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May 14, 2019, 01:07 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
People give Mustangs shit all the time for losing control and crashing into crowds, enough to the point that it's a played-out trope and irritating when it's brought up every single time somebody mentions Mustangs.
Unless it’s a discussion of one of the gimped models, the only shit I’ve seen people give Mustangs is for being affordable enough to attract idiots.
     
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May 14, 2019, 01:25 PM
 
My sister had an early 70s model. Pride and joy. Unfortunately, it got t-boned by a schoolbus.
     
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May 14, 2019, 01:29 PM
 
Those things are a menace.
     
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May 26, 2019, 06:37 PM
 
I like her attitude. Also hope no one was sitting right in front of the stage.
     
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May 26, 2019, 06:45 PM
 
It’s up there as “I meant to do that” goes.
     
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May 27, 2019, 05:48 AM
 
A Winner in my book.
     
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May 27, 2019, 11:22 AM
 
failing with STYLE
     
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May 28, 2019, 01:50 PM
 


Consensus seems to be the door sensors must have been shut off by maintenance, who then forgot to turn them back on.
     
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May 28, 2019, 05:42 PM
 
For anyone trying to make sense of the video, the camera is in an elevator. Maid is exiting. Elevator walls appear to be brushed stainless, making tons of reflections.
     
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May 28, 2019, 07:23 PM
 
Past the miraculous lack of injury, that’s the best part IMO.

Even though I finally figured it out, it still feels like she’s getting launched into space.
     
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May 29, 2019, 10:08 AM
 
This happened years ago in a hospital in Texas — decapitated a medical worker.

My wife's cousin happened to be passing the elevator at the time.

[EDIT] It was a doctor: https://www.chron.com/news/houston-t...it-1508297.php
     
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May 31, 2019, 06:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
decapitated a medical worker



Objection!

Your Honor, Counsel is trying to prejudice the jury by claiming he was decapitated. The autopsy clearly indicates his head was still attached by a little neck flappy thing.
     
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Jun 3, 2019, 12:13 PM
 


Mother****in bootleg fireworks
     
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Jun 8, 2019, 01:39 PM
 
Chicago... represent.

     
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Jun 8, 2019, 03:41 PM
 
That black SUV that crossed lines to cut in. Please tell me his insurance went up by a ton?
     
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Jun 8, 2019, 03:49 PM
 
That's just scary... legally insurance can call it an "accident," but, was it really...?
     
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Jun 13, 2019, 04:24 PM
 
Jeez. And, it’s not like the highway was crowded, making it difficult to get to the exit. That said, the driver of the cam-car looks to have had plenty of time/space to whoa-down and let the moron in. Instead, they tried to beat them.

I’ve had drivers pull that move on me, too. Never got clipped, thankfully.
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Jun 15, 2019, 09:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
Jeez. And, it’s not like the highway was crowded, making it difficult to get to the exit. That said, the driver of the cam-car looks to have had plenty of time/space to whoa-down and let the moron in. Instead, they tried to beat them.
If the cam driver was actually paying attention, yes he could have avoided the accident. He seems to have just stayed at the same speed, despite conditions. Not paying attention, not alcohol or speed, is the most common cause of most auto accidents.

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Jun 16, 2019, 01:24 AM
 
What the SUV did is so unexpected and insane, I’m sure the cam driver spent a good amount of useable reaction time thinking “they can’t really be doing that”.
     
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Jun 16, 2019, 04:38 AM
 
Incoming SUV on left, and another car on the right. The only option would be emergency braking. We don't know if there was a car behind though.

In car crash videos, a car often swerves to avoid an idiot. Only to smash into an innocent's car. The guilty driver might even run away, without a scratch.

If there was a vehicle behind him, I'd rather maintain speed. If you cannot avoid a crash, at least include the guilty party.
     
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Today, 07:58 PM
 
So, beyond doing donuts in a parking lot as a kid, I've avoided losing control of a car, so recovering from a situation like this is all theory for me.

What exactly is someone supposed to do here (other than not drive like a dickhead in the first place)?
     
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Letting go of the gas would be a good first step in my opinion. Gives you back full traction, and you'll slow even without the brakes.

He's over-correcting. The faster you're going, the smaller the wheel corrections you can make.
     
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Today, 08:54 PM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
Letting go of the gas would be a good first step in my opinion. Gives you back full traction, and you'll slow even without the brakes.

He's over-correcting. The faster you're going, the smaller the wheel corrections you can make.
This looks like an old VW Jetta. AFAIK, these models did not have advanced stability control systems.
I wonder if current day electronics would have help the car not getting out of control.

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Today, 09:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
Letting go of the gas would be a good first step in my opinion. Gives you back full traction, and you'll slow even without the brakes.

He's over-correcting. The faster you're going, the smaller the wheel corrections you can make.
This is good advice, but I can see my instincts pushing away from it because I just cut-off that black car.

In my mind, it’s still right behind me until I check my mirror, and I assume after the first swerve I’m fixated forward.
     
 
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