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Date: 03/18/10 02:04 PM

42 Responses to Semi Truck Pushing A Car At 60 MPH

  1. Profile photo of joey7415963
    joey7415963 Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2010 at 2:07 pm
    Link: Semi Truck Pushing A Car At 60 MPH - Just another day on the highway...
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    steve41high Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2010 at 2:16 pm
    haha good old yorkshire
  3. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2010 at 2:18 pm
    Whoa! I don`t get it. How is this possible?
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    xmastree_ph Male 40-49
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    March 18, 2010 at 2:19 pm
    bbc news
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    March 18, 2010 at 2:23 pm
    And not slowing down?? Must have a dead line!
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    Zerocyde Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2010 at 2:38 pm
    This happened to a friend of mine, was pushed for about a minute before the truck driver realized. The truck driver turned into my friends lane behind him and clipped bumpers. I`ll see if I can find any of the photos of it.
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    cheese6969 Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2010 at 2:44 pm
    I would flip poo if that happened to me
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    GroupW Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2010 at 3:23 pm
    Like the Griswald famiy stuck under the logging truck in Christmas Vacation.
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    kinky_afr0 Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2010 at 3:31 pm
    the truck driver couldn`t see the car(it was out of his visibility). He did finally realise and stopped and amazingly the guy in the car was unhurt
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    Trumple07 Male 13-17
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    March 18, 2010 at 3:44 pm
    Shopped :)
    Its just there would be so much smoke from the tires, and the driver would definately notice, assuming he drives that truck everyday
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    ignotus Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2010 at 4:27 pm
    actually it ain`t shopped. it was all over the news today.
    but I suppose, to some..everything is shopped
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    Kshine Female 13-17
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    March 18, 2010 at 4:33 pm
    Whaaaat
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    jsatan Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2010 at 4:36 pm
    I see no smoke or sparks from the tyres, there would be either a shed load of smoke coming from them (google burnout) or sparks, google rim grinding (no not that type, perv) if this was real.
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    Lillim Female 30-39
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    March 18, 2010 at 4:41 pm
    Sadly, I`ve done this. Only at 40 mph, mind you, but it`s really, really hard for a truck to see someone in front of them. The only way I realized it is because I had my windows open, and heard the sound of the tires going sideways. Everyone walked away unhurt from my experience, but it was still scary, no doubt.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 18, 2010 at 4:44 pm
    Whoa! I don`t get it. How is this possible?

    Lorries have a huge amount of torque, suitable for hauling many tonnes of stuff around. Pushing an extra tonne and a bit that only had a few square inches touching a smooth surface (i.e. tire contact with a very good road) would make very little difference. If the lorry was doing the standard 55mph cruising speed (as it would be on a motorway) and the car was doing very slightly less when they collided, the impact would be very slight because the relative speed would be very small, maybe only 1 or 2 mph. The car would be jolted, the lorry would be affected so little that the driver wouldn`t notice (because of the much greater mass of the lorry).

    I`d question how the initial collision could occur, but it`s not surprising after that.
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    Cleat_us Male 30-39
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    March 18, 2010 at 4:50 pm
    ummmm go buy a lottery ticket. asap.
  17. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 18, 2010 at 4:51 pm
    I see no smoke or sparks from the tyres, there would be either a shed load of smoke coming from them (google burnout) or sparks, google rim grinding (no not that type, perv) if this was real.

    It`s real. Either that or a superb fake that the news media and police are collaborating on and no-one has done any checking on. The news stated that the police were called in by drivers who saw it happening, so even if the news media was lying, someone would have checked with the police.

