Airborne Porsche Crashes into second floor 2 dead

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  1. bhambulldog

    bhambulldog 1955 76-RoadmasterRiviera

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    Fox News
    Toms River
    New Jersey
    Two people were killed in New Jersey early Sunday when a Porsche launched into the air and smashed into the second story of a commercial building, investigators said.

    The sports car, a 2010 Porsche Boxster convertible, was traveling at “a high rate of speed” when the driver lost control, hit a center median and struck an embankment that sent it smashing through the building, Toms River Police spokeswoman Jillian Messina told Fox News.

    The victims were later identified as 22-year-old Braden DeMartin of Toms River and his passenger, 23-year-old Daniel Foley, also of Toms River, the department said in a news release. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

    The crash unfolded around 6:30 a.m., Sgt. Vincent Pedalino told He said the building, which housed a real estate office and several other businesses, was unoccupied at the time.

    Skid marks could be seen stretching across four lanes of traffic in the direction of the building, the outlet reported.

    The Porsche appeared to bore a gaping hole in the brick building, according to pictures that local news outlets posted online. First responders cordoned off the area as they investigated how the vehicle went airborne.

    Toms River Building Inspector John Gerrity subsequently deemed the building unsafe, the department said. It was unclear how long it would be before people were allowed to enter.

    It was unclear exactly how fast the Porsche was going and what caused the driver to lose control. Police said the crash remained under investigation.

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  2. Golden Oldie 65

    Golden Oldie 65 Well-Known Member

    This might sound a little harsh but I feel bad for the passenger. The driver, well, he pretty much asked for that one. At least his buddy was the last person he's ever going to kill. Gotta wonder where a 22 year old got ahold of a Porsche Boxster.
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  3. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    Wonder how many feet both up and off the road that thing flew
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  4. bhambulldog

    bhambulldog 1955 76-RoadmasterRiviera

    It reminds me of the story of youngsters killed in Tesla. The parents bought their son a Tesla for safety reasons.
    The driver is the biggest safety ( and non-safe) factor of the vehicle..
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  5. bhambulldog

    bhambulldog 1955 76-RoadmasterRiviera

    The vertical looks to be about 14 feet ..
    It’s a good question about the length of airborne part of the journey....
  6. Mart

    Mart Gold level member

    Those Boxsters are chick cars.
    My girlfriend had one.
    Must of had a good launch pad to get that high.
  7. bhambulldog

    bhambulldog 1955 76-RoadmasterRiviera

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    Purely conjecture; It might have flipped end over end after it hit the curb.It appears to have landed roof down in the building.
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  8. 1969RIVI

    1969RIVI Well-Known Member

    It also looks like to me it entered the building rearend first and possibly upside down judging by the damage of the rear
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  9. philbquick

    philbquick Founders Club Member

    That building was a business and there were other businesses in the area so maybe someone will find security video of it when they come in Monday morning. Not that I have morbid fascination, but, it would be interesting to see.
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  10. bhambulldog

    bhambulldog 1955 76-RoadmasterRiviera

    That's what I think , too
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  11. 1969RIVI

    1969RIVI Well-Known Member

    On a more positive note I don't think those boys felt a thing. Which is alot better than being trapped and suffering while dying:(. That's all one can hope for in a situation like that unfortunately.
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  12. bhambulldog

    bhambulldog 1955 76-RoadmasterRiviera

    I haven't done one in ten years. But before that , the surveying firm where I worked had me survey dozens of fatal accident investigation surveys. There is a certain satisfaction in learning what happened and why. All the ones I worked were driver error.
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  13. bhambulldog

    bhambulldog 1955 76-RoadmasterRiviera

    From the look of the skids, it was yawing across the road. Completely out of control. Any braking was ineffective in the yaw (or spin).
    It looks like there is a ditch between the road and the building. The bank of the ditch must have launched the car into the air.
  14. dynaflow

    dynaflow shiftless...

    ...or possibly far curb (can't see ground beyond). Curb struck at angle, which may have started an airborne "roll." Regardeless of physics, another horrible speed-related crash...
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2019
  15. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    Driving fast, especially on the road where there are so many uncontrollable circumstances is for sure a pay to play activity. And alot of times the payment is someone's life
  16. 2manybuicks

    2manybuicks Platinum Level Contributor

    Q: How fast was he going?

    A: He was flying.
  17. 2manybuicks

    2manybuicks Platinum Level Contributor

    Many (30?) years ago I saw a pic in the Ft Lauderdale paper of a cigarette-style boat imbedded in a second-floor waterfront condo, right through the sliding doors on the balcony.

    Crazy speed can yield some crazy results.
  18. newmexguy

    newmexguy Well-Known Member

    To have traveled that far, and to reach the second floor of that brick faced building speed must have been 140-150 mph
  19. wkillgs

    wkillgs Gold Level Contributor

    Certainly a tragic event, but the physics of it..... that building is 200 ft from where the car went off the road. The car hit the curb about where you see the sign. Might've flipped end-over-end at that point and likely bounced to make it to the 2nd story window. My condolences to the family and friends.
  20. BBBPat

    BBBPat Well-Known Member

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