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2013-12-30 07:04:05 PM
"...a man who had been walking back and forth on the road was hit by a red Jeep traveling in the southbound lane..."

Imagine that
 
2013-12-30 07:05:26 PM
Hey that's super.

Tell me more, Marisa Kabas.
 
2013-12-30 07:05:53 PM
At around 1:40 they show the driver on the side of the road, texting, then they interview him and he says he didn't see the guy he hit.
 
2013-12-30 07:08:21 PM
He's probably legitimately crazy.
 
2013-12-30 07:10:49 PM
So, was the person who was hit ticketed for jaywalking, as they should have been?  Will that person be held responsible for all of the costs involved from stupidity on their part?
 
2013-12-30 07:12:25 PM

red5ish: At around 1:40 they show the driver on the side of the road, texting, then they interview him and he says he didn't see the guy he hit.


What does texting when he was not driving after the fact have to do with the accident?  I would imagine that human nature, being what it is would have him (unconsciously) trying to hide his phone if he were texting when he hit the guy.
 
2013-12-30 07:15:04 PM
Hey a news crew! thud
 
2013-12-30 07:19:26 PM
Upgrading your road to help reduce fatalities, $5 million.

People still getting killed because they're too GD stupid to not play in traffic,...PRICELESS!
 
2013-12-30 07:19:38 PM

djones101: So, was the person who was hit ticketed for jaywalking, as they should have been?  Will that person be held responsible for all of the costs involved from stupidity on their part?


If I were the driver's attorney, I'd certainly argue that the crew filming the PSA was partly responsible for creating greater than normal pedestrian activity in a manner which they knew was unsafe.

It would be a pretty strong claim that the PSA crew knew their behavior was unsafe... as they were filming a PSA to show that it was unsafe.
 
2013-12-30 07:27:09 PM
Super effective PSA if you're a nut temping Fate by walking back and forth thru traffic. I don't trust the drivers near me so if they stop and try to wave me by, I won't cross. The drivers in my area are too aggressive and impatient. I don't care to cross in front of their cars. They are also short tempered because they get really upset when I refuse to cross in front of their cars. Boston drivers are really bad.
 
2013-12-30 07:27:47 PM
that's why it's  nicknamed the Alonzo Sunday
 
2013-12-30 07:30:18 PM
www.gleepy.net
 
2013-12-30 07:35:53 PM

red5ish: At around 1:40 they show the driver on the side of the road, texting, then they interview him and he says he didn't see the guy he hit.


He was probably trying to text the guy in front of him.

"L-o-o-k O-   oh dammit".
 
2013-12-30 07:36:28 PM

Crass and Jaded Mother Farker: Upgrading your road to help reduce fatalities, $5 million.

People still getting killed because they're too GD stupid to not play in traffic,...PRICELESS!


 Well, really wide, very straight flat highways with lots of businesses on both sides and no easy means of crossing for pedestrians could also be considered crappy civil engineering.
 
2013-12-30 07:36:58 PM
Wandering in traffic maybe he was trying to do "the flop" and fake being hit...except he was doing it wrong?
 
2013-12-30 07:42:31 PM
Used to live near 31W, on Ft. Knox.  My neighbor's son was killed on that road.  He and his girlfriend.  The two other folks in their car, sitting in the back, survived in critical condition.  They were coming home from their jobs at UPS in Louisville, and his parents left for the day shortly before he was due home.  The whole neighborhood spent the day hanging out, waiting for them to return.

/Sad story, bro
 
2013-12-30 07:42:47 PM
I want my nickname to be Alonzo Sunday.

From now on, I am Alonzo Sunday!!!
 
2013-12-30 07:44:45 PM
I love the hotel rooms that rent 3hrs for $33.   Classy area I'm guessing.
 
2013-12-30 07:46:46 PM

kim jong-un: djones101: So, was the person who was hit ticketed for jaywalking, as they should have been?  Will that person be held responsible for all of the costs involved from stupidity on their part?

