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Posted: 5/23/2005 9:55:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/23/2005 9:58:09 PM EST by Noname]


Man Leaps From Car to Retrieve Cigarette Mon May 23, 4:15 PM ET






FOREMAN, Ark. - A man was injured when he jumped from a car traveling 55-60 mph in an effort to retrieve a cigarette blown out of a passenger-side window.



Jeff Foran, 38, suffered trauma to his nose, eyes and chin after leaping from the car Saturday night and landing on the eastbound lane Arkanas 234 near the Oklahoma border, state police Trooper Jamie Gravier said.

The driver of the car, Jerry Glenn Nelson, 44, of Haworth, Okla., said Foran had asked him earlier in the evening to be a designated driver after a night of drinking.

"Foran did the right thing and asked his buddy to drive him home. Foran showed up at Nelson's home about 45 minutes earlier saying he (Foran) was too intoxicated to drive home, Gravier said.

"Nelson said Foran was smoking a cigarette when it blew out the window and Foran jumped out the window to retrieve the cigarette. Nelson said he was driving between 55 and 60 mph when Foran jumped out," the trooper said.

"It was obvious he was extremely intoxicated and this man was hurt," Gravier said. "If anything could make him stop smoking, this should be it. The man is lucky to be alive."




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Link Posted: 5/23/2005 9:59:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By Noname:

Man Leaps From Car to Retrieve Cigarette Mon May 23, 4:15 PM ET






FOREMAN, Ark. - A man was injured when he jumped from a car traveling 55-60 mph in an effort to retrieve a cigarette blown out of a passenger-side window.



Jeff Foran, 38, suffered trauma to his nose, eyes and chin after leaping from the car Saturday night and landing on the eastbound lane Arkanas 234 near the Oklahoma border, state police Trooper Jamie Gravier said.

The driver of the car, Jerry Glenn Nelson, 44, of Haworth, Okla., said Foran had asked him earlier in the evening to be a designated driver after a night of drinking.

"Foran did the right thing and asked his buddy to drive him home. Foran showed up at Nelson's home about 45 minutes earlier saying he (Foran) was too intoxicated to drive home, Gravier said.

"Nelson said Foran was smoking a cigarette when it blew out the window and Foran jumped out the window to retrieve the cigarette. Nelson said he was driving between 55 and 60 mph when Foran jumped out," the trooper said.

"It was obvious he was extremely intoxicated and this man was hurt," Gravier said. "If anything could make him stop smoking, this should be it. The man is lucky to be alive."




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too bad he lived , else wise he might have won a Darwin
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 10:04:32 PM EST
Hahahaha!

An army buddy of mine broke his arm in a somewhat similar incident.


A bunch of us were taking the train up to an amusement park, as part of a long day of celebrating (something or other). We'd been drinking all day, and had been thrown out of a department store, because we had taken an inflatable raft from their toy department, inflated it, and practiced amphibious assaults in the big fountain in the middle of the store.

Anyway, we were being all responsible and taking the train (because we were drunk), and heading up to this amusement park where we were going to have a scavenget hunt. Some of the things you had to find: an eskimo, a sober Swede, two ugly girls, etc.

So one guy (I've forgotten who it was now), decided that he wanted to get off the train, and leaned out the window to grab a passing pole to stop the train . It was quite amazing that he could reach out far enough to actually get his hand on the pole, but of course it instantly broke his arm.

Good times.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 10:30:32 PM EST
Nicotine is a helluva drug
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