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Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:31 PM

Accident just outside Flagstaff, AZ, on U.S. Highway 100

LOOK CLOSELY AT THE FIRST PHOTO
This is an interesting and breathtaking couple of photos.

Be sure to read the 1st caption below picture before going to the 2nd photo.

Look closely at the first photo take your time…then scroll down



Look at the picture above and you can see where this driver
broke through the guardrail, on the right side of the culvert,
where the people are standing on the road, pointing....

The pick-up was traveling about 75 mph from right to left
when it crashed through the guardrail.

It flipped end-over-end bounced off and across the culvert outlet,
and landed right side up on the left side of the culvert,
facing the opposite direction from which the driver was traveling..

The 22-year-old driver and his 18-year-old passenger
were unhurt except for minor cuts and bruises.

Just outside Flagstaff, AZ, on U.S. Hwy 100.

Now look at the second picture below...









http://www.can-amtalk.com/forums/topic/31127-if-its-not-you-time/

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Reply Accident just outside Flagstaff, AZ, on U.S. Highway 100 (Original post)
Playinghardball Jan 2013 OP
DrewFlorida Jan 2013 #1
hobbit709 Jan 2013 #5
hobbit709 Jan 2013 #2
LibGranny Jan 2013 #47
Sadiedog Jan 2013 #3
Marrah_G Jan 2013 #4
longship Jan 2013 #6
mnhtnbb Jan 2013 #7
spanone Jan 2013 #8
we can do it Jan 2013 #9
Atman Jan 2013 #16
we can do it Jan 2013 #17
Atman Jan 2013 #18
we can do it Jan 2013 #19
Tab Jan 2013 #24
we can do it Jan 2013 #55
Tab Jan 2013 #60
ThoughtCriminal Jan 2013 #26
we can do it Jan 2013 #56
ThoughtCriminal Jan 2013 #61
we can do it Jan 2013 #62
ROBROX Jan 2013 #65
LeftofObama Jan 2013 #10
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #11
Ptah Jan 2013 #12
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #14
dixiegrrrrl Jan 2013 #36
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #37
Drunken Irishman Jan 2013 #38
NutmegYankee Jan 2013 #50
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #52
Spazito Jan 2013 #13
Playinghardball Jan 2013 #15
Demo_Chris Jan 2013 #20
seabeyond Jan 2013 #21
bluestate10 Jan 2013 #22
nadinbrzezinski Jan 2013 #23
Arctic Dave Jan 2013 #25
nadinbrzezinski Jan 2013 #28
a la izquierda Jan 2013 #29
nadinbrzezinski Jan 2013 #31
Tab Jan 2013 #27
newfie11 Jan 2013 #30
a la izquierda Jan 2013 #32
etherealtruth Jan 2013 #33
kimtjj195_tx Jan 2013 #34
WinkyDink Jan 2013 #46
Buzz Clik Jan 2013 #35
donco Jan 2013 #39
barbtries Jan 2013 #40
sad-cafe Jan 2013 #41
WinkyDink Jan 2013 #42
graywarrior Jan 2013 #43
El Shaman Jan 2013 #44
Shrike47 Jan 2013 #45
Honeycombe8 Jan 2013 #48
liberalmuse Jan 2013 #49
elleng Jan 2013 #51
bench scientist Jan 2013 #53
BootinUp Jan 2013 #54
mountain grammy Jan 2013 #57
another_liberal Jan 2013 #58
tblue37 Jan 2013 #59
joeybee12 Jan 2013 #63
Skraxx Jan 2013 #64
TheMadMonk Jan 2013 #66

Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:35 PM

1. Time for him to go buy a lottery ticket!

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Response to DrewFlorida (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:36 PM

5. I'd say he used up at least a decade's worth of luck right there

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:35 PM

2. If they didn't have to change their underwear after this, they ain't human.

As it says, if your number ain't up.

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:22 PM

47. My thought exactly!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:35 PM

3. Whoah!!!nt

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:36 PM

4. omg is that real?

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:36 PM

6. Holy Moly!

A miss is as good as a mile. But I guess that driver won't be speeding again any time soon.

