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weekend_warrior
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(02-25-2012, 06:37 PM)
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That's why we have center medians in America. Though that could have just as easily happened on a 2 lane road.

Originally Posted by Archer

Looked like a Chevy Trailblazer or GMC equivalent.

It was a Nissan Navara.
tfur
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(02-25-2012, 06:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by ElectricBlanketFire

Technology like...barriers?

Yes, there's one they use now that is a collapsable cable barrier. It looks like there would not be enough room, so just concrete slabs would be good enough.
Alucrid
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(02-25-2012, 06:38 PM)
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Fuck...how fast do you think that truck was going?
jet1911
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(02-25-2012, 06:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cloudius12

oh dear...stay away from Nissan vehicle purchases.

I'm pretty sure aby car would have "reacted" the same way. Horrible accident. :(
GregLombardi
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(02-25-2012, 06:39 PM)
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Goes to show you just how little ice / snow it takes to cause death on a fast road / highway.
StriKeVillain
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(02-25-2012, 06:39 PM)
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Oof, can't even imagine what was going through the driver's mind as they helplessly slid into oncoming traffic. Ugh.
GabDX
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(02-25-2012, 06:40 PM)
The "explosion" actually absorbs a lot of the kinetic energy the truck had. This is a lot safer than a car made of extremely hard materials that would keep their shape during a collision.
Weenerz
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(02-25-2012, 06:41 PM)
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What vehicle was that? How the fuck did it pass the crash test? Vehicles don't do that, only helicopters in Brazil do that.
HephalumpsAndWoozles
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(02-25-2012, 06:42 PM)

Originally Posted by Alucrid

Fuck...how fast do you think that truck was going?

between 55 and 65mph most likely Id guess, and like others have said, with a lot of weight behind it.

Anyone notice the car trailing the semi actually clip the box trucks tail light off?
Ronabo
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(02-25-2012, 06:42 PM)
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Watching it a few times I swear I can see the drivers seat get ejected with the driver sitting in it. It goes flying over towards the trees.
Kinyou
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(02-25-2012, 06:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Baconsaurus

Do you live in a rural Russian area? I think you'll be safe.

Even the smallest chance of getting disintegrated by a huge truck still makes me uncomfortable.
wolfmat
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(02-25-2012, 06:45 PM)
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Screen for the faint of heart:



The black cloud in front of that white truck on the left was a car before
Mirimar
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(02-25-2012, 06:45 PM)
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The user actually has a lot of great videos
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=ec9_1330091466
shadyspace
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(02-25-2012, 06:45 PM)
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I hate those fucking trucks. Every time I pass one on the highway I'm on edge. They should build highways that only those things drive on.
white dynamite
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(02-25-2012, 06:46 PM)
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No way whoever was in that car survived...
GregLombardi
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(02-25-2012, 06:46 PM)
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This video should be showed in every single driver's ed course, and to everyone. While it is an awful, awful accident, it emphasizes how easy it is to lose control on a highway / fast road when there is even a coating of ice / snow.
C.Dark.DN
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(02-25-2012, 06:48 PM)
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I always feel lucky when I see stuff like this.

I fell asleep on the interstate once. Went into the grassy median, spun around, went backwards across the oncoming traffic and backwards up a merging ramp.

After I collected myself I drove forward to merge and took the next exit to get coffee and turn around.
Despera
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(02-25-2012, 06:50 PM)
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If you guys pause the vid at the exact moment the truck hits the SUV, you can notice a splash of blood coming out of the driver's window.
HephalumpsAndWoozles
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(02-25-2012, 06:50 PM)

Originally Posted by GregLombardi

This video should be showed in every single driver's ed course, and to everyone. While it is an awful, awful accident, it emphasizes how easy it is to lose control on a highway / fast road when there is even a coating of ice / snow.

