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2013-01-03 09:28:26 AM
Yow!
 
2013-01-03 09:35:12 AM
I don't know much about physics but, to make that hole that board and truck had to be traveling very fast.
70 mph x ?

is this a mythbusters thing?
 
2013-01-03 09:47:28 AM
That's the worst way to get wood.
 
2013-01-03 09:59:49 AM

This is a late parrot: I don't know much about physics but, to make that hole that board and truck had to be traveling very fast.
70 mph x ?

is this a mythbusters thing?


It's a one in a million hit to go through like that. The alignment of the board to penetrate the windshield (as opposed to glancing off) and the speed differential to generate the necessary force were just so.
 
2013-01-03 11:43:48 AM
How about a Predator drone flying through your windshield, subby?
 
2013-01-03 11:47:27 AM
Not nothing, but death following you around until he gets you.

/subtle?
 
2013-01-03 11:49:15 AM
Wow! That had to hit at just the correct angle to pierce like that. I'm glad it didn't kill the driver.

css(?): While following a lumber yard delivery some years ago to a site, some of the top banding on the drywall slipped and three sheets came flying onto the hood of my truck at about 40 mph. Luckily they pretty much exploded on impact, but made a hella deep dent in the hood and cracked the windshield.

I'm pretty sure I pee'd myself a little too.

end css
 
2013-01-03 11:49:19 AM
Some ________ not tying down the load properly?
www.thegunzone.com
 
2013-01-03 11:49:44 AM

mayIFark: Not nothing, but death following you around until he gets you.

/subtle?


FD2 was a great movie. Anytime I'm behind a logging truck I get a little freaked out.
 
2013-01-03 11:51:45 AM
It's been caught on video before.
Link
 
2013-01-03 11:52:37 AM
I'm a leaf on the wind...
 
2013-01-03 11:52:40 AM

Charlie Freak: This is a late parrot: I don't know much about physics but, to make that hole that board and truck had to be traveling very fast.
70 mph x ?

is this a mythbusters thing?

It's a one in a million hit to go through like that. The alignment of the board to penetrate the windshield (as opposed to glancing off) and the speed differential to generate the necessary force were just so.


gs1.wac.edgecastcdn.net

A million to one shot!
 
2013-01-03 11:52:53 AM
twss
 
2013-01-03 11:55:06 AM
I got hit by a bed mattress once while driving. It fell out of the back of a vehicle going the opposite way on the road.

Swerved to the side and it still hit the back end. Otherwise would have gone through the windshield
 
2013-01-03 11:56:11 AM
One day, years ago, I was driving up the NJ Turnpike. Some guy was getting off the exit ramp, and I was right behind him. He hit a 2x4 and it kicked up right at ME! It hit the edge of the hood and exploded. Fortunately, there was no damage to the windshield or even the grill.

And there was nothing I could do to catch the guy who caused the damage. I was going 70mph and he left the highway. He probably never even knew what he hit.

The point of the story is that, the board could have come from anywhere, and the driver is lucky it didn't take his head clean off!
 
GBB [TotalFark]
2013-01-03 11:57:05 AM
TFA: Authorities say the flying board may have come loose from a truck traveling in either the westbound or eastbound lanes.

Well. That narrows it down a bit.
 
2013-01-03 11:58:05 AM
Oh I KNOW, I KNOW..

SCARY BLACK GUNS are more terrifying that anything evar on the planet.

oooohhhh.......scary...
 
2013-01-03 11:58:47 AM
How I misread this headline:
"What's more terrifying than a lumberjack flying through your car windshield?"

Not sure which one disturbs me more.
 
2013-01-03 11:59:10 AM
Clowns. Clowns are far more scary than lumber.

Just picture picture Pennywise the clown entering your windshield at 65mph.

/Do airbags float down here?
 
2013-01-03 11:59:45 AM

durbnpoisn: One day, years ago, I was driving up the NJ Turnpike. Some guy was getting off the exit ramp, and I was right behind him. He hit a 2x4 and it kicked up right at ME! It hit the edge of the hood and exploded. Fortunately, there was no damage to the windshield or even the grill.


The one time I drove through New Jersey, a goddamn curbside trash can came bouncing through the lanes.

It was a real "SURPRISE!" moment.
 
2013-01-03 12:00:20 PM
img.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-03 12:00:23 PM

thecpt: mayIFark: Not nothing, but death following you around until he gets you.

