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Old 07-24-2008, 10:00 AM
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You think you're having a bad day ?

It doesn't get much worse than this.
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Old 07-24-2008, 12:32 PM
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Old 07-24-2008, 12:35 PM
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Wow ... the driver had to have been injured in that. ... at least if they were in their seatbelt that is.
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Old 07-24-2008, 12:56 PM
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No kidding! I would think you woudn't walk away from that. That truck got mashed flat from what I could tell.
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Old 07-24-2008, 12:58 PM
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Jeeeezuz! I wouldn't have guessed that a flimsy fifth wheeler would have been able to knock that over. It doesn't look as if the driver had much of a chance to survive that.
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Old 07-24-2008, 01:01 PM
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Looks like it only caught the door...good thing no one else was using the drive thru!
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Old 07-24-2008, 01:01 PM
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Looking at it more closely I see that the roof caught the left front corner of the camper. It's possible that the collapsing roof did not mash the whole cab of the truck but just the extreme left side. If so, the driver may have had room to his or her right.

Look at it closely and you can see someone heading out the passenger door as the roof collapses. Quick thinking.
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Old 07-24-2008, 01:05 PM
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Old 07-24-2008, 01:18 PM
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Somehow he was able to unbuckle the seat beat and exit the other side of his truck as it was falling.
I suspect he wasn't wearing it ... or he had superhuman reflexes.
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Old 07-24-2008, 01:30 PM
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Thanks for the rest of the story. Glad no one was even hurt. Now I don't feel bad when I laugh.
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Old 07-24-2008, 01:39 PM
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Yeah, I guess you can see the passenger side door open as the roof is coming down. I bet he needed a change of drawers after that.
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Old 07-24-2008, 01:44 PM
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That would have most definitely screwed up my day.
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Old 07-24-2008, 02:06 PM
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I have a brother in law with a big heart, but he tends to be a little, shall we say, unfocused. He once rented a Uhaul and nearly tore the top off of it at a drive through.

I guess that happens occasionally. But a couple of years later, he rented another truck and did exactly the same thing.

I think if it ever happened to me I would remember it each time I rented a similar vehicle.
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Old 07-24-2008, 02:53 PM
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Talk about poor construction, the supporting bricks didn't put up any resistance, there should have been an anchored steel poll in the middle of that roof to prevent exactly what happened. I'm glad that I never use drive-thrus anywhere
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Old 07-24-2008, 02:55 PM
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Yeah, that awning looked like a slight breeze might have blown it down.

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