Accidents happen.
GK86
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(02-25-2012, 06:51 PM)
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Holy shit. Would be a miracle if the driver survived.
gutter_trash
(02-25-2012, 06:52 PM)
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he sped up too fast in shitty conditions probably with poor tires. Wanting to overtake the other vehicle.
GregLombardi
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(02-25-2012, 06:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by HephalumpsAndWoozles

Accidents happen.

This one happened because a driver was on ice / snow and lost control. Your point?
Mammoth Jones
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(02-25-2012, 06:53 PM)
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I think I'm going to slow down when on the expressway from now on.

Sure, the speed limit is 55 and just about everyone does 70-85. But man...fuck that.
Mammoth Jones
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(02-25-2012, 06:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Despera

If you guys pause the vid at the exact moment the truck hits the SUV, you can notice a splash of blood coming out of the driver's window.

Holy...shit...I think you're right.
HephalumpsAndWoozles
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(02-25-2012, 06:55 PM)

Originally Posted by gutter_trash

he sped up to fast in shitty conditions probably with poor tires. Wanting to overtake the other vehicle.

He (probably she) got into the thick slush which started "pulling" the SUV into oncoming lanes, and the driver counter steered too much and lost control.

This is why on slippery highways I use *much* finer inputs and dont over correct.

Originally Posted by GregLombardi

This one happened because a driver was on ice / snow and lost control. Your point?

Showing videos does nothing to prevent accidents from happening is my point. Because its an accident.

Want to prevent stuff like this from happening? Have people actually practice losing and regaining control in slippery conditions, it has saved me plenty of times.
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Zebra
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(02-25-2012, 07:00 PM)
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I feel so fortunate not to live in an icy/snowy region. My place only gets icy maybe a few days out of the year.

The video is tragic. A life/lives would have been saved with a simple barrier. Sad.
n0n44m
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(02-25-2012, 07:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by weekend_warrior

That's why we have center medians in America. Though that could have just as easily happened on a 2 lane road.

Originally Posted by DeathNote

I fell asleep on the interstate once. Went into the grassy median, spun around, went backwards across the oncoming traffic and backwards up a merging ramp.

I'll take barriers thank you very much :p

(though those are nearly always fatal in case of motorbike crashes ... )
Tambini
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(02-25-2012, 07:00 PM)
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Yikes that was worse than I thought it would be.
Forearms
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(02-25-2012, 07:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by railGUN

I drive in shit like that all the time, with tons of semi's on the same highway, and the road is a lot narrower with cliffs and a river on the one side.

..and you have to drive uphill both ways!
Dave Inc.
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(02-25-2012, 07:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by HephalumpsAndWoozles

He (probably she) got into the thick slush which started "pulling" the SUV into oncoming lanes, and the driver counter steered too much and lost control.

This is why on slippery highways I use *much* finer inputs and dont over correct.

Yep. What causes these accidents is a person drifting into the slush, turning back to the center of the lane, the tires slide in the slush, the driver steers more, finally the tires either catch grip or slide back onto the dry surface and whammo, all of sudden you're doing 50 miles per hour on the highway with your wheel cranked over hard enough to spin the car.

Edit: When that happens all you can do is keep the throttle steady (or slowly let off of it), gently turn the steering wheel and wait for grip to return. Any sudden movements are just going to fuck everything up. If the car is completely unresponsive and you go off the road then you were going too fast in the first place.
Last edited by Dave Inc.; 02-25-2012 at 07:04 PM.
Alligatorjandro
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(02-25-2012, 07:02 PM)
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holy mother of fuck
Truant
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(02-25-2012, 07:04 PM)
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RIP people in that truck. Holy Cxaxukluth.
Zaraki_Kenpachi
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(02-25-2012, 07:06 PM)
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I remember when the front a kid I used to work with's camaro got completely removed by a tractor trailer. He was getting onto the highway in snow and fishtailed and luckily only the front of his car got in front of it but the front was completely gone.

