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(Salem News)   Cement mixers can't stop on a dime, but they can stop on a pedestrian   (salemnews.com) divider line 56
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2010-02-05 10:01:04 AM
And that's one of those shagnasty cement trucks with the reversed drums. kill your ass twice as dead
 
2010-02-05 12:29:49 PM
LOL.

hillbillypharmacist: And that's one of those shagnasty cement trucks with the reversed drums.

What's the logic behind those reversed drums anyway? Just so they don't have to back up to the job site?
 
2010-02-05 12:31:47 PM
farkin stealth cement trucks sneaking up on people. I'm guess iPod + didn't check for traffic on the kids part.
 
2010-02-05 12:32:16 PM
Darwin swings.... and misses
 
2010-02-05 12:32:16 PM
He is enrolled in the school's masonry program.


Ironic?
 
2010-02-05 12:36:42 PM
NYRBill: Darwin swings.... and misses

FTFA man:

"He appears to have been in a crosswalk, based on evidence gathered at the scene"

Notice the word appears, as in the dude got launched. I don't think that's a fair application of a Darwin blast.
 
2010-02-05 12:38:10 PM
In Ottawa, garbage trucks stop on SUVs, lickety split-in-half.
 
2010-02-05 12:41:13 PM
mybabysmomma: He is enrolled in the school's masonry program.


Ironic?


Wanted school supplies.
 
2010-02-05 12:41:38 PM
Concrete is not cement
 
2010-02-05 12:41:59 PM
But the truck driver knew it would be extra points because it was a teenager!
 
2010-02-05 12:43:58 PM
mybabysmomma: He is enrolled in the school's masonry program.


Ironic?


Irony is ironic.
 
2010-02-05 12:45:57 PM
dryknife: Concrete is not cement

The words you speak type are a truthism.
 
2010-02-05 12:46:34 PM
"He's in good spirits even though he is in intensive care,"

If he died, his parents could have started a foundation for him...

[keeps reading]

Jeff Friend, father of Philbrook's girlfriend, said he set up a relief fund to help defray medical and travel costs incurred by the Philbrook family. Donations can be made to the Mike Philbrook Jr. fund at TD Bank, Friend said.

I'll be damned, they did...
 
2010-02-05 12:46:39 PM
The driver must have gotten mixed up.

/The case isn't set in stone yet
 
2010-02-05 12:48:32 PM
We were playing a quiet game of spin the pickle when suddenly, this mad man burst through the door, driving wildly. At the last moment, he stopped on a dime.

Unfortunately, the dime was in Mr. Rococo's pocket.

/I spell my name Danger
/huh?
 
2010-02-05 12:48:38 PM
"Unfortunately the dime was in Mr. Rococo's pocket."

/Nick Danger
 
2010-02-05 12:49:31 PM
artfiles.art.com

Tony: "I told you to back off of him"

Richie: "I did. Then I put it in drive."
 
2010-02-05 12:50:21 PM
rytheran: farkin stealth cement trucks sneaking up on people. I'm guess iPod + didn't check for traffic on the kids part.

I can't help thinking that the kid just thought that being in a crosswalk gives you magical protection, and you can just walk right out without looking. Did he have the right of way? Sure, but it doesn't mean you should walk out right in front of a concrete truck! People (correction, STUPID PEOPLE) assume that since they are in the crosswalk, and since they have the right of way, that all traffic will automatically stop for them. It works great, right up until it doesn't. Even if the truck driver saw him, how long would it take to stop a loaded cement truck going 40 mph.? I'd wager at least a couple hundred feet.
 
2010-02-05 12:52:12 PM
dryknife: Concrete is not cement

One of my pet peeves also.
 
2010-02-05 12:53:30 PM
stewmadness: NYRBill: Darwin swings.... and misses

FTFA man:

"He appears to have been in a crosswalk, based on evidence gathered at the scene"

Notice the word appears, as in the dude got launched. I don't think that's a fair application of a Darwin blast.


Maybe it was Darwin's warning that crosswalks do not offer protection from the laws of physics or common sense.
 
2010-02-05 12:54:41 PM
dryknife: Concrete is not cement

To elaborate, for the construction materially-challenged:

Cement:
www.canoe.skule.ca

Concrete:
concreted.com

/hot like a reaction
 
2010-02-05 01:00:46 PM
Does this lay the foundation for a lawsuit?
 
2010-02-05 01:01:50 PM
Putty putty?
 
2010-02-05 01:02:30 PM
theorellior: LOL.

hillbillypharmacist: And that's one of those shagnasty cement trucks with the reversed drums.

What's the logic behind those reversed drums anyway? Just so they don't have to back up to the job site?


Actually, so they can pull in and back out as they are pouring the concrete. They can pour from in the truck while backing out.. saves time
With 9 yards of concrete (average load) I think it comes to over 27,000 lbs. so it is not an easy vehicle to stop.
 
2010-02-05 01:04:26 PM
which is exactly why i always carry at least one dime on me when i go out
 
2010-02-05 01:06:49 PM
Massachusetts law favors the pedestrian.

Me thinks he won't be needing that special medical fund ...
 
2010-02-05 01:06:54 PM
Mega Weapon is back!

virtualgunmen.douglasdesign.org
 
2010-02-05 01:07:25 PM
oh noes!
blogs.nashvillescene.com
 
2010-02-05 01:12:49 PM
jbrooks544: rytheran: farkin stealth cement trucks sneaking up on people. I'm guess iPod + didn't check for traffic on the kids part.