If I were the driver's attorney, I'd certainly argue that the crew filming the PSA was partly responsible for creating greater than normal pedestrian activity in a manner which they knew was unsafe.

It would be a pretty strong claim that the PSA crew knew their behavior was unsafe... as they were filming a PSA to show that it was unsafe.


If they had a permit (and I'm assuming they did because what rinky-dink news organization doesn't get permits?), doesn't the fault lie with the city for allowing them to film?
 
2013-12-30 07:48:59 PM
Did anyone else catch that the guy was wearing hospital socks?
 
2013-12-30 07:51:31 PM

Cuchulane: Crass and Jaded Mother Farker: Upgrading your road to help reduce fatalities, $5 million.

People still getting killed because they're too GD stupid to not play in traffic,...PRICELESS!

 Well, really wide, very straight flat highways with lots of businesses on both sides and no easy means of crossing for pedestrians could also be considered crappy civil engineering.


Rock and a hard place:
the voters don't want to pay for divided, elevated highways.
the business owners don't want to lose easy access for shoppers.
crosswalks with traffic lights slow down the commute too much.
elevated crosswalks are ugly.
poor people (who don't or can't vote) are the ones who need to get from one side of the road to the other.
 
2013-12-30 07:52:23 PM

captainstudd: Did anyone else catch that the guy was wearing hospital socks?


Maybe he was deliberately trying to get back to his "hotel".
 
2013-12-30 07:52:52 PM

djones101: So, was the person who was hit ticketed for jaywalking, as they should have been?  Will that person be held responsible for all of the costs involved from stupidity on their part?


Right, because the driver had no responsibility for their driving, you farking retard.

Usik: Legitimate crazy as in cray-cray?
 
2013-12-30 07:55:40 PM

FrancoFile: Cuchulane: Crass and Jaded Mother Farker: Upgrading your road to help reduce fatalities, $5 million.

People still getting killed because they're too GD stupid to not play in traffic,...PRICELESS!

 Well, really wide, very straight flat highways with lots of businesses on both sides and no easy means of crossing for pedestrians could also be considered crappy civil engineering.

Rock and a hard place:
the voters don't want to pay for divided, elevated highways.
the business owners don't want to lose easy access for shoppers.
crosswalks with traffic lights slow down the commute too much.
elevated crosswalks are ugly.
poor people (who don't or can't vote) are the ones who need to get from one side of the road to the other.


OK that just describes the road I used for commuting in Orlando when I lived there.  Semoran Blvd runs the length of Orlando and is one giant mess of stupidity.
 
2013-12-30 07:58:03 PM
Dixie highway has been a deathtrap for years.  It's the only major road that runs out to Ft. Knox from Louisville.  It's developed from end to end and 5 lanes deep in each direction in parts.  Pedestrians are not welcome.  The cars kill themselves fast enough.  It's been called Dixie Dieway locally for as long as I can remember.  Old (local) news is old.
 
2013-12-30 07:58:52 PM

B.L.Z. Bub: kim jong-un: djones101: So, was the person who was hit ticketed for jaywalking, as they should have been?  Will that person be held responsible for all of the costs involved from stupidity on their part?

If I were the driver's attorney, I'd certainly argue that the crew filming the PSA was partly responsible for creating greater than normal pedestrian activity in a manner which they knew was unsafe.

It would be a pretty strong claim that the PSA crew knew their behavior was unsafe... as they were filming a PSA to show that it was unsafe.

If they had a permit (and I'm assuming they did because what rinky-dink news organization doesn't get permits?), doesn't the fault lie with the city for allowing them to film?


That would be all of them.  You can't require a permit to report the news.  There's that pesky 1st Amendment that addresses government controls on the press.
 
2013-12-30 07:59:24 PM
What happened to the word "coincidental?" It's usually far more accurate than "ironic" or "meta" yet no one seems to use it anymore.
 
