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Don't drive tired

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by S.B., Oct 3, 2010.

  1. Oct 3, 2010 at 1:37 AM
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    S.B.

    S.B. [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Got this in an E-mail from a friend.

    This accident occurred north of Deer Lodge on I-90. The driver was approximately 22 years old — heading east to College. He had left central Washington early in the morning. He fell asleep at the wheel and drifted off the shoulder hitting the end of the section of guard rail.
    The guard rail came through the right headlight, engine compartment, firewall, glove box, passenger seat, rear seat and exited out the driver’s side rear window. That is 120 LF of guard rail that threaded through the suburban. No passengers and the driver was not injured.

    I am sharing this as a reminder to all about NOT driving when you shouldn’t be behind the wheel (drinking, texting, distracted or just plain tired).

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    Enjoy. If there is no other thread like this then add your findings of crazy crashs for the cause being: tired.
     
  2. Oct 3, 2010 at 1:41 AM
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    BakoTruck

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    Good tip!
     
  3. Oct 3, 2010 at 2:30 AM
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    MountainEarth

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    First of all that dude's lucky to be alive much less unscathed. Second of all good god how fast was he going to drive that much guardrail through the vehicle?! That 3rd picture's insane!
     
  4. Oct 3, 2010 at 2:45 AM
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    shampoop

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    HOLY SHIT!!! third pic is insane!!!
     
  5. Oct 3, 2010 at 7:21 AM
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    MTgirl

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    I'm surprised to see this here, not many Montana news stories make the rounds outside of the state. If anyones interested, here's a link to the original newspaper story. That kid is very lucky that things turned out the way that they did, could have been so much worse. For one thing, that stretch of road is relatively straight and flat but a short distance in either direction has some curves and hills.
     
  6. Oct 3, 2010 at 7:33 AM
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    paintdiddy

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  7. Oct 3, 2010 at 8:10 AM
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    Great timing. I was driving from Napa to San Fransisco last night and had to pull over for a catnap. No, not drunk - had flowin in from Virginia where I'd woken up at 4am, so just a long day.
     
  8. Oct 3, 2010 at 8:25 AM
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    Andrew H

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    Crazy. Could have been bad if the burb was loaded with people.

    Reminds me of a call I went on. Lady was distracted/fell asleep when driving home on the interstate. Drifted into the median, the car slid 90 degrees to the left hitting the trunk of the tree with the passenger side door. She was going so fast that she wrapped the car around the tree 180 degrees back to the right. When she first struck the tree, a big branch went through the wind shield in front of the A post and when the car wrapped around the tree, the branch folded the entire roof onto the trunk of the car, turning it into a convertible. Her head looked like a smashed pumpkin.

    Glad this kid made it out okay in the OP.
     
  9. Oct 3, 2010 at 9:36 AM
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    Good god, he should go buy a lotto ticket after that.
     
  10. Oct 3, 2010 at 9:45 AM
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    :eek: How fast was he going?
     
  11. Oct 3, 2010 at 10:24 AM
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    That's wild.
     
  12. Oct 3, 2010 at 10:55 AM
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    x2 lol. That could of been HORRFIC if he had a passenger.
     
  13. Oct 3, 2010 at 12:03 PM
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    Well, speed limit up here is 75 mph so probably close to that. They still can't figure out how the guardrail did that, its supposed to collapse/crumple when struck.
     
  14. Oct 3, 2010 at 12:12 PM
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    That was on the news here, that is a crazy accident.
     
  15. Oct 3, 2010 at 12:40 PM
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    There's been times when I've worked 16-18 hour days and I just wanted to get home so badly I just went without taking a nap.

    Two separate occasions I a kinda nodded off at the wheel. No accidents or near misses thank god, but still scary as fuck when you realized...uh...I just fell asleep/blacked out for a good few seconds there.

    Never again. Risk is never worth it. Impaired driving is impaired driving, whether it's impaired with alcohol, drugs, lack of sleep or a missing prescription glasses.
     
  16. Oct 3, 2010 at 1:13 PM
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    ink junky I phucking hate people >:(

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    Damn, talk about an eye opener, I bet he was awake after that. Good thing he lived to talk about it.
     
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