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Man crashes while streaming 100 mph drive on Facebook Live

PROVIDENCE, R.I. >> Police say a Rhode Island man who streamed himself on Facebook Live speeding and weaving in and out of traffic was seriously injured when he crashed into a garbage truck and a concrete barrier.

State police say 20-year-old Onasi Olio-Rojas, of Pawtucket, lost control Wednesday on U.S. Route 6 in Providence.

The video was posted on Olio-Rojas’ Facebook page and shows him driving at speeds exceeding 100 mph and weaving through traffic. Police confirmed its authenticity to WJAR-TV.

Police say Olio-Rojas hit the truck as it got on the highway, then crossed three lanes and hit the barrier.

Rescue crews extricated him from the car. The truck driver wasn’t hurt.

Traffic was backed up for at least two hours.

Police are still investigating and might bring charges.

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  • That stone must be so heavy for you Morimoto. Nice to hear you’ve never done anything stupid when you were young.
    So many of us do stupid things, we either get lucky, or lean from our errors as we get older.
    Let me know how that 1st stone felt.

    • That’s to say that most of us will be doing something equivalent to this when we were young: driving 100 mph and live streaming the act on FB for possibly showing off. Keep in mind the apparent disregard of many other motorists who may have young children sitting in the passenger seat. This blatant disregard for other people’s lives is pure s t u p I d I t y. But to say that we were onc young and cold and heartless as this individual is overly generalizing everyone here. Even at a young ag one knows not to endanger others. So if I’m the rare few that have not made this mistake, that is certainly disconcerting about ur society as a whole. Yes, I’ve made more than my share of mistakes in my life but endangering lives on the road in such a fashion described is not one of them. Any driver that would do that is a m o n s t e r, period. It is not acceptable on ANY level to make excuses for including youth.

    • Looks like you’re making excuses for criminal behavior. Where does it stop? If a 21 year old kills someone and then regrets it later would that be a “youthful mistake” deserving of forgiveness? How about dropping a rock from a bridge onto a moving vehicle below, permanently injuring one of its occupants? Or how about lighting a house on fire causing the death of people inside? No sure where it stops with you as you seem to be all so eager to make excuses for abhorrent behavior as long as they’re young. I stand by my original post.

    • Self righteous? I’ve never driven like that so I think I have a right to be critical of what he did. What proper perspective are you talking about? The video’s right there for all to see. What other perspective is there?

    • Proper perspective? Brah, he live streamed his actions on FB. Anyone with any real compassion would have been happy to see him carried off in the dump truck straight to the morgue.

  • Well it shows that Americans can be as dumb as Russians posting these videos (if you have not seen these, it seems every Russian has a dash cam in their car and like to drive recklessly while filming). Also some well known Germans doing the same thing.

  • There you go again Morimoto. You didn’t think to highly of the 18 year old girl that crashed and died in Kona several month ago. You felt she deserved it. From your comments you assume she was just another irresponsible driver.

    Well the investigation is still going on as the police discovered an additional car was involved and the they are looking for that car.

    This girl had just graduated from high school and was working three jobs so she could attend college. Does this sound like an irresponsible individual to you?

    • So what extenuating circumstances surrounding this guy’s actions do you think might arise that would disqualify him from being as irresponsible i d i o t?

        • If you’re equating the recognition and disproval of foolish actions that threaten the lives of others as akin to spitting on graves, then we disagree.

        • If you’re equating public, demonstrative celebrations of someone’s death with simple “recognition and disapproval” then, yes, we disagree.

          Since the subject of this particular story did not die, of course I’m not accusing anyone of spitting on his grave. What I’m addressing is this rush to condemnation that some on these boards are wont to do whenever they assign guilt that is in no way a done deal at the time (something I would respect you enough to notice you have never done).

          The above case that todde cited? That’s a good example. So is the one two days ago in which the deaths of two passengers in a vehicle were posthumously maligned right along with the driver.

        • This incident is under discussion today. Whatever morimoto said regarding other similar articles is not my concern. Todde’s implication that morimoto is once again levying undeserved criticism is what sparked my curiosity, as the information provided in my opinion substantiates the conclusion that this clown was totally in the wrong. Of course time may reveal other factors, such as mental or mechanical issues, and, if so, my opinion may change. It wouldn’t be the first time I’ve spoken prematurely.

          That said, I also find it curious that morimoto’s comment here seems to have disappeared. And without any recollection of his comments regarding the previous articles you mentioned, I can offer no opinion, other than the suggestion that if you found them offensive, perhaps you should discuss it with him directly.

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