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(SacBee)   River drowning victim identified. Officials say it was the woman at the bottom of the river   (blogs.sacbee.com) divider line 49
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2013-03-18 03:30:21 PM  
Thanks I needed a laugh.
 
2013-03-18 03:54:02 PM  
Well, there goes my "Bobette" joke.
 
2013-03-18 05:46:10 PM  
Dammit, subby,

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-18 06:22:09 PM  
#YOLOSWAG
 
2013-03-18 06:23:13 PM  
Two by two, lungs of blue...
 
2013-03-18 06:25:12 PM  
I can only hope someone makes a headline this awesome when I die.
 
2013-03-18 06:26:48 PM  
I have driven that river road in the nighttime fog while coming back from a party in the delta.
Not fun.
It is narrow and people drive like shiate on there.

Poor lady was just coming home from work too.
RIP
 
2013-03-18 06:27:14 PM  
YOLO
 
2013-03-18 06:28:07 PM  
i.imgur.com
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i.imgur.com

Obvious is obvious.
 
2013-03-18 06:30:48 PM  
Mussarat love.
 
2013-03-18 06:32:59 PM  
Lady if the Lake?
 
2013-03-18 06:33:07 PM  
What a horrible way to die.
 
2013-03-18 06:33:44 PM  
You'll have plenty of time to be a woman at the bottom of the river when you're A WOMAN AT THE BOTTOM OF THE RIVER!!!
 
2013-03-18 06:33:50 PM  
That's what happens when you wake up dead underwater.
 
2013-03-18 06:34:57 PM  
Pro tip. If you think your brakes aren't working stop driving.

The more you know....
 
2013-03-18 06:37:23 PM  

LordOfThePings: What a horrible way to die.


Indeed. And call me paranoid, but I suspect it was foul play.
 
2013-03-18 06:40:17 PM  

tom baker's scarf: Pro tip. If you think your brakes aren't working stop driving.

The more you know....


If your brakes aren't working, how do you stop?
 
2013-03-18 06:40:48 PM  

tom baker's scarf: Lady if the Lake?


It was a river so maybe she only hands out daggers.
 
2013-03-18 06:45:50 PM  
Was there a van parked down by the river?
 
Ehh
2013-03-18 06:48:11 PM  
Cop, to Bunk: He was still alive when we got here.
Bunk: He say who shot him?
Cop: Yeah, "a guy with a gun."

/The Wire FTW
 
2013-03-18 06:48:45 PM  

red5ish: tom baker's scarf: Pro tip. If you think your brakes aren't working stop driving.

The more you know....

If your brakes aren't working, how do you stop?


Emergency water landing
 
2013-03-18 06:53:19 PM  

red5ish: tom baker's scarf: Pro tip. If you think your brakes aren't working stop driving.

The more you know....

If your brakes aren't working, how do you stop?


Obviously you've stumbling on the long sought after perpetual motion machine.
 
2013-03-18 06:55:56 PM  

red5ish: tom baker's scarf: Pro tip. If you think your brakes aren't working stop driving.

The more you know....

If your brakes aren't working, how do you stop?


Slowly pull the emergency brake.  Happened to me once.
 
2013-03-18 07:05:30 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-18 07:10:50 PM  

tom baker's scarf: Pro tip. If you think your brakes aren't working stop driving.

The more you know....


And if your car is filling up with water you should get out of your car.
 
2013-03-18 07:11:03 PM  

red5ish: tom baker's scarf: Pro tip. If you think your brakes aren't working stop driving.

The more you know....

If your brakes aren't working, how do you stop?


Take your foot off the gas, try to get your car on as a flat straight road as possible, slowly use your emergency brake, and if that fails, make sure the car is going as straight as possible and turn it off.

But try to be on flat of surface as possible when you turn your car off, since depending on the model, the steering may lock up.
 
2013-03-18 07:15:52 PM  

Caffandtranqs: red5ish: tom baker's scarf: Pro tip. If you think your brakes aren't working stop driving.

The more you know....

If your brakes aren't working, how do you stop?

Slowly pull the emergency brake.  Happened to me once.


