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(Boston.com)   Insult to injury: Police ticket man for running himself over with his truck   (boston.com) divider line 29
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2012-11-27 09:29:44 PM
They cited him for having shiatty brakes, not for running himself over.
 
2012-11-27 11:28:06 PM
Most courts around here, anyway--you get a defective equipment ticket, and then come to court with proof the defect has been fixed (e.g. a receipt)--they drop the ticket, or reduce it to a fine of next to nothing.
 
2012-11-28 12:36:30 AM
No, subby. The police ticketed him for driving with defective equipment. A VERY different thing and completely appropriate.
 
2012-11-28 04:51:36 AM
I'm not here and you didn't see me. I was told not to comment in these threads any more ;)
 
2012-11-28 04:55:24 AM
Tried to stop his car Fred Flintstone style. That would have been funny to see. Was he screaming Yabba Dabba Doo?
 
2012-11-28 04:57:43 AM
At one time I worked with a young lady who ran over herself with her own car. Good God, she was dumb.
 
2012-11-28 05:00:46 AM
Can't say I've been there and done that.

Buy cars new. You never can tell how well the previous owner maintained a used car.
 
2012-11-28 05:01:59 AM
Ran over my foot! And you're to blame. You give luh-uh-ove... a bad name.
 
2012-11-28 05:07:37 AM
Wow. A 1987 Chevy that doesn't have working parts.
 
2012-11-28 05:10:58 AM
What a great Twit!
 
2012-11-28 05:12:02 AM
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2012-11-28 05:15:25 AM

skinink: Tried to stop his car Fred Flintstone style. That would have been funny to see. Was he screaming Yabba Dabba Doo?


You know he was the most surprised, being as it always worked when he was 14 on a bike or skateboard. -facepalm-

/Wilma!
 
2012-11-28 05:24:27 AM
Reynolds reportedly attempted to turn his truck up a hill to the right side of the road, but police say it caused him to fall out of his open door.

When I read that, I thought for sure they'd ticket him for not wearing his seat belt, which would have been appropriate. As it turns out, the ticket was appropriate anyway.
 
2012-11-28 06:07:25 AM
"Honey the car makes funny noises when I hit the brakes"



i135.photobucket.com

/well I wonder why....
 
2012-11-28 06:49:31 AM
CSB:

A few months ago right in front of my house, a guy ran himself over with his truck.

I heard voices yelling from down the street, then heard a CRUNCH!. The guy had left a bar around the corner with two guys chasing him, and ran into the back of a parked pick-up. That's when I stuck my head out the door.

He then backed up and sideswiped the same pick-up, only to run into the ass-end of another pick-up parked in front of that one. He backed up once again, then ran into the same ass-end of the pick-up.

By then the guys running after him had almost caught up with him. His window was rolled down, and he stuck his head out to see how close his pursuers were. At this point, he somehow released the door latch and fell out of his truck, rolling underneath.

The idle of the truck in reverse caused it to roll backward over his chest. The truck continued to roll down the street until it crashed into a large cedar fence at a neighbors. I called 911.

The police and rescue teams took him away.

He was back on his bar stool in about 36 hours, according to the bartender.

/CSB
 
2012-11-28 07:08:08 AM

Pribar: "Honey the car makes funny noises when I hit the brakes"



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/well I wonder why....


I've heard about something like that happening but never actually seen it before. Cool.

/My equipment is defective, too.
 
2012-11-28 08:12:51 AM

Bob The Nob: What a great Twit!


Came here for this. Leaving Satisfied.
 
2012-11-28 08:30:41 AM

Cubicle Jockey: Bob The Nob: What a great Twit!

Came here for this. Leaving Satisfied.


Ditto.
 
2012-11-28 08:39:49 AM
And Oliver has run himself over, what a great twit!
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2012-11-28 08:43:51 AM
I once owned a Chevrolet Corvair which was Fisher Body's first unibody (frameless) attempt.

These rusted in half where I was, because GM didn't get the concept of using extra metal or corrosion protection replacing the frame.

