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Steven

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Aug 12 2013 at 1:59pm #

She thought she was in reverse.

Maybe the car industry should learn from the computer industry.

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rice rocket

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Aug 13 2013 at 3:37am #

I don’t remember the last time I used the accelerator in reverse. Maybe up a hill or something.


StuInMcCandless

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Aug 13 2013 at 3:45am #

When I drive, I use both feet. If I’m in reverse, I have both feet engaged. I guess it comes from learning how to operate three pedals with two feet.

I’m reminded of my father’s frequent complaint that anyone who cannot drive a manual shift has no business driving an automatic. He was from that age when automatic transmissions became commonplace, making this sort of thing possible, so it’s a bit of an overreach with today’s ubiquity of automatic transmissions, but I think the point still stands.


edmonds59

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Aug 13 2013 at 5:53am #

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salty

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Aug 13 2013 at 10:44pm #

Not quite a building, but this poor light pole (which is on the other side of a bike lane – as well as almost directly opposite the spot where I nearly got left-crossed last week) is no more. 95% sure it was mowed down by a driver based on how it was broken. I neglected to stop and take a picture before they hauled it away, but the stump is still there.

http://goo.gl/maps/nUI5w


Marko82

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Aug 15 2013 at 6:54pm #

It was the “detour” signs; I mean my accelerator stuck, or SOMETHING. Couldnt have been the drivers….

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/suv-plows-home-residents-worried-about-too-many-wr/nZP94/


pistat

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Aug 16 2013 at 1:53pm #

The driver did this for Erica’s amusement, but managed to stop short of the building.

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/08/16/delivery-truck-crash/


Marko82

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Aug 22 2013 at 12:18pm #

No charges Bullshit!

SUV Strikes Parked Car, Crashes Into Mount Washington Home

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/08/22/suv-hits-house/


Mikhail

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Aug 22 2013 at 2:29pm #

Marko82 wrote:No charges Bullshit!

Fingerprints on steering wheel, car door — wouldn’t they say that she was a last person driving car?


reddan

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Aug 22 2013 at 8:02pm #

I’d love to see that kind of procedural excellence in a shooting investigation.

“Well, we found the owner of the gun, but we’re not going to charge them, because we can’t prove they were holding the gun at the time of the shooting, and the evidence is all circumstantial.”


Pierce

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Aug 22 2013 at 9:03pm #

FWIW, apparently not all car accidents make the news either…

I’m pretty sure these both happened this week, if not, then last week:

There was a multi-car accident on Braddock Ave and Library St; (in Braddock) It looks like an SUV going downhill ended up on top of a parked car in a parking lot and another car was hit on Library St; didn’t feel like gawking so I might have missed something

A day or two later, a car crashed into a house in North Braddock on O’Connel Blvd; not sure if the car was going up hill or downhill, but it took got a decent portion of the corner of a house. There was a reported accident on the same street of a car hitting a gas line, not sure if that was the same one though


buffalo buffalo

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Aug 24 2013 at 12:09pm #

Tales from the Sharrows, “If Crime Reporting Were Like Crash Reporting“:

A gun shot a man in Washington, D.C early this morning. The victim suffered serious injuries, but is expected to survive. Police found the man injured at the scene, but there were no witnesses. The man was not wearing a bullet-proof vest. It is also unclear if the man was drunk or distractedly walking. There is no crosswalk in that section of road. Distracted walking is increasingly common and studies show that it is responsible for more and more pedestrian injuries. Many state legislatures are considering laws to ban distracted walking….

(Related: NYC cab driver rams cyclist, jumps curb, maims tourist, then blames the messenger he hit*, bike lanes, and cyclists in general. Though he was not initially charged with anything other than not being authorized to drive the particular taxi he was in, his livery licence has been pulled and the Manhattan DA’s office is apparently now investigating.)

(* – Funny, I thought ‘killing the messenger’ was supposed to be metaphorical…)


Marko82

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Aug 24 2013 at 9:28pm #

Close enough….

