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2021-09-09 7:56:23 PM  
Or you could, you know, put the vehicle in park/take it out of gear, and set the parking brake.

Or better yet, get your lazy ass out of the vehicle and go inside. You need the exercise anyway.

Better still, don't even go there to eat that garbage.
 
2021-09-09 9:21:08 PM  
Huh, usually most McDonalds' crushing deaths are under their own weight.

/talk about a terrible way to go...
 
2021-09-09 9:26:29 PM  

TwowheelinTim: Or you could, you know, put the vehicle in park/take it out of gear, and set the parking brake.

Or better yet, get your lazy ass out of the vehicle and go inside. You need the exercise anyway.

Better still, don't even go there to eat that garbage.


Lots of places around here that had drive-throughs completely closed their dining rooms.

/The rest of your points are entirely valid, though.
 
2021-09-09 10:08:04 PM  
He died as he lived... reaching for something just out of his grasp.
 
2021-09-09 10:09:37 PM  
Hey, free dummy.
 
2021-09-09 10:12:36 PM  
In 2018, a 20-year-old was killed at a St. Louis Jack In The Box when he put his car in reverse to reach the pickup window and got pinned "between the car and tree," USA Today reported.

Wait... uh... what?
 
2021-09-09 10:13:53 PM  
So, who ate his McMuffin, or did they just throw that away, or...
 
2021-09-09 10:15:08 PM  

Dr.Fey: In 2018, a 20-year-old was killed at a St. Louis Jack In The Box when he put his car in reverse to reach the pickup window and got pinned "between the car and tree," USA Today reported.

Wait... uh... what?


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2021-09-09 10:18:09 PM  
It's surely tough on their families but I have no sympathy for these idiots.
"What do make kar not move?"
 
2021-09-09 10:18:48 PM  
Reminds me of the story of the woman in China who was trying to park her car and accidentally hit and killed her husband, stuck her head out the window to see what happened, then hit the accelerator without switching gears and killed herself when her head hit a wall.

https://www.globaltimes.cn/content/79​0​410.shtml

The couple's daughter, sitting in the back seat, saw the whole thing.

/that is a hell of a lot of therapy.
 
2021-09-09 10:21:09 PM  
He hit it.
 
2021-09-09 10:21:18 PM  
Since when did the Darwin Awards stop being a thing.
 
2021-09-09 10:22:29 PM  

AstroJesus: So, who ate his McMuffin, or did they just throw that away, or...


They paid it forward. The guy after got a free McMuffin, and next people paid for the one after them.

Overall it was a really sweet moment.
 
2021-09-09 10:22:47 PM  

Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: Hey, free dummy.


My first thought too but this is the lava one
 
2021-09-09 10:24:22 PM  
Moose out front:

/that is a hell of a lot of therapy.

And stereotypes.
 
2021-09-09 10:29:30 PM  
A man waiting in the breakfast line at a McDonald's drive-thru was crushed to death in a "heartbreaking" freak accident

I think maybe "freak accident" should be in quotes, not "heartbreaking." It's sad when someone dies, but a car in drive moving forward is not a freak accident.
 
2021-09-09 10:30:43 PM  

El_Dan: Since when did the Darwin Awards stop being a thing.


Since the number of contest entrants exploded exponentially.
 
2021-09-09 10:34:17 PM  

TwowheelinTim: Or you could, you know, put the vehicle in park/take it out of gear, and set the parking brake.

Or better yet, get your lazy ass out of the vehicle and go inside. You need the exercise anyway.

Better still, don't even go there to eat that garbage.


This type of thing apparently happens fairly often.

https://www.local10.com/news/local/20​2​1/01/22/south-florida-woman-dies-after​-head-gets-stuck-between-car-payment-k​iosk/

Basically people have their foot on the brake and think they can just open the door, reach down and grab whatever it is. However, it doesn't work that way. What usually happens is that the car rolls slightly and then they get a clue and do it the right way.

What happens occasionally is that they don't notice or something, and make two key mistakes:

1) They overly commit to the act - having substantial portions of their arm and/or head outside of the car.

2) When the car rolls into something and they get trapped, they panic and try to physically pull their head out, which only tightens the grip of the door on them, wasting air and also hastening their death. Instead, it would be better of course to try and reverse the vehicle; however, sometimes the door is stuck in such a way as to not make this easy.

I think that this should be taught in driver's ed classes. Also, drive-up services should have signage warning against exactly this sort of thing.
 
2021-09-09 10:36:56 PM  
Vancouver sucks. He took the easy way out.
 
