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Date: 04/03/12 06:01 AM

50 Responses to How Many People Fear This Every Day? [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    April 2, 2012 at 5:55 pm
    Link: How Many People Fear This Every Day? - This is my number one fear every time I drive behind a big rig.
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    MattyP Male 18-29
    197 posts
    April 3, 2012 at 6:43 am
    Oh yeah. They`re all dead.
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    sosueme1966 Male 40-49
    439 posts
    April 3, 2012 at 6:44 am
    And that`s why you don`t drive 2 feet behind a flat bed tractor trailer (or stop 2 feet behind one).
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    April 3, 2012 at 6:45 am
    I anticipate this happening as well.
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    mac_24_seven Male 18-29
    86 posts
    April 3, 2012 at 6:46 am
    I took a guy to work who was terrified of log trucks for this reason (he had a friend die the same way that person died in the pic above).

    I say they died because of the big blue tarp covering the mess.

    This is a sad picture :(
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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
    2374 posts
    April 3, 2012 at 6:59 am
    That`s why you pay attention and leave plenty of distance. Looks like the driver of the white vehicle in the photo did neither, and died as a result.
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    smaus Male 30-39
    715 posts
    April 3, 2012 at 7:00 am
    hopefully it was a family of vampires...
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    April 3, 2012 at 7:03 am
    Ever since my daughter saw Final Destination, she`s been terrified of timber trucks.I gotta show her this when she gets back from school today,hehehehe.
  9. Profile photo of Keyh
    Keyh Male 18-29
    226 posts
    April 3, 2012 at 7:06 am
    No, I don`t fear rear ending a big rig because I can drive.
  10. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14656 posts
    April 3, 2012 at 7:28 am
    You get trucks with rebar like that. All they do for safety is tie a red rag on one of the ends.
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    PinkRhoid Male 18-29
    1239 posts
    April 3, 2012 at 7:36 am
    Some of you seem to think this is because the lumber fell but it`s because the person drove into the logs. The big orange flags are supposed to warn people that something is sticking out. That`s a nasty way to go, very sad.
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    ForSquirel Male 30-39
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    April 3, 2012 at 7:45 am
    been there done that, pulled out the dead body...
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    rncotton Male 30-39
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    April 3, 2012 at 8:27 am
    The blue drape on the car means this was a DOA and rescuers put that there to protect the dignity for the family.
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    lawndartsftw Male 40-49
    1811 posts
    April 3, 2012 at 8:28 am
    Texting while driving can be fatal.....
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    MrTwidget Male 30-39
    795 posts
    April 3, 2012 at 8:30 am
    There`s only one reason to tarp the driver-side door. Guessing they didn`t make it..
  16. Profile photo of DrProfessor
    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    April 3, 2012 at 8:58 am
    Jesus, that`s terrifying...
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    Student_Law Male 30-39
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    April 3, 2012 at 9:27 am
    Hmm... not your average "toothpick stuck between the teeth" situation :-p
  18. Profile photo of bloomi
    bloomi Male 18-29
    148 posts
    April 3, 2012 at 9:37 am
    Ouch. Still, at least getting a dozen trees rammed through you is a quick death.
  19. Profile photo of Darkalen
    Darkalen Male 40-49
    411 posts
    April 3, 2012 at 9:44 am
    One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach, all the damn vampires.
  20. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 3, 2012 at 9:54 am
    It looks like the logs are still on the semi, and there`s damage to the rear of the van.
    Someone rear-ended the van at high speed, smashing it into the logs?
    Anyhow, that`s an awful thing to happen, killed by wood...
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    greenbasterd Male 18-29
    2377 posts
    April 3, 2012 at 10:14 am
    fear being a retard and driving into a logging truck? no cant say i do
  22. Profile photo of simpletools
    simpletools Male 40-49
    50 posts
    April 3, 2012 at 10:50 am
    @ 5Cats - That damage to the back of the van is from the logs pushing out from the inside. There`s no damage to the rear bumper or lights at all, so no rear end. Person was driving too close to the semi; probably drafting to try and save fuel.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33142 posts
    April 3, 2012 at 11:16 am
    @simpletools: Yeah, looking again it doesn`t look like the back is damaged from a collision.

    So the semi- stopped at the lights and the van plowed into it.

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    LordJim Male 60-69
    7070 posts
    April 3, 2012 at 11:32 am
    I don`t think that was survivable. Certainly wasn`t the semi driver`s fault. You would have to be going pretty close and/or fast to drive into that with that much force.