“Car Hit Gas Meter, Home Goes Up In Flames In Blairsville”

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/08/24/car-hit-gas-meter-home-goes-up-in-flames-in-blairsville/


Marko82

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Sep 1 2013 at 10:26am #

“Police in Mercer County are investigating an incident in which a truck crashed into a single-story home along Charleston Road in Jefferson, according to an emergency dispatch supervisor”

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-north/truck-crashes-into-house-in-mercer-county-701633/#ixzz2deg8QnRr


erok

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Sep 16 2013 at 2:05pm #

Car slams into building near Strip District

A driver lost control of their car and slammed into a building in downtown Pittsburgh Monday morning.

The accident was reported on the corner of 27th Street and Penn Avenue.

No injuries were reported, and the cause of the accident remains under investigation.

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/car-slams-building-near-strip-district/nZyG4/


rsprake

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Sep 16 2013 at 9:01pm #

This is the third building to be hit within 3(?) blocks on Penn this year. Rothschild Doyno Architects’, Savoy, and now this.


Marko82

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Sep 17 2013 at 9:41am #

A 20-year-old New Castle man faces at least 10 charges after police say he lead them on a chase then crashed into a house on Raymond Street.

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/09/16/man-leads-police-on-chase-crashes-into-lawrence-co-home/


LizziMac

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Sep 26 2013 at 6:05pm #

So, it’s not exactly a “cars hitting buildings” but…

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/car-flipped-highland-park-fountain/nZ8Rz/


buffalo buffalo

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Sep 26 2013 at 7:39pm #

Same story, via KDKA: http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/09/26/vehicle-crashes-into-highland-park-fountain/

Featuring bonus rant in comment #2… *cough*


gg

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Sep 27 2013 at 12:35am #

Gotta say one thing about the driver that cruised into the fountain. He sure had great aim. Landing perfectly upside down on the middle of it, is amazing. Wonder if he used to be a stunt driver?

On a more serious note, glad no one was hurt. I wonder what happened? I have a feeling the old man was in the middle of a stroke or something like that.


Marko82

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Sep 27 2013 at 11:48am #

“Pickup truck backs into bathroom of Collier Twp. home” no mention of a driver?

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/pickup-truck-backs-bathroom-collier-twp-home/nZ8Xy/


StuInMcCandless

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Oct 14 2013 at 9:12am #

I didn’t get a picture, but while I was locking up my bike in the 3rd/4th Ave parking facility, I saw they had one of the entrance lanes blocked off with cones. Apparently someone clobbered the box that operates the arm over the lane. Four Pgh Parking Auth people over there looking at it.


RustyRed

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Oct 16 2013 at 12:24pm #

She may have hit/tapped a couple cars in this *fine* example of exiting a parking stall.

Watch the whole thing.

http://www.komonews.com/home/video/16-turns-later-driver-finally-frees-self-from-parking-lot-227726581.html


rsprake

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Oct 16 2013 at 1:23pm #

Sorry. That was my dog’s first attempt at driving a manual transmission…


jonawebb

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Oct 16 2013 at 1:38pm #

Back when I was thinking about monkeys driving I ran across this.


RustyRed

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Oct 30 2013 at 5:54pm #

Cars plowing through a herd of cows:

http://hudsonvalley.news12.com/news/cops-distracted-driver-plowed-into-cows-in-mount-hope-1.6346544

The driver’s name is Daisy Cowitt. Seriously. Daisy Cow-itt


Marko82

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Oct 30 2013 at 7:15pm #

^how do you not see COWS!

… and in local news…

Officials said an SUV crashed into the Taco Bell on Cochran Road just after 5 p.m. http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/suv-crashes-scott-twp-taco-bell/nbcxq/


Marko82

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Oct 30 2013 at 7:49pm #

OK, trying to catch up with the activities of the last few weeks.

