Wednesday, August 8, 2018

That must have been . . . interesting!


Several readers sent in this picture over the past couple of days.  I don't know its original source.  Clickit to biggit.




That must have been an interesting roller-coaster ride for those inside!




Peter

7 comments:

juvat said...

I'd bet they were sufficiently anesthetized.

Unknown said...

I'm not finding earlier iterations of this picture before this:

https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/3umd5d/buddy_of_mine_calls_me_to_tell_me_he_just_rolled/

So I suspect that's the story behind it.

Vicki said...

Had the same thing happen in my neighborhood a few years back. The drunk crawled out of his car with just minor scratches. Town was without power for two days. I don't know how he did it, either.

Will said...

It's been my observation over the years that it requires a HIGH velocity to take out a section of telephone pole like that. Triple digits type numbers. Lower speeds tend to just break the pole at one location. The multiple power lines introduces a variable that may influence the breakage, but I can't quantify it.

It also requires the vehicle to already be rolling/tumbling, as having a broad section of the vehicle hitting, as opposed to an edge strike, is part of the removal process. Occupant survival is low percentage.

Dorsal Spine said...

I crawled out of one of those at the age of 7. My Aunt lost control on a rainy country road. Two adults and five children in the car. The most we had was cuts and scratches. Too young to know how lucky I was at the time. I still remember seeing the telephone pole hanging from the line.

Unknown said...

Now, THAT had to hurt...a LOT!!

Bet it was pretty noisy for a few seconds for whoever was inside the vehicle, too.

Best guess would be, there was a substantial amount of "recreational" alcohol, drug(s) or both involved...and that, one way or another, the vehicle went well-"airborne" just before it..."intercepted" - the power-pole...

Wicked -

HMS Defiant said...

Clearly a tornado.
We have all seen wind driven sticks driven through walls and here is a clear case of a wind driven car going through a stick.