/subtle?

FD2 was a great movie. Anytime I'm behind a logging truck I get a little freaked out.


I don't remember much of the whole movie (and not sure if I liked it or not, it was a long time ago), but heh, same here. That scene was terrific and logging trucks still reminds me of that scene.
 
2013-01-03 12:00:40 PM
CSB:

I was a passenger in a car on I-90 near Albany, NY two weeks ago when something came flying at the car like this. We were driving eastbound when a pickup truck on the westbound side lost its rear driver's side wheel. According to a witness, the truck took an exit and its wheel didn't. The wheel hit the median and rolled up it, flying into eastbound traffic and bouncing all around, still rolling. The car I was in had no chance. It hit the front of the car and pretty much totaled it. A little higher and it would have gone through the driver's head. After it hit our car, it flew 50 feet into the air and went back into westbound traffic, where it almost hit several other cars. Thankfully, no one was hurt. The funny thing is that the driver of the pickup that lost the wheel somehow kept going and the cops never found him. Apparently, one can drive a pickup with three wheels.
 
2013-01-03 12:01:06 PM

durbnpoisn: One day, years ago, I was driving up the NJ Turnpike. Some guy was getting off the exit ramp, and I was right behind him. He hit a 2x4 and it kicked up right at ME! It hit the edge of the hood and exploded. Fortunately, there was no damage to the windshield or even the grill.

And there was nothing I could do to catch the guy who caused the damage. I was going 70mph and he left the highway. He probably never even knew what he hit.

The point of the story is that, the board could have come from anywhere, and the driver is lucky it didn't take his head clean off!


Stupid question, but the guy who "caused" the damage was really the guy who left a 2x4 on the road, wasn't he? The guy who kicked it up presumably wasn't able to avoid it. It's not really his fault, I would say.
 
2013-01-03 12:01:27 PM

mayIFark: Not nothing, but death following you around until he gets you.

/subtle?


See, that's what I get for not reading the goddamned comments first.

/just scanned for the image
 
2013-01-03 12:06:08 PM
 
2013-01-03 12:07:24 PM
The concept of true nothingness has been terrifying Humans since the dawn of time.
 
2013-01-03 12:07:48 PM
Also not a fan of lumber flying through the windshield:

i1095.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-03 12:08:42 PM

endmile: CSB:

I was a passenger in a car on I-90 near Albany, NY two weeks ago when something came flying at the car like this. We were driving eastbound when a pickup truck on the westbound side lost its rear driver's side wheel. According to a witness, the truck took an exit and its wheel didn't. The wheel hit the median and rolled up it, flying into eastbound traffic and bouncing all around, still rolling. The car I was in had no chance. It hit the front of the car and pretty much totaled it. A little higher and it would have gone through the driver's head. After it hit our car, it flew 50 feet into the air and went back into westbound traffic, where it almost hit several other cars. Thankfully, no one was hurt. The funny thing is that the driver of the pickup that lost the wheel somehow kept going and the cops never found him. Apparently, one can drive a pickup with three wheels.


It almost had to have been a dually if it kept going.

Ive had two pretty nasty things come at me while driving on the highway myself but got lucky in both cases. A drive shaft fell off of a an old 4X4 F250 and came bouncing down the road at me. The bouncing just happened to time perfectly where its came on its downward arc perfectly as my truck passed over it. I saw it bounce back up a few feet into the air after i passed it. The other was even stranger, a truck was carrying the big main brushes that sweeper trucks use. A brush 8ish feet wide and 4-5 feet across at the bristle tips comes rolling off the back, fortunately (for me anyways) someone else hit it first and spun it away from me.
 
2013-01-03 12:11:17 PM
Sometimes I get a little bored driving down the interstate,too.
 
2013-01-03 12:12:15 PM
got hit by a pallet while riding my bike at night. doin around 80 going over a long bridge. Had enough time to lift my butt off the seat before i hit it. dented my front wheel, blew out the tire, rode it out(miracles were in play for this, not skill). Only reason I didn't shait myself, is my bowels didn't have time to empty. i went in the air when i hit it, i'm sure it was only 6 inches, but it felt like a mile.

I no travel behind trucks at night.
 
2013-01-03 12:13:52 PM
*I no longer travel behind trucks at night" make that,


Also, by the size, it looks like a 4x4, one of the smaller picks has a better angle.
 