R&K

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:37 PM

7. Yikes!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:39 PM

8. wowzers.....

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:39 PM

9. I think this is a hoax (My bad- bad wrong town- Hurricane Utah)

"From Urban Legends:

Comments: True. Notwithstanding some initial skepticism when these images first began circulating in January 2007, they are authentic, unretouched photographs of a real accident that occurred on State Route 59 near the city of Hurricane, Utah on December 30, 2006. According to a CNN report, Hurricane police chief Lynn Excell has confirmed the entire sequence of events."


http://www.stripersonline.com/t/644719/real-or-photoshopped

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Response to we can do it (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:48 PM

16. I'm with you

Why are the two men standing on the cliff side of the pickup truck? That cliff face looks fake.

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Response to Atman (Reply #16)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:52 PM

17. I still think it does, too. But apparently it happened.

I think the cliff wall looks like it was rubber stamped.

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Response to we can do it (Reply #17)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:54 PM

18. Snopes says it's real.

Damn.

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Response to Atman (Reply #18)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:56 PM

19. Too weird! Oh well, even the ambulance looks scrunched on the second one.

Maybe just a really bad photo?

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Response to we can do it (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:20 PM

24. Yeah, but as proof of your "hoax" claim you refer to an article that claims they're authentic

It says "True" "they are authentic, unretouched".... "of a real accident"...."police chief... has confirmed the entire sequence of events".

So I don't get your post, unless you didn't read past the "Urban Legends" part.

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Response to Tab (Reply #24)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:16 PM

55. It was edited- did you see the "My bad" part

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Response to we can do it (Reply #55)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:03 PM

60. Yes, but that was the title

But you didn't correct the title, nor did you didn't change the body of the text.

Anyway, no biggie.

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Response to ThoughtCriminal (Reply #26)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:18 PM

56. That looks pretty similar. I will be going right past there on vacation this summer. How weird

is that?

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Response to we can do it (Reply #56)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:22 PM

61. I'd take it a little slower

I think the photos of the wreck were taken from the area the cell towers are located.

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Response to ThoughtCriminal (Reply #61)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 11:19 AM

62. A lot slower, I'm thinking

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Response to we can do it (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 06:05 PM

65. THIS DOES NOT EVEN LOOK LIKE THE FLAG STAFF AREA

 

Where are the trees? There are more pine trees in Flag Staff than there are at Lake Tahoe.

I remember this from years ago from another area and a true accident but not from FLAG STAFF

It is sad that there are those out there who present lies when all we want to read is truths with a capital "T"


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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:39 PM

10. Holy crap!

I think my driving days would be done!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:40 PM

11. Used the last of his nine lives to escape this one. n/t

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:40 PM

12. There is no U.S. Highway 100

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Response to Ptah (Reply #12)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:43 PM

14. Per snopes it's true, but was on highway 59 near Hurricane City, Utah. See link ...

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #14)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:48 PM

36. I'm stuck trying to figure out why a town in Utah is called "hurricane"

and am a bit nauseous at the photo of the drop.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #36)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:51 PM

37. Maybe horizontal tornadoes? lol n/t

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #36)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:52 PM

38. It's also pronounced Hurri-can - not hurri-cane. Go figure.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #14)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:43 PM

50. Oh, i've gone by there.

I was on my way to Zion National Park. Speaking of an absolutely beautiful place!

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #50)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:00 PM

52. It looks absolutely beautiful. It kind of reminds me of Big Sur in CA. I used to love driving along

there.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:41 PM

13. Wow...just Wow...

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:46 PM

15. Check this out on Snoops. Better pictures also...

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:59 PM

20. Whoa! WTF?!

 

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:03 PM

21. Lucky Truck Accident. Hurricane, Utah on December 30, 2006.

Analysis: True. Notwithstanding some initial skepticism when these images first began circulating in January 2007, they are authentic, unretouched photographs of a real accident that occurred on State Route 59 near the city of Hurricane, Utah on December 30, 2006. According to a CNN report, Hurricane police chief Lynn Excell has confirmed the entire sequence of events.

