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Message 2097182 - Posted: 5 Apr 2022, 10:12:05 UTC - in response to Message 2097177.  

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Message 2097183 - Posted: 5 Apr 2022, 10:23:25 UTC

Unbelievable. :-O

Wild moment man in a supermarket trolley clings to moving truck.

He hasn't been carted away as yet.

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Message 2097187 - Posted: 5 Apr 2022, 12:34:38 UTC

Train versus light truck equals a bad outcome. :-(

5 people killed as train strikes vehicle in Hungary.
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Message 2097291 - Posted: 7 Apr 2022, 0:07:26 UTC - in response to Message 2096596.  

Thanks Wiggo, adds more fuel to my thoughts that the Robinson family of helicopters just look wrong with that big tall, narrow, pillar supporting the rotor.
Keep in mind that compared to other rotary wing aircraft, they are very cheap (in comparison) to buy. So there are a lot of them about, often used by people with limited training, and often lacking in regular (if any) maintenance and here in Australia are used by a lot of farmers in very remote regions- whose main repair materials are fencing wire and tape.
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Message 2097294 - Posted: 7 Apr 2022, 1:20:24 UTC

Dumb crooks of the week awards go to...
Woman carjacked at gunpoint, then assailants return moments later looking for keys
After starting to drive away, the assailants realized that the car had been turned on via a push-button and system and returned to get the keys, police said. They reportedly patted her down but could not find the keys and then drove away for a second time, police said.

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Message 2097426 - Posted: 9 Apr 2022, 7:22:02 UTC

11 injured as car crashes into food truck.

Eleven people were injured after a car crash involving multiple pedestrians and a food truck in Austin, Texas, Friday.

A car crashed into an unidentified food truck around 8:35 p.m. at 1800 Barton Springs Road in South Austin, according to Austin-Travis County EMS. Officials said two vehicles were involved in a T-bone collision, with one being pushed into a group of pedestrians at the food truck....

.... The drivers involved are cooperating with police.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
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Message 2097456 - Posted: 9 Apr 2022, 18:20:27 UTC

From AccuWeather: Months after disastrous I-95 backup, new report details what went wrong
While the report didn't blame an individual agency, it did make a few recommendations to prevent a similar incident from occurring in the future, including for the state to formulate a plan for widespread interstate closures and to include more specific details in emergency alerts and social media posts. It also said that the public has the responsibility to listen to officials and stay off the roads if possible during storms.

Link to full report (PDF)
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Message 2097579 - Posted: 11 Apr 2022, 20:56:39 UTC

Passengers Evacuated as Boulder Bus Gets Stuck in Sinkhole
Passengers were evacuated from a bus that got stuck in a sinkhole in Boulder, Colorado, on April 6.

Boulder Police Department said there were no injuries after the bus was caught in a growing sinkhole.

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Message 2097646 - Posted: 12 Apr 2022, 22:39:38 UTC

Oh dear. :-O

Fiery box truck crash caught on camera in Minnesota.

Thankfully there were no life-threatening injuries.

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Message 2097711 - Posted: 14 Apr 2022, 5:12:58 UTC - in response to Message 2097646.  

Oh dear. :-O

Fiery box truck crash caught on camera in Minnesota.

Thankfully there were no life-threatening injuries.
The truck came way too close to going over the edge of that overpass.
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Message 2097763 - Posted: 14 Apr 2022, 20:33:18 UTC

Pit maneuver launches police car skyward, but the Ram driver wasn't so lucky (though he did get his Darwin Award). :-O

Full Video Of Fatal Arkansas PIT Maneuver Revealed.

...First off, we’re not the least bit shocked a Ram driver is being this aggressive with police. We don’t say that to imply all Ram owners are bad people; some members of the Motorious team are Ram owners. But we can admit there are certain Ram owners who have built up a stereotype for being overly aggressive around everyone else on the road. We don’t know why this is.

It’s been revealed by the report of Trooper Shawn Ellis he was advised by his superiors that he was to stop the Ram immediately. This decision was made after the driver blasted through intersections, passed other cars on the shoulder, and did other reckless maneuvers. They obviously felt calling off the pursuit was the wrong thing to do and that if the chase didn’t end soon someone innocent could have been seriously injured or worse.

You can see the result of the PIT maneuver in the video. Did the officer execute it correctly? We’re not law enforcement, so we’re not going to weigh in on that. But we do know the sheer weight and size of the truck makes it harder to push. That could explain why both vehicles ended up on the shoulder. The officer was seriously injured as his car was launched into the air. The driver of the Ram pickup truck was killed, as you probably already know....
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Message 2098167 - Posted: 21 Apr 2022, 6:03:49 UTC - in response to Message 2098104.  

The world's gone crazy
If these are fully autonomous vehicles, then why does the passenger need to be ready to take control if necessary?
And if that is the case, then how in hell are they going to do so if they're watching something at the time?

I think their legislation needs some more work.
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Message 2098216 - Posted: 22 Apr 2022, 0:18:28 UTC

500 pounds of weed spills onto road: ‘It is 4/20’ after all, cops say
No one was seriously injured in the crash, it confirmed, but some of their criminal records sure were. Two men from Mexico, aged 32 and 34, were arrested on felony first-degree drug trafficking charges, MSHP said. One also was charged with reckless driving.

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Message 2098230 - Posted: 22 Apr 2022, 7:41:32 UTC

Not too dangerous, but just look at the company name in one of the photos....
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-61179935
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