2013-01-03 12:16:00 PM

endmile: CSB:

I was a passenger in a car on I-90 near Albany, NY two weeks ago when something came flying at the car like this. We were driving eastbound when a pickup truck on the westbound side lost its rear driver's side wheel. According to a witness, the truck took an exit and its wheel didn't. The wheel hit the median and rolled up it, flying into eastbound traffic and bouncing all around, still rolling. The car I was in had no chance. It hit the front of the car and pretty much totaled it. A little higher and it would have gone through the driver's head. After it hit our car, it flew 50 feet into the air and went back into westbound traffic, where it almost hit several other cars. Thankfully, no one was hurt. The funny thing is that the driver of the pickup that lost the wheel somehow kept going and the cops never found him. Apparently, one can drive a pickup with three wheels.


Yikes. I had a buddy in high school who was driving his bosses work pickup (it was a landscaping business), which was one of the big pickups with 2 rear wheels on each side (a dualie I think he called it). One day the outermost passenger side tire popped off while he was driving down Rt. 17 in VA, it went about 300' in a very straight line and slammed into the side of a building. Luckily noone was injured and nothing was damaged, but I'm guessing it was probably a similar type of pickup if it was able to keep driving after losing a wheel. My friend was able to keep driving, but he definitely noticed something was wrong when his tire passed him as he slowed down for a stoplight.
 
2013-01-03 12:23:44 PM
It probably came from here.
 
2013-01-03 12:24:17 PM

fonebone77: endmile: CSB:

I was a passenger in a car on I-90 near Albany, NY two weeks ago when something came flying at the car like this. We were driving eastbound when a pickup truck on the westbound side lost its rear driver's side wheel. According to a witness, the truck took an exit and its wheel didn't. The wheel hit the median and rolled up it, flying into eastbound traffic and bouncing all around, still rolling. The car I was in had no chance. It hit the front of the car and pretty much totaled it. A little higher and it would have gone through the driver's head. After it hit our car, it flew 50 feet into the air and went back into westbound traffic, where it almost hit several other cars. Thankfully, no one was hurt. The funny thing is that the driver of the pickup that lost the wheel somehow kept going and the cops never found him. Apparently, one can drive a pickup with three wheels.

It almost had to have been a dually if it kept going.

Ive had two pretty nasty things come at me while driving on the highway myself but got lucky in both cases. A drive shaft fell off of a an old 4X4 F250 and came bouncing down the road at me. The bouncing just happened to time perfectly where its came on its downward arc perfectly as my truck passed over it. I saw it bounce back up a few feet into the air after i passed it. The other was even stranger, a truck was carrying the big main brushes that sweeper trucks use. A brush 8ish feet wide and 4-5 feet across at the bristle tips comes rolling off the back, fortunately (for me anyways) someone else hit it first and spun it away from me.


According to the witness, it was not a dually. It was a regular full-size pickup. Witness could have been wrong, as I'm sure it happened fast, but he seemed pretty sure of himself. He said the whole thing was like watching a scene from an action movie, and he couldn't believe the truck was still going.
 
2013-01-03 12:24:49 PM
How about a crane?
pics.imcdb.org
/wreck your whole day
 
2013-01-03 12:29:18 PM

SwingDancer: *I no longer travel behind trucks at night" make that,


I wear my sunglasses at night.

/so i can, so i can
 
2013-01-03 12:30:22 PM
the ball from a trailer hitch.
Actually happened a couple of years ago. Smashed thru the windshield and hit the man right in the face, killing him.
He had a young female passenger.
Always wondered about the driver who lost the ball.
Did he go home and see it on the news, then going out to his auto see his missing?
Freeways of San Diego.
 
2013-01-03 12:42:08 PM

treesloth: Also not a fan of lumber flying through the windshield:

[i1095.photobucket.com image 264x200]


Dude, too soon.
 
2013-01-03 12:43:04 PM
in a lumberyard right now
getting a kick
 
2013-01-03 12:43:08 PM

UberDave: That's the worst way to get wood.


Ho boy! And I thought the headline was good!

But seriously, this is a constant fear of mine anytime I'm behind some fool with unrestrained lumber. Especially when it's the guy with 16 foot boards sticking out of a truck bed flat who stops short in every intersection.
 
2013-01-03 12:48:20 PM
I bet it was someone from 2C...

/inside joke
 
2013-01-03 12:55:20 PM
No Lethal Weapon pictures?
 
