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Truck Carrying $100,000 Of Lobster Slams Into Westwood Bridge; Driver Charged
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/07/01/truck-crashes-into-mbta-rail-bridge-in-westwood-catches-fire/ ^

Posted on 07/02/2014 5:14:34 AM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016

WESTWOOD (CBS) – A truck carrying 7,000 pounds of lobster slammed into an MBTA rail bridge in Westwood early Tuesday morning, sparking a fire and huge problems for commuters. The driver of the 13-foot tall Ryder rental truck tried to clear the 10-foot, 6-inch East Street overpass around 4:50 a.m. and failed. The truck burst into flames after the crash. Surveillance video captured the impact. “As a result of impact, a small fire started in the air-conditioner compressor that is positioned near the roof of the truck,” Westwood police spokesman Paul Toland said in a statement. “The fire was quickly extinguished and no injuries were reported as a result of the crash,” said Toland.


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1 posted on 07/02/2014 5:14:34 AM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016
Poor man's Lobster Flambé?
2 posted on 07/02/2014 5:17:51 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

That’s as good as the 11 feet 8 inch bridge!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzkWTcDZFH0


3 posted on 07/02/2014 5:19:33 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

I bet the rental agreement
does not include a stupidity rider (Ryder?)


4 posted on 07/02/2014 5:21:15 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

will someone insert a Prof Zoidberg pic?


5 posted on 07/02/2014 5:24:48 AM PDT by Revelation 911
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

Fortunately, a tanker full of melted butter happened by and all was well.


6 posted on 07/02/2014 5:25:12 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: HangnJudge
I bet the rental agreement does not include a stupidity rider (Ryder?)

Actually, it probably does. I had a conversation with a Uhaul employee who told me of someone who bought theinsurance, and got the truck stuck in a multi-story PARKING GARAGE! Insurance covered that , but he fled the scene, whi h made MUCH bigger problems.
7 posted on 07/02/2014 5:31:05 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you're litigating against nuns, you've probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

OMG! I know that bridge so well! My brother lives right near there, and my other brother lived at the other end of the street. That road connects to I95 and is heavily trafficked, especially at Rush Hour. The 128 Industrial loop also connects to that street. This is Hugh and Series, and not to mention, quite TASTY!

Roasted lobster, mmm mmm mmm!


8 posted on 07/02/2014 5:35:31 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016; sionnsar; abigailsmybaby; A CA Guy; airborne; Aloysius88; Altariel; ...

Bridge insanity ping.
I see truck drivers do real “Breel Yunt” things at my job.
Changing the bridge won’t change anything, drivers will still find a way to be absolutely earth shatteringly STUPID.


9 posted on 07/02/2014 5:37:20 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: liberalh8ter

Truck driver carrying butter stopped to help.


10 posted on 07/02/2014 5:37:45 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

That’s a lotta boiled lobstah...pass da buttah


11 posted on 07/02/2014 5:40:18 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

All you can eat lobster buffet


12 posted on 07/02/2014 5:41:42 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

Michelle “The Mooch” obama went into a panic mode when she heard that, the truck was heading down the Washington to deliver her next days lunch.


13 posted on 07/02/2014 5:45:49 AM PDT by RetSignman
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

A work colleague just left yesterday for a vacation with family in Maine, declaring it will be a smashing success as long as he gets one lobster roll per day. Looks like there might be a kink in the supply chain...


14 posted on 07/02/2014 5:52:04 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

That there can make a crustacean crabby...


15 posted on 07/02/2014 5:58:09 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Uncle Chip
And was backed up by a produce truck carrying a load of lemons :-)
16 posted on 07/02/2014 5:59:24 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

Happens ALL...THE...TIME at that bridge. I’m a barber at a shop about a block from that location and it’s a frequent occurance. Recently an MBTA bus driver decided to take his bus off route for a shortcut and, well, the results were predicatble. As many times as that bridge has been whacked you’d think the structural integrity would have been compromised by now. Every time I pass under it when a commuter train is going over I’m a little uneasy


17 posted on 07/02/2014 6:08:39 AM PDT by wally-balls
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016
“The fire was quickly extinguished and no injuries were reported as a result of the crash,” said Toland.

does that include the lobsters?

18 posted on 07/02/2014 6:20:16 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

This guy is wikkid retahded...


19 posted on 07/02/2014 6:20:28 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: T-Bird45
long as he gets one lobster roll per day

Monday my daughter who works at supermarket deli called to tell me they just put lobsters on sale at 3.99 a pound. Told her to steam me 2. Today I'm having a lobster sandwich from the leftovers.

20 posted on 07/02/2014 6:24:03 AM PDT by AU72
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To: liberalh8ter

thus qualifying all of them for hero status —


21 posted on 07/02/2014 6:30:21 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016
The driver of the 13-foot tall Ryder rental truck tried to clear the 10-foot, 6-inch East Street overpass around 4:50 a.m. and failed.

