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Posted: 3/7/2015 12:15:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/7/2015 1:03:59 PM EDT by Kashtin]
Bad accident on the bridge just at the end of my property.

No passing zone, looks like he was passing someone and got an SUV head on. They had to cut what was left of him out of the car.

Other driver bleeding but mobile.

No pics. I'm sure nobody has been notified yet.

Slow down people. That minute or so you save is not worth eternity.




South end of bridge, east side, just at the start of the curve.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 12:17:20 PM EDT
Ban cars.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 12:18:41 PM EDT
I remember when I was a crazy , invincible teenager I would pass cars on the incline of a bridge, right before the peak. Looking back I realize how lucky I am to be walking today.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 12:19:09 PM EDT
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If it just saves one life, it's worth it.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 12:20:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 12:25:12 PM EDT
we have to apply liberal logic here...

we need to ban bridges and personal property, they're obviously the problem.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 12:29:01 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By pighelmet:


If it just saves one life, it's worth it.
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Originally Posted By pighelmet:
Originally Posted By basp2005:
Ban cars.


If it just saves one life, it's worth it.


Best logic would be to ban the tires for the children
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 12:34:16 PM EDT
Sorry to hear that.

But for the Grace of God.... I was a very stupid teenager.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 12:35:32 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By jdessell:
I remember when I was a crazy , invincible teenager I would pass cars on the incline of a bridge, right before the peak. Looking back I realize how lucky I am to be walking today.
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I have no words to describe this.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 12:36:28 PM EDT
Damn..a moment of stupidity just ended and changed lives forever.

Sad.

Link Posted: 3/7/2015 12:37:30 PM EDT
How long was the bridge?
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 12:40:17 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By efpeter:
Sorry to hear that.

But for the Grace of God.... I was a very stupid teenager.
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Link Posted: 3/7/2015 12:40:25 PM EDT
Kids feel immortal.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 12:43:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/7/2015 12:58:05 PM EDT by Kashtin]
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Originally Posted By L_JE:
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About a half mile.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 12:46:07 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By pighelmet:


If it just saves one life, it's worth it.
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Originally Posted By pighelmet:
Originally Posted By basp2005:
Ban cars.


If it just saves one life, it's worth it.

Aren't more people killed or injured by cars than by firearms? Ban cars. Only the police, fire departments and paramedics need them. Oh, no food delivered to your local store? Tough! Starve to death.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 12:50:32 PM EDT
I still remember an accident that happened out my way about 15 years ago, kid just got out of high school for the day and killed himself, his step sister, his girlfriend and the poor schmuck who was moving out of the county because he crossed a double yellow in his brand new Mustang to pass a friend (playing leapfrog, they called it)
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 12:52:50 PM EDT
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That's racist!
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Originally Posted By Paul:
Originally Posted By basp2005:
Ban cars.


That's racist!
but...but....it's for the chillen....
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 12:54:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/7/2015 1:04:36 PM EDT by Kashtin]
edited op.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 12:55:13 PM EDT
Who knows what really happened. I've started a perfectly safe pass a dozen times over the years but the car I was passing thought he was king of the road and sped up to keep me in opposing traffic. It's usually an old man.

I have a dash cam now so if it happens again I can post video.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 12:56:11 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By 4v50:

Aren't more people killed or injured by cars than by firearms? Ban cars. Only the police, fire departments and paramedics need them. Oh, no food delivered to your local store? Tough! Starve to death.
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Originally Posted By 4v50:
Originally Posted By pighelmet:
Originally Posted By basp2005:
Ban cars.


If it just saves one life, it's worth it.

Aren't more people killed or injured by cars than by firearms? Ban cars. Only the police, fire departments and paramedics need them. Oh, no food delivered to your local store? Tough! Starve to death.


Yes, and the utopian socialists have "computer driven cars" as their next lofty goal to save us from ourselves.

The only greater invasion of privacy and increase of government control over people's lives that I can think of would be if they actually did start implanting us with microchips, but that won't stop them.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 12:56:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/7/2015 12:58:39 PM EDT by boltcatch]
Originally Posted By Kashtin:

Slow down people. That minute or so you save is not worth eternity.
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I can never quite figure out why some people are so dead set on passing when I'm already going five over, and all they're going to do is get stuck at a light a few miles down the road. If they were actually in a hurry for something important they'd just run the light, so as far as I can tell they're just being idiots.

Similarly, people who speed up while being passed need to be slapped. A lot of the dumber people seem to do it because they are too dumb to pay enough attention to maintain speed, and seeing someone pass them snaps them back to reality... at which point they don't think about what they're actually doing.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 12:57:38 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By MrHold:


Best logic would be to ban the tires for the children
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Originally Posted By MrHold:
Originally Posted By pighelmet:
Originally Posted By basp2005:
Ban cars.


If it just saves one life, it's worth it.


Best logic would be to ban the tires for the children


Ban the steel belted radials
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 12:59:53 PM EDT
Just you wall wait, the government is going to have companies like Google doing all sorts of stupid shit with the self-driving cars.

I wouldn't trust Google to organize a fuckup in a whorehouse, I sure as hell don't trust them to not screw up self driving cars.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 1:01:45 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
Kids feel immortal.
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They always are up until the last second.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 1:12:47 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By efpeter:
Sorry to hear that.

But for the Grace of God.... I was a very stupid teenager.
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Until I was about 38.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 1:17:56 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By efpeter:
Sorry to hear that.

But for the Grace of God.... I was a very stupid teenager.



