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The Longest Crash

Hits: 6511 | Rating: (3.6) | Category: Weird | Added by: B-diddy
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DavidXJ
Male, 30-39, Western US
 1105 Posts
Thursday, August 01, 2013 4:21:20 PM
It's awesome that almost all cars in the East Block countries have dash cams.

CodeJockey
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 5088 Posts
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 1:49:54 PM
Leaned back, the trucker probably didn't notice (the trucker seat has springs/shocks) except that a little drag as the cruise revved the engine to maintain velocity.

You know that "If you can't see my mirrors, I can't see you." sign on the back of the truck?
Yeah, it works that way out of the front, too.

ferdyfred
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10715 Posts
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 2:39:52 AM
At Truck level probably not noticed car
trucks have massive blind spots

onoffonoffon
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2110 Posts
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 12:10:05 AM
It was sweet that the car's wheels rotated so the tires would stay round.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4477 Posts
Monday, July 29, 2013 9:11:44 PM
Good call.

Handled badly and that hydrogen go boom.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 24990 Posts
Monday, July 29, 2013 6:17:17 PM
@Mcthstlpnts: The worst possible thing that could happen is if -another truck- rear-ended the hydrogen carrier. On a crowded highway, in the rain? Not much else could be done once the car was hit.

Anyhow, it's not going to harm the car much to take 3 minutes to stop as opposed to 2 minutes.
IMHO, eh?

I think the trucker knew what was happening, he puts on his 4-Ways and pumps the brakes a few times.

At the end it looks like the car just... vanishes!

dm2754
Male, 40-49, Western US
 3122 Posts
Monday, July 29, 2013 5:18:14 PM
what no races joke about Asian drivers?

Lillim
Female, 30-39, Midwest US
 271 Posts
Monday, July 29, 2013 5:06:55 PM
I've done this in a 4-car carrier tow truck. The thing is, as a truck driver, you can't see crap that's happening that close in front of you at car level. The only way I knew there was a car being pushed in front of my truck is because I had the windows down and heard the tires squealing. I didn't even feel it when the car made contact, and since they were in my blind spot when they tried to merge with me, I hadn't seen a thing.

People always - ALWAYS- underestimate the blind spots on a truck. They are huge, and your little 2-3000 lb car doesn't make a lick of difference to 40 tons of truck with momentum behind it. Drive safely around trucks, and assume they cannot see you.

Pandabee
Female, 40-49, Europe
 827 Posts
Monday, July 29, 2013 5:02:01 PM
The same thing happened in Yorkshire, A1(M) - 18/03/10, the lorry driver had no idea he had hit a car and just kept going.


Beaux66
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 51 Posts
Monday, July 29, 2013 3:09:06 PM
I had that happen. It didn't take the driver a mile to pull over, but it did happen. I was also thankful for wet pavement that day.

drworm2002
Male, 30-39, Western US
 574 Posts
Monday, July 29, 2013 3:05:58 PM
Got to love Korean drivers.

Jake_Justus
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 4861 Posts
Monday, July 29, 2013 2:14:25 PM
Good call on the hazardous cargo, guys. Just wondering if the truck driver could have at least begun slowing down sooner.

auburnjunky
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 10070 Posts
Monday, July 29, 2013 1:14:22 PM
McThstl:

Here's how I see the events play out.

Truck driver: Oh come on don't cut me off. OH SHI OH SHI OH SHI! Okay don't slam brakes. It's raining. Just take the foot off the gas until I'm slow enough to hit the brakes.

Whew. Hope that guy is okay.

bleong
Male, 30-39, Western US
 99 Posts
Monday, July 29, 2013 1:03:33 PM
Imagine being that driver in the front....

But, jackknifing with a flammable load is no joke. Especially in the rain, I don't think the truck driver had a choice there.

McThstlpnts
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 1494 Posts
Monday, July 29, 2013 12:58:19 PM
@auburnjunky While I see your point of the truck driver trying to avoid disaster, he never tried to slow down to come to a stop or even tried to stop for that matter. Therein lies the problem.

widjadidja
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 66 Posts
Monday, July 29, 2013 12:57:16 PM
VERY good truck driver... I think the 100ft radius auburnjunky guessed at would have been about 5x smaller than the real boom.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 24990 Posts
Monday, July 29, 2013 12:00:15 PM
VV I agree @aj: When trucks carry hazardous materials? They have different rules. Few things go "boom" better than hydrogen!

auburnjunky
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 10070 Posts
Monday, July 29, 2013 11:52:48 AM
Excellent reaction by the truck driver. Did you see what he was carrying? Hydrogen gas.

If he had slammed on the brakes, he may have jackknifed, which could have led to an explosion and killed everyone withing a 100ft radius.

He assessed the situation, and determined that he could slow down gradually, protecting the load, and the lives of countless others.

BRAVO! Now give the driver of that car a ticket for cutting off the HYDROGEN TRUCK! Idiot.

Jake_Justus
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 4861 Posts
Monday, July 29, 2013 11:44:07 AM
Can't think of any good reason for the truck driver to keep going, particularly since he doesn't know if there are hurt people in the car.

McThstlpnts
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 1494 Posts
Monday, July 29, 2013 11:31:50 AM
Wow. What an a**hole!

B-diddy
Male, 13-17, Midwest US
 185 Posts
Monday, July 29, 2013 11:22:08 AM
Link: The Longest Crash [Rate Link] - This truck did not have a f*ck to give that day.


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