Unusually spectacular automobile accident


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/09/07/unusually-spectacular-automobi.html


#2

A. Fell Asleep

B. Tuning Radio

C. Texting Girlfriend

D. Cardiac Arrest


#3

The Duke Boys would be proud.

But seriously, as soon as I saw Ontario I thought “Oh, right, those assholes.”


#4

E. Unusually Spectacular Happy Ending


#5

Don’t do this at home kids…


#6

He almost made it, until that pole.


#7

You forgot drunk or other wise inebriated.


#8

And now for the MXC Impact Replay…


#9

I am placing that broadly under Fell Asleep.


#10

In that order.


#11

Careless driving, eh?

The article ends with:

These charges have yet to be proven in court.

I wonder if Mr. Poireir could just claim that getting some sweet air then kissing the pole is exactly what he wanted to do? He wasn’t being careless at all!

I have a friend who was chased by police one day. He thought he had lost them, so he went home. Shortly after that, he saw a tow truck hooking up to his car and when he went outside he was charged with a bunch of things related to the chase. His defense in court was that he wasn’t evading the police - he didn’t even know they were there. That’s just how he drives. The judge bought it and all of the serious charges were dismissed.


#12

I want to die peacefully, in my sleep, like my grandfather.
Not screaming in terror, like his passengers.


#13

Dear Drive-Cam Youtubers-

Learn to edit. You are allowed to trim off the extraneous driving from the beginning. Really. You don’t have to prove that you’re driving on a road first. We believe you.

Signed,
Everyone

Okay, this one is better than most. Most of the time it’s three or four minutes of video for 5 seconds of action at some indeterminate point in the latter half. Makes me miss Vine.


#14

Please use the word “crash” instead of “accident.” The use of the word “accident” for everything automobile-related subconsciously shifts blame from drivers, even when they’re 100% at fault. This dude could have easily killed someone!


#15

Your clock runneth fast, sir, or perhaps you’ve quoted in Canuck seconds. In good 'ol Yankee units, the air time does not exceed 1.05s.


#16

Pfft, I got more airtime than that once, plus I flew across two lanes of oncoming traffic on I-80 in Nebraska and didn’t hit anything except the ground on the other side. That was definitely the closest I’ve ever come to dying


#17

Don’t you know there are 2.54 Canadian seconds in 1 US second


#18

In this case we can all agree, Boss Hogg was at fault.

But really, how do you know the driver is 100% at fault in the sense you’re using it? If you have a heart attack and run someone over, in that order, you’re not held responsible quite the same way. But it’s a fun word game to equate insurance liability and personal responsibility!


#19

Police reports refer to “accidents,” but divides them into at-fault and not-at-fault. So does your insurance company, and it makes a big difference. I had a client just last night tell me it wasn’t her fault she swerved off the road and into a hedge. The police disagreed.

EDIT: I vaguely recall a secondary meaning of accident as “thing that happened.”


#20

:+1:

Came to this thread looking for a Dukes of Hazard reference, was not disappointed.