2021-09-09 10:47:23 PM  
"....ummmmm...excuse me, but are you gonna eat that McMuffin?"
 
2021-09-09 10:53:38 PM  
When I was in college I was standing out front of the Commons area and watched a cop pull someone over for something.  Cop eventually gets out of his car and he's oblivious to the fact that his car is rolling toward the car he stopped.
I said, "That dumb farker didn't put it in park".
Idiot cop finally notices and 'sprints' back to get in and put his fat-ass foot on the brake.
 
2021-09-09 10:58:56 PM  

C18H27NO3: It's surely tough on their families but I have no sympathy for these idiots.
"What do make kar not move?"


It happens to rich Hollywood actors, too.
 
2021-09-09 11:00:08 PM  
 
2021-09-09 11:00:47 PM  

Lsherm: C18H27NO3: It's surely tough on their families but I have no sympathy for these idiots.
"What do make kar not move?"

It happens to rich Hollywood actors, too.


shakes tiny fist not too far out the vehicle's window...
 
2021-09-09 11:07:28 PM  

Lsherm: C18H27NO3: It's surely tough on their families but I have no sympathy for these idiots.
"What do make kar not move?"

It happens to rich Hollywood actors, too.


Young handsome man, that's so horrible, life is making and learning from small mistakes every day, and hoping like hell, none of them hurts or kills anyone.
 
2021-09-09 11:11:59 PM  
"tragically"? Was that sarcasm?
 
2021-09-09 11:25:28 PM  
Guy in line behind the guy who died: Sooooo....do I go around to the pickup window, or should I just go inside?
 
2021-09-09 11:33:53 PM  
I used to go to McDonald's and other fast food when I was younger (my 8 year old goddaughter absolutely loves McD's) but it's getting to where I just can't really eat it anymore. If I really hungry and need food quickly, I'll grab a couple of cheese burgers, but I don't think I go to McDonald's more than once a month. And while I don't *hate* it, I don't particularly like it. BK isn't as bad, and I enjoy an occasional Whopper or original chicken sandwich. But I absolutely can't stand Wendy's anymore, probably haven't gotten a burger from there on a few years (got some chili when that was my only choice of places a while back).

Fast food just doesn't really hold the appeal it did when I was a kid and a young adult. Though still sometimes a necessary evil.
 
2021-09-09 11:44:42 PM  

Lsherm: C18H27NO3: It's surely tough on their families but I have no sympathy for these idiots.
"What do make kar not move?"

It happens to rich Hollywood actors, too.


That shifter design was a terrible idea.
 
2021-09-09 11:47:04 PM  
The employees and the guy's family in the car had to watch him squish to death,

That's going to fark some people up.
 
2021-09-09 11:52:41 PM  

Bootleg: TwowheelinTim: Or you could, you know, put the vehicle in park/take it out of gear, and set the parking brake.

Or better yet, get your lazy ass out of the vehicle and go inside. You need the exercise anyway.

Better still, don't even go there to eat that garbage.

Lots of places around here that had drive-throughs completely closed their dining rooms.

/The rest of your points are entirely valid, though.


Dining Rooms implies "food* is served.

Citation needed...
 
2021-09-10 12:00:52 AM  
On impact, did he Grimace ?
 
2021-09-10 12:10:35 AM  

GaperKiller: Lsherm: C18H27NO3: It's surely tough on their families but I have no sympathy for these idiots.
"What do make kar not move?"

It happens to rich Hollywood actors, too.

That shifter design was a terrible idea.


Well the fix was relatively simple - the car automatically goes into park if you open the driver's door while it is in gear.
 
2021-09-10 1:35:02 AM  

Bootleg: TwowheelinTim: Or you could, you know, put the vehicle in park/take it out of gear, and set the parking brake.

Or better yet, get your lazy ass out of the vehicle and go inside. You need the exercise anyway.

Better still, don't even go there to eat that garbage.

Lots of places around here that had drive-throughs completely closed their dining rooms.

/The rest of your points are entirely valid, though.


In Vancouver? I haven't seen anywhere with a drive through open but not the counter. There might be a couple that don't have tables open but you can probably go in to order to go.
 
2021-09-10 1:38:06 AM  

Bowen: A man waiting in the breakfast line at a McDonald's drive-thru was crushed to death in a "heartbreaking" freak accident

I think maybe "freak accident" should be in quotes, not "heartbreaking." It's sad when someone dies, but a car in drive moving forward is not a freak accident.


I would assume the quotes are because they were quoting someone about it being heartbreaking not using them as scare quotes.
 