2013-12-30 08:03:02 PM
Watching that video and looking at the background -- cracked asphalt, horrible architecture, hooker hotels, crooked speed limit sign, broken post holding that chain-fence-thing -- and I'm like, goddamn, America is ugly. But fixing things is commie bullshiat, so...
 
2013-12-30 08:12:57 PM

scandalrag: B.L.Z. Bub: kim jong-un: djones101: So, was the person who was hit ticketed for jaywalking, as they should have been?  Will that person be held responsible for all of the costs involved from stupidity on their part?

If I were the driver's attorney, I'd certainly argue that the crew filming the PSA was partly responsible for creating greater than normal pedestrian activity in a manner which they knew was unsafe.

It would be a pretty strong claim that the PSA crew knew their behavior was unsafe... as they were filming a PSA to show that it was unsafe.

If they had a permit (and I'm assuming they did because what rinky-dink news organization doesn't get permits?), doesn't the fault lie with the city for allowing them to film?

That would be all of them.  You can't require a permit to report the news.  There's that pesky 1st Amendment that addresses government controls on the press.


Except for controls like, oh I don't know, FCC licensing. I mean, if I put together a camera crew and just started filming on a street, and I didn't have any government-approved press credentials, I'm pretty sure the cops would not accept, "It's OK! It's for news! You can trust me!" as my response. So in fact, there are government controls of press, as much as we like to pretend there aren't. The Founders may have written one thing, but the courts have decided otherwise.
 
2013-12-30 08:33:19 PM

B.L.Z. Bub: scandalrag: B.L.Z. Bub: kim jong-un: djones101: So, was the person who was hit ticketed for jaywalking, as they should have been?  Will that person be held responsible for all of the costs involved from stupidity on their part?

If I were the driver's attorney, I'd certainly argue that the crew filming the PSA was partly responsible for creating greater than normal pedestrian activity in a manner which they knew was unsafe.

It would be a pretty strong claim that the PSA crew knew their behavior was unsafe... as they were filming a PSA to show that it was unsafe.

If they had a permit (and I'm assuming they did because what rinky-dink news organization doesn't get permits?), doesn't the fault lie with the city for allowing them to film?

That would be all of them.  You can't require a permit to report the news.  There's that pesky 1st Amendment that addresses government controls on the press.

Except for controls like, oh I don't know, FCC licensing. I mean, if I put together a camera crew and just started filming on a street, and I didn't have any government-approved press credentials, I'm pretty sure the cops would not accept, "It's OK! It's for news! You can trust me!" as my response. So in fact, there are government controls of press, as much as we like to pretend there aren't. The Founders may have written one thing, but the courts have decided otherwise.


You need an FCC license if you intend to broadcast anything on regulated frequencies; it has nothing to do with the news itself.  Cable news, internet news, newspapers, etc. all operate without any kind of license.
 
2013-12-30 08:37:28 PM

djones101: So, was the person who was hit ticketed for jaywalking, as they should have been?


Of course. Also when police arrived they tased him and gave him a cavity search.
 
2013-12-30 08:38:54 PM
I just wonder how much the news crew paid the guy to walk back and forth across the road, and how long was it before he was hit?

Can you just pay someone hourly to do this?
What was in his bag that he was carrying? Tea? Skittles?
 
2013-12-30 08:39:29 PM

Fish in a Barrel: B.L.Z. Bub: scandalrag: B.L.Z. Bub: kim jong-un: djones101: So, was the person who was hit ticketed for jaywalking, as they should have been?  Will that person be held responsible for all of the costs involved from stupidity on their part?

If I were the driver's attorney, I'd certainly argue that the crew filming the PSA was partly responsible for creating greater than normal pedestrian activity in a manner which they knew was unsafe.

It would be a pretty strong claim that the PSA crew knew their behavior was unsafe... as they were filming a PSA to show that it was unsafe.

