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alberchico
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How Stupid Can This Driver Be?

Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:42 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enkh9A5jdUI&feature=player_embedded#!

Even if he suffered a brake failure couldn't he have swerved the car out of the way ?
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RE: How Stupid Can This Driver Be?

Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:44 am

Quoting alberchico (Thread starter):
Even if he suffered a brake failure couldn't he have swerved the car out of the way ?

I guess not            
 
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RE: How Stupid Can This Driver Be?

Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:50 am

Ha! I grew up by the Hope Valley railway, albeit the one in the UK  

Wonder what went wrong there? I'm assuming driver malfunction as has been pointed out he could have swerved even without brakes.
 
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RE: How Stupid Can This Driver Be?

Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:13 am

That was some funny shit right there.
 
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RE: How Stupid Can This Driver Be?

Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:55 am

I love how some of the commenters on that u-tube link are saying it was because there was not a crossing arm. The driver didn't see a effing train across the road, what the hell makes anyone think he would see a striped 2x4??
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RE: How Stupid Can This Driver Be?

Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:56 am

Wow, mega ownage right there.........
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RE: How Stupid Can This Driver Be?

Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:21 pm

That looked a little too deliberate to be an accident. Maybe the brakes were out and this was the only way the panicked driver could stop the car? There are better ways to stop a car, especially at such low speeds but the driver could have been too shocked to do anything else. Botched suicide attempt? Insurance fraud? Drunk/high? I'd rather it be any of those instead of "oh, I just didn't see the train coming across the road even though there are no obstructions and it is day."
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RE: How Stupid Can This Driver Be?

Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:30 pm

The driver was playing "Crash into me" by Dave Matthews.
 
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RE: How Stupid Can This Driver Be?

Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:36 pm

More on the story here

http://www.accidentsplanet.com/2009/06/car-crashes-into-train.html

Interesting to note from one of the railway people that..

But Bob Crowley, corporate secretary of the New Hope Valley Railway, says it's much more common than one would think.

"You'd be surprised at the number of people who just don't pay attention and drive into the side of the train," he said.

Yet it's never happened to New Hope Valley Railway, he said.
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RE: How Stupid Can This Driver Be?

Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:39 am

Quoting oly720man (Reply 8):
Interesting to note from one of the railway people that..

But Bob Crowley, corporate secretary of the New Hope Valley Railway, says it's much more common than one would think.

"You'd be surprised at the number of people who just don't pay attention and drive into the side of the train," he said.

Yet it's never happened to New Hope Valley Railway, he said.

Well, that last sentiment sure isn't true anymore!

And now we could have yet another punch line to many a blonde joke!  

I saw some of the idiotic posts from folks on youtube that this person must've been a woman. Yeah, I went in another direction. This person must've been a blonde! 

Hey, gotta laugh at yourself every now and then, eh?  
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RE: How Stupid Can This Driver Be?

Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:49 am

One of the related videos led me to this:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0144039/goofs

...another round of "how stupid can you be".  
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RE: How Stupid Can This Driver Be?

Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:56 am

I really hate to see such a nice car as this 1988-1991 Mercury Colony Park wagon get destroyed.
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RE: How Stupid Can This Driver Be?

Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:21 am

ROFL!!!! What a stupid ass! LMAO! I about spit my coffee across the entire computer!
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