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    Default Man in wheelchair pushed by semi 4 miles at 50mph

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,278881,00.html

    I just don't even know what to say.
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    This would be a great ad for the wheelchair company.

    "Our chairs can be pushed by a truck at 50 mph without coming appart!"

    Seriously though, thats crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmfire View Post
    I just don't even know what to say.
    @Wheeeeeeeeee!!!!
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    Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    He a lucky dude
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    I caught this on the tv news last night, and according to the commentary, it took a bit for the cops to get the truck to stop. He didnt "didnt believe them at first, until he walked around to the front of the truck and saw the wheelchair..."

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    Quote from the article: [ Carpenter escaped unharmed, saying, "It was quite a ride," police said. ]

    Ladies and gentlemen, I believe we have our first nominee for "understatement of the day" , LOL

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    I think we also have a nominee for the gawdiest hood ornament.
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    Breaker, Breaker 19, Hey there cowboy, thats a cool hood ornament, comeback....

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    Smokey to Bandit.. we've gotta get this here wheelchair to Texarkana in 24 hours...
    So you call this your free country
    Tell me why it costs so much to live
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    Remember the kid in the powered chair from Meatballs with Bill Murray? The kid is racing down the highway when the bus catches up with him:

    "Hey kid what you got in that thing?"

    "Nothing much. Just a 440 with a hemi."

    Well... ok so in this case it was a four and a quarter Cat.....
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    I bet them wheel bearings, on that wheel chair were smoking after 4 miles at 50mph. Glad the guy was unhurt. He will probably be picking bugs out of teeth for a while though, and I bet those underwear will never be white again.

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    He should buy a lottery ticket.. hes has to be the luckiest guy on the planet right now!
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    I just want to know if the trucking company is going to pay him 45 cents a loaded mile?

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    Our 911 system overloaded on this one. The calls were transfered to other centers. Probably only three dispatchers on duty but their could have been four. The route traveled is four lanes wide and has a speed limit between 35 and 50 mph. Heavy truck route for the Coca Cola Foods plant. gladd no one was hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by efd824 View Post
    I just want to know if the trucking company is going to pay him 45 cents a loaded mile?

    For his Underwear???..........
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    I'm having a VERY hard time believing this.

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    ...In an electric wheelchair, no less.

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    I cannot believe that the wheelchair just happened to turn in the correct direction for travel so that he would be pushed by the truck. It is hard to believe that this incident wasn't a staged act. My first thought was the guy might have tried suicide by truck. Especially since he wasn't facing the truck. I would think that had the man been crossing the street, then the truck would have pushed the chair over sideways, and the event would have been less fortunate for those involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wag11c View Post
    I'm having a VERY hard time believing this.
    That makes two of us. Just keep scratching my head wondering how?
    If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?

    Ryan

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndvfdff33 View Post
    That makes two of us. Just keep scratching my head wondering how?
    Ryan, there is only one phrase that can answer that question:

    "this is the United States of America, where anything and EVERYTHING can and will happen." LOL **all ya gotta do is cross your arms, wrinkle your nose, tap your heels together and say.... "Well Bob, this certainly aint New York City, now is it?" **
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    Quote Originally Posted by MalahatTwo7 View Post
    Ryan, there is only one phrase that can answer that question:

    "this is the United States of America, where anything and EVERYTHING can and will happen." LOL **all ya gotta do is cross your arms, wrinkle your nose, tap your heels together and say.... "Well Bob, this certainly aint New York City, now is it?" **
    HAHA. I guess so. I don't think I'd want to see the outcome of that if it was on the 401
    If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?

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