Skip to comments.Backseat passenger bounces out of car on MN highway
Posted on 07/16/2012 8:00:14 AM PDT by MplsSteve
The Minnesota State Patrol says a driver who bounced in and out of a highway ditch unknowingly lost her backseat passenger, who was ejected through a broken window.
The patrol says the 72-year-old driver, Louise Ericksen, was driving southbound on Highway 72 in Beltrami County Sunday when her car strayed into the ditch, hit a sign and broke a back window. As the car bounced along the rough terrain, 15-year-old Kendall Ericksen was ejected out the broken window.
The driver maneuvered her Impala back on the highway and continued southbound without realizing Kendall was missing.
The Duluth News Tribune says when the driver and a front seat passenger discovered Kendall wasn't there, they drove back to the area where they had gone in the ditch and found her standing alongside the highway. She wasn't seriously injured.
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She wanted him to turn his Ipod down and he refused. Good on her.
Too Easy. 72 year old driver. Driving on Hwy. 72. Has - no doubt - an IQ of 72. Probably driving 72 MPH.
“this ain’t the way to the Piggly-Wiggly” - Miss Daisy
I like the part where “her car strayed into the ditch.” Maybe it wanted a snack, like when you’re on a trail ride and the horse stops to browse, and when you kick it and say, “Move!” it rolls its eyes at you just like my 14-year-old.
There’s a “Sven & Ole” joke in there somewhere...
I think I saw this on a Three Stooges episode. Curly was thrown from a car that Moe was driving. You see, Moe got upset at Larry who was in the passenger seat and he reached over to pull out a handful of Larry’s hair. The car went off the road and Curly was ejected. He landed on a water pump and consequently broke it. However, in breaking the pump he discovered oil and they all ended up rich.
"Passenger bounced out by Caddilac Escalade."
It’s that personal responsibility thing. You wouldn’t want to hurt the driver’s self esteem. That’s so un-PC.
Now that’s funny...
As the officer approached the vehicle, he observed that the male passenger in the right front seat was ashen and shaking; clearly terrified
The little old lady behind the wheel explained that she thought the number on the Route Shields was the speed limit.
“Uh-huh. And what's wrong with you......there in the passenger seat?” the officer asked.
“We just got off the 118.”
This is why seat-belts were invented.
If the back window had not of already been shattered what would have happened? The person would have bounced up and struck the window and probably have been seriously injured.
BTW, this is why you should wear you seat belt all the time on planes. There have been cases of the plane hitting turbulence mid-flight and passengers being thrown out of their seats and hitting the ceiling (and being injured).
"Mommas, don't let your babies grow up to ride in the back seat when Grandma is driving..."
She hit the gas instead of the brakes.
My brother (who was probably about 8 yrs old IIRC) had this happen to him.
Dad rounded a corner in downtown Cleveland in our old 49 Ford 4-door (no carseats or seatbelts back then).
Brother (riding in the back seat) inadvertently grabbed on door handle and it swung open.
No harm done, thankfully.
Was driving on I-80 west of Rawlins, WY when a car passed me at high speed and I saw a dog in back seat leaping back and forth between the open windows. Suddenly out the passenger side, a large and hairy dog flew out the window and went bouncing down side of pavement with balls of hair peeling off at every impact. I put on the brakes as the car was stopping hard. The dog got up on all fours and shook its self, the car backed up and the dog went running to it seemingly unhurt and jumped into open door.
Impalas are flighty beasts; maybe it caught a whiff of Jaguar, and panicked.
Reminds me of a joke.
An elderly man was driving down the road when he suddenly saw blue lights in his rear-view mirror.
He dutifully pulled over and the officer walked to his door.
“Sir, you rounded a sharp turn about three miles back. When you did, the passenger door came open and your wife fell out onto the roadway.”
“Thank heavens!” the man said.
“What?” said the officer. “Why would you thank heavens for something like that?”
“I thought I’d gone deaf”, the man replied.
Then there’s the German joke about a wrong-way driver on the Autobahn (a serious real life problem):
A little old man decided to visit his cousin an hour away on the Autobahn.
“Hans,” his wife said, “You must take your cell phone, just in case you have car trouble.”
“Yes, Hilda, I will.”
Three hours later Hilda frantically calls Hans—on his way home by now. “Hans, Hans, you MUST be careful, the TV news says there is a wrong-way driver on your part of the Autobahn right now!”
“Yes, yes, I KNOW, Hilda!” Hans replies, “THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF THEM PASSING ME!!!”
Now why would God steer that car into a ditch and throw that poor girl out the back window?
I don’t think you can blame God for that—I think the blame lies strictly with the driver of the car.
This is why I never carry passengers in the back seat.
That’s what the trunk’s for.
I'm trying to imagine the "rough terrain" that would smash a REAR window, and then bounce a kid out said window.
Then I'm trying to imagine the circumstances that would impel me to keep driving after I somehow make it back up to the road.
Seems to me that unless you're being chased by bikers (ala Mad Max) - or on your way to the hospital, it would be prudent to stop and take stock of the vehicle - AND YOUR PASSENGERS!!!
But only on the way TO the store. It’s too full of the grocery on the way back.
On the way home there’s the Romney Technique.
Shhhhh! That’s our little secret!
And the roof rack.
Please tell me that this viedo clip wasn’t doctored...?!
Attempted murder by a large, gas guzzling car?
It was the SUV’s day off.
I suspect since the Obama admin took over, most SUV’s have gone underground.
Can’t say that I blame them. I often wish I was there, myself.
They’ve formed an alliance with the large soft drinks.
“Theyve formed an alliance with the large soft drinks.”
Grocery store plastic bags are squished, and cowering beneath them.
War is hell.
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