If they had a permit (and I'm assuming they did because what rinky-dink news organization doesn't get permits?), doesn't the fault lie with the city for allowing them to film?

That would be all of them.  You can't require a permit to report the news.  There's that pesky 1st Amendment that addresses government controls on the press.

Except for controls like, oh I don't know, FCC licensing. I mean, if I put together a camera crew and just started filming on a street, and I didn't have any government-approved press credentials, I'm pretty sure the cops would not accept, "It's OK! It's for news! You can trust me!" as my response. So in fact, there are government controls of press, as much as we like to pretend there aren't. The Founders may have written one thing, but the courts have decided otherwise.

You need an FCC license if you intend to broadcast anything on regulated frequencies; it has nothing to do with the news itself.  Cable news, internet news, newspapers, etc. all operate without any kind of license.


OK, fair enough. Forget the part about the FCC. The point is, if it is claimed that the news gets a free pass for filming on the streets, well how does the government determine who is a "legitimate" news source and who is not? There must be some kind of permitting, licensing, etc., involved, or else as I said anyone with a camera crew could just start filming.
 
2013-12-30 08:43:18 PM

Kevinnap: I want my nickname to be Alonzo Sunday.

From now on, I am Alonzo Sunday!!!


Damn you to Dixie Die-Way, Kevin!

You stole my Alonzo Sunday joke.

/shakes tiny internet fist
 
2013-12-30 08:50:57 PM
Exposed: It's a stunt man and all staged.
 
2013-12-30 08:57:30 PM

B.L.Z. Bub: OK, fair enough. Forget the part about the FCC. The point is, if it is claimed that the news gets a free pass for filming on the streets, well how does the government determine who is a "legitimate" news source and who is not? There must be some kind of permitting, licensing, etc., involved, or else as I said anyone with a camera crew could just start filming


Anyone with a camera crew  can just start filming in that situation as long as they aren't obstructing, trespassing or harassing. Live in Montana. No papers... the whole deal.

Also, you're confusing 'on the street' with 'off to the side with the street in the background.' With all things being equal, you can usually film in one location, but not in the other.
 
2013-12-30 09:00:33 PM

B.L.Z. Bub: The point is, if it is claimed that the news gets a free pass for filming on the streets, well how does the government determine who is a "legitimate" news source and who is not? There must be some kind of permitting, licensing, etc., involved, or else as I said anyone with a camera crew could just start filming.


The issue of "who is a legitimate journalist" has been around for a long time, and has only intensified with the rise of blogging.  It helps if you have a demonstrable viewer/readership.  There is no permitting for news reporting.  Anyone with a camera  canjust start filming; that's your right.  Grab a camera and start putting local news on your blog.  Boom, you're a reporter.
 
2013-12-30 09:04:45 PM
Anyone notice the motel's sign in the video with 3hr room rentals?
 
2013-12-30 09:10:08 PM

brandent: FrancoFile: Cuchulane: Crass and Jaded Mother Farker: Upgrading your road to help reduce fatalities, $5 million.

People still getting killed because they're too GD stupid to not play in traffic,...PRICELESS!

 Well, really wide, very straight flat highways with lots of businesses on both sides and no easy means of crossing for pedestrians could also be considered crappy civil engineering.

Rock and a hard place:
the voters don't want to pay for divided, elevated highways.
the business owners don't want to lose easy access for shoppers.
crosswalks with traffic lights slow down the commute too much.
elevated crosswalks are ugly.
poor people (who don't or can't vote) are the ones who need to get from one side of the road to the other.

OK that just describes the road I used for commuting in Orlando when I lived there.  Semoran Blvd runs the length of Orlando and is one giant mess of stupidity.


And always has been.
 
