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Kordite

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May 8 2013 at 10:07am #

Because he was drunk and had only ever been caught once before, resulting in his having lost the license in the first place. “What are the odds of me being caught twice”, I’m sure he “reasoned.”


Marko82

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May 8 2013 at 10:07am #

@stu, I believe this is at the intersection where you were going to start your sawmill run bike sojourn.


buffalo buffalo

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May 8 2013 at 10:10am #

Looks to be a bit more than halfway from 88 to 19.


Marko82

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May 8 2013 at 10:26am #

^ you’re right BB, I have my used cage lots mixed up. Stu would be on the road for a mile plus by time he’d get here.


Mick

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May 8 2013 at 10:28am #

@ Stu
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

These are GREAT questions.

It would be so nice to see on the news ” There is a 54C bus that left Carson street roughly 10 minutes after Jones left the bar thaere that would have taken him to within two blocks of his home in Bloomfield.”

There are lots of reasons you won’t see this, of course, but one of those reasons is that car ads “support” (read “suppress negative views of car culture”) the news.


jonawebb

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May 9 2013 at 11:04am #

Not quite a building, but memorable nonetheless. This is what happens when you overdo the Dew:


StuInMcCandless

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May 9 2013 at 11:19am #

I bet every bottle will go to a landfill, unopened.


edmonds59

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May 9 2013 at 1:51pm #

Wow, can you imagine the sentient insect-based life forms of the future digging into that treasure trove.


Marko82

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May 25 2013 at 8:52pm #

Truck collision sends van into Butler County bakery

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/breaking/truck-collision-sends-van-into-butler-county-bakery-689077/#ixzz2UMLKp5Ce


StuInMcCandless

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Jun 10 2013 at 2:15pm #

I went looking for the radio story I heard on KQV about the guy slipping out of handcuffs in the back of a cruiser then stealing the police car and crashing it into a house over the weekend — somewhere up near Smicksburg, about 50 miles NE of the city — but couldn’t find the story.

Instead, I found this, from last week:

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/car-crashes-ross-twp-home


Marko82

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Jun 10 2013 at 2:55pm #

Here ya go stu

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/police-handcuffed-man-steals-cruiser-leads-officer/nYGqx/

Not much detail


StuInMcCandless

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Jun 10 2013 at 3:10pm #

Yeah, that’s the same story. The radio story said he actually hit a building. Whatever. Pretty bizarre.


buffalo buffalo

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Jun 28 2013 at 10:06am #

I… I got nothing.

CNN: “Bus promising to ‘drive message home’ drives into Massachusetts house”

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/06/24/us/massachusetts-bus-hits-home/index.html


erok

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Jul 1 2013 at 11:44am #

5-year-old boy crashed his grandmother’s car into a neighbor’s house

The boy took the keys from his house and left wearing only a pair of shorts. He traveled roughly a half-block before he hit the house,

http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/4290362-74/barkley-police-heidelberg#axzz2Xn16iQdb


Mick

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Jul 1 2013 at 1:17pm #

Y’know.

Every time I open this thread, I expect to see a pic of my home with a car stuck in it.


Marko82

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Jul 16 2013 at 1:44pm #

“Van Ends Up In Basement After Crashing Into Homewood House”

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/07/16/van-ends-up-in-basement-after-crashing-into-homewood-house/


Marko82

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Jul 23 2013 at 7:22am #

Ok, so this poor guy had a medical issue, but tell that to the building…

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/07/23/man-hospitalized-after-crashing-into-monroeville-home/


erok

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Jul 23 2013 at 8:28pm #

it would be an interesting project to add up the total dollar value of the property damage in this thread alone.


salty

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Jul 23 2013 at 8:47pm #

I think I played a video game like that once… maybe we should get people to do that instead of smashing up real stuff and people.


pinky

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Jul 24 2013 at 6:57am #

OK not into a building, but off of a ramp:

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/07/23/car-falls-40-feet-from-liberty-bridge-ramp/

I’m sure they were traveling at a safe and reasonable rate of speed when this happened (not).


edmonds59

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Jul 24 2013 at 12:41pm #

Mulligan!

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/woman-crashed-car-creek-country-club-peters-twp/nY2x3/


jonawebb

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Jul 24 2013 at 1:04pm #

CBS wrote:It’s unclear how the car went off the ramp.

