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(KSL Salt Lake City)   Go home semi. You're drunk. And you owe me a new car (with picture)   (ksl.com) divider line 38
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2013-09-05 01:06:57 PM  
img.ksl.com

That should buff right out.
 
2013-09-05 01:08:34 PM  
That truck could crush a million beer cans in one roll.
 
2013-09-05 01:08:39 PM  
Holy shiat! I'm glad no one was in that thing.

Also, "the owner of the car said he had just sold it Wednesday". You might want to hold off cashing that check.
 
2013-09-05 01:09:06 PM  
And the owner just sold the car. That could be messy if they stopped the insurance.
 
2013-09-05 01:09:27 PM  
Show me the Carfax.
 
2013-09-05 01:09:50 PM  
There is something not right about that picture.  I'm not sure what though.
 
2013-09-05 01:09:58 PM  
This should be an easy insurance claim, instead of sending an adjuster to the car they can just slip the car into a large envelope and mail it.
 
2013-09-05 01:10:43 PM  
In other news there are some normal people living in Bountiful Utah?
 
2013-09-05 01:12:54 PM  

Kahabut: There is something not right about that picture.  I'm not sure what though.


It's those cheap rims/ hubcaps.
 
2013-09-05 01:13:43 PM  
FTFA: The owner of the car said he had just sold it Wednesday.

Then he's the "former owner" isn't he?

Lucky Ducky!
 
2013-09-05 01:14:34 PM  
How do you flatten an engine block?
 
2013-09-05 01:16:01 PM  

Kahabut: There is something not right about that picture.  I'm not sure what though.


I would imagine the truck traveled slightly farther (flattened door panel ahead of farthest PS tire) than it's resting position after rebounding slightly off the frame/foundation of the house and/or rolled back slightly off the crumpled mass.
 
2013-09-05 01:16:49 PM  

Crewmannumber6: How do you flatten an engine block?


I thought that too at first, but the engine is on the other end of the car, which is sticking up in the air.
 
2013-09-05 01:17:53 PM  
file -> open
car.3d

file->print

So what's the problem here?

Crewmannumber6: How do you flatten an engine block?


Do you see the rest of the car projecting behind the truck's wheels?
 
2013-09-05 01:20:14 PM  

groppet: And the owner just sold the car. That could be messy if they stopped the insurance.


He didn't destroy the car so it doesn't matter. He'll put the claim in to the trucker's insurance, not his own. Last time I got whacked on the highway and my car was totaled my insurance company didn't do anything except make a note that it happened and call a tow truck for me because the other person's insurance accepted responsibility within minutes of the report (owing to the fact that the guy rear-ended me on a ramp and there was a police report, so there was no question of blame).

That said, I once saw a trucker stopped at a light in the right lane of a two-lane, one-way street waiting to turn left onto another one-way street. Apparently he didn't bother to note the car in the lane next to him because when the light turned green he promptly drove right over it. Luckily nobody was in the passenger seat, but the driver was still sitting in the seat in hysterics by the time my wife and I got over there and I had to turn her car off for her and take the keys because it was still in gear and everything.
 
2013-09-05 01:20:17 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [img.ksl.com image 664x500]

That should buff right out.


Yeah I know a guy that can pop that right out, no problem.
 
2013-09-05 01:21:35 PM  
The owner of the car said he had just sold it Wednesday, then high-fived our reporter and danced a jig..
 
2013-09-05 01:21:55 PM  

Wrath of Heaven: Kahabut: There is something not right about that picture.  I'm not sure what though.

I would imagine the truck traveled slightly farther (flattened door panel ahead of farthest PS tire) than it's resting position after rebounding slightly off the frame/foundation of the house and/or rolled back slightly off the crumpled mass.


Nevermind, after seeing the gallery that was the direction the truck was backing up in regardless... that cropped image makes it look strange.
 
2013-09-05 01:33:42 PM  
The real story is the guy was stuck in a phone contract and wasn't able to upgrade the device for a few more months.  So he put his phone in the car, ran up the hill, and cut the brake and tranny lines on the semi so it backed up, crushed his car, and his phone with hit.  Now he can get a galaxy s4.
 
2013-09-05 02:01:14 PM  

Crewmannumber6: How do you flatten an engine block?


Well, for one, you start by putting it under the hood and not in the trunk.
 
2013-09-05 02:28:52 PM  
SUNDAY SUNDAY
 
2013-09-05 02:42:34 PM  
Dayum. That car got smooshed.
 
2013-09-05 03:04:04 PM  
Until you've driven 88,000 pounds of truck you can't even imagine the damage that much kinetic energy can inflict.

But that set of photos is a damn good look at it ...
 
2013-09-05 03:05:22 PM  

skozlaw: groppet: And the owner just sold the car. That could be messy if they stopped the insurance.

He didn't destroy the car so it doesn't matter. He'll put the claim in to the trucker's insurance, not his own. Last time I got whacked on the highway and my car was totaled my insurance company didn't do anything except make a note that it happened and call a tow truck for me because the other person's insurance accepted responsibility within minutes of the report (owing to the fact that the guy rear-ended me on a ramp and there was a police report, so there was no question of blame).

That said, I once saw a trucker stopped at a light in the right lane of a two-lane, one-way street waiting to turn left onto another one-way street. Apparently he didn't bother to note the car in the lane next to him because when the light turned green he promptly drove right over it. Luckily nobody was in the passenger seat, but the driver was still sitting in the seat in hysterics by the time my wife and I got over there and I had to turn her car off for her and take the keys because it was still in gear and everything.


