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(The Tennessean)   Car vs. gas pump= stop, drop, and roll (w/video)   (tennessean.com) divider line 28
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2013-07-05 12:35:26 PM
wow
 
2013-07-05 12:54:17 PM
Scarier (but not related to the incident above):

a1.vsoh.com

Yeah, let's stand in the flowing river of gasoline and take pictures.
 
2013-07-05 01:15:20 PM
Wow that guy's quick reaction time saved him an awful lot of scarring and pain.
 
2013-07-05 01:15:38 PM
Gawd... I hope I do not sound like that. O_O
 
2013-07-05 01:16:47 PM

Egoy3k: Wow that guy's quick reaction time saved him an awful lot of scarring and pain.


Wow never mind I went back to RTFA sounds like he's farked.  I looked like it was just his leg and he got it out fast.
 
2013-07-05 01:16:52 PM
Fire extinguisher did not exactly work wonders there.
 
2013-07-05 01:17:08 PM

Egoy3k: Wow that guy's quick reaction time saved him an awful lot of scarring and pain.


Wait.  We're not supposed to run and scream when on fire?

Because that's sure as shiat what I would do.
 
2013-07-05 01:20:17 PM
He should have taken the last train. Could have met him at the station
 
2013-07-05 01:23:11 PM

Hot Carl To Go: Fire extinguisher did not exactly work wonders there.


Unfortunately not, but I wouldn't expect it to quell a gasoline fire anyhow. That's gotta be burning really hot too, I'm surprised he could get that close to it.
 
2013-07-05 01:24:29 PM

Kyosuke: Scarier (but not related to the incident above):

[a1.vsoh.com image 640x480]

Yeah, let's stand in the flowing river of gasoline and take pictures.


That is definitely "scarier" than a car hitting a gas pump causing an explosion and 3rd degree burns on 40% of a bystander's body.

yep.
 
2013-07-05 01:27:19 PM
TFA: The crash is being investigated by a Fatal Crash investigator with the Clarksville Police Department.

Didn't say who the fatality was, assuming the driver who struck the pump.
 
2013-07-05 01:27:22 PM
Why didn't the overhead fire suppression ever go off? I can see initially that it might not have gone off, but after the first minute, something should have triggered.
 
2013-07-05 01:29:06 PM
That car was flying - Did he ever hear of brakes?? Probably a old driver!
 
2013-07-05 01:30:14 PM

Hot Carl To Go: Fire extinguisher did not exactly work wonders there.


I think the tire was on fire, I can't think of anything that works on tires that would be readily available.
 
2013-07-05 01:38:14 PM
He hates these cans!
 
2013-07-05 01:39:33 PM
www.fhm.com

Walk on road, hm? Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe. Walk middle, sooner or later, you get the squish.   Just like grape.
 
2013-07-05 01:39:43 PM
Since Stu didn't turn off the pumps in time, does this mean no Superflu?
 
2013-07-05 01:40:51 PM

odetocode.com


LET'S DO THIS!

 
2013-07-05 02:07:58 PM
Stop drop and roll generally won't do fark all for you if you are covered in a flammable substance. You can't roll over and put it all out, and it will all just re-light.

What you need to do, if ever covered in fuel and lit on fire, is cover yourself with something non-flammable. Big dirt pile nearby? Water? Fire blanket? Anything you can find.
 
2013-07-05 02:13:26 PM
 
2013-07-05 02:18:11 PM
www.trueblueridge.org
 
2013-07-05 02:27:44 PM

LavenderWolf: Stop drop and roll generally won't do fark all for you if you are covered in a flammable substance. You can't roll over and put it all out, and it will all just re-light.

What you need to do, if ever covered in fuel and lit on fire, is cover yourself with something non-flammable. Big dirt pile nearby? Water? Fire blanket? Anything you can find.


When I was a boyscout at 11, I was at a camp where another scout was playing with a cup of naptha camp fuel. He was dribbling it from a cup into a fire. The flre, of course, leaped up the stream of fuel and the cup bust into flames. Instead of being intelligent and dropping the cup, he decided to save his 20 cent plastic cup and fling the fuel behind him ... where I was standing. Believe me, you don't think about "stop drop and roll" when you're on fire. I think someone tackled me and got the flames out, I barely remember because I went in to shock and felt like I had been dipped in a frozen lake, but at least the pain stopped. That cost me a month in the burn isolation unit and four years of wearing burn scar compression garments (like bike shorts). Luckily, he didn't burn my balls off, but the skin on my thighs were (still are) gone. At day 20 or so, they cut strips of skin off the other side of my legs to graft onto the gaping wounds of my legs. Concequences for the other kid? He never apologized, I'm guessing he lied about it, then forgot about it, unlike me as I've had those scars for 30 years now.

