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2014-08-10 02:09:22 AM
Two douchebags in a pick-up speeding on the shoulder lose control and shove a motorcycle into the back of a Cadillac? In Houston? Surprise surprise surprise.

Shocked it wasn't a hit and run too.

Police are still searching for the two men who were seen running from the scene.

Never mind then.
 
2014-08-10 02:11:44 AM
No, subby, not everything is bigger.  Texas sure does have the biggest dumbasses though, and Houston is ground zero.
 
2014-08-10 04:00:02 AM
Six cars is "bigger"? I've heard of 20+ in states where it gets foggy as hell.
 
2014-08-10 04:00:22 AM
FTA:
Witnesses said two men were speeding down the left shoulder in a pick-up truck when they crashed into the motor cyclist and the back end of a Cadillac.
That caused a chain reaction. The accident happened around 10:30 p.m.
The motorcycle rider was flown to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he later died.



Is it just me or does "flown" seem like an unfortunate word choice here?
 
2014-08-10 04:13:12 AM
A motorcycle rider is dead and two other motorists are recovering in the hospital Saturday after a six-car pile-up on the East Freeway near Sheldon.

Bazinga!
 
2014-08-10 04:27:17 AM
Ive driven all the Lower 48 and Texas gives me trouble every time. Here's one example: I-35 southbound, getting into rush hour traffic. A one lane construction zone with Jersey walls on either side where the lane markings should be. 70 MPH is the construction zone speed limit. I take a curve and there's an on ramp with zero merge lane. Luckily no one was coming down the ramp.

Toss in the drivers there... ramps are entirely optional, until you get stuck crossing the shoulder onto the frontage road. Miss your exit and don't feel like taking the grass or dirt? Just back up in the travel lane, nobody will bat an eye.

Last month they were showing 1684 traffic deaths when I was going down to Laredo and back out to Maryland. It's the only state where I wonder, "Is this when I kill someone?" as I cross the border.
 
2014-08-10 04:40:43 AM

BolloxReader: Ive driven all the Lower 48 and Texas gives me trouble every time. Here's one example: I-35 southbound, getting into rush hour traffic. A one lane construction zone with Jersey walls on either side where the lane markings should be. 70 MPH is the construction zone speed limit. I take a curve and there's an on ramp with zero merge lane. Luckily no one was coming down the ramp.

Toss in the drivers there... ramps are entirely optional, until you get stuck crossing the shoulder onto the frontage road. Miss your exit and don't feel like taking the grass or dirt? Just back up in the travel lane, nobody will bat an eye.

Last month they were showing 1684 traffic deaths when I was going down to Laredo and back out to Maryland. It's the only state where I wonder, "Is this when I kill someone?" as I cross the border.


BS. 70 mph is not the construction zone speed limit. Give me a brake.
 
2014-08-10 04:42:50 AM
I moved to Houston (since left that armpit of America), and promptly sold my motorcycle. It was/is way too dangerous to drive on the freeways there every day, IMO. While living there I saw 3 different motorcycle fatalities on the roads happen. I realize it wasn't the cyclists fault, in this case, and two of the three, I witnessed. Not worth dying just because there were so many inattentive morans driving there.
 
2014-08-10 05:04:24 AM

Iczer: Six cars is "bigger"? I've heard of 20+ in states where it gets foggy as hell.


TN has had multiple 70-100 car pileups on 75 around the Bowater paper mill.
 
2014-08-10 05:04:37 AM
Six cars isn't that big as pileups go, and a single fatality's not exactly exceptional, either.

I am, however, absolutely shocked that there was a wreck involving a motorcycle and the cyclist wasn't the sole cause or a major contributor to the collision.  That may be the first time in the history of the world that's ever happened.
 
2014-08-10 05:22:32 AM
 
2014-08-10 05:30:36 AM

Oldiron_79: Iczer: Six cars is "bigger"? I've heard of 20+ in states where it gets foggy as hell.

TN has had multiple 70-100 car pileups on 75 around the Bowater paper mill.


Yeah, let us know when they get near 90 vehicles
 
2014-08-10 05:59:13 AM

LonMead: Oldiron_79: Iczer: Six cars is "bigger"? I've heard of 20+ in states where it gets foggy as hell.

TN has had multiple 70-100 car pileups on 75 around the Bowater paper mill.

