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Old 08-25-2010, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Say-Town! Texas
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and after all this, his girlfriend will leave him because he doesn't have a firebird anymore.
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Old 08-25-2010, 12:04 PM
 
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I am guessing that the young man was deliberately attempting to take his own life. He'd just been arrested an hour beforehand and why else would anyone pass a highway patrol car at 100 MPH? It's not as if he wouldn't have seen that copper cruising along. Since the barrier was lower than the roadway, perhaps he was aiming for the bridge abutment but didn't see the barrier that launched him into the air.
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Old 08-25-2010, 02:43 PM
 
Location: United States
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Uh maybe he is NOT lucky to be alive. Kinda looked like a suicide attempt to me. If he is a vegetable from the nose down I'd say better off dead. The car actually spun to the passenger side right before it hit the post. That may have "saved" him.
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Old 08-25-2010, 03:30 PM
 
Location: U.S.A.
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I am guessing that the young man was deliberately attempting to take his own life. He'd just been arrested an hour beforehand and why else would anyone pass a highway patrol car at 100 MPH? It's not as if he wouldn't have seen that copper cruising along. Since the barrier was lower than the roadway, perhaps he was aiming for the bridge abutment but didn't see the barrier that launched him into the air.
Firebird man probably had the spoon up his nose and was letting some anger out on the freeway. If he survives the ordeal he will certainly come out at least a slightly better person.
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Old 08-25-2010, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Earth
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just because he had a 1985 firebird does not mean it is the night rider and can fly
That's probably what happened...the driver of the car was 19-year-old Brennan Eden of Mason, Ohio. Mr. Eden most likely popped in a rerun of KITT going airborne via the turbo boost button and thought "hey, if that Trans AM can do that, then so can my 1985 Firebird."

Here's his pic:



Here's the aftermath:

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Old 08-25-2010, 07:27 PM
 
Location: U.S.A.
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That's probably what happened...the driver of the car was 19-year-old Brennan Eden of Mason, Ohio. Mr. Eden most likely popped in a rerun of KITT going airborne via the turbo boost button and thought "hey, if that Trans AM can do that, then so can my 1985 Firebird."
"Michael, your trajectory is inco............"
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:36 PM
 
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I was visiting a nephew in Eastern Illinois one year and went a store for some stuff. One the way back I was on a four lane street and was considering changing lanes before getting to a light. I glanced in my left rear view mirror in anticipation and noticed a car sliding into that lane from behind the line I was in.

Since the car seemed to be traveling at a high rate of speed I waited... Only to watch this idiot not only not slow down, but continue to drift into the left turn lane and slam head-on into a car in the turn lane facing him.

It turned out he had dropped his dope and was retrieving it from the passenger side floor.

Stupid son of a *****.
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Old 08-25-2010, 08:36 PM
 
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Here's a few more pics of the aftermath....


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Old 08-25-2010, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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I just can't believe that the guy in that picture is nineteen. If that isn't an anti-drug PSA, I don't know what is...
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Old 08-25-2010, 08:55 PM
 
Location: PA
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What's that old saying? "Fools are protected" or something to that effect. Amazing that he wasn't in pieces like the car.
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