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Mick

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Nov 29 2012 at 11:54pm #

@Mikhail (and this is exactly the case where cars are better than SUV

“THE” case????

I believe that should read “one of the many cases.”


Anonymous

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Nov 30 2012 at 12:09am #

@Mick Almost the case. If SUV would not try to avoid crash in case of car vs SUV, car would always loose except when car T-bones SUV. In later case SUV will rollover. But if SUV T-bones car then there is no passanger compartment at all.


StuInMcCandless

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Nov 30 2012 at 12:14am #

§ 3361. Driving vehicle at safe speed.

No person shall drive a vehicle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing, nor at a speed greater than will permit the driver to bring his vehicle to a stop within the assured clear distance ahead.


Mick

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Nov 30 2012 at 1:05am #

@mikhail If SUV would not try to avoid crash in case of car vs SUV, car would always loose

This is an old article and SUVs ahve had dramatic safety impovements since then. But still, I doubt that SUVs are the safe choice, regardless of the crap they use in their ads.

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/17/business/safety-gap-grows-wider-between-suv-s-and-cars.html


cburch

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Nov 30 2012 at 2:44am #

i dont think i’ve ever seen safety referenced in any suv ad. they are all about POWER. its the minivan ads that stress safety.

plus you really dont see many suv ads anymore. mostly medium size sedans and subcompacts on tv these days.


stefb

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Dec 2 2012 at 6:10pm #

Well if our cars weren’t parked outside of our house this morning and took the impact, our house would probably have been hit by a sleepy driver. Ugh.


rice rocket

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Dec 3 2012 at 2:28am #

Yikes, that sucks.

Did he/she stop?


StuInMcCandless

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Dec 3 2012 at 2:39am #

I saw the pictures. There was no question of the driver stopping. They would have needed both a flatbed and a shovel to take care of that car.


stefb

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Dec 3 2012 at 2:46am #

Yep and they needed both of those things, stu


Anonymous

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Dec 3 2012 at 3:15am #

That sucks.


Pierce

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Dec 3 2012 at 3:17am #

Did Colin’s stickers survive the impact?


stefb

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Dec 3 2012 at 4:01am #

Yes but they are attached to the car that is wrecked.


StuInMcCandless

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Dec 22 2012 at 5:05am #

Saw this in the print edition of the Cranberry Eagle.

http://www.thecranberryeagle.com/article/20121219/CRAN0101/712199818/-1/CRAN

McClymonds’ vehicle ended up wedged on the restaurant’s porch. Several customers were seated at booths that line the outer wall of the eatery, and restaurant owner Jim Leahy said the situation could have been much worse.


StuInMcCandless

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Dec 26 2012 at 2:07pm #

DUI, too.

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/car-crashes-home-east-pittsburgh/nTfng/


Marko82

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Jan 10 2013 at 2:40pm #

Man crashes truck into Irwin funeral home

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/westmoreland/man-crashes-truck-into-irwin-funeral-home-669849/


salty

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Jan 12 2013 at 10:00pm #

BSNYC does have a way of putting things succinctly…

http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/2013/01/retrofit-this-take-your-ball-and-go-home.html

If you’re wondering why some New Yorkers get so upset about cyclists when drivers regularly plow into retail establishments, the answer is that they’re fucking idiots


Marko82

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Mar 4 2013 at 2:16pm #

“Uniontown Store Reopens After Truck Crashes Through Front Doors”

With Video!!

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/03/04/uniontown-store-reopens-after-truck-crashes-through-front-doors/


Marko82

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Mar 9 2013 at 9:23pm #

‘Miscalculated’ turn destroys mail relay box in Shadyside

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-east/miscalculated-turn-destroys-mail-relay-box-in-shadyside-678568/


StuInMcCandless

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Mar 29 2013 at 4:37pm #

Tragedy in Glendale, CA. A man can’t even be safe buying a donut.

http://www.swrnn.com/2013/03/29/bakery-customer-dies-when-car-crashes-through-window-in-glendale/


Pseudacris

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Apr 12 2013 at 5:14pm #

EPIC…

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-south/13-year-old-boy-driving-suv-crashes-on-rankin-bridge-after-police-chase-683180/

excerpt:::
A 13-year-old boy being chased by police crashed the SUV he was driving on the Rankin Bridge early this morning, East Pittsburgh police said.
East Pittsburgh police Chief Lori Payne said one of her officers saw an SUV driving the wrong way down Bessemer Avenue about 1 a.m. and tried to pull the driver over.
The SUV, reported stolen today, turned onto South Main Street then sped off, driving partially on the embankment, Chief Payne said. KDKA-TV reported that speeds were near 100 miles per hour, but Chief Payne said she could not confirm that detail.
The boy drove onto Braddock Avenue, then turned onto the Rankin Bridge, where he lost control, hit the sidewalk railing and flipped the SUV before it stopped between a railing and a telephone pole.
Chief Payne said her officers had chased the boy about three miles but backed off just before the crash because they knew that turn was coming.
The SUV caught fire and a North Braddock police officer put out the flames with a fire extinguisher, Chief Payne said.


