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(WoodTV)   Man breaks wheelchair land speed record at 50 mph. Unfortunately, he was attached to the front of a semi truck at the time   (wwmt.com) divider line
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2007-06-07 10:26:21 AM  
Awesome headline, subby.

I'm frankly amazed that the guy wasn't injured. Wow.
 
2007-06-07 10:39:59 AM  
For love of all things good, stop?

I thought you were hollerin, giddy-up go daddy, giddy-up go!
 
2007-06-07 10:44:10 AM  
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RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH TIMMMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!
 
2007-06-07 11:29:07 AM  
great headline.
 
2007-06-07 11:30:12 AM  
Someone post a pic. This guy was wearing an "I'm a Pepper" t-shirt for crying out loud.
 
2007-06-07 11:30:20 AM  
heard this on bob and tom this morning. unbelievable.
 
2007-06-07 11:30:25 AM  
Was it a vegetable truck?
 
2007-06-07 11:31:23 AM  
I'm in ur grill, goin AAAAHHHHHHHHHH!
 
2007-06-07 11:33:33 AM  
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Optimus Prime is PISSED!
 
2007-06-07 11:34:01 AM  
+1 for headline subby
-1 for sending me to hell
 
2007-06-07 11:35:20 AM  
Paw Paw police. That made me lol.
 
2007-06-07 11:35:25 AM  
Don’t feel bad, the guy said it was the ride of his life. Judging by the pic, some life.
 
2007-06-07 11:36:00 AM  
Glad the guy wasn't hurt... especially because this made me laugh hysterically.
 
2007-06-07 11:36:33 AM  
OMG THERE WAS THIS KID IN A WHEEL CHAIR GOING DOWN A HILL REAL FAST AND HE WAS LIKE WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
 
2007-06-07 11:36:48 AM  
how the hell does something like this happen?
 
2007-06-07 11:37:41 AM  
This article has made me laugh harder than anything else I've read all week.
 
2007-06-07 11:38:07 AM  
He actually did it.

I'm inspired. I am going to quit my job at Submarine Supreme making sandwiches because I am an animator! I must follow my dreams!
 
2007-06-07 11:38:52 AM  
ahwahoo2006
how the hell does something like this happen?

Drivers assuming they own the road? The bigger their vehicle, the bigger the ownage!

That's why I ride my bike as if they're all out to get me.
 
2007-06-07 11:40:55 AM  
If you're going to do something stupid as that, I'd take the opportunity to start shouting for help to see how many people who laugh or run after a speeding semi to help. Even after the cops beat the crap out of me, I figure it would be a story for the ages.
 
2007-06-07 11:41:00 AM  
Driver said he had no idea, but what was the dude doing in the middle of the road? His wheelchair is not exactly The Silver Bullet if you know what I mean.
 
2007-06-07 11:42:24 AM  
Funny b/c he wasn't hurt, and managed to only spill his pop. I'm guessing that more beverages were spilled/spit into keyboards by the first dozen readers than lost during this. also covered by The Age:
http://www.theage.com.au/news/World/US-man-survives-truck-road-trip/20​07/06/07/1 181089245284.html
 
2007-06-07 11:44:52 AM  
Guntram Shatterhand: Driver said he had no idea, but what was the dude doing in the middle of the road? His wheelchair is not exactly The Silver Bullet if you know what I mean.

People in wheelchairs often have to cross the road.
 
2007-06-07 11:45:10 AM  
learn2fly

The Paw Paw po-po.
 
2007-06-07 11:45:15 AM  
What's the guy's name? Wez?
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2007-06-07 11:46:41 AM  
VladTheEmailer: Guntram Shatterhand: Driver said he had no idea, but what was the dude doing in the middle of the road? His wheelchair is not exactly The Silver Bullet if you know what I mean.

People in wheelchairs often have to cross the road.


Thank you Farkit for the miscredit there...good job.
 
