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(Miami Herald)   UPS truck hits a tree, which peeled back the roof and sent the out-of-control truck careening through a guardrail into lake. And yes, there are pics   (miamiherald.com) divider line 22
    More: Florida, Biscayne Bay, UPS, Hialeah, roofs, lakes, Miami Shores, truck careening  
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2012-06-28 01:49:00 PM  
3 votes:

jayphat: Walker: MY NEW FLATSCREEN TV!!!!!!

UPS spokeswoman Susan Rosenberg said an investigation will determine whether the crash happened due to mechanical failure or human error.

The second one. You have to be driving pretty damn crazy and fast to clip a tree and then go flying thru the air 100 feet into a lake.

You did read the part where it said it ended up 100ft out because it floated there right? Those trucks are incredibly light and it probably only stopped because it caught something underneath.


Yeah, it floated out there, but as far as the impact being hard enough to peel back the roof ... I'm thinking the driver was entering data into his handheld thingy, glanced up when he started veering off the road, and panicked, punching the gas and clipping the tree before ending up in the water.

Typical young male driver!

Which reminds me, we need more close-up shots of the young male driver in wet, clingy shorts and T-shirt, the fabric stretching across his muscled shoulders and enormous, throbbing -- oh, wait, cold water ... never mind.
2012-06-28 01:33:37 PM  
3 votes:
www.upsfail.com

Oh look, my Fabergé eggs have arrived!
2012-06-28 01:21:15 PM  
3 votes:
The real cause was at the end of the story. Sailors and UPS drivers beware!

FTA: "She wasn't too worried at first. After all, this is Miami, and TV shows sometimes use picturesque sites like the Miami Shores bayside for action scenes. Then, she saw the sirens."
2012-06-28 03:02:27 PM  
2 votes:

QuadLazer: "Then, she saw the sirens."

Florida must have better drugs than we do.


It's the only reason I don't move...

/well that and the fact my legs just turned into pythons and slithered away.
2012-06-28 02:29:16 PM  
2 votes:

Benjimin_Dover: Walker: MY NEW FLATSCREEN TV!!!!!!

UPS spokeswoman Susan Rosenberg said an investigation will determine whether the crash happened due to mechanical failure or human error.

The second one. You have to be driving pretty damn crazy and fast to clip a tree and then go flying thru the air 100 feet into a lake.

More probably human failure on the part of the DOT not the driver. If the top of the truck hit the tree then it was not clipped to be of legal clearance above the roadway. I believe 14.5 feet is the requirement. All others must have signage and be published for truckers.


I was driving through downtown Miami a couple of weeks ago and saw a furniture delivery truck that had gotten wedged under a palm tree. It looked like the guy had gotten almost all of the way past the tree before the back top corner of the truck got stuck.

Perhaps these are just the first volleys in a south Florida tree revolution.
2012-06-28 12:38:39 PM  
2 votes:
Story reminds me of this.....
img.photobucket.com
2012-06-28 03:44:15 PM  
1 votes:
Damn, somebody's gator bondage attire just got destroyed.
2012-06-28 03:27:04 PM  
1 votes:

tetsoushima: [www.upsfail.com image 640x480]

Oh look, my Fabergé eggs have arrived!


That shiat really gets my blood boiling.
If it's not some total farktard packaging the thing,
the delivery people seem to go out of their way to fark
things up. I can get something shipped from Japan,
and it makes it to me in San Francisco without a scratch.
Ship something from Sacramento and somebody backs
over the thing with a riding mower.

Package tracking is great.. especially when you see that your box made
it across the country, out for delivery, .. waiting for update... never arrives.
How the fark did you lose it in the last 1/2 mile, you incompetent farks?

usps, v. clowns in brown.. just take whatever you're mailing and set it on fire,
save yourself the hassle.
2012-06-28 02:56:46 PM  
1 votes:
I think he flooded the engine.
2012-06-28 02:38:27 PM  
1 votes:

Zalan: Some residents said the truck sped into the bay without any screeches or swerving, possibly pointing toward failed breaks.

fail.


Well, if his breaks failed, the company should give him a brake.
2012-06-28 02:12:58 PM  
1 votes:

FizixJunkee: This is off-topic, but is something I've been wondering about for a long time...

Are there Farkers out there who, first thing every morning, start scouring Floridian news sites for Florida-related Fark content? Or does Florida just have an above-average amount of laughable/derpy/dumbass news that just happens to appear on Fark?


Just wait for the train wreck of a convention the GOP will have in Tampa. All Florida all the time.
2012-06-28 02:06:52 PM  
1 votes:

OldManDownDRoad: My UPS moment:

[www.unc.edu image 480x640]

Yes, that's a piece of pepperoni stuck to the package - the package itself had been run over by the truck:

[www.unc.edu image 480x640]

Unfortunately, the idiot receptionist in my building signed for this without noting the damage on the form.


free peperoni!
quit your biatching.
2012-06-28 02:04:07 PM  
1 votes:
Brown dumps load in Miami

ewwww
2012-06-28 02:01:30 PM  
1 votes:

MadAzza: Yeah, it floated out there, but as far as the impact being hard enough to peel back the roof ... I'm thinking the driver was entering data into his handheld thingy, glanced up when he started veering off the road, and panicked, punching the gas and clipping the tree before ending up in the water.


Ta-da?
2012-06-28 01:48:48 PM  
1 votes:
Does Brown float?
2012-06-28 01:45:15 PM  
1 votes:
Thta's some fine journalims there!
2012-06-28 01:44:00 PM  
1 votes:
UPS, now with underwater delivery!
2012-06-28 01:38:51 PM  
1 votes:
A shame, that's a nice job to lose.
2012-06-28 01:33:47 PM  
1 votes:
The photo of the UPS guy on the phone was great.

"Um yeah... Boss? You're gonna wanna sit down for this because you are not going to believe it..."
2012-06-28 01:21:14 PM  
1 votes:
Ta da!
2012-06-28 01:16:47 PM  
1 votes:

Happy Hours: UPS driver made it to shore and was not transporterd.

Huh???


Any word on whether the truck driver was transgenderd?
2012-06-28 10:55:37 AM  
1 votes:
UPS driver made it to shore and was not transporterd.

Huh???
 
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