The vehicle, a 1991 GMC pickup, was going an estimated 83 miles per hour when the driver lost control, skidded 92 feet onto the right shoulder, swerved across both lanes of the highway onto the opposite shoulder, then crashed through a barricade, striking the culvert below with such force that the truck sailed through the air, flipping end over end, landing upright on a narrow, unpaved right-of-way 20 feet away, approximately one foot from the edge of the deep ravine shown in photo #3. There were no critical injuries.

A police spokesperson described the incident and its fortunate outcome as "amazing."


http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_truck_accident.htm

still, cool

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:07 PM

22. Darwin tried, but missed.

Driving 75 mph on a road like that is fucking stupid.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:09 PM

23. I am shocked not to see ropes.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #23)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:24 PM

25. That was the first out of my mouth.

 

That's why I thought it was fake. The Captain of that rescue team needs his ass kicked for allowing his people to go out there unsecured.

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #25)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:26 PM

28. I guess this is glaring to rescue folks.



The EMS crew should not have been allowed there either...unless they wore safety gear.

(And the vehicle itself should have been secured too)

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #23)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:28 PM

29. Me too, and I've never been a rescuer...

but my immediate reaction was fake because of the lack of safety harnesses and equipment.

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Response to a la izquierda (Reply #29)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:30 PM

31. Some rural volunteer FD, and I am serious as a heart attack

Are not that well trained. I remember a crew spraying water on a transformer fire...it was not pretty.

(You do not use water on an electrical fire)

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:25 PM

27. I basically walked away from a very serious accident once

I mean, the kind of thing you'd get killed in (the car was crushed) and I was only 18. I've often thought about that accident and how lucky I was to get away.

That said, it was a tree, there was no cliff like this involved. If I had been in this accident, I think I would have found Jesus real quick (and I'm agnostic).

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:29 PM

30. Omg I would be walking forever, no more car/truck rides

How scary!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:31 PM

32. Yeesh...

I initially thought fake, and am happy someone posted Snopes pictures.

However, one has to wonder how much longer that road has in existence, as erosion seems to be taking its toll.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:32 PM

33. OMG

That's all I have ... OMG

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:43 PM

34. Wow, that was a close one

 

The survivors are definitely among the luckiest people on earth. They obviously had a guardian angel protecting them.

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Response to kimtjj195_tx (Reply #34)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:20 PM

46. Agree 100%.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:44 PM

35. "Please exit to the left of your aircraft."

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:07 PM

39. MAN,I BET

The passenger had a vacuum lock on his seat when he peeked out the window when they landed on the other side of that culvert.


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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:07 PM

40. WOW

i call that lucky.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:09 PM

41. oh my God

 

so lucky

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:15 PM

42. O......................M.......................G............!!!!!!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:17 PM

43. Yikes!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:18 PM

44. Naw!!!

From a real 'rw' : they dug hat hole , after the accident to get the p/u out!
From a quasi 'rw': it were photochopped!!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:19 PM

45. I raced to Snopes before I read the comments.

Love me that Snopes.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:37 PM

48. OMG! What are the odds? There was an angel on his shoulder. nt

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:42 PM

49. That literally made my stomach drop.

Lucky humans!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:47 PM

51. Snopes says Utah,

and a while ago, but wtf, OMG!

http://www.snopes.com/photos/accident/culvert.asp

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:06 PM

53. whoa... ( in my best Keanu voice)

glad they were ok.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:07 PM

54. Driving for Jesus perhaps?

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:19 PM

57. Their destiny awaits them, lucky kids!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:26 PM

58. Hey look!

Hey look! It's the Grand Canyooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnn!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:59 PM

59. Holy Cannoli!! nt

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 11:47 AM

63. I've driventhat road...

very narrow curve...these guys are lucky

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 05:58 PM

64. "Careful Gettin' Out, That First Step's A Doozy!"

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:00 PM

66. Anyone care to explain why "angels" save idiots like this...

 

...from themselves on a regular basis, but don't give a shit for a school full of kids.

People should stop blaming god, because they have a hard time dealing with the fact that random chance is random.

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