U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Other Topics
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
Old 02-06-2011, 11:01 PM
Location: Georgia
897 posts, read 1,662,392 times
Reputation: 621


I turned onto I-575 from a side road in Pickens County Georgia about a year ago. I saw fire trucks and ambulances right by a burning upside down car with two burned up people inside. I think the Car went too fast,lost control and flipped over. There are two crosses at that spot. I still have dreams sometimes about seeing that.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 02-06-2011, 11:02 PM
Location: South Central Texas
114,838 posts, read 64,429,074 times
Reputation: 166866
Happens everyday sadly.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-06-2011, 11:09 PM
Location: Mid Missouri
21,353 posts, read 8,308,205 times
Reputation: 33335
Saw a lady who fell asleep at the wheel, cross two lanes with her car and smack right into the front grill of an 18 wheeler. We had just passed her. The hood of her engine came flying off just as we got beyond her and she hit the truck. Ex stopped in the middle of the highway (all traffic did and he was the lead car). I ran back to offer assistance, but luckily for her, there were two nurses in a car that run up to help as well. Both her feet were hanging off her ankles, with her ankle bones sticking out of ripped off flesh. This was at exit 11 on the NJ Tpk. Stopped traffic and backed everything up for hours. Luckily, we were able to get out of there pdq because we were in front.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-06-2011, 11:14 PM
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
39,024 posts, read 22,712,119 times
Reputation: 36018
Once, I was on a bus and while waiting to cross an intersection, we observed a car run a red light and hit another vehicle making its left-hand turn. That shook me up and don't know if anyone was hurt or not as we did not stick around.

One day last year, I walked several blocks and crossed an intersection to get to my bank. Since there were no lines, I was in and out of there in less than 5 minutes. When I walked back out to the intersection, I observed the aftermath of an accident where one vehicle was partially on the exact sidewalk that I was walking on less than five minutes prior .... That REALLY freaked me out as I could have been a casualty of that crash.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-07-2011, 04:26 PM
Location: MA/NH
17,710 posts, read 39,531,576 times
Reputation: 17813
My boyfriend and I passed by a very bad motorcycle accident on I-81 in Virginia. He wasn't wearing a helmet and had suffered a severe head and fatal injury as a result. Basically half his head was missing.

An acquaintance told me this story about 30 years ago, and I still remember it. He was at a stop light in NYC and happened to turn his head towards the sidewalk on his right just as a person was landing from falling or jumping off the roof of a building. And he said that their eyes met as the guy's head hit the ground. This guy was haunted by that image for years and I'm sure that he still is.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-07-2011, 04:48 PM
Location: Neither here nor there
14,810 posts, read 15,979,253 times
Reputation: 32994
No, so far I have never actually witnessed a really bad accident. However, I was once an Emergency Room nurse and saw some pretty chewed up people in that setting from time to time.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-07-2011, 08:28 PM
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
43,563 posts, read 60,064,516 times
Reputation: 124333
Yep, seen a few, don't care to go into details though.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-07-2011, 08:50 PM
Location: Saint Petersburg, FL
1,881 posts, read 3,553,021 times
Reputation: 16546
Yes, I've seen some and been in one. I think I'll pass on details as well.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-07-2011, 09:49 PM
Location: playing in the colorful Colorado dirt
4,486 posts, read 5,146,176 times
Reputation: 7012
About 2 1/2 years ago a woman died at our gate.

We live in a rural area, dirt road and all. She was 3 times the legal limit and going about 80 mph, hit the soft shoulder, lost control, flipped the car several times and was thrown from her car. Her vehicle landed in our barbed wire fence, she landed in our driveway.

The Police blocked off the road for hours and took hundreds of pictures even though it was pretty obvious no one else was involved. They assured me that they would clean all of the debris and bodily fluids up. They didn't. I got to spend my birthday morning digging up an area oh maybe 3'x3' and 6" deep to remove the blood. I didn't want my children to see this.

The ironic part was that she was an insurance agent. Auto to be exact.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-07-2011, 10:11 PM
Location: NW Indiana
44,013 posts, read 19,458,188 times
Reputation: 113983
As a paralegal, I investigated auto and industrial accidents for over 20 years, including many fatalities. Believe me, you don't want to see the things I've seen. Just be safe out there.....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Other Topics
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2023, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top