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(Salem Statesman-Journal)   The best time to enjoy a Carl's Jr. burger isn't at the wheel of your panel van, because you won't see the steel cable that causes your airbags to deploy, launching you onto the train tracks for an Amtrak to plow into   (statesmanjournal.com) divider line 7
    More: Dumbass, steel cable, Amtrak, train tracks, car accidents, Union Pacific, Salem Police Department  
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2013-03-25 06:49:02 PM
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ProfessorOhki: A Shambling Mound: Heathen: BarkingUnicorn: I'm trying to understand where the cable was strung.

agreed, in my next of the woods they use flashing lights and wooden barriers painted to be able to see them

I'm guessing it's a cable the runs parallel to the road (in lieu of a guardrail) and he swerved into it? No idea. I can't envision any scenario wherein a cable is actually run across a road, railroad tracks notwithstanding. Just seems like a bad idea.

Also, Carl's Jr.

I was curious too. Pretty sure I know what happened here.


i47.tinypic.com

Um.... so let's see.... instead of, say, properly marking the curve with a big yellow sign with a black arrow (and the appropriate warning signs ahead of it), somebody thought it would be a better idea just to string a clotheslining steel cable across the roadway to prevent access to the continuation of the road (saves expense of a proper crossing or signage)... and the cable isn't even strong enough as a barrier to prevent the van from ending up on the tracks, anyway?

Wow... Carls' Jr aside, this guy might have hit the lottery with a tidy lawsuit against CSX.

I've seen them pay out millions because of idiots that go around marked, flashing crossing barriers. I don't see why this guy can't get an even better payout for this nonsense.
2013-03-25 06:54:37 PM
1 votes:

LesserEvil: Um.... so let's see.... instead of, say, properly marking the curve with a big yellow sign with a black arrow (and the appropriate warning signs ahead of it), somebody thought it would be a better idea just to string a clotheslining steel cable across the roadway to prevent access to the continuation of the road (saves expense of a proper crossing or signage)... and the cable isn't even strong enough as a barrier to prevent the van from ending up on the tracks, anyway?


Not only that, there's a nice clear cut out in the bushes which makes it appear that the road continues straight. If it's mid-day and you're paying attention it's obvious there's a turn. But yeah, I can see where a distracted driver in poor visibility or darkness might just plow straight ahead there. Accident just waiting to happen....
2013-03-25 06:52:07 PM
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whoever put up that cable is liable, if it doesn't have very noticeable flags or something on it, to make it visible. the guy is lucky it didn't come through and cut his head off. this almost happened to my dad once, in the 70's. original land rover, top off, doors off, windshield down, tearing down dirt roads.. .. the only thing that saved him was when the cable hit the spare tire, mounted on the hood. the tire flew over his head. he hit the brakes and the cable was neck high, inches in front of him. the police and land owner came to an agreement that he would pay the damages to the vehicle, put visible markers on any cables, and there would be no further troubles.
2013-03-25 06:49:32 PM
1 votes:
...with a helpful photo of what a hamburger might look like...
2013-03-25 05:04:17 PM
1 votes:

A Shambling Mound: Heathen: BarkingUnicorn: I'm trying to understand where the cable was strung.

agreed, in my next of the woods they use flashing lights and wooden barriers painted to be able to see them

I'm guessing it's a cable the runs parallel to the road (in lieu of a guardrail) and he swerved into it? No idea. I can't envision any scenario wherein a cable is actually run across a road, railroad tracks notwithstanding. Just seems like a bad idea.

Also, Carl's Jr.


I was curious too. Pretty sure I know what happened here.

i47.tinypic.com
2013-03-25 04:58:07 PM
1 votes:
Another hamburger-related tragedy.

I don't care if it's Carl Jr.s or Burger King you're slingin'.  McDonald's, or Wendy's, or In-n-Out, or 5Guys, or Sonic, or Jack-in-the-Box, or WHATEVER the hell you're hooked on, it's all the same in the end - just another beef-ridden road to Hell and the fries are on Satan, my friend. You're all just a bunch of cow-eating sinners before the Lord, chompin' on the Devil's sandwich, for truly the road to Perdition is lined with tasty, salted french fries and a cool, delicious chocolate shake. REPENT!! REPENT the heinous sins of fast food delight; REPENT the ways of your burger-ingesting MADNESS!!!!
2013-03-25 03:36:57 PM
1 votes:
I'm trying to understand where the cable was strung.
 
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