2013-01-03 01:02:43 PM

endmile: fonebone77: endmile: CSB:

I was a passenger in a car on I-90 near Albany, NY two weeks ago when something came flying at the car like this. We were driving eastbound when a pickup truck on the westbound side lost its rear driver's side wheel. According to a witness, the truck took an exit and its wheel didn't. The wheel hit the median and rolled up it, flying into eastbound traffic and bouncing all around, still rolling. The car I was in had no chance. It hit the front of the car and pretty much totaled it. A little higher and it would have gone through the driver's head. After it hit our car, it flew 50 feet into the air and went back into westbound traffic, where it almost hit several other cars. Thankfully, no one was hurt. The funny thing is that the driver of the pickup that lost the wheel somehow kept going and the cops never found him. Apparently, one can drive a pickup with three wheels.

It almost had to have been a dually if it kept going.

Ive had two pretty nasty things come at me while driving on the highway myself but got lucky in both cases. A drive shaft fell off of a an old 4X4 F250 and came bouncing down the road at me. The bouncing just happened to time perfectly where its came on its downward arc perfectly as my truck passed over it. I saw it bounce back up a few feet into the air after i passed it. The other was even stranger, a truck was carrying the big main brushes that sweeper trucks use. A brush 8ish feet wide and 4-5 feet across at the bristle tips comes rolling off the back, fortunately (for me anyways) someone else hit it first and spun it away from me.

According to the witness, it was not a dually. It was a regular full-size pickup. Witness could have been wrong, as I'm sure it happened fast, but he seemed pretty sure of himself. He said the whole thing was like watching a scene from an action movie, and he couldn't believe the truck was still going.


Huh, I guess it it was a FWD pickup, and the bed was empty, the weight of the engine would keep the center of gravity forward enough that it could keep going...if that is the case though the driver probably crapped his pants when he finally did get home and saw he was driving a tricycle.
 
2013-01-03 01:03:11 PM

lucksi: No Lethal Weapon pictures?


Link

I came in just for that.
 
rka
2013-01-03 01:03:51 PM

endmile: CSB:

I was a passenger in a car on I-90 near Albany, NY two weeks ago when something came flying at the car like this. We were driving eastbound when a pickup truck on the westbound side lost its rear driver's side wheel. According to a witness, the truck took an exit and its wheel didn't. The wheel hit the median and rolled up it, flying into eastbound traffic and bouncing all around, still rolling. The car I was in had no chance. It hit the front of the car and pretty much totaled it. A little higher and it would have gone through the driver's head. After it hit our car, it flew 50 feet into the air and went back into westbound traffic, where it almost hit several other cars. Thankfully, no one was hurt. The funny thing is that the driver of the pickup that lost the wheel somehow kept going and the cops never found him. Apparently, one can drive a pickup with three wheels.


Similar thing happened to me. Van loses tire on the westbound lanes, tire hits the car in front of me as we're traveling eastbound. Poor girl driving was saved only by the fact that it hit the drivers side of the front windshield square on the post. Bounced off her car and hit my truck, left a big dent on the drivers side and then caved in the grill of the guy behind me.

The first driver was sitting in her car hyperventilating when we got out and went to check on her.
 
2013-01-03 01:08:13 PM
NSCSB

Monday at 10 am I was tooling down the interstate on my way to work. A pickup about a quarter-mile in front of me put on his blinkers and pulled to the shoulder. Like a good citizen, I moved to the center lane. I looked over at the pickup, then checked the traffic in front of me. And there's a minivan, stopped cold dead, with no flashers, flares, or anything - right in front of me. Thank FSM I have a good car - I braked and swerved around - if I had waited even a half second to look back in front of me again, I would have hit the thing at 60+ mph.

/NSCSB
 
2013-01-03 01:19:21 PM
These scare the crap out of me. I think one came off in Toledo Ohio in the 1990's and killed a woman.

i.istockimg.com
 
2013-01-03 01:48:48 PM
When I was still driving a clothtop convertible, I once was following a large tractor trailer after an ice storm. Turns out that they had never cleaned off the top of the truck - I learned this the hardway as I watched a massive sheet of ice suddenly sluff off from its roof and come careening towards my car. It went straight through the cloth top of my car, landing directly behind my headrest.