It was the 140HP version and actually handled really well when you kept the recommended really low front tire pressure. I have no idea how one could handle today with radial tires. but yes, the driver's side floor rusted out to the point that Fred Flintstoning was possible accidentally as well as on purpose.

It was unsafe at any salinity.
 
2012-11-28 08:45:08 AM
Couple of old timers at the local VFD were trading stories one day. One was about
two guys in the dept that just didn't like each other. They always rubbed each
other the wrong way and made no secret about it.

One day during an afternoon drill in the summer, the first guy showed up
and parked his truck with the windows down. The second guy showed
up with his dog.

While they were inside the building, a T storm blew through. The dog decided
to jump into the cab of the 1st guy's truck to get out of the storm.

Where the dog then knocked the truck out of gear. On a slight incline. That led
to a street on a hill. With a yard at the bottom of it.

The damage to the truck and yard, while not catastrophic, was, to
put it politely, noticable. (The dog, BTW, was ok.)

Initially, guy number one was thrilled. He figured the dog was to
blame, and guy number two would have to pay. The more he thought
about it, the more certain he became that guy number two would
have to buy him a nice and shiney new truck. So he called the cops.

Now this was a very rural area. There were no local police. State troopers
had to cover the area, and the barracks were a good 30 miles away. The
troopers were no nonsense kind of guys. They had a lot of ground to cover,
so they were the type of guys where 1 riot to 1 trooper was the standard ratio.

After being dragged 30 miles into the sticks and looking things over, the
trooper asked guy one if he had set the parkng brake. He had not.
So the trooper cited guy number one for an illegally parked vehicle, and he
also got to pay for all the ensuing collateral damage his illegally parked truck caused.

After being ticketed, guy one was, how can I put it... Let's just say he
was less than gracious over the long arm of the law's interpretation
of events.

The dog, on the other hand, got a really nice steak bone.
 
2012-11-28 08:53:22 AM
When I was a kid, I injured myself and went to the hospital emergency dept. While I was in the waiting room, a guy was brought in who had run himself over with a forklift.

haven't thought about that in years.
 
2012-11-28 09:32:30 AM

Pribar: "Honey the car makes funny noises when I hit the brakes"



[i135.photobucket.com image 533x400]

/well I wonder why....


What is this I don't even.....
How the fark do you get a rotor to look like that?
 
2012-11-28 09:49:27 AM

MythDragon: Pribar: "Honey the car makes funny noises when I hit the brakes"



[i135.photobucket.com image 533x400]

/well I wonder why....

What is this I don't even.....
How the fark do you get a rotor to look like that?


The pad has ground off the entire outer surface and started in on the cooling vanes between the inner and outer surface. Those are what are left of the vanes that connected the 2 surfaces. Extra points because the rotor is completely separated from the hub as well. If you look close you can see daylight on the bottom between the hub and the rotor where the rotor is just hanging on the hub.
 
2012-11-28 11:32:04 AM

Day_Old_Dutchie: And Oliver has run himself over, what a great twit!
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Wow. That's a gorgeous MGB.

/used to run one as a daily driver back in the 90s, that exact color
//yes I'm crazy why do you ask?
 
2012-11-28 05:26:13 PM
My girlfriend did this about a year ago. She left her pickup in neutral, stumbled and fell getting out of the cab, and watched the front wheel go right over her two lower legs.

She refused to see a doctor, too. Since she was a pediatrician overseas, it's kind of hard for me to insist on her following my medical advice. She even went singing with a choir that night. She wasn't going to tell anyone else, but at one point she was talking to a group in Chinese and a look of horror suddenly crossed everyone's face and it was like "OK, word's out.".
 
2012-11-28 06:57:00 PM

Pribar: "Honey the car makes funny noises when I hit the brakes"



[i135.photobucket.com image 533x400]

/well I wonder why....


Reminds me of the time I was a lady take off from a shop after the mechanic told her he couldn't just throw on new pads. The noise her car made told me she needed rotors and calipers, which she must not have been able to afford.
 
2012-11-28 06:58:27 PM
My "saw" turned into a "was".
 
2012-11-28 07:30:41 PM
nubian, you done went full retard
 
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