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2022-05-24 7:50:21 PM  
Swimming? Subby, the only person I know of who survived jumping from that bridge broke both their legs and that was from an intentional suicide attempt, not from being knocked over the railing by a vehicle like this poor kid.

RIP
 
2022-05-24 7:51:54 PM  
Missing driver's body found below Ship Canal Bridge after rollover crash

I guess there's been an update
 
2022-05-24 7:52:16 PM  
Driver was found dead under the bridge.
 
2022-05-24 7:54:23 PM  

fragMasterFlash: Swimming? Subby, the only person I know of who survived jumping from that bridge broke both their legs and that was from an intentional suicide attempt, not from being knocked over the railing by a vehicle like this poor kid.

RIP


He wasn't knocked over the railing.  His vehicle rolled and he was thrown out of it and over the bridge. And this boys and girls is why we wear seat belts.  A rolling vehicle usually launches beltless occupants like they were fired from a catapult.
 
2022-05-24 7:57:06 PM  
So he was in front of the disabled car with the hood open, trying to figure out what was wrong when his car got rear ended. 

He got launched like a croquet ball - except off a 182' bridge over cold busy waters.  

Life is chaotic.  Be ready
 
2022-05-24 7:57:15 PM  

Noah_Tall: fragMasterFlash: Swimming? Subby, the only person I know of who survived jumping from that bridge broke both their legs and that was from an intentional suicide attempt, not from being knocked over the railing by a vehicle like this poor kid.

RIP

He wasn't knocked over the railing.  His vehicle rolled and he was thrown out of it and over the bridge. And this boys and girls is why we wear seat belts.  A rolling vehicle usually launches beltless occupants like they were fired from a catapult.


From TFA: According to the Washington State Patrol, Shelley was standing outside a disabled vehicle on the Ship Canal bridge when another vehicle hit Shelley's vehicle from behind. Shelley's vehicle was pushed forward, hitting Shelley and throwing him over the bridge's railing into the water below.

Would you like to go out and come back in again?
 
2022-05-24 7:58:12 PM  
Perp was drunk. During very early rush hour. Who does that? Very freaky accident with both cars on their roofs. One must have rolled multiple times and tossed that driver in exactly the wrong direction.
 
2022-05-24 8:01:48 PM  

fragMasterFlash: Noah_Tall: fragMasterFlash: Swimming? Subby, the only person I know of who survived jumping from that bridge broke both their legs and that was from an intentional suicide attempt, not from being knocked over the railing by a vehicle like this poor kid.

RIP

He wasn't knocked over the railing.  His vehicle rolled and he was thrown out of it and over the bridge. And this boys and girls is why we wear seat belts.  A rolling vehicle usually launches beltless occupants like they were fired from a catapult.

From TFA: According to the Washington State Patrol, Shelley was standing outside a disabled vehicle on the Ship Canal bridge when another vehicle hit Shelley's vehicle from behind. Shelley's vehicle was pushed forward, hitting Shelley and throwing him over the bridge's railing into the water below.

Would you like to go out and come back in again?


I stand corrected. Not going to victim shame, but that's a pretty terrible idea to get out of the car on a freeway with almost no shoulder and giant dropoff.
 
2022-05-24 8:02:19 PM  

fragMasterFlash: Noah_Tall: fragMasterFlash: Swimming? Subby, the only person I know of who survived jumping from that bridge broke both their legs and that was from an intentional suicide attempt, not from being knocked over the railing by a vehicle like this poor kid.

RIP

He wasn't knocked over the railing.  His vehicle rolled and he was thrown out of it and over the bridge. And this boys and girls is why we wear seat belts.  A rolling vehicle usually launches beltless occupants like they were fired from a catapult.

From TFA: According to the Washington State Patrol, Shelley was standing outside a disabled vehicle on the Ship Canal bridge when another vehicle hit Shelley's vehicle from behind. Shelley's vehicle was pushed forward, hitting Shelley and throwing him over the bridge's railing into the water below.

Would you like to go out and come back in again?


You read the article?  You're lucky you weren't banned.
 