True I was thinking about the horror show of an accident I had with a trucker. He rear ended me in a snowstorm and was trying to blame me because I was going the speed limit and he was going way faster. Took forever to get shiat cleared up and it was declared a no fault.

Last year an old man ran  a stop sign and tboned me. We both had the same insurance that sucked because my rates went up and all I was doing was going to breakfast on a nice sunday with nobody on the road. Thats why I dumped my insurance company, now they are like a stalker ex.
 
2013-09-05 03:45:50 PM  
groppet:

No offense, but remind me never to accept a ride from you.  You're like some Douglas Adams-onian god of rotten luck.  It follows you like a miasma of catastrophe.

/ever wonder who the heck you might have offended in a previous life?
 
2013-09-05 03:53:05 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: Until you've driven 88,000 pounds of truck you can't even imagine the damage that much kinetic energy can inflict.

But that set of photos is a damn good look at it ...


I don't have to imagine. I saw the results of a VW after it was hit by a largish sized truck once. It was lying flat on the embankment. Wasn't nothing anyone could do for the driver so they were all sitting around eating watermelon(the truck had been hauling a load of it).
 
2013-09-05 04:23:29 PM  
Well the article said it was Bountiful Thursday.

He got a free truck - what more does he want?
 
2013-09-05 04:47:11 PM  
ummmm   no  if the brakes fail on a semi they lock.  They are air supplied and have to be manually released - so his brakes didnt fail, he just backed up and panicked. All he had to do was pop his valve and he wouldn't have rolled a block?!!  (unless his brakes were bad to start with -which the dot investigator will find)
 
2013-09-05 04:51:28 PM  

danno_to_infinity: groppet:

No offense, but remind me never to accept a ride from you.  You're like some Douglas Adams-onian god of rotten luck.  It follows you like a miasma of catastrophe.

/ever wonder who the heck you might have offended in a previous life?


Actually there was a 9 year streak between accidents. But yes I do have some bad luck. Stupid plumbing!
 
2013-09-05 05:54:17 PM  
Did someone say Semi?
 
2013-09-05 05:56:16 PM  
download.xbox.comDid someone say Semi?
 
2013-09-05 06:16:03 PM  
89,000 lbs? Someone has 9,000 lbs of answering to do on top of all the damage.
 
2013-09-05 06:45:20 PM  
Impressive. Reminds me how evil some truckers are that try and knock cars of the road. Seen it. Was almost me once.
 
2013-09-05 06:49:51 PM  
I swear truck drivers are some of the biggest idiots on the road. Truck drivers that aren't in the slow lane should get the death penalty. You're driving an 18-wheeler, so stop trying to drive it like it's a Honda Civic.
 
2013-09-05 07:56:59 PM  

hundreddollarman: I swear truck drivers are some of the biggest idiots on the road


90% of the truck drivers at my company each have 1 million accident free miles under their belts.  Can you say the same for your car driving coworkers?
 
2013-09-05 08:04:08 PM  
skozlaw:
He didn't destroy the car so it doesn't matter. He'll put the claim in to the trucker's insurance, not his own. Last time I got whacked on the highway and my car was totaled my insurance company didn't do anything except make a note that it happened and call a tow truck for me because the other person's insurance accepted responsibility within minutes of the report (owing to the fact that the guy rear-ended me on a ramp and there was a police report, so there was no question of blame).

That said, I once saw a trucker stopped at a light in the right lane of a two-lane, one-way street waiting to turn left onto another one-way street. Apparently he didn't bother to note the car in the lane next to him because when the light turned green he promptly drove right over it. Luckily nobody was in the passenger seat, but the driver was still sitting in the seat in hysterics by the time my wife and I got over there and I had to turn her car off for her and take the keys because it was still in gear and everything.


I was going to go further about the insurance, but even in a no-fault state the trucker's insurance should be the only one involved since the car was parked.

Did you stick around to see how the cops handle that accident?  I know a trucker who had a similar accident.  He was in the right lane and slightly crowding the right turn lane with his right turn signal on.  A minivan snuck up on his right and tried passing on the right.  The trucker ran over the front of the van with of course full destruction.  The van driver was of course all pissed and screaming that the trucker should lose his license.  When the cop heard the van driver say he saw the truck's turn signal before moving to the right of the truck, it was all over.  The van driver got the ticket and had to pay for a new bumper on the truck.  Some intersections make it impossible for a truck to turn within one lane, and most important of all, don't ignore the turn signal of a big rig.
 
2013-09-05 11:45:45 PM  
"90% of the truck drivers at my company each have 1 million accident free miles under their belts. Can you say the same for your car driving coworkers?"

Trucks are on the road constantly, so racking up miles doesn't give one an automatic assumption of safety.
When one of the miles isn't accident free, how does the driver and/or passengers end up after being smashed by your multi-ton machine?
Instead of how many miles accidentfree, how about how often and how many of those truck accidents are fatal or major injury for the people they hit? Let's discuss the accident miles instead, eh?
 
2013-09-06 03:53:36 PM  

Kurmudgeon: "90% of the truck drivers at my company each have 1 million accident free miles under their belts. Can you say the same for your car driving coworkers?"

Trucks are on the road constantly, so racking up miles doesn't give one an automatic assumption of safety.
When one of the miles isn't accident free, how does the driver and/or passengers end up after being smashed by your multi-ton machine?
Instead of how many miles accidentfree, how about how often and how many of those truck accidents are fatal or major injury for the people they hit? Let's discuss the accident miles instead, eh?


1,000,000 miles at 50 miles per hour the whole time takes 20,000 hours or almost ten years of driving assuming that the drivers drive 40 hours per week and have no vacations or sick leave.  That's not racking up miles that's a farking decade of safe operation of heavy equipment.
 
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