So ... "Stop drop and roll" is hard enough to think about when you're on fire...finding a nice pile of dirt of blanket is out of the question. In fact, for a kid anyway, the only thought is "OMFG this hurts so much" and you are just running by reflex ... running away from people who are trying to catch you and throw you to the ground to help you.

This is so sad that this happened to this man. For me as a kid, I spent years wondering if I had just been somewhere else, if I'd been to the left or right or nowhere near, how I could have escaped that. This guy has video of it and he was just walking to get something at the store. 3rd degree burns to 40% of his body...I feel so bad for him, I really hope he didn't get his face burned.
 
2013-07-05 02:53:44 PM

Egoy3k: Wow that guy's quick reaction time saved him an awful lot of scarring and pain.


Really? Because it looked from the video like he panicked and went the entirely wrong direction.
 
2013-07-05 02:54:55 PM

panfried: Didn't say who the fatality was, assuming the driver who struck the pump.


If you watch closely you'll see the car bounce off the barriers around the pumps and slide backwards away from the pump. I had to watch it 3 times to figure out what happened to it because the explosion is so fast and my eyes kept going to watch where the man disappeared to in the ensuing fireball.

So, I'm guessing it was the driver that died by the way the car changes trajectories so fast. Either that or the driver has a fancy new steering wheel chest implant that's all the rage with the kids with large gauge earrings.
 
2013-07-05 02:56:21 PM

you_idiot: LavenderWolf: Stop drop and roll generally won't do fark all for you if you are covered in a flammable substance. You can't roll over and put it all out, and it will all just re-light.

What you need to do, if ever covered in fuel and lit on fire, is cover yourself with something non-flammable. Big dirt pile nearby? Water? Fire blanket? Anything you can find.

When I was a boyscout at 11, I was at a camp where another scout was playing with a cup of naptha camp fuel. He was dribbling it from a cup into a fire. The flre, of course, leaped up the stream of fuel and the cup bust into flames. Instead of being intelligent and dropping the cup, he decided to save his 20 cent plastic cup and fling the fuel behind him ... where I was standing. Believe me, you don't think about "stop drop and roll" when you're on fire. I think someone tackled me and got the flames out, I barely remember because I went in to shock and felt like I had been dipped in a frozen lake, but at least the pain stopped. That cost me a month in the burn isolation unit and four years of wearing burn scar compression garments (like bike shorts). Luckily, he didn't burn my balls off, but the skin on my thighs were (still are) gone. At day 20 or so, they cut strips of skin off the other side of my legs to graft onto the gaping wounds of my legs. Concequences for the other kid? He never apologized, I'm guessing he lied about it, then forgot about it, unlike me as I've had those scars for 30 years now.

So ... "Stop drop and roll" is hard enough to think about when you're on fire...finding a nice pile of dirt of blanket is out of the question. In fact, for a kid anyway, the only thought is "OMFG this hurts so much" and you are just running by reflex ... running away from people who are trying to catch you and throw you to the ground to help you.

This is so sad that this happened to this man. For me as a kid, I spent years wondering if I had just been somewhere else, if I'd been to the left or right or nowher ...


I have always thought burning would be the worst way to die.  Yikes.
 
2013-07-05 04:04:46 PM

Egoy3k: Egoy3k: Wow that guy's quick reaction time saved him an awful lot of scarring and pain.

Wow never mind I went back to RTFA sounds like he's farked.  I looked like it was just his leg and he got it out fast.


I went through the same process as you:  "Wow, he actually did the 'stop, drop, and roll' and it got that put out fast!" [reads the article] "Third degree burns over 40% of his body."  fark.

I don't think I would have the presence of mind to SD&R if I were on fire.
 
2013-07-05 06:03:04 PM
Sponsor message from Mobil Super? Yeah, somebody didn't think that through.
 
2013-07-05 07:03:30 PM
Too bad the dude's reaction time with the "Stop, Drop, and Roll" didn't extend to his Weeners to seeing the car come at him. He kind of stood there dancing around the gas pump that was located directly between him and the car. If he'd have run in either direction he probably would have been fine. Not criticizing him- who knows WTF I would do in a similar situation- just saying... he had a chance to get away there. But still- nice job on the SDR.
 
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