Yeah, let us know when they get near 90 vehicles


Yeah the 99 car one in 1990 was the big one there was also nearly as big ones(like 70 car) in 1999 2002 and another one later in the oughts I don't remember exact year of. The one later in the oughts was only like 50 cars. It happened less than a mile behind me on 75 I just missed it. I had decided to wait till I was out of the fog to stop and piss. If I had stopped to piss I'd have been in or behind it.
 
2014-08-10 06:11:14 AM
Six cars... bigger... lol.

In so. Cal, every five years or so there's a pileup of over 75 cars.

Subby must live in a village somewhere.
 
2014-08-10 06:43:48 AM

Oldiron_79: LonMead: Oldiron_79: Iczer: Six cars is "bigger"? I've heard of 20+ in states where it gets foggy as hell.

TN has had multiple 70-100 car pileups on 75 around the Bowater paper mill.

Yeah, let us know when they get near 90 vehicles

Yeah the 99 car one in 1990 was the big one there was also nearly as big ones(like 70 car) in 1999 2002 and another one later in the oughts I don't remember exact year of. The one later in the oughts was only like 50 cars. It happened less than a mile behind me on 75 I just missed it. I had decided to wait till I was out of the fog to stop and piss. If I had stopped to piss I'd have been in or behind it.


You must have been just behind me (I was in the green 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee).
 
2014-08-10 07:25:53 AM
"Witnesses said two men were speeding down the left shoulder in a pick-up truck when they crashed into the motor cyclist and the back end of a Cadillac. "

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2014-08-10 07:27:48 AM

LonMead: Oldiron_79: LonMead: Oldiron_79: Iczer: Six cars is "bigger"? I've heard of 20+ in states where it gets foggy as hell.

TN has had multiple 70-100 car pileups on 75 around the Bowater paper mill.

Yeah, let us know when they get near 90 vehicles

Yeah the 99 car one in 1990 was the big one there was also nearly as big ones(like 70 car) in 1999 2002 and another one later in the oughts I don't remember exact year of. The one later in the oughts was only like 50 cars. It happened less than a mile behind me on 75 I just missed it. I had decided to wait till I was out of the fog to stop and piss. If I had stopped to piss I'd have been in or behind it.

You must have been just behind me (I was in the green 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee).


If it was as late as 06 I was in a PTL truck.
 
2014-08-10 08:08:10 AM

the_cnidarian: BS. 70 mph is not the construction zone speed limit. Give me a brake.


It is if you don't want some jackass daytripping super-trucker to run right the fark over you.
 
2014-08-10 08:21:10 AM
As a fairly recent transplant to the Houston area I am completely shocked by the abject quality of the drivers here. I have been here about a year and had two accidents, neither my fault. Drivers here do not pay attention to the traffic around them, have no concept of "slower traffic keep right", and the highways are the most poorly engineered highway system I have ever seen. It's a farking circus down here...no shiat.
 
2014-08-10 08:31:06 AM
shiat, that's rather small for an accident, don't y'all have 40 plus accidents all the time up north

Though jackasses who think the break down/ emergency lane is their special highway ain't uncommon here
 
2014-08-10 08:34:00 AM

Geoff Peterson: As a fairly recent transplant to the Houston area I am completely shocked by the abject quality of the drivers here. I have been here about a year and had two accidents, neither my fault. Drivers here do not pay attention to the traffic around them, have no concept of "slower traffic keep right", and the highways are the most poorly engineered highway system I have ever seen. It's a farking circus down here...no shiat.


What part of town are you driving in, east sucks

Also we have more transplants and a shiat public transportation network of you live outside 610
 
2014-08-10 08:37:20 AM
I've watched enough episodes of CHiPs to know that there's a 50 car pile-up in SoCal every other day.
 
2014-08-10 08:43:14 AM
Your headline is bad and you should feel bad.
 
2014-08-10 08:57:49 AM

Iczer: Six cars is "bigger"? I've heard of 20+ in states where it gets foggy as hell.


Yep, 6-car isn't big, that's any day of the week in Texas. Now 20-30 cars or so? Yeah, that would be big even here.
 
2014-08-10 09:00:37 AM

Geoff Peterson: As a fairly recent transplant to the Houston area I am completely shocked by the abject quality of the drivers here. I have been here about a year and had two accidents, neither my fault. Drivers here do not pay attention to the traffic around them, have no concept of "slower traffic keep right", and the highways are the most poorly engineered highway system I have ever seen. It's a farking circus down here...no shiat.


