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Old 04-29-2008, 05:20 PM
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Exclamation Ever had a truck driveshaft fly into your W124?!? Look!

Check out this video that hit CNN today, some guy in MA driving down the freeway behind a truck got a u-joint + part of the driveshaft in his face through the window of his W124 after the shaft blew apart!

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2008/04/29/quiroga.ma.hit.by.driveshaft.wcvb

Insanity. He lived!

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Old 04-29-2008, 05:24 PM
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Holy Crap.
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Old 04-29-2008, 05:28 PM
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That guy needs to buy some lottery tickets.

He seems like a really calm person.
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Old 04-29-2008, 05:30 PM
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I imagine it was making a heckuva noise before it came apart.
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Old 04-29-2008, 06:15 PM
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I bet they will find the truck was poorly maintained....

I hope he repairs and keeps driving his "lucky" car...

All it needs is: Windshield....dash....and a good detailing.
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Old 04-29-2008, 06:47 PM
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daamn. . someone hasn't been maintaining their truck. . dude. . .
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Old 04-29-2008, 08:30 PM
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I wanna say the MB kept him alive, but this was pure luck.
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Old 04-29-2008, 08:35 PM
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Old 04-29-2008, 09:23 PM
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Wow!

Lots of lawsuit potential their!
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Old 04-29-2008, 10:02 PM
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I bet he gets a bulletproof windshield.
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Old 04-29-2008, 10:02 PM
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Must be one of those unsafe trucks visiting here from the Great White North that was let in by NAFTA......lots of debate in the West to what extent our Southern neighbors should be allowed access.

That wasnt much damage......I got hit by a semi-truck spare tire that came out from under a trailer at 65mph....that did do some damage.
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Old 04-30-2008, 12:28 AM
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daamn. . someone hasn't been maintaining their truck. . dude. . .
Right on , you know there had to be a bunch a noise and/or vibration before it blew, unless someone forgot to tighten some fasteners when shaft was last out for service.

I vote for poor upkeep....
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Old 05-03-2008, 07:50 PM
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that is sad. he seems like such a good guy
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Old 05-04-2008, 12:58 PM
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that is sad. he seems like such a good guy
Yes, that is sad, but I'll bet he'll become a better, more financially capable, person after it's all said and done...

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Old 05-04-2008, 08:26 PM
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Actually kind of happened to me in my old SD. driveshaft fell out of the truck i was following, luckily it didn't fly up into the windsheild but it did destroy the oil pan and puge a huge rip/dent in the spare tire well. Scary stuff,

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