How Many People Fear This Every Day? [Pic]

Submitted by: Buiadh 5 years ago in Weird

This is my number one fear every time I drive behind a big rig.
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Male 1
DON`T TAILGATE
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Male 365
Looks like they were about two foot behind the lorry anyway.
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Male 977
Holy F. Yeah me too Seak.
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Male 237
That`s a little chainsaw for a lot of logs!
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Male 2,344
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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Female 6,381
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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Male 40,752
@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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Male 423
no skid marks, looks like someone was paying no attention at all.
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Male 1,084
Have always been paranoid of this when I see a log truck.
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Male 153
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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Male 1,558
No Brakes?
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Male 519
And thats why rule #1 is pass the log trucks.
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Male 40,752
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.
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Female 50
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
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Male 1,586
I actually do think about this happening any time I`m behind a truck.
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Male 151
final destination? drat no.
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Male 50
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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Male 1,015
I used to text while driving... then I took a tree in the head...
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Male 25,416
I think someone will have a splinter after this
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Male 1,735
I`m tossing my vote in for texting while driving. From this angle the brake lights look very visible.
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Male 15,832
If people actually feared this, they wouldn`t tailgate log trucks.
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Male 554
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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Male 1,510
Probably texting :(
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Male 1,510
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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Male 2,700
Van definayly plowed into the back. Person is dead, tarp proves that. Dumbass RIP
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Male 7,123
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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Male 40,752
@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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Male 50
@ 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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Male 2,376
fear being a retard and driving into a logging truck? no cant say i do
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Male 40,752
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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Male 414
One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach, all the damn vampires.
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Male 148
Ouch. Still, at least getting a dozen trees rammed through you is a quick death.
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Male 1,010
Hmm... not your average "toothpick stuck between the teeth" situation :-p
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Male 3,894
Jesus, that`s terrifying...
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Male 795
There`s only one reason to tarp the driver-side door. Guessing they didn`t make it..
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Male 1,810
Texting while driving can be fatal.....
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Male 417
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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Male 2,389
been there done that, pulled out the dead body...
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Male 1,239
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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Male 15,270
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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Male 226
No, I don`t fear rear ending a big rig because I can drive.
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Male 2,737
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.
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Male 715
hopefully it was a family of vampires...
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Male 2,669
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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Male 86
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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Male 5,811
I anticipate this happening as well.
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Male 439
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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Male 197
Oh yeah. They`re all dead.
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Male 6,737
Link: How Many People Fear This Every Day? [Pic] [Rate Link] - This is my number one fear every time I drive behind a big rig.
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