I recommend moving to Fort Worth, just stay the Fark off I-30 if you do. That highway was designed by Satan's retarded cousin's dog.
 
2014-08-10 09:39:42 AM

Geoff Peterson: As a fairly recent transplant to the Houston area I am completely shocked by the abject quality of the drivers here. I have been here about a year and had two accidents, neither my fault. Drivers here do not pay attention to the traffic around them, have no concept of "slower traffic keep right", and the highways are the most poorly engineered highway system I have ever seen. It's a farking circus down here...no shiat.


You should try San Antonio. Lots of reckless drivers and road rage like I've never encountered elsewhere.

I think it's a kind of road machismo, some young Latino guys that get pissed if you pass them.
 
2014-08-10 10:02:49 AM
I have it on good authority that the two drivers were five-year olds from Guatemala....
 
2014-08-10 10:15:24 AM

FlippityFlap: I have it on good authority that the two drivers were five-year olds from Guatemala....


That is simply the most ridiculous thing ever.

They were from Honduras.
 
2014-08-10 10:27:43 AM
This accident contains every known Texas Traffic Demographic - Pickup Trucker, Biker, Caddy Driver, and Uninsured  Illegals..
 
2014-08-10 10:39:21 AM
A Big accident you say? I remember driving down the highway in California in the summer, freeway closed to huge pileups due to low visibility due to Sandstorms.
 
2014-08-10 10:44:13 AM
We had a 114 car pileup on I95 (at the Garrisonville exit) about 10 years nack. A sudden snow squall blinded drivers and when the first car slowed down the ones behind could not see it.
 
2014-08-10 11:10:17 AM
Big accident? Hah! When I was a boy we had to walk to the car accidents in the snow, uphill both way! You kids these days. Now, get off my hood.
 
2014-08-10 11:13:37 AM

Lokkii: Big accident? Hah! When I was a boy we had to walk to the car accidents in the snow, uphill both way! You kids these days. Now, get off my hood.


Ah, yes, progress... I remember the old days when we didn't even have cars, and you really had to work to have a collision on I-95...
 
2014-08-10 11:29:26 AM

Day_Old_Dutchie: "Witnesses said two men were speeding down the left shoulder in a pick-up truck when they crashed into the motor cyclist and the back end of a Cadillac. "


Nah, probably illegals. Have your ever seen how they drive there?
 
2014-08-10 11:35:02 AM

happydude45: Day_Old_Dutchie: "Witnesses said two men were speeding down the left shoulder in a pick-up truck when they crashed into the motor cyclist and the back end of a Cadillac. "

Nah, probably illegals. Have your ever seen how they drive there?


Yeah, it's not like you ever see white people speeding down the shoulder.
 
2014-08-10 12:08:34 PM

Wake Up Sheeple: Amateurs, pfft.

108 cars collide in California

Tule Fog primer

90 car crash
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Ah Tule Fog. If you get that on Hwy 1, it's 1000x worse than inland Hwy 5. Think "The Mist" when they are in the car; you can't see quite literally past your windshield. The second you see a faint tail light, you are already within 1 foot of the car in front of ya. Forget about road lines for navigation, you can't see them either.
 
2014-08-10 12:47:53 PM

Starshines: Yeah, it's not like you ever see white people speeding down the shoulder.


Yes, but you can usually find them off of the vehicle registration. The cops would know who they were looking for by now if they were not illegals, unless the vehicle was stolen, but that is not likely the case since it wasn't mentioned.
 
2014-08-10 12:51:33 PM
I was driving South on 59 from Houston toward Sugarland a number of years back when all lanes came to a halt. After sitting about 20 minutes, wreckers started to pass on the outside shoulder. I counted 48 of 'em. I never saw the accident. But the traffic reporter on KLOL (back when it spoke English) described it as "massive".
 
2014-08-10 12:57:25 PM

InternetSecurityGuard: I was driving South on 59 from Houston toward Sugarland a number of years back when all lanes came to a halt. After sitting about 20 minutes, wreckers started to pass on the outside shoulder. I counted 48 of 'em. I never saw the accident. But the traffic reporter on KLOL (back when it spoke English) described it as "massive".


I miss KLOL. Also, Z-Rock as well.

