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Burkhart's Blog ^ | 09.29.09 | Alan Burkhart

Posted on 09/29/2009 8:57:38 PM PDT by neverhome

...There was this old Buick, a big late 60’s road yacht, crammed into the back of the trailer. The man and wife inside were hurt although not terribly so. But behind them was the little Datsun pickup truck (remember those?) that had hit the Buick hard enough to shove it into my trailer. The two girls inside were badly injured. The driver’s forehead had been essentially peeled back and the flap of skin was hanging down over her face. I eased it back into place and held it there to slow her bleeding until an ambulance arrived. The other girl’s legs were bleeding freely, the dashboard having been pushed down on them just above her knees. Both were unconscious...

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TOPICS: Humor; Society; Travel; Weather
KEYWORDS: accidents; georgia; traffic; trucks
Ouch
1 posted on 09/29/2009 8:57:39 PM PDT by neverhome
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To: neverhome

Did you consider pinging Blam:)


2 posted on 09/29/2009 9:03:18 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: neverhome

Well at least he admits that he caused the accident in story #5...


3 posted on 09/29/2009 9:04:25 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: neverhome
"The driver’s forehead had been essentially peeled back and the flap of skin was hanging down over her face."

Tailgaters can look really funny.


4 posted on 09/29/2009 9:05:01 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote)
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To: Cold Heart

I don’t blam. :-)


5 posted on 09/29/2009 9:06:21 PM PDT by neverhome (Everyone shut up until AFTER I have my coffee)
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To: rockrr

Well, I did. Hard to deny it when you just back all over someone poor woman who’s sitting there minding her own business. Besides, she was a great-looking gal.


6 posted on 09/29/2009 9:08:24 PM PDT by neverhome (Everyone shut up until AFTER I have my coffee)
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To: neverhome; Cold Heart
"I don’t blam. :-)"

I do.

7 posted on 09/29/2009 9:11:38 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Hm... that was supposed to say “I don’t *know* Blam. What the heck, it’s late and I’m old.


8 posted on 09/29/2009 9:14:26 PM PDT by neverhome (Everyone shut up until AFTER I have my coffee)
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To: neverhome

Purty good stories.

Stay safe.


9 posted on 09/29/2009 9:27:43 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: blam

Ping.


10 posted on 09/29/2009 9:28:24 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: blam

BLAM!


11 posted on 09/29/2009 9:30:40 PM PDT by REDWOOD99
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To: neverhome

I really liked that story about the guy at the toll booth.

12 posted on 09/29/2009 9:36:10 PM PDT by smokingfrog (No man's life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session. I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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To: neverhome

A few weeks ago my son was driving his BIL’s truck to pull a flatbed trailer. He was hit while sitting at a stoplight. The other driver was going 35 MPH and never even touched his brakes. OUCH.

One of the burning questions these days is “Were they on the cell phone when the accident happened?”


13 posted on 09/29/2009 9:57:02 PM PDT by notpoliticallycorewrecked (According to the MSM, I'm a fringe sitting, pajama wearing Freeper)
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked

Texting while driving is sort of an epidemic. From where I sit up in the truck cab I see it all the time (among other things).


14 posted on 09/29/2009 10:01:53 PM PDT by neverhome (Everyone shut up until AFTER I have my coffee)
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To: smokingfrog

The guy was a complete jerk. Calling me names, etc. I’ve found that making nice with people like him just drives them insane.


15 posted on 09/29/2009 10:03:52 PM PDT by neverhome (Everyone shut up until AFTER I have my coffee)
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To: Tainan

Thanks :-)


16 posted on 09/29/2009 10:04:50 PM PDT by neverhome (Everyone shut up until AFTER I have my coffee)
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To: neverhome

Tonight, while driving home from Detroit, I saw a young woman with a cigarette in her left hand, and a talking into a cell-phone with her right hand.
At 75 miles an hour.


17 posted on 09/29/2009 11:00:00 PM PDT by gigster
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To: neverhome

Good article! Thanks! Driving cautously, and courtesly is almot a thing of the past!


18 posted on 09/29/2009 11:20:02 PM PDT by LetMarch (If a man knows the right way to live, and does not live it, there is no greater coward. (Anonyous)
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To: neverhome

I backed over a vampire once, but I swear I looked in my rear-view mirror...


19 posted on 09/30/2009 2:27:52 AM PDT by mozarky2 (Ya never stand so tall as when ya stoop to stomp a statist!)
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To: gigster

Ah. A multitasker.


20 posted on 09/30/2009 3:51:57 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: mozarky2
I backed over a vampire once, but I swear I looked in my rear-view mirror...

Attach a big chrome crucifix to the back of your car. That'll serve as a back-up alarm for the vampires. :-)
21 posted on 09/30/2009 4:33:41 AM PDT by neverhome (Everyone shut up until AFTER I have my coffee)
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked

Spring break I went to Florida to spend some time with my 8 year-old granddaughter. Waiting our turn to travel the one lane available (road paving) a tractor trailer ran into the line of stopped cars going more than 60 miles per hour. He was “distracted” and didn’t see the signs and the lights, etc. My granddaughter and I were the only ones not hospitalized.

I’m impressed with the Chrysler 300 - it has some kind of passenger safety system from Mercades Benz. I knew the car was totalled front and back, but didn’t realize there was full sized pickup truck on the roof until I got out.


22 posted on 09/30/2009 5:31:22 AM PDT by Roses0508
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To: Roses0508

WOW A truck on the roof?

There must be some angels with hurt wings. Bet that you wanted to hug that 8 yo granddaughter extra tight these days.

My granddaughter will turn 5 next month. Grandkids are a special gift from God.


23 posted on 09/30/2009 10:59:02 AM PDT by notpoliticallycorewrecked (According to the MSM, I'm a fringe sitting, pajama wearing Freeper)
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To: Roses0508

Similar incident in Meridian, MS a few years ago. Coming west on I-20 there is a blind hill just before you enter town. Traffic was stopped for construction just over the hill.

A trucker comes through and smashes into the rear of the line because he couldn’t see it in time. Eastbound truckers were screaming at him on the CB radio to slow down, but he didn’t have it switched on. By all reports he wasn’t speeding, but just couldn’t stop in time. Wiped out a whole family. The end of the line was in exactly the wrong place. Doubtful a car or suv could have avoided it either.

Can’t help but wonder why he didn’t take to the ditch. I must assume he just didn’t have time to react. That area doesn’t have much incline so he could have left the road and stayed upright.

A pickup ON TOP of the car? That’s amazing.


24 posted on 09/30/2009 4:46:36 PM PDT by neverhome (Everyone shut up until AFTER I have my coffee)
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