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(News.com.au)   If you're going around the scene of an accident in a semi, try not to drag the accident with you (with video)   (news.com.au) divider line
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2008-03-21 5:18:45 AM  
some people just take PICTURES of accidents, some are a little more ambitious.

/he's not a bad man
//he's just ambitious
 
2008-03-21 5:23:15 AM  
I didn't see it! I didn't see the puddy tat!
 
2008-03-21 5:29:14 AM  
Haha, farking tard.

/Truck drivers suck.
 
2008-03-21 5:32:19 AM  
There was a cane toad in that lane, he was just a little overzealous to run it over.
 
2008-03-21 5:45:01 AM  
 
2008-03-21 5:57:27 AM  
Policie were on the scene when the truckie struck the carie and drug it down the roadie.
I'm begining to understand how to speak Australian, and with no help from Fosters. (Canadian for 'beer')
 
2008-03-21 5:59:42 AM  
Actually, I can see how that could happen, as I've had encounters with "invisible" vehicles in the past. Here you have a black car, at night, crosswise (? Why wasn't that reason to block that lane?) in the road (also dark coloured), surrounded by bright, flashing lights and 'viewed' from a significant height. Perfect setup for what happened.

Those damned "public safety" vehicles with their blinding blinkers often make the scene they're working more hazardous, not less. Same goes for those night work sites.
 
2008-03-21 6:10:17 AM  
Larva Lump: Actually, I can see how that could happen, as I've had encounters with "invisible" vehicles in the past. Here you have a black car, at night, crosswise (? Why wasn't that reason to block that lane?) in the road (also dark coloured), surrounded by bright, flashing lights and 'viewed' from a significant height. Perfect setup for what happened.

Those damned "public safety" vehicles with their blinding blinkers often make the scene they're working more hazardous, not less. Same goes for those night work sites.


If only that would invent some type of light that focuses on things directly in front of you. Maybe even a set of them.
 
2008-03-21 6:19:17 AM  
(with video)

FAIL. No vid now.
 
2008-03-21 6:27:38 AM  
"It was a funny angle!"
 
2008-03-21 6:28:40 AM  
Worked fine for me.
 
2008-03-21 6:29:43 AM  
People filming accidents are asshats.
 
2008-03-21 6:37:21 AM  
My theory is that both the semi driver and the car he pushed were rubber-necking, the semi driver didn't notice the car in front had slowed down to rubberneck, and ended up hitting/draggin him. And yeah, those epileptic-seizure-inducing LED 'safety' lights that blind you from 5 miles away don't help either.
 
2008-03-21 6:39:13 AM  
I need some cowprint in my BMW
 
2008-03-21 7:18:17 AM  
Malachilenomade: (with video)

FAIL. No vid now.


Yep, video's still there. Scroll down a bit.
 
2008-03-21 7:20:41 AM  
Dairy cow pattern seat covers?

/was expecting dingo
 
2008-03-21 7:24:56 AM  
agos1247: I need some cowprint in my BMW

I came for the cowprint comments and wasn't disappointed.

/also there's the car/seatcovers and he gets out in a coverall. lol
 
2008-03-21 7:40:03 AM  
CtrlAltDelete: "It was a funny angle!"

Damn you. -cracks a beer and goes off to watch Snatch again-
 
2008-03-21 7:56:18 AM  
I'm simultaneously pleased and dismayed that I wasn't the first to say anything about the BMW's fabulous seat covers. Nothing says "taste & class" quite like a car full of cowprint.
 
2008-03-21 7:56:54 AM  
1337Eliminator: /Truck drivers suck.

Thanks for identifying yourself.
 
2008-03-21 8:15:29 AM  
excusemesenator: I'm simultaneously pleased and dismayed that I wasn't the first to say anything about the BMW's fabulous seat covers. Nothing says "taste & class" quite like a car full of cowprint.

Well it's a Holden Commodore, not a BMW, so it's got "taste and class" written all over it already, even without the seat covers!
 
2008-03-21 8:15:49 AM  
seabass242:

If only that would invent some type of light that focuses on things directly in front of you. Maybe even a set of them.


Perfect. You win the internets today my friend.
 
