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Airgun attack blamed for fatal crash

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by springboy, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. springboy

    springboy Engaging Member

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    Romford Essex
  2. Buzz

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    There are 2 things that really get up my nose about this and other similar stories and for ease I've pasted the story here.

    The sister of a woman who died in a car crash believes she was killed by yobs shooting at traffic.
    Suzanne Singer, 40, suffered multiple injuries after she lost control of her red Vauxhall Corsa and smashed into a tree. Her sister Caroline Say, 36, said: "The police are treating it as homicide. A man who saw Suzanne said she went under a bridge and, as she came out, she started swerving.
    "It was foggy, dark and icy. It would have only taken a little shock for her to have crashed.
    "Another driver said his window was smashed by an airgun pellet as he went under the bridge.
    "I hope whoever did this is charged with murder. They killed my sister. The postmortem said she hadn't been taken ill.
    "They should search their conscience and go to the police.
    "If their parents have got any kind of heart, they should turn their children in."
    Caroline, of Southend, Essex, added: "I heard the news from my mum. I just screamed and now I can't stop crying.
    "If anyone is thinking of doing this, don't. People can die. It could be your parent, your brother or your sister who is killed."
    Minutes before the crash on Saturday at Dunton, near Basildon, Essex, drivers had reported objects thrown at cars on the same stretch of road.
    Essex Police said: "People say cars were hit with stones, pellets and branches on the A127 between Basildon and the M25.
    "Officers cannot rule out the possibility that her car was struck by an object, so examinations are still being carried out.
    "Patrols along the A127 have been increased."
    Unmarried Suzanne, a secretary of Shoebury, Essex, lived alone.
    Firstly there are people out there capable of this sort of thing and these people are branding all gun owners as irresponsible, but the worst part of the article is how it WAS and airgunner that caused her death.
    All the way through the article, some mindless bast@rd with an air rifle shot at her car and caused her to crash....right through until the sentence I've highlighted that is. No one KNOWS whether it was a pellet, a brick, a branch or just coincidence, but 90% of the article states it WAS a pellet.
    Rogue airgun users are one of our worst enemies, the the worst one of all is the press !!!!​
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2007
  3. chiz

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    Yep, no doubt there will be calls to ban airguns as a result of this. Just as there is whenever this kind of thing happens.

    I have had countless arguements with people about airgun incidents, my bottom line is always;

    It is not an airgun that causes this kind of thing, IT IS THE PERSON SQUEEZING THE TRIGGER!!
  4. redhat29

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    Cheadle, Staffordshire.
    They should be rounded up into a field and shot at to see if they like it:mad:

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