    The road looks wet, which is to be expected in England. So the car could easily be aquaplaning. Tyres are relatively bad at getting grip sideways (especially in the wet) because they`re designed to get grip when going forwards or backwards.
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    dude1234 Male 13-17
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    March 18, 2010 at 4:53 pm
    It is raining, so I can see why there is very little/no tire smoke, but considering the truck`s a cabover, I find it very hard to believe the driver didn`t notice the car at all, or the extra drag from it.
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    LameName Female 18-29
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    March 18, 2010 at 5:15 pm
    why didn`t they call 911 instead of filming like a bunch of prats?
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 18, 2010 at 5:16 pm
    :-O :-O :-O :-O :-O
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    Witchunter Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2010 at 5:26 pm
    News article

    For those of you who are too lazy to do a bit of research before "shopped" trolling...
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    Witchunter Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2010 at 5:28 pm
    @Angilion

    Thank you for an explanation from a physics point of view.
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    henryhendrix Male 30-39
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    March 18, 2010 at 6:01 pm
    I wanna know how that got there without the semi-truck driver knowing..
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    icfire504 Male 13-17
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    March 18, 2010 at 6:52 pm
    I wonder how many pounds of shat those people in the car shat in their pants during that.
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    Decor Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2010 at 6:52 pm
    @LameName that would be because it happened in England where we use 999, only needs one button three times, even simple people like you can manage that
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    March 18, 2010 at 7:15 pm
    He never hit the brakes and he was shifting gears...
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    sourkrauter Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2010 at 7:44 pm
    wow. i`ve never heard it called a Lorry. well, maybe once, on COD4 Modern Warfare, "dont fire on the 2 by the lorry" i totally thought the dude was talkin about the pond they were throwin bodies into. guess Lorry=semi-truck
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    chunkymonkie Male 13-17
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    March 18, 2010 at 8:39 pm
    yeah sourkrater, people in the uk call a truck a lorry. btw all ghillied up is my favourite mission
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2010 at 8:46 pm
    Cmon guys, everybody can have a bad day
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    March 18, 2010 at 10:14 pm
    heh, lorry
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    Handsompod Male 30-39
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    March 19, 2010 at 12:03 am
    Red lorry yellow lorry, red lorry yellow lorry, repeat fast.
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    Tisjokar Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2010 at 12:27 am
    Just your run of the day, car being pushed by semi truck on a hi way
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    TR-Wolf Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2010 at 1:49 am
    Lorry on the motorway, not semi on the highway! Tsk tsk tsk! ;)

    The truck shouldnt be blamed though, quite a high blind spot, and the little car probably cut in too close.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    March 19, 2010 at 6:22 am
    A similar thing happened to us....just not 60 mph!
  35. Profile photo of SumRandom1
    SumRandom1 Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2010 at 8:15 am
    the passengers of the little car, were praying a lot, and needed new underwear
  36. Profile photo of RyanHake
    RyanHake Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2010 at 8:55 am
    Wth...does he just not see?!
  37. Profile photo of Okamiman
    Okamiman Male 30-39
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    March 19, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    ????? whatha...huh?
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    March 19, 2010 at 1:57 pm
    is that real?
  39. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 19, 2010 at 5:57 pm
    guess Lorry=semi-truck

    A lorry is any large heavy-duty commercial road vehicle. Basically, anything that isn`t a bus/coach and is bigger than a van.

    You might also hear people from the UK calling something an `artic`. It`s short for `articulated lorry`, i.e. a lorry that bends around a joint rather than being wholly rigid. I think that`s what you`d call a semi-truck. Seperate cab and trailer sections, right?

    I`ve no idea why you call them trucks and we call them lorries. So I`ll look it up.

    Hmm...etymology of `lorry` is uncertain. Possibly from `lurry`, a word that fell out of use long ago and means `to pull`. `Truck` goes way back to an ancient Greek work meaning `wheel` and is an older term for a vehicle in the UK. `Truck` was replaced by `lorry` after the American revolution, which explains why `lorry` isn`t used there.
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    Thechris477 Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2010 at 6:23 pm
    Yes its real I live in the uk, And its been on the news and everything
    And Semi- Truck : Lorry In uk
    Highway : Motorway in uk aswell
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2010 at 6:43 pm
    holy damn! someone explain!!
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    gothmo Female 18-29
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    March 19, 2010 at 9:42 pm
    that is not gonna be good for those tires >>

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