2007-06-07 11:47:16 AM  
I submitted it with a better, Timmy based headline.
 
2007-06-07 11:47:48 AM  
Tentacle:
Drivers assuming they own the road? The bigger their vehicle, the bigger the ownage!

That's why I ride my bike as if they're all out to get me.


Truck drivers are the least of your worries. They're generally very aware of cyclists, and quite courteous to them.
 
2007-06-07 11:48:21 AM  
THINK OF THE POSSIBILITIES!!!
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2007-06-07 11:54:03 AM  
Damn, good thing that truck driver was only four miles from his destination. Imagine if he was headed for the freeway instead?
 
2007-06-07 11:55:21 AM  
MAXIMUM HANDICAP OVERDRIVE

[image from panorama-cinema.com too old to be available]
 
2007-06-07 11:57:17 AM  
pissing contest? Hawkins rides the "vomit comet", this guy counters with the "thrill grill." geeez.
 
2007-06-07 11:59:38 AM  
Shenanigans
 
2007-06-07 12:03:14 PM  
this is why i love FARK
 
2007-06-07 12:04:10 PM  
I think that explains the brown streak that went down the middle of the road for four miles....

That guy was pretty calm considering the ride he had! I would be having nightmares for the rest of my life!
 
2007-06-07 12:05:45 PM  
At least he was a good sport about his drink spilling. Man I would have been PISSED!
 
2007-06-07 12:06:15 PM  
Because the guy is OK, I feel no shame in laughing to the point of tears at the mental image of a truck with a wheelchair stuck to the front of it, and the guy flailing his arms around wildly, screaming for help.

On the downside, you just know the Jackass crew is working on a way to duplicate this stunt.
 
2007-06-07 12:08:51 PM  
You can tell the kid was happy from the amount of bugs when he smiled.
Yes, we're on the highway to Hell...isn't that just down the road from Paw Paw?
 
2007-06-07 12:09:10 PM  
No Such Agency: They're generally very aware of cyclists, and quite courteous to them.

You obviously haven't ridden in Texas before, have ya?
 
2007-06-07 12:10:54 PM  
one0nine: On the downside, you just know the Jackass crew is working on a way to duplicate this stunt.

It would only be a downside if, like this guy, they survived it.
 
2007-06-07 12:12:24 PM  
I hate when that happens.
 
2007-06-07 12:14:47 PM  
If I'm ever terminally ill, this is going on my list of things to do.
 
2007-06-07 12:17:43 PM  
lc6529,

He's not calm, he's parapalegic.

/ok not really
//If I believed in hell, I'd be there
 
2007-06-07 12:23:49 PM  
Sugar,

I was talking about his whole demeanor in general. I didn't expect him to get up and start waving his arms aroung.

Just because he is parapalegic doesn't mean he can't get pissed...
 
2007-06-07 12:26:05 PM  
i191.photobucket.com

for the great unwashed. here is a paw paw. truly on of mother natures treats. when you can find them. they are yellow when ripe.racoons and 'possums usually get them first.
 
2007-06-07 12:29:05 PM  
detnews.com has an audio of the 911 calls made by witnesses.
 
2007-06-07 12:29:26 PM  
Tentacle: Drivers assuming they own the road? The bigger their vehicle, the bigger the ownage!

That's why I ride my bike as if they're all out to get me.


Oh god, lets not start another bike thread.

Please.
 
2007-06-07 12:38:32 PM  
 
2007-06-07 12:39:58 PM  
if he just rolled in front of him very close to the grill coming from the passenger side, it's pretty believable that he wouldnt have seen him at all.
 
2007-06-07 12:42:35 PM  
According to MSN, he rolled in front of the truck at a gas station and somehow his handlebars got stuck in the grill.
 
2007-06-07 12:42:55 PM  
one0nine:On the downside, you just know the Jackass crew is working on a way to duplicate this stunt.

On the upside one of them could be seriously hurt or, better yet, die in the attempt.
 
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