2008-03-21 8:19:25 AM  
At least, according to the article, is wasn't noisy.

/obscure?
 
2008-03-21 8:29:10 AM  
CtrlAltDelete: "It was a funny angle!"

It was behind you, Jerome. When you reverse things tend to come from behind.
 
2008-03-21 8:35:33 AM  
"where did he come from?"

"he was right in front of you!"

That was classic. But I agree with SirFire, those "safety" lights probably can induce a seizure. I do plenty of night driving, and I have to avert my eyes when I come across an accident or someone getting pulled over so I'm not blinded. To go from having your eyes adjusted to the dark conditions to intense bright blinky lights can lead to a perilous situation.

I can handle the peril.

I could see, pun intended, how this could happen, too.
 
2008-03-21 9:09:20 AM  
"The first car was changing a tyre in the centre lane. It was quiet a dangerous position.

They can't spell and they call truckers "Truckie", but at least they've got the noise level under control.

/wonders if the truckies bought any duckies from the local Luckies.
 
2008-03-21 9:10:30 AM  
SomeRandomBloke Are you insinuating that a Holden Commodore is not, in fact, the pinnacle of driving luxury and engineering?

/owns a white Holden Commodore, like 1/2 of the rest of .au
 
2008-03-21 9:19:31 AM  
I don't see a video for this, either.
 
2008-03-21 9:25:47 AM  
On this very night, ten years ago, along this very stretch of road in a dense fog just like this. I saw the worst accident I ever seen. There was this sound, like a garbage truck dropped off the Empire State Building... And when they pulled the driver's body from the twisted, burning wreck. It looked like this...

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2008-03-21 9:43:08 AM  
I've been to many traffic crashes as a volunteer firefighter. It's amazing how clueless other motorists are. They are either wrapped up in staring at the original crash, or are so intent on not being delayed or further inconvenienced that they are completely oblivious to anything else occurring on the road.
 
2008-03-21 10:18:01 AM  
He's just trying to help and cut down on rubbernecking; really providing a public service when you think about it.
 
2008-03-21 11:19:08 AM  
Toriko: SomeRandomBloke Are you insinuating that a Holden Commodore is not, in fact, the pinnacle of driving luxury and engineering?

/owns a white Holden Commodore, like 1/2 of the rest of .au


Heh, so do I. And I have an old BMW, so I can see both sides of the argument.

/no cow covers in either of them, though!
 
2008-03-21 12:12:33 PM  
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/I now return you to your regularly-scheduled Farking.
 
2008-03-21 1:25:33 PM  
Larva Lump: Actually, I can see how that could happen, as I've had encounters with "invisible" vehicles in the past. Here you have a black car, at night, crosswise (? Why wasn't that reason to block that lane?) in the road (also dark coloured), surrounded by bright, flashing lights and 'viewed' from a significant height. Perfect setup for what happened.

Those damned "public safety" vehicles with their blinding blinkers often make the scene they're working more hazardous, not less. Same goes for those night work sites.


Absolutely right! It often seems that the flood lights are intentionally aimed into the eyes of passing drivers.
 
2008-03-21 2:27:19 PM  
I look forward to the day when a truck will pull up to a red light, then a guy carrying a chain hooks it to the rear of the truck, and when the light turns green, bye-bye to the red light ticket camera.
 
2008-03-21 3:14:51 PM  
Unimpressed:

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2008-03-21 3:42:43 PM  
but the biggest fail in this case goes to the farking idiot who stopped in the center lane, at night, to change their farking tyre. I didn't know they had mexicans in Australia.

/brother live in CA for 12 years
//mind-numbing stupidity
///even for California
 
2008-03-21 4:30:10 PM  
Yeh, whats up with that "Changing tyre in the centre lane" nonsense?
That is fail right there.
 
2008-03-21 5:48:33 PM  
Well, if all those people in the video had their steering wheels on the proper side of the car, this would have never happened.
 
2008-03-22 3:13:21 AM  
Oh man, I love the Australian cops screaming "are you fair dinkum mate?". It's right up there with the arrest (in Australia) of a suspect they had momentarily disoriented by throwing a beer car at his head
 
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