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(WTKR)   Tractor-trailer driver says he saw life, woman's front porch flash before his eyes   (wtkr.com) divider line 16
    More: Scary, Norfolk, semi-trailer trucks, Norfolk Police, Derrick Bell  
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3886 clicks; posted to Main » on 13 Aug 2014 at 6:03 AM (45 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-08-13 07:03:04 AM  
They're being overly dramatic. He barely broke the hand rail.
 
2014-08-13 07:15:09 AM  

SomeCallMeTim: They're being overly dramatic. He barely broke the hand rail.


No kidding. Apparently this is "Inches away from her bedroom".

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2014-08-13 07:33:24 AM  
Seems pretty douchey that instead of writing off his semi and having to buy a new one, allowing into someone's house potentially full of squishy human beings is the better option?
 
2014-08-13 07:34:35 AM  
*plowing, not allowing
 
2014-08-13 08:23:09 AM  

bekovich: Seems pretty douchey that instead of writing off his semi and having to buy a new one, allowing into someone's house potentially full of squishy human beings is the better option?


According to the accompanying video, there was actually a minivan involved somewhere, as well, and it was the occupants of that vehicle that went to the hospital. Who knows, he may have been trying to keep from hitting the minivan with the full force of his truck, as well. Actually, the minivan might explain the damage to the left front of the tractor, which doesn't appear to have hit anything else that's visible in the picture. From the position of the truck and its wheels, it sure looks like he swerved to avoid a car or otherwise, but then actually tried to make sure he didn't hit the main part of the house, as well. It looks like he actually did a pretty good job of evading things, given that he's driving a 70- foot long vehicle that can't really make sudden movements.
 
2014-08-13 08:57:11 AM  
You can tell the last isn't in her twenties

"If I hadn't been through so much already, I might have been real anxious and nervous, but since I've been through so much, I just came out and saw that nobody was hurt and that was all,"

If she was she would have been moaning about how her life was over and she'll never get over it. She would love on fear for the rest of her life and her life is ruined.

 Take note twenty somethings, this is the correct response to a scary event in your life.
 
2014-08-13 09:02:49 AM  

abhorrent1: SomeCallMeTim: They're being overly dramatic. He barely broke the hand rail.

No kidding. Apparently this is "Inches away from her bedroom".

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Assuming her bedroom is on the front of the house, it could be as close as 60".  Or 240" if further back in the house.  But at least he missed her by 63,360".
 
2014-08-13 09:20:46 AM  

Greek: bekovich: Seems pretty douchey that instead of writing off his semi and having to buy a new one, allowing into someone's house potentially full of squishy human beings is the better option?

According to the accompanying video, there was actually a minivan involved somewhere, as well, and it was the occupants of that vehicle that went to the hospital. Who knows, he may have been trying to keep from hitting the minivan with the full force of his truck, as well. Actually, the minivan might explain the damage to the left front of the tractor, which doesn't appear to have hit anything else that's visible in the picture. From the position of the truck and its wheels, it sure looks like he swerved to avoid a car or otherwise, but then actually tried to make sure he didn't hit the main part of the house, as well. It looks like he actually did a pretty good job of evading things, given that he's driving a 70- foot long vehicle that can't really make sudden movements.


Yeah, that's what it seemed like to me. The distance from truck to house to possible humans in house was probably a lot longer than the distance from truck to other-thing-on-road-ALSO-full-of-squishy-humans, and he'd have more braking room before hitting it as well.
 
2014-08-13 10:15:12 AM  

bekovich: Seems pretty douchey that instead of writing off his semi and having to buy a new one, allowing into someone's house potentially full of squishy human beings is the better option?


He was avoiding a head on collision with a truck. It was either go off road or die.
 
2014-08-13 10:23:02 AM  
Hopefully they find the moped driver. I doubt it though. We refer to them as DUI mobiles in Virginia since you don't need a license to ride one.
 
2014-08-13 10:42:48 AM  
Our count in Dayton, Ohio this year, is 65 vehicles into buildings. Last year we had 109 of them.
I've been curious if other cities have been experiencing similar events.
 
2014-08-13 12:02:21 PM  

abhorrent1: SomeCallMeTim: They're being overly dramatic. He barely broke the hand rail.

No kidding. Apparently this is "Inches away from her bedroom".

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50 is a number that can be applied to inches of distance.
 
2014-08-13 12:10:51 PM  
And the search for Tracy Morgan continues.
 
2014-08-13 02:29:16 PM  

bekovich: Seems pretty douchey that instead of writing off his semi and having to buy a new one, allowing into someone's house potentially full of squishy human beings is the better option?


You should see how they drive in Ontario, Canada. A couple of weeks ago there were three major accidents with fatalities all in one stretch of highway within one week, all caused by truck drivers.
 
2014-08-13 03:56:13 PM  

UncleCal: Our count in Dayton, Ohio this year, is 65 vehicles into buildings. Last year we had 109 of them.
I've been curious if other cities have been experiencing similar events.


Technically, he was inches away from plowing through the oval office.
 
2014-08-13 05:25:23 PM  
I wonder how a google auto-truck driver would have handled this situation.
 
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