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NYC: Honda Pilot hits median, jumps guard rail, lands 20 feet down, 7 dead.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Gallium, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. Gallium

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  2. Gallium

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    Title should say the vehicle fell for a total of 20 yards, not 20 feet.

    It took one hour to drive 1/4 mile, from sight of the traffic backup to the very next available exit (Gun Hill Rd).

    I cannot imagine the hurt the rest of that family is going thru.
     

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    Lord...prayers sent.
     
  4. ray9898

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    Wow....tragic. How is the remaining family supposed to process a loss of that magnitude.....7 family members spanning 3 generations.
     
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    no words . just aweful
     
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    I drove that very stretch every day for years when I worked in White Plains. Sad. HH
     
  7. Gallium

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    I am normally nowhere near those parts. It's been a while since I had some face time with close family, and on in and around, I ended up in it, driving a stick-shift vehicle. Fortunately for me, traffic jams are not stressful for me, and when 1010WINS broadcast what was happening, my perspective went from mellow to pensive.

    When the Bronx River Parkway was closed at Pelham Pkwy, there were four lanes (two real, two squished together) trying to get off that one lane off ramp up to Gunhill. On Gunhill proper the on-ramp to the southbound Bronx River was closed. On a very good day with "light" traffic all it takes is a City bus stopping 1/2 way up the block near White Plains Rd or west near Webster to snarl up that area.

    Let's just say the officers that closed off the on-ramp were getting a bushel full from all sides. It took about 8-10 traffic light cycles for us to move the last 500ft up the ramp.

    One of the deputy chiefs responding to this mass casualty (fatality) incident says it was one of the worst traffic scenes he's worked in the Bronx.

    Where I live, a fender bender is big news. Traffic jams are usually geese or a deer crossing the street.

    When we 1st heard the broadcast it was an accident with 7 fatalities (there were five of us in my vehicle), it was as if someone sucked the air out of our vehicle, and the life out of our gathering.
     
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    Especially tragic when an entire family is wiped out like this.
     
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    Damn that's terrible. There are some stories I could go without reading. How sad.
     
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    I'm going to guess they will pull the "Crazy Train" ads after this....which were stolen from Nissan....or maybe Mitsubishi.
     
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    What a nightmare! Prayers to the friends and other family members.

    :crying:
     
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    so glad i am not working tonight
     
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    20 yards, that's insane.

    is it just me or does that seem like a really bad road design?
     
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    You want some dangerous confusion HIGH off the ground, try Atlanta's "Spaghetti Junction." Rush hour is insanity scarey. The traffic is always bumper to bumper, and when you are on the highest stretch you can feel the road shaking. You have a dinky concrete barrier, and pray no 18-wheeler is going to knock you into, or worse OVER. :faint:

    http://savvyatlanta.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/intersec.jpg
     
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    I think all bridges with only a 3 foot or so guard rail is a bad design. Come on, cars go over these barriers all the time, is it that ridiculous to make them 4 or 5 feet tall?