/I also miss watching the Astros win baseball games.
 
2014-08-10 01:03:50 PM

Straight Outta Wells Branch: InternetSecurityGuard: I was driving South on 59 from Houston toward Sugarland a number of years back when all lanes came to a halt. After sitting about 20 minutes, wreckers started to pass on the outside shoulder. I counted 48 of 'em. I never saw the accident. But the traffic reporter on KLOL (back when it spoke English) described it as "massive".

I miss KLOL. Also, Z-Rock as well.

/I also miss watching the Astros win baseball games.


Stevens and Pruett for the win. I first heard them on KEGL in DFW and looked forward to hearing them when I visited Houston.
 
2014-08-10 01:45:45 PM

Geoff Peterson: As a fairly recent transplant to the Houston area I am completely shocked by the abject quality of the drivers here. I have been here about a year and had two accidents, neither my fault. Drivers here do not pay attention to the traffic around them, have no concept of "slower traffic keep right", and the highways are the most poorly engineered highway system I have ever seen. It's a farking circus down here...no shiat.


I've lived here 34 years.  The problem with Houston is that nearly everyone is from somewhere else and brought their local bad driving habit with them.  Because of that, you can't predict what the other driver's are going to do.

For example, in RI, it's common for left turners to go first and they try that in Houston and promptly get T boned by the folks drag racing.   Every state and locality has it's own version of this and they're all on display in Houston.
 
2014-08-10 01:56:34 PM

Iczer: Six cars is "bigger"? I've heard of 20+ in states where it gets foggy as hell.


Yeah, how exactly is this Farkworthy? In a lot of high-population (seaboard) states a six-car accident is called "Tuesday."
 
2014-08-10 02:33:27 PM

jgk3: Geoff Peterson: As a fairly recent transplant to the Houston area I am completely shocked by the abject quality of the drivers here. I have been here about a year and had two accidents, neither my fault. Drivers here do not pay attention to the traffic around them, have no concept of "slower traffic keep right", and the highways are the most poorly engineered highway system I have ever seen. It's a farking circus down here...no shiat.

I've lived here 34 years.  The problem with Houston is that nearly everyone is from somewhere else and brought their local bad driving habit with them.  Because of that, you can't predict what the other driver's are going to do.

For example, in RI, it's common for left turners to go first and they try that in Houston and promptly get T boned by the folks drag racing.   Every state and locality has it's own version of this and they're all on display in Houston.



It's similar in Austin. They have the transplant issue, which brings the unpredictability. But they also have the congestion and "rat race" vibe, where many drivers absolutely *must* try as hard as they can to fark over every other driver to shave that 30 seconds off a journey. (Even more so than DFW.)

The rural drivers in west Texas are pretty courteous and patient. But Austin in particular seems to be transitioning from "laid-back weird" to "impatient asshole."
 
2014-08-10 02:41:32 PM
The biggest thing your usual Texan has going for him is his mouth.
 
2014-08-10 09:49:44 PM

Straight Outta Wells Branch: InternetSecurityGuard: I was driving South on 59 from Houston toward Sugarland a number of years back when all lanes came to a halt. After sitting about 20 minutes, wreckers started to pass on the outside shoulder. I counted 48 of 'em. I never saw the accident. But the traffic reporter on KLOL (back when it spoke English) described it as "massive".

I miss KLOL. Also, Z-Rock as well.

/I also miss watching the Astros win baseball games.


Get a good antenna and tune in Big Dog 106 out of Beaumont, still a good station unless you listen on I heart radio App, lots of extra commercials there!

I imagine everyone who ever had the pleasure of listening to Z- Rock misses it!!

No more Outlaw Dave!?!
 
2014-08-11 08:56:35 AM
loonatic112358:

What part of town are you driving in, east sucks

WE HAVE A WINNAH!!

(Friendswood, so SE Houston, actually)
 
2014-08-11 08:58:30 AM

jgk3: For example, in RI, it's common for left turners to go first and they try that in Houston and promptly get T boned by the folks drag racing. Every state and locality has it's own version of this and they're all on display in Housto


Another uniquely Texan character trait is that not a single bad thing happens there is the fault of anyone born there. It's always someone elses fault.
 
2014-08-11 09:52:00 AM

Only two things come from Texas - irresponsible drivers and queers - and you don't look gay, son.

 
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