Math is hard.

22 posted on 07/02/2014 6:31:16 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

To prevent duplication, please do not alter the published headline, thx.


23 posted on 07/02/2014 6:43:21 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator
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To: Darksheare

Low bridge and truck mayhem: http://11foot8.com/


24 posted on 07/02/2014 6:55:38 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

Add to it some GPS idiocy, and you have a “perfect storm of stupid”.
“But my GPS said to go this way!”
“But my GPS says tis is Home Depot!” [Sign says the location is NOT home depot, but a medical supply warehouse..]


25 posted on 07/02/2014 7:05:37 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: wally-balls

>>I’m a barber at a shop about a block from that location<<

Why isn’t your name ‘hair balls’?


26 posted on 07/02/2014 8:26:50 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: Darksheare
Thanks for the Ping,Darks.
The lobsters where making a last ditch bid for freedom...
Isn't this the famously low bridge installed to bypass a level crossing 200 yards away?
27 posted on 07/02/2014 8:28:41 AM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: moose07

Don’t recall exactly.
But it is a massive math fail.


28 posted on 07/02/2014 8:44:43 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

Thank you for the ping.

Now I can’t get the ides of lobster for lunch out of mind......mmmmm.


29 posted on 07/02/2014 9:04:06 AM PDT by Gefn (More cowbell)
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

Google: 42.232617,-71.160314


30 posted on 07/02/2014 9:20:57 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

If you google 42.232617,-71.160314 and go to street view, you can see that the bridge is marked as 12’ 1”.


31 posted on 07/02/2014 9:24:08 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Gefn

Oops, sorry.


32 posted on 07/02/2014 9:34:45 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

Down here in this neck of the woods there are people that are hold a wake for euthanized geese. I kid you not. The geese were polluting the water system. The environmentalists says the geese were doing no harm so they are holding a wake. Watch out for lobster wakes next. Is there a bill, in congress, to grant the geese, lobsters, chimps, and other assorted animals citizenship? Gosh, I’m going to hate when they start voting!


33 posted on 07/02/2014 10:01:14 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: T-Bird45

“A work colleague just left yesterday for a vacation with family in Maine, declaring it will be a smashing success as long as he gets one lobster roll per day. Looks like there might be a kink in the supply chain...”

No kink, as those lobsters probably came from Maine. We got plenty of lobster up here for you’all to eat.


34 posted on 07/02/2014 10:07:04 AM PDT by Steven Scharf
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To: no-to-illegals; Darksheare
I’m going to hate when they start voting!

We gave horses a say in politics years ago.
They veto everything......Naaay!

35 posted on 07/02/2014 11:14:44 AM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: moose07

Amen, Moose! Counting on you!


36 posted on 07/02/2014 11:19:36 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
And another with additional locations...

WILL IT CLEAR? Best of Low-Clearance Truck Accidents

37 posted on 07/02/2014 1:51:28 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: moose07; no-to-illegals; Darksheare
We gave horses a say in politics years ago.

You mean like the Duchess of Cornwall and the Prince of Wales?

I'm not suggesting that they both have horse faces, but there's just a certain familiar look there...

38 posted on 07/02/2014 1:57:17 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: NoCmpromiz

LOL, NoCmprmiz. You have the Look.


39 posted on 07/02/2014 2:01:39 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: NoCmpromiz; moose07; no-to-illegals

Well, maybe.


40 posted on 07/02/2014 2:01:46 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

you have the look but not in these photos ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bInwAfRGYsA


41 posted on 07/02/2014 2:04:40 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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Grooving ... Can’t imagine anything better than donating to Free Republic.


42 posted on 07/02/2014 2:11:26 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Darksheare
yup, ya can't fix stooopid...
43 posted on 07/02/2014 2:56:34 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: NoCmpromiz; no-to-illegals; Darksheare
LOL,
It was pointed out by the press when she first surfaced.
Believe me ,the press is not polite to either of them.

44 posted on 07/02/2014 3:05:54 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: Chode

Even better, the idiots who run the place think it is easy and cheap to raise the train grade there so that idiot drivers don’t need to read and understand the signs anymore.


45 posted on 07/02/2014 3:49:44 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: moose07; NoCmpromiz; no-to-illegals

Wasn’t one comment drawing a parallel between Charles love for polo horses and Horse Face?


46 posted on 07/02/2014 3:51:27 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

Understood Darks ... understood.


47 posted on 07/02/2014 3:53:43 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Darksheare; NoCmpromiz

That’s one of the more mild remarks.
Some of the news satire programs where on the edge of liable at times.

Only one comment....they are slipping.
‘night.


48 posted on 07/02/2014 4:07:38 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: NoCmpromiz

That was kewl!


49 posted on 07/02/2014 8:16:09 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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