condolences to all his friends and family.
Ken had attended an event in a small town west of Winnipeg Manitoba, on his way home on a 4 lane divided hwy a semi truck rear ended his 1926 Model t . In court the driver said he did not see the car. Ken was 70 years old and while in the hospital me had a stroke, and later past away. The matter is still in the courts hands.
One lesson here is that there are parallel country roads that would have had him off the high speed highway and much less of a target. Obviously you can be a target just about anywhere, but the slower, less traveled roads improve your odds considerably.
Thanks for the backstory, Colin. This really sucks that our always-in-a-hurry
world causes such peril for those who have every much the right to choose to
not go careening through life. Just last week a Hotrod Harry in his big lifted
"monster truck" had to let me know that my acceleration from a red light wasn't
up to his standards with a horn and finger and a giant cloud of black diesel
smoke, only to find a car pulling out of a side entrance and he made a terrible
mess of that "pretty truck" and probably will enjoy a lot of fallout via insurance
and stand-in rental vehicles. I had the pleasure of giving him a quick two-buzz
acknowledgement as I went around the wreck.
And then just this past Saturday, darn near the same thing happened, this time
involving a soccer mom and her turbo Volvo. She tagged the hind end of a roll-
away flatbed two truck ! Lucky she didn't get decapitated. Actually, probably
would have been better if she had finished the job, as she's probably cussing ME
for going the speed limit when she "needed" to be going 60 in a 30, taking no
ownership of her recklessness or the very real threat she poses to ANYONE who
might cross her path.
Whenever this subject comes up your reaction is consistent & predictable.
While I share your frustration - to wish the death of someone on the road acting in an irresponsible manner is not the answer.
I deal with terrible drivers in every state every day.
It comes with operating a motor vehicle.
I have to agree with Burger. People like that are a blight on society and will not be missed.
This thread started out as a solemn, respectful remembrance of a fellow T guy. Let's save the death wishes for some other time & place.
Solemn remembrances do nothing to change bad behavior. Of course we all have a
thought of solemn remembrance when we hear of something like this. Isn't that pretty
much a given ? But to just say some pretty words and then move on with "Pass the
butter" seems a short shrift to the poor bugger that just got terminated on account of
YET ANOTHER person who technically is going to get away with the negligent killing
of an innocent. I got a problem with that. Were I to fire off my equally predictably lethal
weapon into a crowd, few would not be up in arms over my callous disregard for innocents.
Do it with a vehicle and everyone just shrugs their shoulders and says it just comes with
Patronizing words of "My prayers are with .... " and "Oh, that's a shame" are just that.
Think deeper. Take action. Doing nothing will get you killed. Talk about predictable !
I saw enough mangled bodies and death in AFG. It chaps my hide that BLATANTLY negligent
asshats are given free reign to bring that #@! right to my doorstep back home, and it chaps
my hide just as much to listen to the Disneyland crowd make their sweet comments and
then sweep it under the rug until the next time. This fella deserves more.
I give up