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Xithras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 10:31 AM
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26. Hate to say it, but this sort of thing happens regularly.
They're typically just reported as car accidents so people aren't all that aware of them.

Just within a few miles of me...about 10 years ago a woman was killed when a large bolt was kicked up by the car in front of her and came through her windshield...a young boy was killed when a large rock was picked up by a semi-truck tire and came through his side window...and a motorcyclist was killed when a chair fell off the back of a pickup in front of him.

Three in a decade, in a fairly small area. On a national scale, I'd bet this sort of thing happens a few times a week.
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  -What a tragic, freak accident Stinky The Clown  Jan-22-09 10:21 PM   #0 
  - Freak is right, like a pachinko machine ricochet death wheel from hell.  NYC_SKP   Jan-22-09 10:27 PM   #1 
  - "Unbenounced to her . . . " Huh?  patrice   Jan-22-09 10:30 PM   #2 
  - "Unbenounced" ?? another poor child left behind.  dixiegrrrrl   Jan-23-09 10:01 AM   #17 
  - The entire article is written very poorly.  EOTE   Jan-23-09 10:12 AM   #19 
  - Reminds me of the guy who died when some kids dropped a bowling ball off of an overpass  proud2Blib   Jan-22-09 10:40 PM   #3 
  - Huh?  blonndee   Jan-22-09 10:43 PM   #4 
  - A heavy object crashed through the windshield of a car and killed the driver  proud2Blib   Jan-22-09 11:18 PM   #9 
     - OK- the ONE thing these have in common. Thank you.  blonndee   Jan-22-09 11:24 PM   #11 
  - It was a dumbell here in my state IIRC. nt  wildbilln864   Jan-22-09 10:44 PM   #5 
  - Well, the result may be similar...  parasim   Jan-22-09 10:47 PM   #6 
     - Both involved something that came through the windshield and killed the driver  proud2Blib   Jan-22-09 11:19 PM   #10 
  - What a poorly written/edited article.  dorkulon   Jan-22-09 10:50 PM   #7 
  - That, unfortunately, is about the level of writing exhibited by many  enlightenment   Jan-22-09 11:03 PM   #8 
  - I recently began teaching college English part-time.  leftofthedial   Jan-22-09 11:24 PM   #12 
  - I have a hard time seeing how this is an "accident"  MajorChode   Jan-22-09 11:34 PM   #13 
  - On the way home I passed a truck oh boy...  skids   Jan-23-09 12:11 AM   #14 
  - My son works for a trucking company and I disagree  proud2Blib   Jan-23-09 06:30 AM   #15 
  - There are plenty of regulations for commercial operators  MajorChode   Jan-23-09 09:47 AM   #16 
     - Yes you are right about that  proud2Blib   Jan-23-09 10:10 AM   #18 
  - I don't, metal fatigues and lug bolts break loose  MadHound   Jan-24-09 10:48 AM   #28 
  - Poor woman.  Bu Megdi   Jan-23-09 10:13 AM   #20 
  - I can't watch someone be killed, especially to make a conscience choice to watch it, when I don't  lonestarnot   Jan-23-09 10:17 AM   #21 
  - There is no video of the incident  Uzybone   Jan-23-09 10:23 AM   #23 
  - My younger brother was run over by a tire that flew off a car.  RebelOne   Jan-23-09 10:17 AM   #22 
  - i almost killed someone in a similar manner...  QuestionAll   Jan-23-09 10:23 AM   #24 
  - Jesus, some "friend."  dorkulon   Jan-24-09 10:29 AM   #27 
  - This same accident happened to a friend of mine  kwassa   Jan-23-09 10:31 AM   #25 
  - Hate to say it, but this sort of thing happens regularly.  Xithras   Jan-23-09 10:31 AM   #26 

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