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(Denver Post)   Man survives auto accident only to be killed by flying tire while completing police report   ( divider line
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2001-08-21 12:23:11 AM  
What an odd police report that would be. And also, I find it odd that the two highways mentioned are 270 and 70. There is a highway interesction here for 275 and 75.
2001-08-21 12:23:47 AM  
Momma always said to watch out for flying rubbers
2001-08-21 12:26:31 AM  
How many times do have to be told not to drive when we get tired??
2001-08-21 12:30:22 AM  
PuyoDead There is a 270 and 70 intersection in Columbus, Ohio too.

Bigpeeler You're going to hell for that comment :)
2001-08-21 12:52:04 AM  
270 and 70 intersect in St.Louis also. Hey wait a minute, I smell a conspiracy.
2001-08-21 12:52:58 AM  
Was it a Firestone?
2001-08-21 01:19:38 AM  
No. It was a headstone.
2001-08-21 01:51:02 AM  
Live each day as if it were your last, for someday you are sure to be right.
2001-08-21 03:08:29 AM  
Uncle Chuck will not be denied.

It could have been the left tire Nanook.
2001-08-21 04:03:10 AM  
Man survives auto accident only to be killed by flying tire while completing police report

Umm, I don't see a first accident nor a police report. Is the new thing of fark coming up with captions that have nothing to do with the story to get posted?
2001-08-21 05:29:46 AM  
Skallas: Yes, that's the new thing of fark... but not completely this time...

First paragraph of the article:

A man was killed in a fluke accident this morning when a tire flew off the axle of a semi-tractor trailer and struck him as he was standing beside eastbound Interstate 70 near the ramp to Interstate 270 after an earlier accident.

There's an accident, although indeed it doesn't mention what he was doing there exactly; I don't see the report thing either.

I do however agree that people should read the farking article before coming up with a headline.
2001-08-21 05:35:43 AM  
Here's some more detail
He was indeed talking to the police, but the earlier accident was a "non-injury" one, so to say he "survived it" is a bit overdone. There was nobody even injured...

It's true he survived it, but he alo survived getting out of bed that morning.
2001-08-21 09:13:32 AM  
Theres a 70 and 270 intersection in Fredrick MD too. Wow, I guess every town that 70 goes through must add create a local Intrastate Highway with a 2.
2001-08-21 09:26:21 AM  
Three-digit interstate highways branch off or loop with the primary routes. (There's also a 270 in St. Louis, Columbus, etc.)
2001-08-21 09:41:28 AM  
This reminds me of the cannon balls taking people down in the movie The Patriot.
2001-08-21 11:51:20 AM  
..hold on... there is a big tire flying towards me, i'd better (thump)

2001-08-21 11:51:36 AM  
Thanks, Flip. Now I'll be monitoring all the primary east/west and north/south routes to see if their branches comply. 95 has 695, 895, 495, a couple of 395s, 195....295 is parallel though....795 is off of 695....then there's the 70/270 combo mentioned by Jumbotron...

As far as the dead guy goes, sometimes it's just not your day.
2001-08-21 12:59:04 PM  
That is pretty cool. My friend had a similar experience in a van. The tire crashed strait through his windshield and out the back of his van.

He was like "whoa".
2001-08-21 01:07:39 PM  
In Dallas, the police will not allow you to stand on the side of the highway, they will have you sit in their car, this kind of thing happens all the time(trucks loosing wheels). For some reason, truck drivers NEVER notice when a wheel flies off
2001-08-21 01:11:07 PM  
Three-digit interstates are branches from two-digit ones. If the first digit is even, the highway starts and ends at an interstate. If it's odd, it has a "dangling end". There are exceptions to the rule, but that's the way it was intended.
2001-08-21 01:28:02 PM  
10-4. Bend her.........................Over.
2001-08-21 04:19:07 PM  
welcome back nutdip
2001-08-21 04:58:44 PM  
Stebain I'm in Columbus, OH also! :)

This reminds me of something that happened when I lived in Atlanta on top of"Spaghetti Junction," the big ass overpass that connects 285, 85, and some other shiat together. Its got like, 5 levels, going up to something crazy like 150 or 200 feet in the air. From the top you can see all the way to china! A guy's car broke down on the very top of the overpass and pulled over to the side. Realize that each of these bridges is one lane wide with a three foot median... The police came to help him, and while they were working on his car, another car came too close to the guy -- he jumped back (or was hit) and fell over the edge all the way to the road at ground level. Then was hit by a car.
That sucks.
2001-08-21 11:40:31 PM  
Heard this on the radio coming back from Colorado Springs this morning. Farked up shiat happens out here all the time.
2001-08-21 11:41:00 PM  
correction, it was this afternoon. Long day folks.
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