Or, if you aren't driving an automatic, shift to a lower gear until you are in first gear and then go to neutral. Friction will do the rest.
 
2013-03-18 07:18:58 PM  
FTA : At 8:11 a.m. Wednesday, the CHP dispatch center received a call from Shaudhary, who said she was inside the car in the river.

???

So the sun was up, she's in California (shes not under ice) and is able to take the time to make a phone call.

I assume she couldnt swim and that gettting in the water equalled certain death.

/ everyone should learn to swim
 
2013-03-18 07:23:20 PM  

DerAppie: Caffandtranqs: red5ish: tom baker's scarf: Pro tip. If you think your brakes aren't working stop driving.

The more you know....

If your brakes aren't working, how do you stop?

Slowly pull the emergency brake.  Happened to me once.

Or, if you aren't driving an automatic, shift to a lower gear until you are in first gear and then go to neutral. Friction will do the rest.


If it is an automatic throw it in reverse. Unless the tranny is worth more than your life.

She had time to be on the phone?
 
2013-03-18 07:27:52 PM  

TomD9938: FTA : At 8:11 a.m. Wednesday, the CHP dispatch center received a call from Shaudhary, who said she was inside the car in the river.

???

So the sun was up, she's in California (shes not under ice) and is able to take the time to make a phone call.

I assume she couldnt swim and that gettting in the water equalled certain death.

/ everyone should learn to swim


Theory: She had no emergency hammer to break the window and was unable to open the door because of water pressure. That way she was locked in the car. This is why you are advised to open the window as soon as you hit the water (undo your seatbelt first!). It'll be easier to get out of the car, the torrent of water that hits you when you smash the window will be full of shards and any remaining glass won't be jagged edges you have to swim past.
 
2013-03-18 07:32:01 PM  
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Sought for questioning.
 
2013-03-18 07:34:06 PM  
Aside from disease I can't think of any worse way to die.  You see it slowly coming and you're not able to do anything about it.  I remember hearing or reading someone describe what it was like to drown (he narrowly survived) and he described it agonizingly painful.

*shudder*
 
2013-03-18 07:36:12 PM  

DerAppie: Theory: She had no emergency hammer to break the window and was unable to open the door because of water pressure. That way she was locked in the car. This is why you are advised to open the window as soon as you hit the water (undo your seatbelt first!). It'll be easier to get out of the car, the torrent of water that hits you when you smash the window will be full of shards and any remaining glass won't be jagged edges you have to swim past.


You're probably right. Power window failure shortly after going in and paralysis born out of panic as the clock was running.
 
2013-03-18 07:52:20 PM  

TomD9938: DerAppie: Theory: She had no emergency hammer to break the window and was unable to open the door because of water pressure. That way she was locked in the car. This is why you are advised to open the window as soon as you hit the water (undo your seatbelt first!). It'll be easier to get out of the car, the torrent of water that hits you when you smash the window will be full of shards and any remaining glass won't be jagged edges you have to swim past.

You're probably right. Power window failure shortly after going in and paralysis born out of panic as the clock was running.


I thought what you do is keep your head in the air bubble until the car is full of water. Then the pressure will be essentially equal and then you can open the door?

But seriously I always keep a camera in my glove box in case I drive into a river. And see a photo opportunity. Of a fish.
 
2013-03-18 07:54:41 PM  

TomD9938: DerAppie: Theory: She had no emergency hammer to break the window and was unable to open the door because of water pressure. That way she was locked in the car. This is why you are advised to open the window as soon as you hit the water (undo your seatbelt first!). It'll be easier to get out of the car, the torrent of water that hits you when you smash the window will be full of shards and any remaining glass won't be jagged edges you have to swim past.

You're probably right. Power window failure shortly after going in and paralysis born out of panic as the clock was running.


And if you forget to open the power window, and the car starts to fill with water, unbuckle and put your mouth near the ceiling to get a last gasp of air.  Once the car is full of water, the pressure will be equal and you should be able to open the door.
 
2013-03-18 08:02:34 PM  
King Arthur: I am your king.

Woman: Well I didn't vote for you.