2021-09-10 1:38:27 AM  

LarrySouth: Bootleg: TwowheelinTim: Or you could, you know, put the vehicle in park/take it out of gear, and set the parking brake.

Or better yet, get your lazy ass out of the vehicle and go inside. You need the exercise anyway.

Better still, don't even go there to eat that garbage.

Lots of places around here that had drive-throughs completely closed their dining rooms.

/The rest of your points are entirely valid, though.

Dining Rooms implies "food* is served.

Citation needed...


OW.  You cut me.  Imma sue.

/they also serve coffee, its pretty good
 
2021-09-10 2:02:18 AM  

Lsherm: GaperKiller: Lsherm: C18H27NO3: It's surely tough on their families but I have no sympathy for these idiots.
"What do make kar not move?"

It happens to rich Hollywood actors, too.

That shifter design was a terrible idea.

Well the fix was relatively simple - the car automatically goes into park if you open the driver's door while it is in gear.


Also when the seat notices you aren't sitting in it.

What's unfortunate is that we already have the sensors necessary to do this...they're in the seats and tied to the airbags or other systems. It would be relatively simple to add a switch to shift the vehicle into park.
 
2021-09-10 2:11:39 AM  
Wow, lots of fast food snobs in here.
 
2021-09-10 2:57:32 AM  
He should have set the emergency braque, eh?
 
2021-09-10 3:13:23 AM  
I like the suspicious quotation marks.
 
2021-09-10 3:29:45 AM  
One time I drove past this Chinese restaurant where all these cops had put up caution tape, and they were all congregating around one car in the parking lot that was stopped pretty close to the building. It was obvious that the place had been closed although it was right in the middle of the afternoon. The whole scene was unusual. When I got home later that night I was watching the news, and they mentioned that an old man got out of his car in front of a Chinese restaurant, forgot to put the vehicle in park, and got run over by his own car. He died at the scene.

And I drove right past that.
 
2021-09-10 3:42:58 AM  
And a tip: if you're stopped at the drive through, put it in park or take it out of gear anyway. Burns less gas while you're waiting.
 
2021-09-10 4:21:19 AM  

Lsherm: GaperKiller: Lsherm: C18H27NO3: It's surely tough on their families but I have no sympathy for these idiots.
"What do make kar not move?"

It happens to rich Hollywood actors, too.

That shifter design was a terrible idea.

Well the fix was relatively simple - the car automatically goes into park if you open the driver's door while it is in gear.


Good way to fark a gearbox up if the door is opened while car is moving.
 
2021-09-10 6:31:24 AM  

El_Dan: Since when did the Darwin Awards stop being a thing.


I'm guessing that this man might have had children which would disqualify him from the Darwin Awards.
 
2021-09-10 6:37:47 AM  
Was Jeremy Freedman unavailable for comment?
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2021-09-10 9:18:22 AM  

Dr.Fey: In 2018, a 20-year-old was killed at a St. Louis Jack In The Box when he put his car in reverse to reach the pickup window and got pinned "between the car and tree," USA Today reported.

Wait... uh... what?


According to police, it appeared he opened his door and was leaning out of the car to reach the food since he was too far away from the window. He placed his car in reverse and accelerated, which caused his car to go backward and strike a tree - which pinned him between the car and tree.
The impact from the accident caused serious injuries to Wood's head, neck, torso and legs.
He was transported to a hospital and pronounced dead.
 
2021-09-10 9:22:02 AM  

MythDragon: I used to go to McDonald's and other fast food when I was younger (my 8 year old goddaughter absolutely loves McD's) but it's getting to where I just can't really eat it anymore.


A friend of mine has a theory about anything you buy at McDonald's. The first third is a delicious flavor burst of savory and salty, the second third is "meh," and the last third leaves you feeling disgusted with having eaten it.
 
2021-09-10 11:17:55 AM  
Over decades I've seen people drop change when paying & open their door to get the money they droped. I've done it at least once. The cashier told me it's fine & stopped me. I had the door open enough to look for & see enough change to make a buck. She took my remaining money, told me to drive to the next window. An employee cam out with broom & dustpan and when he could, quickly swept up the fallen change. It happens often enough restaurants have policy ("If you th III nk the customer honestly tried to pay, wave him on, then have X go out & sweep up before someone else tries to get the money on the ground."), & It's part of the reason they don't want pedestrians in the Drive-Thru lane: to keep them from picking up the change!
 
2021-09-10 11:44:34 AM  
Or put your car in Park. Not that hard.

This is an idiot who would have killed himself stupidly eventually no matter what.
 
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