Seems like a number of posters are a little on edge in here.
I do believe my statement was reading of people getting into trouble on ice because they are on the scene. And yes, some die, but that wasn't the main point.
It doesn't take too long to find a ton of examples of being too close when cars are sliding around. Starting with this year. It happens every year in any area where you get freezing temperatures.
I don't think my post was all that outrageous.
My main point was: get away from all that action.
A state Transportation Department worker was injured in a crash on Interstate 405 near Interstate 5 north of Seattle, said DOT spokeswoman Jamie Holter. He was attempting to warn drivers to slow down because of ice.
He had responded about 6:45 a.m. today to a collision in which one car slid into a barrier and was hit by another car. . He was taken to a Seattle hospital. The Washington State Patrol is investigating.An icy morning commute turned deadly when a woman was fatally struck on Highway 16 near Gig Harbor early Monday.
Washington State Patrol Trooper Guy Gill said the 44-year-old woman had tried to warn drivers of the ice and was out of her car trying to help when she was struck and killed just after 5 a.m.
A trooper helping at the scene in the westbound lanes of the highway at Burnham Drive was also hit by another vehicle while outside of his patrol car. The trooper suffered a knee injury and was taken to a hospital to be checked out.
admittedly they were out of their car, but if you are trying to warn and help drivers, this is what happens. And even if you are in the car and get hit, it's not going to be fun.
A veteran police officer was struck by a car Saturday afternoon on the ramp from Interstate 176 south to Interstate 480.
The officer stopped on the ramp about 4:50 p.m. to assist a man who had crashed into the wall and to warn other motorists of the danger. The ramp was icy.
Another motorist, a 30-year-old woman, lost control and struck the front of the police car, then slid sideways into Lambert and the man he was helping.
The officer is at MetroHealth Medical Center with multiple broken bones, including his pelvis and left eye socket
Last edited by Jesarray; 03-17-2012 at 08:34 PM.
I could never figure out the raves about the Jeeps in this forum.
That is until now.
Ya just can't stop 'em
Jeep crashes into not one, but THREE Sacramento houses
Posted on March 1, 2012 by Isaac Gonzalez
The driver of a Jeep crashed through two Sacramento homes before coming to rest in a third home on Thursday,
Originally Posted by Harry S. Truman