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A Florida teenager “fiddling with his iPod music player while skating during rush hour was killed when he crashed into a westbound SUV,” according to the Sun Sentinel.

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Kid shoulda had a Shuffle…

Posted by LC Angell on April 13, 2005 at 12:23 PM (CDT)

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It could have been a shuffle, and you can use the regular iPod without looking at it (I use mine while it’s in my shirt pocket)

And how big is that Cake? What did she use for the Ear Buds?

Posted by LC Angell on April 13, 2005 at 1:27 PM (CDT)

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You Americans and your bloody SUVs…

Posted by LC Angell on April 13, 2005 at 1:39 PM (CDT)

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I knew the anti-SUV crowd would surface with this article… From the description of the accident, the kid wasn’t looking where he was going and plowed right into the moving car. I suspect the result would have been the same even if the woman had been driving a Mini Cooper.

This is NOT about SUVs, and NOT about iPods. It’s about giving full attention to what you’re doing when piloting a moving vehicle, whether it be a SUV or a skateboard.

Posted by LC Angell on April 13, 2005 at 1:57 PM (CDT)

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Don’t worry, there will be cries against SUVs and iPods.  Maybe even skateboards.

Blame EVERYTHING except the actual person who screwed up.

Posted by LC Angell on April 13, 2005 at 2:24 PM (CDT)

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I guess the iPod shuffle cake would be filled with tunes from Sacramento based “Cake”

“I want a girl with a short skirt and a long jacket”

Mike

Posted by LC Angell on April 13, 2005 at 2:41 PM (CDT)

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I find SUVs to be utterly absurd for 99% of the people who choose them instead of better, saver vehicles. But this is NOTHING to do with the SUV… this kid hit the car, not the other way around. And it’s not the iPod’s fault either… the kid could have been talking on the phone, adjusting his belt, or sneezing…

Posted by LC Angell on April 13, 2005 at 6:49 PM (CDT)

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personally, I think its really stupid to be wearing an ipod (or any music device) while skating, biking, etc. It limits your awareness to the world around you, and, as this accident proves, it can get you killed

Posted by LC Angell on April 13, 2005 at 7:49 PM (CDT)

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I don’t think that a kid getting hit by a car while playing with his iPod is really iPod news.  Also, I think its absurd that the paper felt the need to put a picture of the SUV on the website.  I think this kid was unlucky and I feel bad for him and his family.  But I’m sure we’ve all had close calls that could have led to the same thing.  I’m disappointed in ipodlounge for posting this article.

Posted by LC Angell on April 14, 2005 at 2:34 PM (CDT)

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This is indeed iPod-related news, just not very pleasant. People do stupid things, apparently even with iPods.  Just wait until the first story appears about a major collision as a result of someone “fiddling” with and distracted by his or her iPod at 70 mph…

Posted by LC Angell on April 15, 2005 at 1:13 AM (CDT)

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I feel really bad for the kid ... It is really sad but i agree with Mr.Wright I am 16 years old too and it’s pretty scary to hear somethign like this, but it is somewhat of a distraction when your on a bike, in a car, or something else that has to do with the streets and whatnot.. Whenever i go out, i don’t listen to my Ipod while crossing a street or whatever cause it really distracts you from your surroundings.. so i usally turn the ipod off untill im pretty sure im safe, and living in New York i have to be really careful. but my heart goes out to the family i know it must be hard for them right now. and for the lady also..

Posted by LC Angell on April 19, 2005 at 4:06 PM (CDT)

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