Many bricks were shat. Arsehole didn't even stop. That was a fun insurance battle. Luckily I caught the last 4 numbers of his license plate and they were able to take it from there. Oi. STILL raised my insurance by 20$ a month.
 
2013-01-03 02:04:35 PM
why isn't this already here?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jqpg7nI4rKs
 
2013-01-03 02:05:27 PM

Prebsoltoo: It's been caught on video before.
Link


ah, I missed it there :)
 
2013-01-03 02:14:39 PM
I love CSB threads

/seriously
//way more fun than gun debates or troll fodder
///keep 'em comin
////slashies
 
2013-01-03 02:19:32 PM
"Authorities say the flying board may have come loose from a truck traveling in either the westbound or eastbound lanes."

That really narrows it down.
 
2013-01-03 02:22:54 PM
I had a dove bounce off my windshield once. I was on the expressway and saw it coming. It was like it was high on goof-balls. Just flew right into me.
 
2013-01-03 02:25:33 PM
There he was, a lonely, board driver lumbering down the road in his truck. He's singing songs trying to stave off falling asleep, but he's got an axe to grind. now he's not a rich guy. He's still pining for riches and he can't afford a 4X4, so he's got himself a 2x4, but that will do just fine for what he needs. Suddenly he's asleep and sawing logs and doesn't realize he's about to hit a huge bump that will send his cargo off the back of his truck and into another. Wood this have happened had he gotten more sleep last night?

/got nothing.
//I tried.
 
2013-01-03 02:31:26 PM
"MERIDIAN -- Police are looking for answers after a piece of lumber crashed through a driver's windshield, seriously injuring the man as he was traveling on Interstate 84 Wednesday morning. "

por-img.cimcontent.net

Better late than never.
 
2013-01-03 02:44:13 PM

treesloth: Also not a fan of lumber flying through the windshield


Slow clap....
 
2013-01-03 02:54:43 PM
I was riding in the passenger seat of my dad's mid 80's F-150 one day when out of nowhere, a semi truck lug nut lodged into the middle of our windshield. I thought it was cool but my dad kind of freaked out when it happened. There must have been a truck that had just gotten a tire change, or something to cause a loose lugnut like that...


/csb...
 
2013-01-03 03:04:48 PM

pkrzycki: or something to cause a loose lose lugnut like that...


Sorry, pet peeve.
 
2013-01-03 03:09:20 PM

treesloth: pkrzycki: or something to cause a loose lose lugnut like that...

Sorry, pet peeve peht peave.

 
2013-01-03 03:12:21 PM

greenboy: treesloth: pkrzycki: or something to cause a loose lose lugnut like that...

Sorry, pet peeve peht peave.


t0.gstatic.com

You both sound,
 
2013-01-03 03:44:17 PM

my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food: endmile: fonebone77: endmile: CSB:

I was a passenger in a car on I-90 near Albany, NY two weeks ago...

Huh, I guess it it was a FWD pickup, and the bed was empty, the weight of the engine would keep the center of gravity forward enough that it could keep going...if that is the case though the driver probably crapped his pants when he finally did get home and saw he was driving a tricycle.


Yeah, that's pretty much what I figured too. I'm thinking he may not have realized until he actually got off the interstate. Once he slowed down/stopped at his exit, the back end may have just dropped.
 
2013-01-03 03:47:23 PM

oakleym82: I love CSB threads

/seriously
//way more fun than gun debates or troll fodder
///keep 'em comin
////slashies


I guess this has become the "shiat that has flown at me on the highway" thread. Definitely more entertaining than the gun arguments (not what I would call debate, as everyone is just yelling and not listening at all).
 
2013-01-03 04:04:08 PM

treesloth: pkrzycki: or something to cause a loose lose lugnut like that...

Sorry, pet peeve


loose
/loos/AdjectiveNot firmly or tightly fixed in place; detached or able to be detached: "a loose tooth". I meant loose. as in the lugnut had come loose.
 
2013-01-03 04:10:26 PM
I remember a huge accident with a lumber truck from back when I was a kid...there's even a wiki about it. Keep your distance from those things on country roads.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cormier_Village_hayride_accident
 
2013-01-03 04:27:08 PM
Been There, Had That.

A 2x4 was kicked up off the road by a semi rig and headed for my pick-up truck windshield. It rotated just right to glance off the roof but it still took out the windshield. Allstate replaced the glass and my shorts but they couldn't get the driver's side seat clean.
 
