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erok

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Oct 16 2012 at 1:36pm #

alright guys, this might be the cheeriest post in this whole thread:

Impatient Porsche Driver Gets Stuck In Wet Cement (VIDEO)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/15/carma-catches-up-with-impatient-porsche-driver-stuck-wet-cement_n_1967584.html

In San Francisco, where else


Pierce

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Oct 16 2012 at 2:36pm #

And for those boycotting HuffPost because they don’t pay their workers, a better titled article:

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4142047/Porsche-911-daft-driver-He-is-stuck-in-cement-trying-to-beat-traffic.html


Mick

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Oct 16 2012 at 6:42pm #

“My other car is a Porche, too.”


Callahan

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Oct 18 2012 at 6:14pm #

Just saw a car drive into a stop sign. Knocked it right over. Dude got out and laughed about it.


Pseudacris

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Oct 20 2012 at 4:25pm #

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/transportation/west-end-crash-couldve-been-much-worse-police-say-658316/

A tractor-trailer — with the phrase ‘Jesus is the road’ written in white on the front of the red cab — was barreling toward her McKnight Street home.

…carrying steel wire in a white trailer bearing the words ‘Delivering your future’…


erok

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Oct 22 2012 at 6:41pm #

i saw this, totally devastating


erok

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Oct 22 2012 at 11:27pm #

Oh Robinson.

http://www.wtae.com/news/local/allegheny/Car-crashes-into-First-National-Bank-branch/-/10927008/17086082/-/14snysxz/-/index.html?absolute=true


erok

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Oct 22 2012 at 11:29pm #

this is the follow up to pseudocris’ post on the West End.

People suck.

Home damaged in West End tractor-trailer crash burglarized

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/home-damaged-west-end-tractor-trailer-crash-burgla/nSj9q/


stefb

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Oct 22 2012 at 11:35pm #

This is why I like pets better than most people.


pinky

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Oct 23 2012 at 11:45am #

Wow super shitty.


buffalo buffalo

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Oct 25 2012 at 10:02pm #

Even an array of lights and and reflective gear can’t keep trucks from running into this NC bridge. http://www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2012/10/durhams-bridge-death-will-decapitate-any-tall-truck/3707/


Pierce

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Oct 25 2012 at 10:25pm #

Umm, the rocky montage to trucks crashing into the bridge is great


cburch

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Oct 25 2012 at 11:32pm #

i miss the old bates st bridge…


pinky

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Oct 26 2012 at 12:06pm #

That might be the best video I’ve seen all week. The music is perfect.


scott

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Oct 28 2012 at 3:02pm #

Pickup Crashes into Liquor Store near Pittsburgh

http://news.yahoo.com/video/pittsburghkdka-15751084/truck-crashes-into-liquor-store-and-leaves-30968072.html


Pseudacris

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Oct 28 2012 at 3:27pm #

OMG, the video @buffalo buffalo posted is hilarious. Love the 2 hay trucks in a row – doh!


Kordite

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Nov 3 2012 at 11:13am #

On my ride in this morning (approx 6:30) I saw that an inbound tanker truck had crossed the oncoming traffic lane of Second Avenue, jumped the curb, gone through the ornamental shrubbery, across the parking lot, and was finally stopped by the wall of the parking garage in front of the Union RR building.

I wonder by how much he was exceeding the posted 35mph speed limit.


Anonymous

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Nov 5 2012 at 1:00pm #

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2012/10/31/pittsburgh-public-works-second-ave-is-on-citys-repaving-list/ — city would repave it. And this is a 2 lane (not 4!) street.

Accident was caused by driver trying to pass truck on the right and clipping it. It’s right near my work.

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2012/10/30/investigation-continues-into-deadly-uptown-crash/


Anonymous

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Nov 5 2012 at 1:10pm #

Ops, sorry. The accident I was talking about was on Tuesday.


rsprake

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Nov 5 2012 at 2:17pm #

KDKA contacted the City of Pittsburgh and PennDOT to find out whether that section of road is a single lane (with no passing) or two lanes. PennDOT was adamant that section of Second Avenue is Pittsburgh’s responsibility, while the City says it’s a PennDOT roadway.

So this is why that road is so terrible. Paint a shoulder and make it one lane. Install signs and paint that say to merge. Someone take responsibility for crying out loud.


erok

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Nov 5 2012 at 3:29pm #

how many other roads are penndot and the city playing hot potato with?


sloaps

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Nov 5 2012 at 3:35pm #

The City and PennDOT are probably both correct. Although the road may predate PennDOT, the city may have conveyed all or part of the roadway to PennDOT. Then there are intergovernmental maintenance agreements which often confuse bureaucrats and the general public as to which entity “owns” a problem.

