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Old 02-14-2008, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Up in a cedar tree.
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Was wondering if anyone here know where about or when this happened in Denver?

I saw two people getting out of there cars and one person almost getting smashed. This is a crazy video:

Domino effect car crashes in the snow. with - Yahoo! Video
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Old 02-14-2008, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Cayman Islands
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I'm from Florida, and live in the Caribbean now, and have never seen anything like that. Is that normal? Or is it considered bad (the weather, I mean)? I wouldn't begin to know how to drive on that. We're moving to Denver in May, so I shouldn't have to deal with anything like that for a while.

Cindy
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Old 02-14-2008, 05:35 PM
 
Location: on an island
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As a kid, I used to live at the corner of East Dartmouth and S. University.
We saw scenarios such as that more than once, including a time when some poor guy was caught (and hurt) between cars. It happens.
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Old 02-14-2008, 05:56 PM
 
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I think it's so weird that people will bail from their cars rather then just stay in buckled up. It's so much more dangerous.
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Old 02-14-2008, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I'm from Florida, and live in the Caribbean now, and have never seen anything like that. Is that normal? Or is it considered bad (the weather, I mean)? I wouldn't begin to know how to drive on that. We're moving to Denver in May, so I shouldn't have to deal with anything like that for a while.

Cindy
Didn't watch the vid, my computer doesn't "do" videos well. But is this considered bad weather? No, not really. It was a normal winter snow.
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:25 PM
 
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At least they weren't going too fast when they hit. And what's with the idiot sitting in the street and almost getting run over?
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Old 02-15-2008, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Up in a cedar tree.
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Notice that all of them that were sliding down had their brakes locked up and front tires turned all the way to the left.

If it was me, I would of keep the steering wheel turned (as it was in the video) and accelerate it out of the slippery lane.


** I'm wondering if this was a California get-2-gether in the video (just kidding California folks)
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Old 02-15-2008, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Loving the Baker Hood!!
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I love the guy on the passenger side. Looks like he is trying to stop the car by pulling back on it. I've been in that type of wreak before. The impact was almost literally slow mo and I sat in the passenger seat just wishing there was something I could do. I hate being out of control. I live in Wyoming and this type of thing happens all the time. Cars just don't do ice well. At least, from the looks of it, no one was hurt.
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Old 02-15-2008, 06:08 PM
 
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i slid into a guard rail last year. there was no way i could have stopped. sometimes all you can do is brace for the impact.
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Old 02-15-2008, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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That was a disturbing video. I can see one car sliding out but three or four? I thought if you went slow enough you wouldn't slide.

Also, would studded tires have helped? It seemed like a very thin glaze of ice. Can't see how studs could help when the ice is only a few molecules thick.
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