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Marko82

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Feb 6 2014 at 3:12pm #

Yes, but there should NOT be a penalty for shooting your car.

…and it all comes back to enforcement. If police don’t bother to arrest, DA’s don’t bother to prosecute, and judges hand out get-out-of-jail-free sentences (see teenager in Texas who got off because he was too rich) no amount of laws will change anything.

Also, I like the idea of the insurance companies being the heavies in some of these accidents. Rather than there being a law that you need to wear a seatbelt, allow the insurance company to refuse to pay if you are not wearing one. Hit a fixed object; let the insurance company pay for the damaged property but not for your vehicle. I think that might change some behaviors.


erok

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Feb 10 2014 at 5:44pm #

Someone in buffalo made a map of cars that smashed into buildings:

http://usa.streetsblog.org/2014/02/10/map-where-buffalo-drivers-smash-into-buildings-hint-everywhere/


HiddenVariable

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Feb 11 2014 at 12:16pm #

erok wrote:Someone in buffalo made a map of cars that smashed into buildings:

http://usa.streetsblog.org/2014/02/10/map-where-buffalo-drivers-smash-into-buildings-hint-everywhere/

someone from buffalo posted a link to it on the previous page. >8P


erok

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Feb 11 2014 at 1:33pm #

Vehicle Crashes Into Arnold Home, Comes Out Back Wall

The entire vehicle traveled into the home. It crashed through the front door, took out a staircase and ended up in the kitchen.

The car could be seen coming out of a backside wall of the home….Inside the home, a mother and her children were inside at the time of the crash.

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2014/02/11/vehicle-crashes-into-home-in-arnold/


erok

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Feb 11 2014 at 1:36pm #

I missed that HiddenVariable


StuInMcCandless

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Feb 13 2014 at 8:19pm #

I believe the entire thread was a response to the spate of such wrecks in metro Buffalo a few summers back.


erok

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Feb 14 2014 at 1:00pm #

A Port Authority bus crashed into a building in Downtown Pittsburgh this morning. No one was hurt but the crash damaged the bus and a wall.

The crash of the inbound 71D Hamilton occurred shortly before 11:30 a.m. near the intersection of Sixth and Fifth avenues. The bus hit a building in the BNY Mellon complex.

Only the driver was aboard at the time, authority spokeswoman Heather Pharo said.

uhhhhhh…..

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/02/14/Port-authority-bus-hits-building-in-Downtown-Pittsburgh-but-no-one-injured/stories/201402140148#ixzz2tJwJAua3


J Z

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Feb 14 2014 at 1:44pm #

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/02/12/Cement-truck-overturns-in-downtown-Pittsburgh-injuring-at-least-three/stories/201402120137


buffalo buffalo

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Feb 17 2014 at 12:15pm #

Ok, not a ‘building’ per se….

BWI jet tug attempting to hook up tow bar misses and smashes jet’s nose cone.


RustyRed

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Feb 21 2014 at 2:28pm #

“Hi, I’m here to get some glasses, I’m having some trouble with my vision. This is the drive-thru optician, right?”

http://wivb.com/2014/02/21/car-slams-into-the-side-of-stanton-optical/


StuInMcCandless

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Feb 21 2014 at 2:33pm #

Tally another one for Buffalo sprawlville.


Marko82

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Feb 28 2014 at 12:07am #

Got Milk?

HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. —
A milk truck crashed into a home in Hempfield Township Thursday. The 6,000-gallon milk truck rolled over, hit the home, damaged it and spilled milk everywhere.

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/milk-truck-crashes-hempfield-township-home/nd28F/


salty

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Mar 2 2014 at 12:05pm #

So dumb… Not only hitting the building but continuing all the way through it and running over 26 people. Amazingly, no fatalities.

http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nine-hospitalized-after-pickup-crashes-food-4-less-las-vegas

Any charges for the driver? Surely you jest.

The driver, who was not immediately identified, stood outside the store after the accident. She didn’t suffer any visible injuries and she wasn’t taken into custody. Later, her son came to the scene with a service dog and drove her home, he said.

Romane said she was driving through the parking lot and then, “for some unknown reason still under investigation,” her pickup went through the front doors, then veered to the right inside before winding up in the rear of the store.

Romane said he didn’t know if charges will be filed against the driver.


Marko82

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Mar 2 2014 at 2:08pm #

^ is it illegal to drive down the frozen food isle? What a nanny state… (sarcasm set at full)


jonawebb

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Mar 2 2014 at 5:27pm #

There are so many things to like about this story. One, the son arriving with a service dog. Why? Was he blind? And he then drove her home?
So many wonderful quotes:
“Romane said it’s not uncommon for people to crash into the sides of buildings or drive through the fronts of stores in Las Vegas, but what is uncommon is that the vehicle made it all the way to the back of the store.”

“‘I’m still waiting until they find the keys to her Infiniti,’ he said outside of the hospital. ‘They’re somewhere in the store. They flew right out of her hand as she was buying groceries.’”

“‘They’d better hire a cleanup crew, ‘cause I’m not doing it,’ said one worker.”


Steven

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Mar 2 2014 at 6:33pm #

Maybe it was her service dog. I’m sure that poor blind woman was driving the best she could, without her dog to steer.

But those reporters should be commended for describing the injuries to the truck only after describing the injuries to the people.


Marko82

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Mar 9 2014 at 5:51pm #

I’m a little disappointed in the local news media websites this weekend. On air they have mentioned at least four cars-into-buildings incidents, but they are not listed on their sites.
There was a pickup truck into a home’s foundation, a minor hit to another home’s foundation, a car into a funeral home and a car upside-down in a driveway that I thought deserved special style points.

Oh well, there was this fifth one:

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. —A driver was taken into police custody after an overnight crash in Murrysville, Westmoreland County.
Read more: http://www.wtae.com/news/driver-in-custody-after-murrysville-crash/24834834#ixzz2vVYxZ6qa


StuInMcCandless

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Mar 10 2014 at 5:42am #

There was a fatality mentioned on KQV this morning, somewhere south of town, Duquesne maybe? Car into a house. Happened yesterday.

KDKA story


Marko82

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Mar 10 2014 at 11:14am #

^The impact sent the car flying and slammed into the victim’s very own first floor apartment

“The guy just was speeding and just smacked him and just smacked him right into his house. Right into his bedroom,” Parker-Dulin said.

Police not only believe that high speed played a role, but also believe the other driver was under the influence.

“Where you going to be speeding like that? Nowhere. To probably catch the next red light that was coming up. There was no need to be speeding like that,” Parker-Dulin said. “I loved him so much. I just miss my dad.”

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2014/03/10/car-slams-into-duquesne-house/


jonawebb

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Mar 14 2014 at 8:15am #

This is not into a building, but has such panache.

Rte 8 near turnpike.


salty

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Mar 24 2014 at 7:52pm #

How about the HMB? Photographer reports no apparent injuries, at least.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=239600442910728&set=a.232801293590643.1073741828.231324990404940&type=1


Marko82

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Mar 25 2014 at 8:43am #

^maybe the driver is a cyclist who is use to going up the ramp to the “bike” side of the bridge, and they just forgot that they were in van and not on their bike. Or maybe the driver had a bike in the van and got confused on which side they should be using.


Marko82

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Apr 15 2014 at 8:09am #

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. —
A car crashed into a garage in Cranberry Township Sunday.

The accident happened on Garvin Road when the driver hit the car’s gas pedal instead of the brakes.

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/car-crashes-garage-cranberry-twp/nfY6f/

It’s not much of a crash, but I like the look on the woman’s face – who me? I didnt do anything.

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