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June 19, 2010

INCREDIBLY, ALCOHOL WAS INVOLVED

A man called 911 for help after he jumped on a trailer and held onto a ladder while the semi traveled for almost 17 miles on a U.S. route without stopping or slowing.

(Thanks to Jeff Meyerson)

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For 17 miles, the semi hauled @ss.

Hold my beer and watch thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis!

Jaaaaane! Stop this crazy thing!

"the semi was able to proceed through Washington Court House without stopping for a red signal"

A drive-thru Court House -- what a great idea for speedier justice!

Wheels, 18. Brains, 0.

MacGyver used to do this all the time, and he never called for help.

I would love to know where these idiots get their cell phone service. They can be in the middle of the dumbest act in the middle of nowhere and still get a signal. I can go into a Lowes or Home Depot and lose mine every time.

NC, sometimes I think God protects idiots just to piss Darwin off...

"Help, I'm stupid and I can't get off!"

*snork* at JEC

I would love to know where these idiots get their cell phone service. They can be in the middle of the dumbest act in the middle of nowhere and still get a signal. I can go into a Lowes or Home Depot and lose mine every time.

Posted by: nursecindy | June 19, 2010 at 12:07 PM

cindy, clearly they've upgraded to he Jack Bauer-CTU plan.

Four years ago, a rig started moving through and intersection when the light changed. He didn't see the young man on a motorized wheelchair that was still in the crosswalk. The chair ended up stuck in the front grill. The truck ended up going 45-50 mph down a Michigan highway.

A panicked 911 call and a couple of police cars driving like bats out of heck and all ended well. The young man might have been cited for not having a safety belt, but police were just glad that no one was hurt.

A lot of truck drivers were really thankful that it hadn't been them in the left hand seat. There are areas that you just can't see when driving a rig.

Somewhere, there is a reverse or anti-world where alcohol is better at getting us out of trouble than it is getting into trouble.
That would be a happy place.

" ... in the middle of the dumbest act in the middle of nowhere and still get a signal. I can go into a Lowes or Home Depot and lose mine every time."

Well, n'cindy ... there are sum folks who might say going into Lowes or Home Depot could be "the dumbest act ... " ... but I won't ... nope ...

Mostly becuz I've done dumber stuff ... than goin' into Lowes ...

Never rode a moving semi by hangin' onto the outside tho ... I'm hopin' I'm never that drunk ... and not that dumb ...

I wasn't drunk and jumped on top of a friend's car in a park for a little low speed ride. We both ended up in court. Young is just about as hazardous as alkihol.

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