Janet Lee

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Photo:Janet Lee, injured by a taxi partition.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

O'Rielly and Dugard indicate they have a flawed view of the physics involving airborne human bodies.

"Killing Patton" by Bill O'Reilly, pps. 302 - 303
PFC Horace Woodring, for all his years behind the wheel, cannot avoid the collision. He slams hard on the brakes bracing for impact, and grips the steering wheel tightly with two hands. "He just turned into my car." Woodring will later tell the military police, who will soon evaluate the evidence and conclude that the collision was simply an accident. "I saw him in time to hit my brakes, but not in time to do anything else. I was not more than 20 feet from him, when he began to turn."
In the truck, SGT. Robert Thompson makes no attempt to brake. Instead he steps on the gas.
As the trucks' front bumper crashes into the Cadillac, Woodring hears the thump of fl;ying bodies into the compartment behind him. General Gay, remembering that the best way to avoid injury when falling from a horse is to completely relax his body, does just that. He falls to the floor behind Woodring, uninjured.
In the right (side) back seat, George Patton is thrown forward, his head slamming violently into THE STEEL PARTITION between Woodrings' driver compartment and the backseat. His nose breaks. He feels a sharp pain in the back of his neck, but no sensation in his lower body. Instantly, George Patton knows he is paralyzed.
Ever the leader, Patton immediately checks on his men. "Is anyone hurt?"
After being assured that Gay and Woodring are fine, Patton says in a weak voice, "I believe I am paralyzed."

The idea that the speed and or trajectory, relative to the interior of a suddenly stopped vehicle, of human bodies would somehow vary... is absurd. 

Imagine a tennis ball and a bowling ball in place of human bodies. When the compartment changes from going as slow as ten MPH to zero MPH instantly... both balls hit the partition at the same time, in the same straight line.

A source I cannot recall, said, he hit his head on the big clock mounted in the middle of the back side of the partition. That indicates to me that Patton, seated on the right rear position, flew as could be predicted, at an angle that would have impact with the centrally located clock. This also indicates that General Gay probably slumped along the door, stopping at the partition. Much different outcomes due to the different trajectories. Flying unobstructed, directly into partition hazards, is different than hitting the door, then the partition.

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