It’s interesting how everybody seems to be willing to just walk away from the story. Dunno how the car went off the ramp. Don’t care. These things happen. Let’s get on with our lives.


Marko82

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Jul 24 2013 at 1:28pm #

On the noon news, it looked like the driver went up onto the sidewalk at the end of the bridge (jersey barrier on left, fence on right) and plunged through the fence when the sidewalk narrowed. They implied that this happened during a rain storm, bla, bla, bla… I guess the driver never thought to use the brake pedal when he became confused.

Streetview: http://goo.gl/maps/uxEoZ


Steven

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Jul 24 2013 at 3:26pm #

I don’t think they’re walking away from the story. They’re waiting for more details from the cops. The driver’s now saying his brakes failed. We’ll see I guess.


Marko82

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Jul 25 2013 at 12:05pm #

What’s up with these SUV/truck drivers wanting to ride their toys on the sidewalk?

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/07/25/man-injured-after-vehicle-crashes-into-duquesne-light-substation/


Mikhail

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Jul 25 2013 at 1:42pm #

Marko82 wrote:What’s up with these SUV/truck drivers wanting to ride their toys on the sidewalk?

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/07/25/man-injured-after-vehicle-crashes-into-duquesne-light-substation/

SUV used to off-road vehicles. :)


StuInMcCandless

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Jul 25 2013 at 3:23pm #

Cercone is now facing driving on a suspended license, driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident charges.

Hat trick!


ieverhart

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Aug 1 2013 at 8:01am #

Apparently this isn’t just a Pittsburgh phenomenon: the Atlantic Cities has a feature on the storefront sub-variety of “cars hitting buildings.”

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2013/08/hidden-epidemic-storefront-crashes/6384/

. . . they estimate that gas and convenience stores around the nation could be experiencing as many as 20 storefront crashes daily, maybe more.


Marko82

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Aug 1 2013 at 9:19am #

^following one of the Atlantic’s links reveals that the business with the distinction of having the most storefront-car-crashes is…. the US Postal Service. They do have a lot of storefronts though; and an older customer base.


erok

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Aug 1 2013 at 9:46am #

…and a convenience store gets creamed last night.

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/08/01/vehicle-crashes-into-new-castle-convenience-store/


Drewbacca

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Aug 8 2013 at 1:31pm #

For the love of god… not the beer store!!!
Binny’s Highland Park – Chicago, IL


Marko82

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Aug 9 2013 at 9:47am #

Ok, it’s in Spokane, WA – but this bike shop has been hit three times!

http://www.krem.com/news/Drivers-smashs–218890351.html


Steven

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Aug 9 2013 at 10:25am #

Updated link

But it says this is only the second hit. A mere two collisions in two years, why, that’s hardly worth reporting….

ETA: And it says the shop in question is in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Unless the paper is reporting an epidemic of bike shops sustaining multiple collisions. Nah, couldn’t be.

ETA2: Fixed link.


Mikhail

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Aug 9 2013 at 10:58am #

It looks like problems is in a parser. Both link should have a double dash character in “Drivers-smashs’-”-’218890351″ but it has been parsed as long dash and one of then is substituted as one long “Drivers-smashs’–”-’218890351″. I put all dashes in apostrophe brackets to avoid this type of conversion.


Marko82

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Aug 9 2013 at 6:36pm #

Youngwood Homeowners Wake Up To Truck Smashed Into Porch

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/08/09/youngwood-homeowners-wake-up-to-truck-smashed-into-porch/


RustyRed

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Aug 11 2013 at 4:02pm #

Geez, shopper pinned under the vehicle in the Robinson DSW? I swear, building codes for stores are going to have to include barriers/poles to keep crap like this from happening!

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/08/11/car-crashes-into-dsw-shoe-store/


rice rocket

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Aug 12 2013 at 9:08am #

I hope she had good liability insurance. Can DSW claim lost income as well?


edmonds59

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Aug 12 2013 at 9:31am #

I’m familiar with that parking lot. There is literally zero run-up room to the wall she hit, she had to have been in a parking spot and floored it. Unbelievable. Another candidate for no license for-ever.


reddan

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Aug 12 2013 at 9:33am #

I bet that’s the last time DSW advertises a “doorbuster” sale.


RustyRed

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Aug 12 2013 at 12:32pm #

reddan wrote:I bet that’s the last time DSW advertises a “doorbuster” sale.

+1

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