2013-01-03 04:45:12 PM
Ehh!  Pretty boring.
Try this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jqpg7nI4rKs
 
2013-01-03 04:58:47 PM

pkrzycki: treesloth: pkrzycki: or something to cause a loose lose lugnut like that...

Sorry, pet peeve

loose
/loos/AdjectiveNot firmly or tightly fixed in place; detached or able to be detached: "a loose tooth". I meant loose. as in the lugnut had come loose.


No, pretty sure I was right. ;-)
 
2013-01-03 05:01:21 PM

abhorrent1: I had a dove bounce off my windshield once.


3.bp.blogspot.com
2.bp.blogspot.com
www.alicia-logic.com
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-03 07:20:31 PM
I don't know. Were you thinking, "Holy shiat, holy shiat, a swordfish almost went through my head"? If so, then yes.

www.polyvore.com
 
2013-01-03 08:15:07 PM
Same thing happened to me bout 10 years ago. Except it was a engineered floor truss. Came right through windshield hit back seat and bounced back out. Happened in an eye blink. Another driver chased down the lumber truck and stopped him, when I followed shortly after he had assumed I was dead. I think the driver of the truck was scared more than me. I never saw it coming if it had hit my side id probly died instantly. Another of my near deaths!
 
2013-01-03 11:48:53 PM
Butt end of a limb hanging over the road that kindly decided to simply fall off a tree and catch on another branch and swing towards me at exactly the right instant to smash towards the passenger seat. Luckily there was no passenger. And the branch didn't penetrate more than about 6 inches. And AAA sends out road service to Pinnacles National Monument.
 
2013-01-04 12:24:10 AM
This is why you leave appropriate following distance.
 
2013-01-04 01:36:46 AM

endmile: CSB:

I was a passenger in a car on I-90 near Albany, NY two weeks ago when something came flying at the car like this. We were driving eastbound when a pickup truck on the westbound side lost its rear driver's side wheel. According to a witness, the truck took an exit and its wheel didn't. The wheel hit the median and rolled up it, flying into eastbound traffic and bouncing all around, still rolling. The car I was in had no chance. It hit the front of the car and pretty much totaled it. A little higher and it would have gone through the driver's head. After it hit our car, it flew 50 feet into the air and went back into westbound traffic, where it almost hit several other cars. Thankfully, no one was hurt. The funny thing is that the driver of the pickup that lost the wheel somehow kept going and the cops never found him. Apparently, one can drive a pickup with three wheels.


Been on both sides of this horrible equation, and have been lucky both times.

1) Years and years ago, driving in the middle of the night on a deserted stretch of highway... thump thump thump BANG front wheel of my truck FALLS OFF! This was right around the time of the recall for the Expedition lug nuts, and it was a new-to-me F-150. I theorized that the dealer put new "bling" tires on the pickup with whatever stock was on hand and used Expedition lug nuts 'cause they were shiny, but who knows. Thank God it was like 2:00 am and the highway was clear. Had to hole up in the nearest town, wait for the Ford dealership to open up and buy some new lug nuts. Found the wheel the next morning about a mile away from the place where my truck came to a stop, lying in the median on far side of the opposite direction of travel. I can only imagine what would have happened if someone traveling the opposite direction on the highway had run into that tire (shudder)

On a side note, one would think that a front wheel falling off a truck would have made the truck crash and flip like a Richard Petty stock car. Oddly, aside from the shower of sparks as my front rotor was shaped into a capital "D", the truck pretty much handled like normal... was able to calmly drive to the side of the road and come to a controlled stop. Took one lug nut from the remaining three wheels and put the spare on to make it back to the nearest town.

2) A couple of years ago, driving easy as you please down the freeway in the middle of the day in the middle of downtown when I notice all the traffic around me starts to slow. I don't know why, but something prompts me to look UP, and there is a big-rig rim/tire about 20 feet up in the air, arching down right toward me. Thankfully, I was in a vehicle that handled reasonably well, cause I swerved one lane over to the right and I HEARD the tire bounce just to my rear on the drivers side. I'll never forget that sound, was like a deeper version of a basket-ball bouncing. I don't think the tire hit anyone else, but I saw a wall of traffic all stopped in my rear-view mirror. I pull over to the side of the road and performed a rectal-undershort inversion. Missed me by THAT much.

//end of my CSB
 
2013-01-04 08:56:07 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com

Driver found.
 
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