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Message 2065817 - Posted: 15 Jan 2021, 22:27:50 UTC - in response to Message 2065806.  

It is reported that he, not unsurprisingly, refused a ride in a helicopter to hospital, preferring to keep his (metaphorical) feet on the ground
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Message 2065821 - Posted: 15 Jan 2021, 23:27:01 UTC - in response to Message 2065817.  

So would I. :-)
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Message 2065828 - Posted: 16 Jan 2021, 0:05:13 UTC

1 must admit though that he stalled it well instead of flying it straight into the ground, or something else. ;-)

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Message 2066201 - Posted: 20 Jan 2021, 20:22:07 UTC - in response to Message 2065828.  

1 must admit though that he stalled it well instead of flying it straight into the ground, or something else.

Watching the security-cam footage, he was flying the plane right to down to impact even though it looked to be completely stalled!

That is one desperate mush/parachuting down for an extreme test of the quality of the seat... Possibly the mound of dirt/refuse helped to reduce injury...


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Message 2066202 - Posted: 20 Jan 2021, 21:04:41 UTC

Mr Bisset, a member of the local mountain rescue team, said he thought the driver may have ended up there after being directed by his sat-nav.
He said: "There's not a vehicle in the world that could have got through.
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"We can assure our customers that our veg is thoroughly cleansed".
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Message 2067267 - Posted: 30 Jan 2021, 17:10:11 UTC

Darwen road crossing gets an ultra violet glow
A NEW colourful pedestrian crossing featuring nightclub-style ultra violet lighting has been installed on a town;s main road.

The Zebra crossing on Bolton Road in Darwen is aimed at improving road safety by illuminating those using it in the dark as well as the road markings.

The idea came to Blackburn with Darwen Council’s Network Management team while undertaking evening inspections last year.

They observed how ultra violet (UV) lights outside a nightclub lit up the clothing of those gathered at the venue.

Working with local supplier Uni-play they designed a crossing that would react well to UV lights, making it safer for all road users.

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Message 2067911 - Posted: 9 Feb 2021, 1:20:21 UTC

If the roads in some places of the US were not dangerous already we now have to look out for this?
Flying Car Gets U.S. Government Approval
... called Terrafugia in its efforts to bring a flying car to market. It’s announced that it has reached a significant milestone by obtaining an FAA Special Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) airworthiness certificate for the first version of its Transition roadable aircraft.

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Message 2067919 - Posted: 9 Feb 2021, 3:17:24 UTC

But will it really take off?

With buyers I mean. ;-)

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Message 2067925 - Posted: 9 Feb 2021, 4:09:20 UTC - in response to Message 2067919.  

But will it really take off?

With buyers I mean. ;-)

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Possibly with George Jetson fans it could.
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Message 2067928 - Posted: 9 Feb 2021, 6:22:09 UTC - in response to Message 2067911.  

Can't wait to see the first police chase!
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Message 2067929 - Posted: 9 Feb 2021, 6:36:01 UTC - in response to Message 2067928.  

Can't wait to see the first police chase!

The "bad guys" will be singing Fly me to the moon as they lower the wings and sail off into the sunset, whilst the cops look befuddled.
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Message 2067930 - Posted: 9 Feb 2021, 6:48:27 UTC

WATCH: Driver survives skidding off WI ramp, plunging 70 feet onto highway
WEST ALLIS, Wis.- A driver is lucky to be alive after he skidded off an interchange ramp and plunged 70 feet to the highway below.

When deputies arrived, they found the pickup upright.

The sheriff's office said he did not show signs of impairment.

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Message 2068058 - Posted: 10 Feb 2021, 20:19:15 UTC

Report: Jeep Pitchman Bruce Springsteen Busted for DWI, Reckless Driving
The National Park Service confirmed to NBC10 Philadelphia that Springsteen, 71, was charged with DWI as well as reckless driving, and consuming alcohol in a closed area. A Park Service spokeswoman said the singer was arrested at Gateway National Recreation Area and was “cooperative throughout the process.”

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Message 2068060 - Posted: 10 Feb 2021, 20:24:59 UTC - in response to Message 2068058.  

Well, he won't be driving around the Streets of Philadelphia for some time to come. :-)
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Message 2068116 - Posted: 11 Feb 2021, 5:06:04 UTC

How do you explain this to me insurance adjuster handling your claim?
Koala rescued after 5-car pileup on Australian freeway
CANBERRA, Australia. ... A concrete highway divider had blocked the koala’s crossing.

“The koala was absolutely not damaged in any way,” Tugwell said. “It was very active, but very calm.”

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Message 2068186 - Posted: 12 Feb 2021, 1:47:04 UTC

Bloody hell!
At least six dead in massive crash involving up to 130 vehicles on icy Texas interstate in US.
The incident on Interstate 35 near downtown Fort Worth left behind a tangle of semitrailers, cars and trucks turned every which way, with some vehicles strewn on top of others.
"The vehicles are just mangled," said Matt Zavadsky, spokesman for MedStar, which provides the ambulance service for the area.
"Multiple tow trucks are on scene.
"It's going to take a lot to disentangle this wreck."

Thirty-six people were taken to hospitals from the crash, several with critical injuries, Mr Zavadsky said.

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Message 2068200 - Posted: 12 Feb 2021, 6:02:55 UTC - in response to Message 2068186.  

Farther south, in suburban Austin, more than two dozen vehicles were involved in a second pileup on an icy highway, and five people were taken to a hospital, emergency officials said.

They don't wear masks in Texas, so why would you expect them to slow down for icy roads?
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Message 2068240 - Posted: 12 Feb 2021, 16:26:23 UTC - in response to Message 2068200.  

They don't wear masks in Texas, so why would you expect them to slow down for icy roads

I have to say based on real observation living in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area and originally from the Chicago metro area, most people here DO NOT know how to drive even on a dry, sunny day.

It's speeding, road rage, and sudden lane changes with out using turn signal are probably 90% of the accident cause. The other 10% is due to just sheer stupid driving stunts like trying to cut across 3 or more lanes of the higway to get to an exit.
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Message 2068283 - Posted: 12 Feb 2021, 23:07:14 UTC

Footage of some parts of the Dallas/Fort Worth crash are shown at https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-56035298
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