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Posted: 9/20/2005 9:02:29 PM EDT
Gun discharges in traffic accident, killing driver
07:54 AM PDT on Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Associated Press

PRINEVILLE, Ore. -- A minor traffic accident proved fatal when a motorist's rifle fell from a gun rack and discharged, the authorities said.

Timothy Dhaenens, 18, of Prineville was shot once in the head after his pickup collided with another vehicle while trying to make a left turn.
"It was just a freak thing," said Sgt. Russ Wright of the Crook County Sheriff's Office. "This would have been a no-injury accident if it hadn't been for the gun coming out of the rack."
Wright said Dhaenens was attempting to make a left turn into a private drive Sunday afternoon. He turned the truck into the oncoming lane and struck a vehicle driven David Fillmore, 43, of Bend.
Dhaenens died at the scene when the .22 caliber rifle in his pickup fired. Fillmore was not injured.
Wright said a weapons expert will test the rifle in an attempt to determine what happened.
Wright said the momentum of the turn could have thrown the rifle against the passenger side window, hitting the butt of the firearm and causing it to discharge a round.
Alternatively, the trigger may have caught on one of the hooks on the gun rack as it fell, Wright said.
"When you carry a firearm in a vehicle, the most important things are to be sure it is unloaded and two, that it is secured properly," Wright said. "In this case, the gun wasn't secured, it was loaded and the safety was off."
It is not illegal to carry a loaded firearm in Oregon, but it cannot be concealed without a permit.
According to court records obtained by The Bulletin newspaper of Bend, Dhaenens was cited in February for failing to obey a traffic signal and again in March after an accident involving property damage.
He pleaded guilty in April to failing to perform the duties of a driver. The charge of failing to obey a traffic signal was dismissed.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 9:06:38 PM EDT
I guess the fuckin libs are right.

They ARE going to kill us all on their own.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 9:10:00 PM EDT
Let that be a lesson to others...... Don't turn into traffic you can get into a accident.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 9:11:35 PM EDT
.22 is nasty. Some guy where I grew up pulled a .22 rifle from behind his pickup seat (muzzle first no less) and gut shot himself. He was pretty boogered up. Fortunately he lived. Not sure what happened to the rifle.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 9:14:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FishKepr:
"In this case, the gun wasn't secured, it was loaded and the safety was off."



Darwin - Work your magic.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 9:18:45 PM EDT
Very freaky. Rifle in gun rack - round in chamber - safety off - tires squealing - kaboom.

Sheesh, what a way to go.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 9:24:46 PM EDT
He knew too much, and they got him.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 9:27:48 PM EDT
Sounds like he put one of the rack's hooks through the trigger guard.

Almost a good idea...


- BG
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 9:32:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
He knew too much, and they got him.



Was it the damn robot aliens?
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 9:33:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2005 9:33:23 PM EDT by palmer]
Well that's not good.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 9:35:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
He knew too much, and they got him.



Was it the damn robot aliens?



Shhhhh.....the military industrial complex and the oil companies
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 9:41:50 PM EDT
Sounds like he should have left the chamber empty. I know of some freak accidents that have occured with other guns though like this. Some guns are just not safe to carry with a round in the chamber.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 9:42:09 PM EDT
BUSH
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 10:12:52 PM EDT
There was a story last week about a dog that shot his owner........it was self-defense

Dog shoots man
From correspondents in Sofia
September 16, 2005
www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,16621197-13762,00.html
A TUSSLE over prey between a Bulgarian hunter and his hound ended when the dog shot the man.

The man lost his temper and began beating his Deutsch-Drahthaar hunting dog with a rifle when the animal refused to release a killed bird it had brought back.

But the dog's paw caught the trigger and the hunter was blasted with buckshot. The extent of his injuries was not reported - but local media said the dog injured a paw.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 10:16:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 10:18:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 10:18:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JS1050:
.22 is nasty. Some guy where I grew up pulled a .22 rifle from behind his pickup seat (muzzle first no less) and gut shot himself. He was pretty boogered up. Fortunately he lived. Not sure what happened to the rifle.





That happens a lot..........ugly way to go too. He was lucky
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