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Sun Nov 28, 2021, 04:02 PM

Be careful out there! Or.... be very lucky out there.

Does this look like a disaster?
Nope...

"In what can only be described as a miracle, a driver is heading home with minor injuries after surviving a collision with a semi-truck near Mount Vernon, Washington.
Washington State Patrol Trooper Rocky Oliphant said the car apparently this was once a Nissan Altima was struck from behind by the truck, folded it in half, and then rolled on top of the car, crushing the vehicle, on the I-5., in Skagit County, WA."

https://driving.ca/auto-news/crashes/car-folded-in-half-in-crash-with-semi-driver-miraculously-sees-minor-injuries?fbclid=IwAR0gnRkgTHkb5p8Muu2jLbsPr2dTqV0qPP3TU3nIo8PzTPxtz9_hdW925lQ

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Reply Be careful out there! Or.... be very lucky out there. (Original post)
albacore Nov 2021 OP
Native Nov 2021 #1
mwooldri Nov 2021 #2
3Hotdogs Nov 2021 #3
albacore Nov 2021 #4
2naSalit Nov 2021 #5
LisaL Nov 2021 #8
albacore Nov 2021 #9
Wounded Bear Nov 2021 #13
liberal_mama Nov 2021 #6
Zeitghost Nov 2021 #7
electric_blue68 Nov 2021 #10
Boomerproud Nov 2021 #11
LisaL Nov 2021 #12
NowISeetheLight Nov 2021 #14
ARandomPerson Nov 2021 #15

Response to albacore (Original post)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 04:29 PM

1. I have no words.

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Response to albacore (Original post)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 04:35 PM

2. I'm surprised the car driver got out alive.

Why I attempt to leave lots of room between me and the vehicle in front. Or if I'm overtaking that I don't cut out in front of the vehicle I just passed - stay my lane...

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Response to albacore (Original post)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 04:47 PM

3. I wonder if the truck driver got yelled at?

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 05:41 PM

4. Yeah... did the car driver cut in too close to the truck and slow down...?

...or did the truck driver creep up on the car and when the car slowed down...clobber the car?

Whatever... it's a helluva picture.

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Response to albacore (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 06:04 PM

5. That's always a question I consider...

A lot of suicide dare devils out there. A big lawsuit for getting rear-ended by a truck could bring big rewards after all.

I am surprised the driver of the car survived that, I suspect the truck was not loaded or was light.

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Response to albacore (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 09:36 PM

8. No.

"According to the Seattle Times, before the accident, a semi truck in front of the 46-year-old woman had slowed its speed, causing her to slow down as well. But the semi truck behind her was unable to brake in time, slamming into her car and sending it forward into the other truck."

https://people.com/human-interest/woman-miraculously-escapes-after-semi-truck-crushes-her-nissan-altima/

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Response to LisaL (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 09:38 PM

9. That truck driver has got some 'splainin' to do. nt

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Response to albacore (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 10:15 PM

13. Most places if you rear end someone, it is assumed from the start it is your fault...

and difficult to prove otherwise. There are laws about following too close. Even if the car in front has no brake lights operating, it doesn't necessarily get you off the hook.

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Response to albacore (Original post)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 06:33 PM

6. My high school boyfriend died in a car accident in 1987 and the car looked barely damaged

He died of a broken neck, head trauma, and massive internal bleeding.

This was one lucky guy to walk away from this!

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Response to albacore (Original post)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 09:29 PM

7. A testament to modern safety engineering

n/t

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Response to albacore (Original post)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 09:42 PM

10. Well, that's... Terrifying. ...

My dad used to walk me and my sister when we were returning home from a particular church by a police station to see the cracked up vehicles to make us aware of careless driving.

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Response to albacore (Original post)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 09:45 PM

11. Anyone cited?

The story doesn't say who was at fault .

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Response to Boomerproud (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 09:47 PM

12. Truck driver for following too close.

NT

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Response to albacore (Original post)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 10:19 PM

14. I saw this last week online and couldn't believe it

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Response to albacore (Original post)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 10:27 PM

15. Modern safety engineering is really incredible. /nt

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