Crash 1: “KITTANNING, Pa. — The driver of a car that crashed into a building at the Armstrong County Memorial Hospital in Kittanning on Wednesday was taken to the emergency room.” http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/car-crashes-building-armstrong-co-memorial-hospita/nbcfx/ How convenient is that?

Crash 2: “PENN HILLS, Pa. — A man is facing several charges after police said he ran from the scene after crashing into a home in Penn Hills late Monday afternoon” http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/driver-runs-scene-after-crashing-penn-hills-home/nbTWK/

Crash 3: “SINKING SPRING, Pa. — Five people have suffered minor injuries after a car crashed through the glass windows of a hamburger restaurant in Sinking Spring.” http://www.wpxi.com/ap/ap/pennsylvania/car-crashes-through-restaurant-windows-in-pa/nbFdg/

Saving the best for last – From Utah…

Crash 4: “Authorities say a woman who was trying to evade police was injured when the car she was driving crashed into a train and then was struck by a second train. She survived and faces possible criminal charges. (Oct. 15)” Watch the video http://www.wpxi.com/videos/ap/transportation/raw-womans-car-collides-with-2-trains-in-utah/vCFtwH/


Marko82

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Nov 1 2013 at 9:39am #

While not technically a car hitting a building, I think this wins style points.

“NEW BRIGHTON, Pa. — An accident in New Brighton caused a gas leak and forced evacuations Thursday night” http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/accident-new-brighton-causes-gas-leak-forces-evacu/nbdxR/


Pierce

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Nov 1 2013 at 10:40am #

I wonder if the first train signaled to the second train that there was an obstruction on tracks


Mikhail

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Nov 1 2013 at 1:39pm #

Pierce wrote:I wonder if the first train signaled to the second train that there was an obstruction on tracks

Usually through a dispatcher. Dispatcher should issue a bulletin but there is no way engineer see how car ended up. And it could be too late for the second train to get the bulletin and take actions since the second train was passing the first one and it has much higher speed.


Marko82

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Nov 2 2013 at 8:41am #

“ROSS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A driver was not hurt after crashing into a McKnight Road store Friday morning in Ross Township”

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/car-crashes-store-mcknight-road/nbfGw/


buffalo buffalo

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Nov 2 2013 at 8:42am #

…but was the building?


Steven

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Nov 2 2013 at 12:03pm #

The store in the last one was named West Marine. Here’s a freshwater version, a car going into Turtle Creek. It demolished a shed on the way.


Pierce

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Nov 5 2013 at 4:03pm #

Photo from previously mentioned accident from my borough’s fire department:

http://www.station207.com/news/fullstory/newsid/193528

http://www.firecompanies.com/MFC/public/news_images/10710/193528/440406_orig.jpeg

Building still isn’t completely fixed, but seems mostly done (no siding yet)


Marko82

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Nov 8 2013 at 6:10pm #

“Out-of-control cement truck crashes into apartment building”

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/53502665/


erok

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Nov 13 2013 at 11:54am #

Allegheny Valley Bank and a tree near Penn/Main

http://www.wtae.com/news/local/allegheny/car-smashes-into-allegheny-valley-bank-in-bloomfield/-/10927008/22946816/-/u6ip7x/-/index.html?absolute=true


Marko82

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Nov 15 2013 at 12:31pm #

Bus crashes into Whitehall home after driver has medical emergency

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/bus-crashes-whitehall-home-after-driver-suffers-me/nbr2s/


Marko82

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Nov 21 2013 at 12:26pm #

FAYETTE COUNTY,Pa. — A driver lost control of his or her car Thursday morning and crashed into a Fayette County home.

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/driver-crashes-fayette-county-home-knocks-out-heat/nbzWp/


Marko82

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Nov 23 2013 at 10:19pm #

“Garbage truck crashes into North Charleroi home”

http://triblive.com/neighborhoods/yourmonvalley/yourmonvalleymore/5128256-74/truck-harrington-charleroi#axzz2lWsUGXKS

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