I can't help thinking that the kid just thought that being in a crosswalk gives you magical protection, and you can just walk right out without looking. Did he have the right of way? Sure, but it doesn't mean you should walk out right in front of a concrete truck! People (correction, STUPID PEOPLE) assume that since they are in the crosswalk, and since they have the right of way, that all traffic will automatically stop for them. It works great, right up until it doesn't. Even if the truck driver saw him, how long would it take to stop a loaded cement truck going 40 mph.? I'd wager at least a couple hundred feet.


Where does it say the truck was loaded, or that it was going 40?
 
2010-02-05 01:17:50 PM
Sacrificed my '67 Camaro when I was 17 yrs old to a concrete truck. He decided too late to brake as I was starting to make a right turn in my driveway.


/Loved that car, but loved my '68 Firebird 400/


/Good Times./
 
2010-02-05 01:18:21 PM
Cement Mixer Putti Putti
 
2010-02-05 01:20:42 PM
Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goon: dryknife: Concrete is not cement

To elaborate, for the construction materially-challenged:

Cement:
www.canoe.skule.ca


Concrete:
concreted.com

You forgot one:

Pavement:
www.coolfer.com
 
2010-02-05 01:21:07 PM
Loved my '68 Firebird 400 more.

/Fixed that/
 
DuX
2010-02-05 01:21:28 PM
Harry Freakstorm
SonOfSpam


You gentlemen have done an excellent job, carry on.


/I wonder where Ruth is?
 
2010-02-05 01:22:19 PM
harvster:
Actually, so they can pull in and back out as they are pouring the concrete. They can pour from in the truck while backing out.. saves time
With 9 yards of concrete (average load) I think it comes to over 27,000 lbs. so it is not an easy vehicle to stop.


Thanks! I was wondering about that, too.
 
2010-02-05 01:24:14 PM
i46.photobucket.com

Wasn't trying to stop.
/Human germs.
 
2010-02-05 01:24:34 PM
i5.photobucket.com

The only good reason for a broken pelvis
 
2010-02-05 01:25:52 PM
FTA, according to people who drove past the accident, without even bothering to stop and render assistance, solar glare was a factor in the incident. So let's sue the council to put a giant polarizing dome over the city to prevent this from happening again. It may be expensive, but if it saves just one child's life, it'll be worth it, right?

Right?
 
2010-02-05 01:27:12 PM
Harry Freakstorm: We were playing a quiet game of spin the pickle when suddenly, this mad man burst through the door, driving wildly. At the last moment, he stopped on a dime.

Unfortunately, the dime was in Mr. Rococo's pocket.

/I spell my name Danger
/huh?


/shakes tiny impotent fist for six seconds
 
2010-02-05 01:30:36 PM
SuburbanCowboy: Pavement:

Whoever printed that publicity photo needed to be a little less excited about the possibilities of dodging and burning.
 
2010-02-05 01:32:42 PM
Ouch - broke my pelvis when I was 15 - I feel his pain...
 
2010-02-05 01:33:22 PM
theorellior: SuburbanCowboy: Pavement:

Whoever printed that publicity photo needed to be a little less excited about the possibilities of dodging and burning.


The photographer was Ansel Adams, and Pavement was the mountain range.
 
2010-02-05 01:39:15 PM
jbrooks544 : I can't help thinking that the kid just thought that being in a crosswalk gives you magical protection, and you can just walk right out without looking. Did he have the right of way? Sure

Pedestrians have the right of way, except in the laws of physics.
 
2010-02-05 01:51:44 PM
My prefered headline: Cement mixers can't stop on a dime unless it's in the pocket of a pedestrian

/Who cares what I think?
 
2010-02-05 02:04:30 PM
Codfish: My prefered headline: Cement mixers can't stop on a dime unless it's in the pocket of a pedestrian

/Who cares what I think?


Both are good - but I give you the nod.
 
2010-02-05 02:14:57 PM
wineandexcrement.com

Concrete overshoes. For squeelers.
 
2010-02-05 02:31:50 PM
dryknife
Concrete is not cement

And you don't pour cement. You PLACE concrete.
 
2010-02-05 02:47:53 PM
Meep.
 
2010-02-05 03:25:48 PM
In most parts of the civilized world, crosswalks do involve magical protection. In the US, most drivers ignore them (and the law). Just saying.... Seriously, in most parts of Europe, drivers become seriously annoyed when peds actually SLOW DOWN to check traffic, since it destroys our timing.

jbrooks544: rytheran: farkin stealth cement trucks sneaking up on people. I'm guess iPod + didn't check for traffic on the kids part.

I can't help thinking that the kid just thought that being in a crosswalk gives you magical protection, and you can just walk right out without looking. Did he have the right of way? Sure, but it doesn't mean you should walk out right in front of a concrete truck! People (correction, STUPID PEOPLE) assume that since they are in the crosswalk, and since they have the right of way, that all traffic will automatically stop for them. It works great, right up until it doesn't. Even if the truck driver saw him, how long would it take to stop a loaded cement truck going 40 mph.? I'd wager at least a couple hundred feet.
 
2010-02-05 03:35:22 PM
theorellior: LOL.

hillbillypharmacist: And that's one of those shagnasty cement trucks with the reversed drums.

What's the logic behind those reversed drums anyway? Just so they don't have to back up to the job site?


they have a bigger payload... 12 yards vs 7
 
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