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Man drives car into lake in Forest Hills Cemetery

Car in Lake Hibiscus

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to Forest Hills Cemetery's Lake Hibiscus after a man drove his car into the water shortly before 4:40 p.m.

The department reports they found no evidence the man was still in the snapping-turtle-laden lake and winched the car out of the water.

Oscar Margáin reports police found and detained the man, who had apparently sat in his car near the lake before driving in.

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Yet another person sitting by the water in a running car lost the thread.

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Or a Mercury, but def an older person's ride. I hope they're ok, but more often than not, its an older person driving through the storefront, the parade or into the water. There really should be regular testing after a certain age (hey, I'm getting there myself). Its hard for families to intervene, so maybe if the Registry could be the "bad guy" we could avoid a few of these tragedies.

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Stats show by far, the most dangerous drivers, to themselves and others, are males under 25ish.

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It’s ridiculous they let just anyone drive around in there. I’ve seen drivers speeding around, tossing nips, bake boxing their cars. They’ve banned dogs and bikes but apparently they want drivers to mow people down because dead people are good for the cemetery business.

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Their land. Their rules. Kleenex available in aisle 3 if you need it.

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How is your response relevant to the comment?

If we UHubbers can no longer opine on what private citizens and companies do it will be a sad day here.

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Complaining that someone won't allow the use of a quiet, private cemetery for sports and rec is peak gentrifier mindset.

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First, the first comment was that the cemetery does not screen anyone in a car ("It's ridiculous that they let just anyone drive around in there."). It goes on to mention people in cars using the cemetery for recreational purposes (drinking, hot boxing). In contrast, the cemetery does not allow anyone with a dog or on a bike in, whether or not they are visiting a grave site. So it's a fair criticism that the cemetery is overscreening people with dogs and on bikes and underscreening people in cars. I can certainly see why the cemetery would do that, but it's a counterpoint. It's not a complaint that a cemetery must be open for recreation.

Your assumption that anyone on a bike is recreating is, umm, privileged. Perhaps this is why you are so familiar with the "peak gentrifier mindset."

Second, you and I have now had a back and forth about what might be reasonable policy for this private institution. So I will also double-down on my original point.

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Cars are allowed so grieving old people can get to the gravesite of a recently deceased loved one.

Sorry your dog can't shit on someone's grave anymore, buddy. That's a tough break for you and your narcissist world view.

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….can get to a gravesite. Plenty of old people walk just fine and young people do sometimes become disabled.

Doesn’t need to be the gravesite of someone recently deceased either. Could be someone dead for ages and still missed.

Why do you hate dogs?

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Why do you hate dogs?

...until you let fly with this nonsense.

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