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    Default Just when you think it could not get weirder

    Just when you think it couldn't get any weirder...

    Yesterday, it was a drive in accident. Today, it was a car through a roof!

    The incident occured on Cullinane Drive, down by the lake. An elderly woman had parked her car and decided to move it, as it was partially blocking the roadway. She put the car in reverse, backed up and flew over the retaining wall and into the roof of a house!

    She was not injured and crawled through the window into the arms of Rescue 1 personnel, and they guided her down the roof and ground ladders thrown against the building. The building inspector was called, the utilities were shut down and a crane had to be called in to remove the car from the house.

    The building was declared unsafe until repairs are made, two tenants were displaced.
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    Things you can count on:

    1. Death

    2. Taxes

    3. Wackers talking on the dispatch channel

    4. Things will ALWAYS get weirder.

    May we never forget our fallen, worldwide.

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    Wow, just Wow!

    Glad to hear everyone's ok.

    So this makes three car vs. roof accidents I know of this year. The other two was a car over a wall onto a restaurant in Missouri, and IIRC, one where an SUV ended up on the roof of a bar which ended in the bar burning down (I forget where). Incredible.
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    Default And...

    Originally posted by StayBack500FT
    Things you can count on:

    1. Death

    2. Taxes

    3. Wackers talking on the dispatch channel

    4. Things will ALWAYS get weirder.

    And Bill Clinton will always chase women...

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    i know that its been said many times on these forums..............

    and thats the reason that we have jobs

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    Usually , at least on person turns to someone else each shift and says: well,I never saw that before

    That and:

    Thats enough of this sh#&

    Oh wait, that last ones usually me.
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    I do not think that something like a car into a roof could happen too many times in a day, so I am confident I saw the aftermath on a Morning TV show this morning. A Ford Taurus correct?

    It was one of those cases of people who park in the wierdest spots.
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    correctimundo! it made the national news?
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    I saw it on the WB11, but it could be on CNN for all I know, I was just channel surfing before my day started and caught it.


    BTW, edited to add this: Gonzo, please clear your pm's, I have one to send you... lol.
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    Default This was a bad one and a sad one ...

    So this makes three car vs. roof accidents I know of this year.
    This was Dec. 10, 2003 with a fatality. Here are parts of the Fire, Police & EMS reports from the City of Calgary news website

    http://www.gov.calgary.ab.ca/citybea.../12/index.html

    POLICE
    At 11:00 AM On Wednesday, December 10th Police responded with Fire and EMS to a traffic collision at 388 Country Hills Blvd
    NE. At that location a vehicle had left the roadway on the
    northeast corner of the intersection traveling towards the
    shopping complex parking area. The vehicle became airborne as
    the ground level of the Alberta Treasury Branch is
    approximately 20 feet lower than the roadway. The vehicle
    travelled through the air and struck the south side of the
    bank building landing inside the building in an office where
    nine employees were meeting.

    Three persons were trapped by the vehicle including a female
    who was pronounced dead at the scene. Five additional people
    were transported to hospital by EMS including the 68 year old
    male driver and sole occupant of the vehicle.

    Emergency responders faced considerable challenges in
    extricating the victims from the scene and delivering medical
    attention due to the instability of the surroundings.

    FIRE
    The Calgary Fire Department responded with Calgary Police and EMS to a vehicle vs building collision this morning at 388
    Country Hills Blvd. N.E.

    Firefighters had a lengthy extrication and had the
    CFD Urban Search & Rescue Team on sight to assist. The USAR
    Team's main mandate was to look after the shoring up of the
    structure to make the area was safe for rescue personnel. To
    complicate the scenario of the vehicle on top of the
    patients, the walls and ceiling were in partial collapse on
    top of the car.

    There were 20 Firefighters on scene to perform the rescue
    operation.

    EMS
    ..... All nine employees and the driver of the vehicle were injured; injuries are as follows:

    Patient #1 An unknown age female, it appears she was
    killed instantly and paramedics pronounced her dead at the
    scene.

    Patient #2 A 34-year-old male, he sustained a broken
    jaw, head and facial lacerations and a concussion. He was
    able to climb out of the wreckage and free himself before
    emergency crews arrived. Paramedics transported him to the
    Foothills Hospital in critical but stable condition.

    Patient #3 An approximately 30-year-old male, when the
    first emergency crews arrived at the scene, he was dazed and
    walking within the wreckage. He sustained head and chest
    injuries and was transported to the Foothills Hospital in
    critical but stable condition.

    Patient #4 A 25-year-old male, he sustained facial
    injuries, a broken clavicle, head injuries and a lacerated
    left leg. Paramedics transported him to the Foothills
    Hospital in critical but stable condition.

    Patient #5 A 27-year-old female, she was trapped under
    the car inside the bank. For forty-five minutes, firefighters
    and paramedics fought to free her from the wreckage.
    Incredibly, she sustained only head and facial injuries,
    including a broken jaw. She was transported to the Peter
    Lougheed Hospital in serious but stable condition.

    An additional four patients were assessed at the scene for
    minor injuries but did not require transportation to a
    hospital. These extremely fortunate individuals were also in
    the meeting room where the car struck. All nine of the above
    mentioned patients were bank employees.

    Patient #10 A 68-year-old male, the driver of the car.
    He sustained serious chest injuries and was transported to
    the Peter Lougheed Hospital in stable condition.

    Calgary EMS dispatched five ambulances, one Paramedic
    Response Unit (11 paramedics total) and a Superintendent to
    the scene of the incident.
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