King Arthur: You don't vote for kings.

Woman: Well how'd you become king then?

[Angelic music plays... ]

King Arthur: The Lady of the Lake, her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of the water, signifying by divine providence that I, Arthur, was to carry Excalibur. THAT is why I am your king.

Dennis: [interrupting] Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.
 
2013-03-18 08:03:09 PM  

Just another Heartland Weirdass: I thought what you do is keep your head in the air bubble until the car is full of water


nickerj1: Once the car is full of water, the pressure will be equal and you should be able to open the door.


I don't know about this. You'll be moving a lot of water when trying to push the door open so I imagine you'd need to use a lot of force.
 
2013-03-18 08:05:10 PM  

Just another Heartland Weirdass: I thought what you do is keep your head in the air bubble until the car is full of water. Then the pressure will be essentially equal and then you can open the door?


Yeah, I've heard that.

Crack open or break the window, allowing water to gush in and fill the car (equalizing pressure on the door), take your last possible breath, push the door open and make your way to the surface.

Hopefully you're not in 80 feet of water. Hopefully it's not pitch black. Hopefully it wasnt after breaking through ice. Not only is it freezing, but you've got to find the hole you broke through in or it's all for naught.

/ Freaky
 
2013-03-18 08:10:51 PM  
Just turn off the engine, then move the key to On (not start) so you can turn the wheel. The engine will stop the car pretty quickly. Ask any truck driver.

Or you can just panic, and wait for the Grim Reaper to show up in the back seat.
 
2013-03-18 08:10:53 PM  
nickerj1:  Once the car is full of water, the pressure should be equal and you should be able to open the door.

There was a Top Gear episode on this.  They were dropping the car into a pool and had emergency divers on hand.  If I recall correctly, the best chances to survive is to try and get out immediately - the minute the car hits the water.  If you are waiting for the pressure to equalize you may be waiting a while and indeed you will probably panic and drown beforehand.

Personally, I can't imagine just having the nerves of steel to remain calm until the pressure equalizes as your car is going deeper and deeper.
 
2013-03-18 08:21:01 PM  

illannoyin: King Arthur: I am your king.

Woman: Well I didn't vote for you.

King Arthur: You don't vote for kings.

Woman: Well how'd you become king then?

[Angelic music plays... ]

King Arthur: The Lady of the Lake, her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of the water, signifying by divine providence that I, Arthur, was to carry Excalibur. THAT is why I am your king.

Dennis: [interrupting] Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.


That watery tart.


I was hoping someone would go here.
 
2013-03-18 08:29:23 PM  
What kind of wood doesn't float?

Natalie.
 
2013-03-18 08:30:29 PM  

potterydove: YOLO


Ayup.  You know what they say nowadays...
 
2013-03-18 08:50:52 PM  

WhoGAS: potterydove: YOLO

Ayup.  You know what they say nowadays...


That was the county this happened in.
 
2013-03-18 09:45:41 PM  
Can you drown at the bottom of a river?  Is there water there?

I know there is water at the bottom of the ocean, but...
 
2013-03-18 09:55:28 PM  

potterydove: WhoGAS: potterydove: YOLO

Ayup.  You know what they say nowadays...

That was the county this happened in.


Heh.  Yeah, it's just that it also means, these days (according to my daughter), "You only live once".  YOLO...
 
2013-03-18 10:46:49 PM  
If the car flips over and the bottom of the lake or river is soft enough, the car may sink down just enough to prevent the door from opening whether the pressure is equal inside or not.

So you really should plan on bailing out of the car immediately.  This means being able to break a window, which you can get a tool for these days.   If you can't swim then you need to be ready to crash your car against a tree or fence or something, rather than let it go into water.

If it was me I'd simply put it in reverse, if it's an automatic   I've seen dashcam videos of people who have had their cars go out of control and they just scream and yell and otherwise just go along for the ride.  You have to take immediate action if you want the best chance to live.
 
2013-03-18 11:54:28 PM  
Yolo, okay, mildly funny, but "The Yolo County Coroner's office", that's gold.
 
2013-03-19 02:43:37 PM  
 
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