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(KTVB Boise)   What's more terrifying than lumber flying through your car windshield? Probably nothing   (ktvb.com ) divider line
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2013-01-03 02:05:27 PM  

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

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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.


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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.


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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.

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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  
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Driver found.
 
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