Most likely, the City will have to use PennDOT and Federal DOT procedures and protocols to investigate and engineer a solution to whatever warranted issues are found. Depending on the findings of several investigations, the City and PennDOT may jointly design and build solutions to problems, or the City will enforce traffic laws and ordinances pertaining to that road.

Either the road is or the motorists are terrible.


edmonds59

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Nov 5 2012 at 3:43pm #

I don’t think it’s either, it’s both.

Those vehicles are obliterated. Somebody, maybe everybody, was exceeding the speed limit significantly.


Jacob McCrea

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Nov 5 2012 at 4:06pm #

For anyone who doesn’t drive that road, imagine a 1/4 mile drag strip that turns into a one lane left hand turn at the end of the 1/4 mile. Drivers coming inbound floor it at Bates Street like they’re John Force and Don Garlits, then pick up a ton of speed as the road loses elevation, then merge together in a way that reminds me of the first turn at a C class motocross race. Add in all the tractor trailers and tri-axles coming in and out of the factory and cement plant on the left and it’s quite an ordeal.


erok

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Nov 5 2012 at 4:10pm #

combine that with the fact that you can’t tell if it’s one lane or 2 along a chunk of it


rsprake

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Nov 5 2012 at 4:20pm #

And when you dare drive somewhere near the speed limit but certainly over it but don’t move over you will surely have someone on your ass until it widens again.


Anonymous

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Nov 5 2012 at 11:15pm #

Well, I drive it almost everyday. And try always to take a middle. Going just above speed limit (2-3 mph) just to not piss off all motorists. :)


helen s

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Nov 6 2012 at 12:54pm #

All of this is why I hate having to ride that road when the trail is unridable. I still do it sometimes, but it is one of the few places where I consider it scary to be there.


Anonymous

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Nov 6 2012 at 2:10pm #

Riding home from work two nights ago at around 11:30PM, I was heading down through the zoo and saw an H2 smashed into a tree. It was totaled with airbags deployed. What was really odd about it was the location. It was about 20 yards from the hairpin bend going down hill. He must not have stopped at that stop sign I guess? Anyway it was a mess and the cops were there.


WillB

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Nov 6 2012 at 9:08pm #

Election day edition http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/westmoreland/driver-crashes-into-westmoreland-county-polling-place-660865/


Anonymous

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Nov 6 2012 at 9:14pm #

2helen s On a bright side… I rode jail trail diring lunch today and saw a big “sucking” truck. :) City Public Works were removing leaves.


buffalo buffalo

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Nov 7 2012 at 9:56pm #

PD officer responding to Squirrel Hill bank robbery crashes through fence and into tree at Hillel Academy


pinky

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Nov 20 2012 at 12:54pm #

Car hungry for baked goods


Mick

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Nov 21 2012 at 1:36am #

@pinky – How convenient! The police could write up the accident report and get some donuts at the same time!


StuInMcCandless

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Nov 25 2012 at 8:44am #

An entire Tumblr on this topic!

Top article:

http://buildsafe.tumblr.com/post/36457451435/rochester-ny-after-a-two-car-crash-on-friday

Or just start hitting PgDn here.


salty

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Nov 26 2012 at 4:02am #

This is pretty sickening – a 7 year old kid is dead and a 9 year old is in the hospital. at least it is being taken seriously for a change.

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2012/11/25/2-children-hit-by-vehicle/


Mick

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Nov 26 2012 at 7:17pm #

@Stu – Great site. It surely puts the reckless action of buildings that lack registration and r insurance in persective.


Marko82

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Nov 29 2012 at 4:56pm #

“Driver crashes into Forward Township home after swerving to miss deer”

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/driver-crashes-forward-township-home-after-swervin/nTJDM/


StuInMcCandless

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Nov 29 2012 at 5:46pm #

Of course, this had nothing to do with it: “The driver told police she was going too fast…”


Anonymous

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Nov 29 2012 at 11:35pm #

@Stu going to fast does not mean over speed limit. Any avoidance maneuver has it’s own “speed limits”. Consumer Reports tests vehicles for rollover speed during certain avoidance maneuvers and reports them (and this is exactly the case where cars are better than SUV). On two lane road going 35 mph I can try to avoid dear if I have to go left but I would prefer ti hit deer if I had to go right because at speed 35 mph leaving pavement while trying to avoid is exactly the problem.

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