Mick

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Apr 12 2013 at 6:02pm #

AT the age of 13, that driver certainly can be expected to have a long career in front of him!


buffalo buffalo

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Apr 13 2013 at 1:08am #

“Driver arrested after crashing into Strip District restaurant”

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/driver-arrested-after-crashing-strip-district-rest/nXKnx/


Kordite

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Apr 30 2013 at 6:57am #

On my ride into work there was an SUV into a building at the corner of Penn and Swissvale in Wilkinsburg. Came out of the gas station, across Swissvale and right through the brick wall.

http://www.wtae.com/news/local/allegheny/suv-crashes-into-building-in-wilkinsburg/-/10927008/19949488/-/10d8tq9/-/index.html


jonawebb

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Apr 30 2013 at 6:35pm #

@Kordite, haha, on my way home I got this photo of the guy fixing it:


Pseudacris

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Apr 30 2013 at 7:09pm #

haha – love the guy’s shirt:
“SEE YA
WOULDN’T
WANNA
BE YA”


jonawebb

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Apr 30 2013 at 7:13pm #

Had kind of a Jamaican accent, too.


scott

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Apr 30 2013 at 10:07pm #

Just saw a blurb on WPXI that a motorist just drove into a building on North Craig. Trying to find the story online to paste a photo, but can’t seem to find it.


buffalo buffalo

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May 2 2013 at 6:30pm #

scott wrote:Just saw a blurb on WPXI that a motorist just drove into a building on North Craig. Trying to find the story online to paste a photo, but can’t seem to find it.

Apparently it was the Sunoco at Bayard: http://www.reddit.com/r/pittsburgh/comments/1dgi60/car_drove_into_the_sunoco_on_craig_and_bayard/


buffalo buffalo

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May 3 2013 at 11:35pm #

@Allegheny_Co 12:12 am May 4: “Vehicle accident, 5400 block Baum Blvd, car hit building next door to Wendy’s car, 1 person trapped in vehicle.”

(5400 block Baum is between Aiken and Graham, in that border zone between Shadyside and Bloomfield.)


Elmo

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May 4 2013 at 7:32am #

Went to check it out a little while ago. Looks like someone was in the drive thru line and gunned it. The impact was pretty hard, it went through the cinderblock wall. The building is in the old Blockbuster parking lot, and looks like it houses dumpsters.

Photos are poor, they had some official inspectors there and asked that I keep my distance.


Marko82

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May 6 2013 at 11:09am #

“Airborne car crashes into house in Belle Vernon, sparking fire”

with video

Read more: http://www.wtae.com/news/local/fayette/airborne-car-crashes-into-house-sparking-fire/-/10931844/20028438/-/12c4aq/-/index.html#ixzz2SWt0Fvod


Mick

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May 6 2013 at 12:01pm #

@Marko82

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Police are trying to figure out if charges should be filed against the driver of a vehicle that went airborne and crashed into a house, starting a large fire at the home on Sunday evening.

Man, what kind of “figuring” does it take?


buffalo buffalo

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May 6 2013 at 12:02pm #

I suppose theoretically the driver could have had some sort of medical emergency causing them to lose control…


salty

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May 6 2013 at 10:23pm #

This could go in the “media reporting” thread too. Instead of “the driver freely admitted her complete irresponsibility and lack of judgement” the tone is clearly more like “the poor driver had a good excuse”.


buffalo buffalo

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May 7 2013 at 8:20am #

Pretty sure the driver had already fallen asleep… hitting a storefront and rolling your vehicle seems like a thing that ought to wake a person up…


erok

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May 8 2013 at 7:49am #

Police: Drunken driver hits four parked cars, lands on top of one in Brookline
Ryan Peterson arrested after crash at Best Auto Mart on Route 51

Pittsburgh police say 24-year-old Ryan Peterson drove the car into the Best Auto Mart along Saw Mill Run Boulevard a few minutes after midnight and crashed into several cars parked at the lot.

One of the cars was pushed into the building causing heavy damage to a door. The crash also knocked over six fence posts and a sign mounted on a pole. A fifth car was damaged by flying debris.

SLIDESHOW: Photos of the crash and damage

When police arrived, they found the car on top of another car, but the driver was gone. An officer later found Peterson on a hillside behind the car lot.

Authorities say Peterson smelled like alcohol and had bloodshot eyes. He also allegedly failed a series of sobriety tests.

Police say Peterson’s license had been suspended as well. He’s now facing four charges, including driving while operating privilege is suspended and driving under the influence.

http://www.wtae.com/news/local/allegheny/police-drunk-driver-hits-four-parked-cars-lands-on-top-of-one/-/10927008/20059766/-/f49643/-/index.html


erok

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May 8 2013 at 7:54am #

Police say Peterson’s license had been suspended as well. He’s now facing four charges, including driving while operating privilege is suspended and driving under the influence.

He’ll be driving again in no time. Boys will be boys.


salty

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May 8 2013 at 9:27am #

Well, at least he took a few other cars out of commission in the process…


StuInMcCandless

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May 8 2013 at 9:54am #

Again:
* where was he coming from?
* where was he going?
* was transit an option?
** if so, why wasn’t he using it?
** if it used to be and no longer is, make Harrisburg know this!
** if it never was, why was he attempting to use a car to get from here to there?

Those questions are never asked, never answered, and certainly never reported in the media.


jonawebb

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May 8 2013 at 9:57am #

Since he was driving after midnight on Route 51, I’d say transit was probably not an option.
One other question (which I know the answer to): why did he think he could get away with driving with a suspended license?

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