2022-05-24 8:02:38 PM  
My cousin got passed by some speeding youth a long time ago on the highway. He then drove up to some commotion in the road...he recognized the car that had passed him, but it was severely messed up from a crash (and/or more likely rolling over). After searching for a decent while, they found that the guy had flown some considerable distance, over a wall, into some empty lot.
Lest you wonder if they guy had ran himself, this was at a time, on that rural road, where whatever police service there didn't test for alcohol nor be too concerned about a valid license (yes, that rural) as long as you didn't injure anyone else or massive property damage

/I think they searched for hours, but this is an old story, so can't trust my memory
//young guy actually survived
 
2022-05-24 8:06:30 PM  
One guy needed AAA and all he got was a guy that needs AA.
 
2022-05-24 8:10:58 PM  
Dang! I drove across that exact same bridge three weeks ago!
Should probably buy a lottery ticket.
 
2022-05-24 8:11:25 PM  
My sister's wedding reception was held beneath there... yeah kids when those winds over the Columbia took out my alternator while crossing the Interstate Bridge I limped into Vancouver & right next to MasterTech... not the place to break down
 
2022-05-24 8:20:12 PM  

SurelyShirley: Dang! I drove across that exact same bridge three weeks ago!
Should probably buy a lottery ticket.


People go over that bridge 3-4 times daily... If you bought a lottery ticket, it'd be expired.

A funny thing is thiere is, on that bridge, a quick rise that can cause issues at speed. At 4:30am, drunk, it can be hazardous in the extreme. I just wonder if the guy who got punted thot about getting the car towed beforehand, it woulda been the smarter move, considering
 
2022-05-24 8:23:46 PM  
Man that sucks. That's why I'm glad I can afford roadside assistance, much better to stay in my vehicle with the seatbelt still on and wait for the guy with the 1 ton or larger truck with flashing lights to park behind me. It's still no guarantee since plenty of idiots have hit them or cop cars with flashing lights, but it's better odds.

/Someone just hit an F650 construction truck on a major bridge here this morning.
//Hit so hard he spun the truck 180 and rolled the trailer with the construction sign
///Probably also drunk, morning drunks are hardcore
 
2022-05-24 8:24:16 PM  

yuthinasia: fragMasterFlash: Noah_Tall: fragMasterFlash: Swimming? Subby, the only person I know of who survived jumping from that bridge broke both their legs and that was from an intentional suicide attempt, not from being knocked over the railing by a vehicle like this poor kid.

RIP

He wasn't knocked over the railing.  His vehicle rolled and he was thrown out of it and over the bridge. And this boys and girls is why we wear seat belts.  A rolling vehicle usually launches beltless occupants like they were fired from a catapult.

From TFA: According to the Washington State Patrol, Shelley was standing outside a disabled vehicle on the Ship Canal bridge when another vehicle hit Shelley's vehicle from behind. Shelley's vehicle was pushed forward, hitting Shelley and throwing him over the bridge's railing into the water below.

Would you like to go out and come back in again?

I stand corrected. Not going to victim shame, but that's a pretty terrible idea to get out of the car on a freeway with almost no shoulder and giant dropoff.


I had a migraine with visual disruption in the middle of traffic on a curve on a busy interstate.  I was lucky to have made it to the shoulder before I went completely blind.  Had several state troopers do welfare checks and gently suggest that I pull down the road a bit.

I asked them with they wanted to be the guy on the hook for telling someone who is literally blind to get in a several-ton death machine and operate it, or just keep on eye on traffic while I waited for my folks to pick me up.

Moral of the story: Sometimes you can't control where your vehicle ends up.
 
2022-05-24 8:24:32 PM  
EXCEPT in this bridge scenario, your chances of being struck by some dozy jackass while sitting in a disabled vehicle are very high.  If you can't pull off the shoulder on to the grass, you need to get out of the vehicle and stand well away from the inevitable impact when it happens.  In the bridge or restricted lane scenario, you might be better off standing against the barrier/wall well behind your vehicle, and when someone does hit it (they will) the impact should throw the debris and danger forward of your position.

Most Americans are distracted drivers 100% of the time.  They drift in and out of lanes to eat/apply make up/read Mail and everything else you should do at home.  Driving standards are shocking and they will kill you if you give them the opportunity.  This poor schmuck just gave them a new and exciting way to do it.
 
