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Your basic 50-car pileup

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by jr/shotglass, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Wow. On the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    And people make fun of Southerners not being able to drive in winter weather?
  3. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    About 70 cars involved in this one in Milwaukee, 1 fatality with it.

    DOT camera footage: http://bcove.me/mu9yo09a
  4. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Good gosh, how do those people not see a dozen cars piled together in the middle of the highway? Are they coming over a hill or something because based on the cam footage it didn't look like the snow was that thick.
  5. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    They were busy texting.
  6. amraeder

    amraeder Well-Known Member

    The problem was that it was really cold, so the snow got heated by the cars going over it, melted, then froze the instant the car was off it. So the snow wasn't that deep, but the roads were super-icy. (At least that's what they said on the news. Also said that the one fatality was someone who wasn't wearing their seat belt.)
  7. Bradley Guire

    Bradley Guire Well-Known Member

    Southerner living in Boise. All I hear is "we grew up here, we know how to drive on icy roads." Then the first snow/ice of the season comes, and crashes and slide offs everywhere. Because the dumb asses drive like it's sunny and 75. Because they know how to drive in it. Slow. Down.
  8. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Whole lotta people driving too fast for conditions in that weather.
  9. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I meant the snow wasn't so thick that they shouldn't have had trouble seeing the wrecks from enough distance to slow down - even on ice.
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