Edit: The biggest thing is how in unholy fuck is there no divider between coming traffic? Ridiculous.
commedieu
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(02-25-2012, 07:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by HephalumpsAndWoozles

He (probably she)



stay classy.
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Axalon
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(02-25-2012, 07:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by HephalumpsAndWoozles

He (probably she)

:|
HephalumpsAndWoozles
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(02-25-2012, 07:11 PM)

Originally Posted by Dave Inc.

Yep. What causes these accidents is a person drifting into the slush, turning back to the center of the lane, the tires slide in the slush, the driver steers more, finally the tires either catch grip or slide back onto the dry surface and whammo, all of sudden you're doing 50 miles per hour on the highway with your wheel cranked over hard enough to spin the car.

Edit: When that happens all you can do is keep the throttle steady (or slowly let off of it), gently turn the steering wheel and wait for grip to return. Any sudden movements are just going to fuck everything up. If the car is completely unresponsive and you go off the road then you were going too fast in the first place.

Yep.

Also, it looks like they never even let off the gas, or atleast never even tried to apply the brakes, which I find odd. Braking into/after hitting the box truck could have maybe atleast prevented them from getting sling shot into oncoming traffic (note the brake lights of the box truck and how it handles the accident for comparison sake).
Tashbrooke
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(02-25-2012, 07:13 PM)
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dayum :( that sucks
toxicgonzo
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(02-25-2012, 07:28 PM)
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From the comments here, sounds brutal and I'd rather not watch it and have my day ruined by such things

RIP
Dave Inc.
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(02-25-2012, 07:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zaraki_Kenpachi

Edit: The biggest thing is how in unholy fuck is there no divider between coming traffic? Ridiculous.

I've seen this question come up a lot and I have to ask if a lot of you have just never driven on rural highways in America. Tons and tons of 55mph+ roads out in the country will be without a divider of any sort, even with four or more lanes of traffic.
fastford58
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(02-25-2012, 07:34 PM)
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I would not want to be the first responder for that mess.
Jokab
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(02-25-2012, 07:36 PM)
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Damn.
Tunavi
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(02-25-2012, 07:38 PM)
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RIP
shadyspace
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(02-25-2012, 07:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by fastford58

I would not want to be the first responder for that mess.

Eh. At least there wouldn't be much work to do.
Slayer-33
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(02-25-2012, 07:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by toxicgonzo

From the comments here, sounds brutal and I'd rather not watch it and have my day ruined by such things

RIP

You can watch it fine.

The impact is just crazy but nothing that will cause nightmares because you are far removed from the situation.
Messypandas
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(02-25-2012, 07:41 PM)
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makes you think, 1 second you're dandy they next you can be pulverised slush. never get too comfortable
Aruarian Reflection
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(02-25-2012, 07:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by LuchaShaq

Can't think of a single reason besides that to randomly be recording the road and this doesn't seem to be police footage.

Dash cams are getting more and more popular. I have a camera system in my car with multiple views that records at all times. Not a cop either :)

Lionel Mandrake
(02-25-2012, 07:45 PM)
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I see a lot of people debating on why the driver was filming the road to begin with.

It's a dash cam.



They're used for insurance reasons. They seem to be catching on, and especially so in Russia.

Edit: beaten
abuC
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(02-25-2012, 07:47 PM)
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Wow, that truck just vanished.

I hate driving on rural roads in Upstate NY or in PA where there's no divider between you and the 40 ton 18 wheeler going 60mph. I always wondered what would happen if one hit my car head on, now I know.
Zebra
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(02-25-2012, 07:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Slayer-33

You can watch it fine.

The impact is just crazy but nothing that will cause nightmares because you are far removed from the situation.

I have an active imagination and tend to visualize things like this from every possible view point without actually wanting to. Inside that car was another human being like myself, so its impossible for me to feel far removed from it. It thoroughly disturbed me.

Despite the years of constantly being exposed to stuff like this on the Internet, they still get to me.
Gattsu25
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(02-25-2012, 07:48 PM)
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Christ!

Not what I expected. My stomach sank HARD when the SUV exploded into a hundred different parts. No way anyone survived that shit without being torn into dozens of pieces :(

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