2013-12-30 09:36:24 PM

ElLoco: B.L.Z. Bub: OK, fair enough. Forget the part about the FCC. The point is, if it is claimed that the news gets a free pass for filming on the streets, well how does the government determine who is a "legitimate" news source and who is not? There must be some kind of permitting, licensing, etc., involved, or else as I said anyone with a camera crew could just start filming

Anyone with a camera crew  can just start filming in that situation as long as they aren't obstructing, trespassing or harassing. Live in Montana. No papers... the whole deal.

Also, you're confusing 'on the street' with 'off to the side with the street in the background.' With all things being equal, you can usually film in one location, but not in the other.


This point also goes to fish in a barrel: no, not anyone can just start filming. Not without being arrested.
 
2013-12-30 09:37:58 PM

UsikFark: He's probably legitimately crazy.


If it's legitimate crazy mental institutions have ways to shut that whole thing down
 
2013-12-30 09:51:08 PM

Chabash: Anyone notice the motel's sign in the video with 3hr room rentals?


What could people *possibly* be doing for 3 whole hours? Your mom finished my off in, like, a minute-and-a-half. Then we watched the rest of  Friends and left. Crappy hotel didn't even refund the other two hours.
 
2013-12-30 09:52:29 PM
Meh, a lot of people avoid the right lanes on four and five lane roads like that one during this time of year because pedestrians walk in the road.  Sidewalks could be cleared and they will look you in eye and dare you to run them over.  Saw a group of four idiots walking a motorcycle type pattern taking the whole lane, but the one that bothered me the most was the mom pushing a stroller.  I just don't get people, I understand having to walk, and sometimes the sidewalks aren't cleared, but I would rather walk in knee deep snow for miles than on the road in traffic.  Which I have done.
 
2013-12-30 10:02:45 PM

KyDave: Chabash: Anyone notice the motel's sign in the video with 3hr room rentals?

What could people *possibly* be doing for 3 whole hours? Your mom finished my off in, like, a minute-and-a-half. Then we watched the rest of  Friends and left. Crappy hotel didn't even refund the other two hours.


She certainly has needed the company, she's been lonely. You're a good soul.
 
2013-12-30 10:40:43 PM

Lanadapter: UsikFark: He's probably legitimately crazy.

If it's legitimate crazy mental institutions have ways to shut that whole thing down


My guess is that this is not the first time the merry-go-round broke down for this guy. He will probably get bumped from the ER onto the street again because nobody has the beds or money for some in-patient treatment.
 
2013-12-30 10:54:22 PM

BigOle8point: "...a man who had been walking back and forth on the road was hit by a red Jeep traveling in the southbound lane..."

Imagine that


homeless people looking to get arrested or a trip to the hospital.
oooo he got hit? he wins the lottery.
hello sue the driver and settle
 
2013-12-30 11:14:22 PM

BigOle8point: "...a man who had been walking back and forth on the road was hit by a red Jeep traveling in the southbound lane..."

Imagine that


Wearing a black jacket at night, no less.  He wanted to get hit.
 
2013-12-31 12:40:29 AM

captainstudd: Did anyone else catch that the guy was wearing hospital socks?


This.

Plus the "wandering around on the highway" thing, yeah, I'm not gonna really take this as evidence that there is something wrong with the roadway.

Also:

Fark Thread #1129040: Reporter covers dangerous intersection - huge crash happens behind him, live
(link goes to YouTube as original linked article is dead)
 
2013-12-31 01:21:30 AM
Used to play this in the 80s.
/My yard,...
www.roguesynapse.com
 
2013-12-31 02:49:04 AM

ArcadianRefugee: captainstudd: Did anyone else catch that the guy was wearing hospital socks?

This.

Plus the "wandering around on the highway" thing, yeah, I'm not gonna really take this as evidence that there is something wrong with the roadway.

Also:

Fark Thread #1129040: Reporter covers dangerous intersection - huge crash happens behind him, live
(link goes to YouTube as original linked article is dead)


Did the reporter say "Shiat" right before he said "Oh my gosh"?
 
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