    It`s a horrible thing, but nine times out of ten if you rear end somebody it`s your fault. the other 10% is mostly scammers.
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
    2700 posts
    April 3, 2012 at 12:00 pm
    Van definayly plowed into the back. Person is dead, tarp proves that. Dumbass RIP
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    April 3, 2012 at 12:20 pm
    Quite sad. Driver definitely died. Not from driving too close (there wouldn`t be that much force involved). Driver just didn`t see that the truck was stopped at the light; maybe because the logs were covering the truck`s brake lights. In that case truck driver takes some blame. Those log trucks shouldn`t be allowed to load like that, they need adequate bumpers to prevent this from happening. I feel bad for the semi driver too, a dumbass dies on the back of his truck because he didn`t load it properly.
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    April 3, 2012 at 12:22 pm
    Probably texting :(
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    Zuriel Male 30-39
    554 posts
    April 3, 2012 at 12:47 pm
    truck was stopped.

    it`s all fun and games till you`re driving and texting and a truckload of trees gets in your eye
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    April 3, 2012 at 12:51 pm
    If people actually feared this, they wouldn`t tailgate log trucks.
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    EgalM Male 30-39
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    April 3, 2012 at 1:49 pm
    I`m tossing my vote in for texting while driving. From this angle the brake lights look very visible.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    April 3, 2012 at 1:52 pm
    I think someone will have a splinter after this
  32. Profile photo of Zed68
    Zed68 Male 40-49
    1015 posts
    April 3, 2012 at 2:38 pm
    I used to text while driving... then I took a tree in the head...
  33. Profile photo of simpletools
    simpletools Male 40-49
    50 posts
    April 3, 2012 at 3:09 pm
    A lot of people are blaming texting as the culprit but the truth of the matter is that it could have been any kind of distracted driving including fiddling with the radio, eating, lighting a cigarette, putting on makeup, etc.

    At first, I thought it was someone following too close but now that I`ve had a second look at the picture, I`ve noticed that there are no skid marks which generally means no attempt at a panic stop.

    Bottom line, bad driver + distracted driving = sudden death (if you`re lucky)

    And by the way, I know that some people use humour to deal with emotions but seriously, show a little respect. That`s somebody`s family sitting in that car.
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    meneado Male 18-29
    152 posts
    April 3, 2012 at 3:17 pm
    final destination? drat no.
  35. Profile photo of honkeylips
    honkeylips Male 30-39
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    April 3, 2012 at 3:43 pm
    I actually do think about this happening any time I`m behind a truck.
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    icaruschild Female 18-29
    50 posts
    April 3, 2012 at 3:46 pm
    Police think the guy driving may have fallen asleep or had a medical condition - more info in the link.

    What saddens me is he was driving a Toyota, and the ad at the beginning of the vid is for Toyota Savannah - tasteful?

    And yes, he did dieMan crashes into log truck
  37. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    33142 posts
    April 3, 2012 at 4:07 pm
    Thanks for the linky @icaruschild! You should comment more often!!

    Sadly yes, the guy died. It happened around 6:00 am. Driving is dangerous, accidents happen.
  38. Profile photo of RuralNinja
    RuralNinja Male 18-29
    519 posts
    April 3, 2012 at 4:37 pm
    And thats why rule #1 is pass the log trucks.
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    soundman655 Male 50-59
    1558 posts
    April 3, 2012 at 5:28 pm
    No Brakes?
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    dognose82 Male 18-29
    153 posts
    April 3, 2012 at 5:33 pm
    Granted it was a very long time ago, but my dad had nightmares for years from the reverse of this. As a rookie on a small town police department he was called to an accident scene in which a truckdriver hauling 2" pipes had to slam on his breaks. The load busted loose and a dozen or so pipes smashed through the truck cab and came out the windshield. Of course, lots of pieces of truck driver came with them. Bad way to go.
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    uatme Male 18-29
    1075 posts
    April 3, 2012 at 5:36 pm
    Have always been paranoid of this when I see a log truck.
  42. Profile photo of NOCASH
    NOCASH Male 18-29
    423 posts
    April 3, 2012 at 5:47 pm
    no skid marks, looks like someone was paying no attention at all.
  43. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    33142 posts
    April 3, 2012 at 6:31 pm
    @dognose82: Ooo! Bad way to go indeed!

    Here in Winnipeg, a fellow was driving when a 10` lenth of pipe flew off the truck in front of him: through the windshield, through HIM, through his seat, into the back seat.
    When the fireman pulled out the "diamond hacksaw" to cut him loose, he was amazed at how fast it cut through the pipe!

    He was OK! Relatively speaking. Nasty scar. And that piece of pipe that went into him? He got to keep it.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    April 3, 2012 at 8:07 pm
    Blue tarp = dead bodies.
    We have bigger logs (a few are left) around here and not long ago a couple rolled off a rig to the side as it took a turn on the highway, crushing a car.
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2345 posts
    April 3, 2012 at 10:22 pm
    i think the suv actually ran into the the truck. that load is secure and it has oversize flags on it to show that it is sticking out beyond the trailer.

    not paying attention, driving too fast = dead.

    people treat driving like sitting on the couch...nothing they need to pay much attention to...well until 2 tons of lumber change your day.
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    Seak Male 18-29
    1503 posts
    April 3, 2012 at 11:08 pm
    Final Destination 2 comes to mind.
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    youlikeicecr Male 30-39
    237 posts
    April 4, 2012 at 4:08 am
    That`s a little chainsaw for a lot of logs!
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    incubus_inc Male 18-29
    977 posts
    April 4, 2012 at 7:42 am
    Holy F. Yeah me too Seak.
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    nayrbarr Male 18-29
    366 posts
    April 4, 2012 at 9:37 am
    Looks like they were about two foot behind the lorry anyway.
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    dvcorleone Male 30-39
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    April 4, 2012 at 10:51 pm

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