Looking back, I'm grateful for the tickets. They did in fact slow me down. Cost me thousands though.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 1:19:46 PM EDT
we have several short bridge sections out here.

there are cross memorials at all of them at one time or another.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 1:20:38 PM EDT


passing someone or on his cell phone.

Link Posted: 3/7/2015 1:22:37 PM EDT
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Best logic would be to ban the tires for the children
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Originally Posted By MrHold:
Originally Posted By pighelmet:
Originally Posted By basp2005:
Ban cars.


If it just saves one life, it's worth it.


Best logic would be to ban the tires for the children


Start with the armor piercing tires.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 1:24:59 PM EDT
Thoughts go out to his family.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 1:26:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/7/2015 1:42:25 PM EDT by thor_ducati]
Some dumb shit killed himself and a friend out my way about a couple months ago. 120 mph on a twisty road at 3am cut the car in half with a utility pole. And his dumb shit friends put a jegs sticker on the replacement pole, I'm tempted to put a Darwin fish up.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 1:28:43 PM EDT
Sucks for them and especially for their family but having been hit by one of those stupid kids as well as working way too many of their wrecks, I hope the innocents are alright.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 1:42:19 PM EDT
I feel for the kid's family.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 1:42:24 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By basp2005:
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That would never work. So they should ban gasoline by executive order.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 1:45:29 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By jdessell:
I remember when I was a crazy , invincible teenager I would pass cars on the incline of a bridge, right before the peak. Looking back I realize how lucky I am to be walking today.
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Same. Lucky to really be alive.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 2:01:58 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By 4v50:
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Killed, it's about exactly 1:1, 30k per year each.

Often not mentioned though, 2/3 of the firearm related deaths are suicide, so I don't count them. A rope or short fall, both with the assistance of gravity, are just as effective.

Also, don't think any of the vehicle ones are classified as justified self defense.
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Originally Posted By hellbilly75:
That would never work. So they should ban gasoline by executive order.
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Originally Posted By hellbilly75:
Originally Posted By basp2005:
Ban cars.
That would never work. So they should ban gasoline by executive order.



Only ban gas above 75 octane. You can still have gas, just nothing useful.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 2:07:03 PM EDT
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I can never quite figure out why some people are so dead set on passing when I'm already going five over, and all they're going to do is get stuck at a light a few miles down the road. If they were actually in a hurry for something important they'd just run the light, so as far as I can tell they're just being idiots.

Similarly, people who speed up while being passed need to be slapped. A lot of the dumber people seem to do it because they are too dumb to pay enough attention to maintain speed, and seeing someone pass them snaps them back to reality... at which point they don't think about what they're actually doing.
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Originally Posted By boltcatch:
Originally Posted By Kashtin:

Slow down people. That minute or so you save is not worth eternity.



I can never quite figure out why some people are so dead set on passing when I'm already going five over, and all they're going to do is get stuck at a light a few miles down the road. If they were actually in a hurry for something important they'd just run the light, so as far as I can tell they're just being idiots.

Similarly, people who speed up while being passed need to be slapped. A lot of the dumber people seem to do it because they are too dumb to pay enough attention to maintain speed, and seeing someone pass them snaps them back to reality... at which point they don't think about what they're actually doing.

Oh, no 'manual control' option? Fun-sized cattle-cars. If I can electronically tell a car to go to where I want it to go, then it's a piece of cake for someone else to tell that car to go where they want it to go instead.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 2:09:40 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By thor_ducati:
Some dumb shit killed himself and a friend out my way about a couple months ago. 120 mph on a twisty road at 3am cut the car in half with a utility pole. And his dumb shit friends put a jegs sticker on the replacement pole, I'm tempted to put a Darwin fish up.
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Do it. There couldn't be a more sombering truth, except maybe a "play stupid games, win stupid prizes" sticker.


Link Posted: 3/7/2015 2:15:46 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By efpeter:
Sorry to hear that.

But for the Grace of God.... I was a very stupid teenager.
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Ban stupidity. 'Cause you cain't fix it.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 2:39:27 PM EDT
I hope the lady he hit is okay, and gets a settlement if needed.
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Hit another guy. He was up and walking, bleeding from the face. They put a neck brace on him and walked him to the ambulance.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 2:45:02 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By pighelmet:


If it just saves one life, it's worth it.
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Originally Posted By pighelmet:
Originally Posted By basp2005:
Ban cars.


If it just saves one life, it's worth it.


My aunt just said this when I told her NC was possibly doing away with their state inspections.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 3:02:31 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By RED_5:
we have to apply liberal logic here...

we need to ban bridges and personal property, they're obviously the problem.
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Link Posted: 3/7/2015 3:06:15 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Kashtin:


About a half mile.
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Originally Posted By Kashtin:
Originally Posted By L_JE:
How long was the bridge?


About a half mile.

That's a heck of a bridge.

Around here, the bridge over the James River is sometimes the only safe spot to pass a logging truck, or an over-length semi trying to shortcut through the mountains. Even though it's a double yellow, it is way safer than half of the passing zones due to lower speeds and increased visibility compared to the passing zones.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 3:08:55 PM EDT
All I can say is.

Do stupid trick. Win stupid prize.

Darwin wins.

Link Posted: 3/7/2015 3:11:33 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By brahm:


passing someone or on his cell phone.

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Maybe doing/posing for a selfie.
Link Posted: 3/7/2015 3:14:40 PM EDT
Why don't we have a sin tax for car owners yet?
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Liberals are already trying to do that by banning the ammo that makes them run.
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