2022-05-24 8:27:39 PM  

I'm an excellent driver: EXCEPT in this bridge scenario, your chances of being struck by some dozy jackass while sitting in a disabled vehicle are very high.  If you can't pull off the shoulder on to the grass, you need to get out of the vehicle and stand well away from the inevitable impact when it happens.  In the bridge or restricted lane scenario, you might be better off standing against the barrier/wall well behind your vehicle, and when someone does hit it (they will) the impact should throw the debris and danger forward of your position.

Most Americans are distracted drivers 100% of the time.  They drift in and out of lanes to eat/apply make up/read Mail and everything else you should do at home.  Driving standards are shocking and they will kill you if you give them the opportunity.  This poor schmuck just gave them a new and exciting way to do it.


Getting out of the vehicle wasn't a good idea here.
 
2022-05-24 8:38:21 PM  

FlyingJ: My sister's wedding reception was held beneath there... yeah kids when those winds over the Columbia took out my alternator while crossing the Interstate Bridge I limped into Vancouver & right next to MasterTech... not the place to break down


No, not that I-5 bridge, this is the one practically in downtown Seattle.
 
2022-05-24 8:44:30 PM  
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2022-05-24 8:59:36 PM  
I'm trying to remember, didn't they add suicide netting to that bridge?  If so, he was launched pretty far.

/I could be thinking the Ballard Bridge...it's been over ten years since I lived in Seattle...
 
2022-05-24 9:04:04 PM  
If you break down on a multi-lane bridge with drivers passing by at speed, and your car is on the shoulder (or as far over as it can go), just leave your car and get off of the bridge.

Call the cops from a safe spot and let them know you're on scene but are not at the vehicle due to the safety hazard.
 
2022-05-24 9:06:28 PM  

puffy999: If you break down on a multi-lane bridge with drivers passing by at speed, and your car is on the shoulder (or as far over as it can go), just leave your car and get off of the bridge.

Call the cops from a safe spot and let them know you're on scene but are not at the vehicle due to the safety hazard.


Actually you're best off staying in the car, usually, buuut I mean if you get out you may as well get off.

...of the bridge. Get off of the bridge.
 
2022-05-24 9:34:22 PM  

Noah_Tall: fragMasterFlash: Swimming? Subby, the only person I know of who survived jumping from that bridge broke both their legs and that was from an intentional suicide attempt, not from being knocked over the railing by a vehicle like this poor kid.

RIP

He wasn't knocked over the railing.  His vehicle rolled and he was thrown out of it and over the bridge. And this boys and girls is why we wear seat belts.  A rolling vehicle usually launches beltless occupants like they were fired from a catapult.


He was standing outside the vehicle, per the article.
 
2022-05-24 9:36:17 PM  

FlyingJ: My sister's wedding reception was held beneath there... yeah kids when those winds over the Columbia took out my alternator while crossing the Interstate Bridge I limped into Vancouver & right next to MasterTech... not the place to break down


This is in Ballard, In Seattle. The Columbia is in Portland.
 
2022-05-24 9:42:58 PM  

yuthinasia: fragMasterFlash: Noah_Tall: fragMasterFlash: Swimming? Subby, the only person I know of who survived jumping from that bridge broke both their legs and that was from an intentional suicide attempt, not from being knocked over the railing by a vehicle like this poor kid.

RIP

He wasn't knocked over the railing.  His vehicle rolled and he was thrown out of it and over the bridge. And this boys and girls is why we wear seat belts.  A rolling vehicle usually launches beltless occupants like they were fired from a catapult.

From TFA: According to the Washington State Patrol, Shelley was standing outside a disabled vehicle on the Ship Canal bridge when another vehicle hit Shelley's vehicle from behind. Shelley's vehicle was pushed forward, hitting Shelley and throwing him over the bridge's railing into the water below.

Would you like to go out and come back in again?

I stand corrected. Not going to victim shame, but that's a pretty terrible idea to get out of the car on a freeway with almost no shoulder and giant dropoff.


