National Drive Stupid Day!!!!
Got called into work on a VERY nice weather day today. Only the third day I've worked this year so guess I shouldn't complain.
Had a short run - only 142 miles total. What I hauled would have fit in the back seat of my car, I made the comment that this wasn't even worth the diesel fuel. Bosshole says Theres over $50,000 there.
Note to self: Ag chemicals are high priced.
Anyhow, I saw a semi that completely lost its right fron tire/wheel assembly. He got it to the shoulder and stopped safely - somehow. Couldn't get a pic of that one.
Next was ... well, I don't now what happened. This was when I got back in town. 1/2 block from where I work. The buildings in the background is my companys place. No skid marks - they just drove off in the ditch. Side airbags were deployed. I thought you had to be going 35MPH for airbags? Couldn't have been anywhere close to that speed. Not much damage to the vehicle. Gestapo had just rolled up.
That intersection right behind the cop car is a 4 way stop
I cut out of work early because its so nice and this mess is about 300 feet from my driveway....
Looks like they casually crossed the oncoming lane and ran off the left side of the road and then whipped it hard, losing all control. Sliding around 180 degrees from which they started while going back across both lanes leaving nice black marks. Off the road on their own side however backwards and into the ditch. Ground was thawed and very muddy so that might have saved the car.
Edited by Gtractor, January 30, 2016 - 06:55 AM.