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    Our Engine 2 made this wreck a couple of weeks ago. I submitted it to the Photostory link as well. The driver was headed westbound, lost control, crossed the median, then hit the guy wire for the pole and ended up in the air. Witnesses reported that the driver jumped down from the car and ran down the street to catch a bus. The car ran for over an hour before the oil drained out and the engine seized.
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    One more for good luck...yes that is exhaust.
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    Ok, now I know how to dry it in an environmentally friendly fashion.

    Now tell me how much softener I need to add in order to aviod those unsightly wrinkles visible in the last two pics.

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    I am dying for a follow up on this. What was this guy late for that he left his car hanging some 10-12 feet in the air, and decides to go ahead and take the bus?
    Was this a pizza delivery driver taking the 30 min or less a little too seriously or what ?!

    Maybe he was late for his defensive driving course.

    Any other ideas ?

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    I looked at this story as well, and I just can't figure out how in the world...I would have given anything to be there and see that happen!!!

    Tell me Capt., what was your first reaction when you arrived? What was the size-up given by the officer, or you if that was your role, on the first-in company?

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    How did they get it down?
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    All safety aspects aside and taken care of, and the "How the hell did he do that?" questions, I am curious to know how dispatch paged this one out?

    Knowing how some of our dispatchers react to the directions that are given them by the caller...... I wonder.
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    I didn't make this call, I was at the other end of the district trying to sleep. I can imagine what my first words would have been. What the ----?

    Size up was a vehicle hanging on the wires. No patients, only a bunch of rubber-neckers and cops. It's in Harris County, but a few Houston cops came down to take a gander.

    I believe that they disconnected the wires down the line and let it drop. No other way I can see how. Couldn't use a crane because of the overhead electric lines. I think they had to replace the wires anyway so cutting them was no big deal.

    We haven't gotten the story out of S.O. yet. But it was the driver's car. Not the brightest individual thinking that he wouldn't be found by tracing plates or VIN numbers.

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    Our dispatcher gets the call from Harris County 911. It came from them as a car versus telephone pole, and that's how we sent it out. Looks to me like he never actually hit the pole though. Details.

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    hehehehe!

    What a ripper!
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    He probably had to hurry home to change his britches!!

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    Let us know if the car came back stolen. I wouldn't be suprised. We are a dumping ground for cars stolen out of Baton Rouge. They drive out to our district and find a nice secluded road on one of the Bayous or they drive over the Mississippi River levee and then torch the vehicle. Happens about 7 or 8 times a year.
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