I agree getting out of a vehicle in a tight spot like that was a mistake. The Washington State DOT has radio dispatched guys in pickup trucks with emergency lighting and push-friendly bumpers that would have been in there in minutes and gotten that guy to a safe spot at no charge. Basically anyone causing a traffic backup on the freeway around Seattle will get an assist if they simply hold tight for 10 - 15 minutes.
 
2022-05-24 9:45:10 PM  

neapoi: FlyingJ: My sister's wedding reception was held beneath there... yeah kids when those winds over the Columbia took out my alternator while crossing the Interstate Bridge I limped into Vancouver & right next to MasterTech... not the place to break down

This is in Ballard, In Seattle. The Columbia is in Portland.


And I-5 goes nowhere near Ballard.  You both have your bridges wrong.
 
2022-05-24 9:51:06 PM  
It's the Ship Canal Bridge on I-5.
 
2022-05-24 9:52:26 PM  

yuthinasia: Perp was drunk. During very early rush hour. Who does that?


Answer: Someone who was forced to return to working in an office building.
 
2022-05-24 9:56:35 PM  
Seattle Fire spokesperson Kristin Tinsley said water rescue crews responded to the scene and divers were in the water about 15 minutes after the crash was reported.

And about 25 minutes after they could have saved the punted driver.
 
2022-05-24 10:04:31 PM  
If only there was some kind of transportation infrastructure that didn't rely on everyone having to maintain and operate their own heavy machinery in urbanized environments...
 
2022-05-24 10:07:43 PM  

FarkingSmurf: One guy needed AAA and all he got was a guy that needs AA.


Kinda seems like they both needed Sound Transit to get its shiat together and act like it's serving a metro area with a population larger than several states put together instead of pretending Seattle's still some sleepy little wide spot in the road like Pullman...
 
2022-05-24 10:34:39 PM  
Maybe they could use all that surveillance footage to find out what happened?
 
2022-05-24 11:10:48 PM  

Morning Horsefarts: Driver was found dead under the bridge.


Bet he didn't want to feel like he did that day
 
2022-05-24 11:28:27 PM  

OkieDookie: It's the Ship Canal Bridge on I-5.


As distinguished from the Forklift Canal Bridge, further up the Motor Vehicle Freeway.

Or, it's a bridge for ships in a canal:
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2022-05-25 12:06:16 AM  

Miller2226: neapoi: FlyingJ: My sister's wedding reception was held beneath there... yeah kids when those winds over the Columbia took out my alternator while crossing the Interstate Bridge I limped into Vancouver & right next to MasterTech... not the place to break down
This is in Ballard, In Seattle. The Columbia is in Portland.
And I-5 goes nowhere near Ballard.  You both have your bridges wrong.


I should clarify that my mom's family are Seattle Veterans by 120 years & my sister's reception WAS beneath the Ship Canal Bridge but my Plymouth took a dump halfway over the Columbia tween PDX & Van City USA, a lot bigger bridge & I nearly pooped cause it's a No Man's Land in terms of shoulder or active law enforcement. Wieden+Kennedy shot this Chrysler spot on the SCB... doubling for Detroit. 
  
https://youtu.be/PwTO-nDhaU0
 
2022-05-25 12:42:23 AM  
If those dogs get busy curing cancer, we can all live long enough to see self-driving cars end traffic jams.
 
2022-05-25 7:53:58 AM  

Karma Chameleon: Morning Horsefarts: Driver was found dead under the bridge.

Bet he didn't want to feel like he did that day


now that is funny.

post more stuff like that, and less of the other  : )
 
2022-05-25 8:27:12 AM  

Lokilaw2012: I'm trying to remember, didn't they add suicide netting to that bridge?  If so, he was launched pretty far.

/I could be thinking the Ballard Bridge...it's been over ten years since I lived in Seattle...


You're thinking of the Aurora bridge.  Driving over it used to be a bit like flying, if there was light traffic.  Now the multiple barriers give it almost a tunnel feeling.
 
2022-05-25 8:32:25 AM  

KB202: If those dogs get busy curing cancer, we can all live long enough to see self-driving cars end traffic jams.


We may see dogs driving cars before that really happens.

/but hey, fusion is just around the corner.
 
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