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#1 Old 08-24-2010
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Ouch! 100MPH Crash

Well, at least it was not an SLK, and evidently the guy survived - honestly don't see how!


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I saw it on TV this morning. Direct broadside hit with the bridge. Not much left of the vehicle and they said he was ejected. I hope he survives and learned a lesson.
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Amazing that his car/pieces didn't hit someone else and/or cause another accident. Had he not hit that bridge support, he would have taken out several cars/people.

epic FAIL.
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I second the "Epic FAIL". Big time!!! What a looser.

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"He crashed when he drove off the left side of the roadway while passing a Sugarcreek Twp. police car."

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Darwin was not paying attention.


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yup he was lucky , i saw that on the new last night..
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Thats what happens when you see a cop and freak out. You gotta learn how to keep your cool and control your car
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And not do 100MPH on a busy highway (if that is indeed what he was doing).

Frankly i'm more concerned about the poor bridge support that the media totally ignored than the complete half-wit of a driver, i hope its not got structural damage the poor thing.
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How true, Dan. I was looking repeatedly at the video to see whether the bridge had an damage.

Clearly Darwinian forces were absent then. What a muppet!


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My wife and i saw that last night on the tube, that guy is lucky. If he wasn't ejected he probably wouldn't have survived.
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Actually, pictures of the interior show the seat still attached, and GM uses two anchors in those cars, belt and shoulder so he would have been okay, probably.

I hope he had a good excuse!
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I hope he had a good excuse!
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Well, at least it was not an SLK, and evidently the guy survived - honestly don't see how!
He survived partly due to him being thrown from the car while it was in mid-air prior to the final impact against the bridge itself.
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What really amazes me is that he didn't even appear to be trying to slow down. Suicidal perhaps ?
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What really amazes me is that he didn't even appear to be trying to slow down. Suicidal perhaps ?
if you watch the video frame by frame, you will notice he applies the breaks while in mid-air ...

Maybe he installed 'Air Brakes' ?
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That video should be named, "Smokey & the Bandit".

Seriously, Hollywood TRIES to get cars to fly with jumps & ramps for car chase stunts - this Genius did it powered by Stupidity alone. Impressive.
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Its on a lot of new stations and websites, even local blogs here mentioned it.

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Yeah, it's sure made the rounds. Darwin was looking the other way when this guy decided to make his run to work.



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