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Old 01-31-2013, 03:48 PM   #1
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Default Detroit I-75 Massive Car pile up

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013...-least-20?lite

I was driving home from Wayne State University in Detroit in my Subaru and the snow was so heavy I could barley see a foot in front of me. Next thing I know I hear sounds of cars grinding against cars and crashing and all that unpleasant sound. Over 30 cars and 4 deaths. I guess I got pretty luck because I usually take I-75 south but this time I was lucky I was heading North. I could have lost my precious subie and my life.
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:22 PM   #2
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Yup...

If ever you should get scared by something on the highway...teh best first reaction is to "jam on your brakes".
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:34 PM   #3
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Thoughts and prayers to those that had to be in the middle of that.
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:39 AM   #4
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Big pile-up on I-70, west of Indianapolis yesterday afternoon. Interstate was closed for hours.

http://fox59.com/2013/02/01/man-dies...#axzz2JesVjLZv
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:46 AM   #5
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Big pile-up on I-70, west of Indianapolis yesterday afternoon. Interstate was closed for hours.

http://fox59.com/2013/02/01/man-dies...#axzz2JesVjLZv
wow that's alot of semis. it's a shame when you see all these people injured and it was probably caused by one guy making a simple mistake
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:47 AM   #6
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Yup...

If ever you should get scared by something on the highway...teh best first reaction is to "jam on your brakes".
thanks for the advice. Ill make sure to remember to jam my breaks, Especially when I'm sliding all over the rode!
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:54 AM   #7
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wow that's alot of semis. it's a shame when you see all these people injured and it was probably caused by one guy making a simple mistake
All it takes is one idiot.

It's usually someone driving way to fast and making unsafe lane changes. I've watched a guy go over the side of the fwy and take a 20ft fall after a lady did this to him 99gsr totaled.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:14 PM   #8
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All it takes is one idiot.

It's usually someone driving way to fast and making unsafe lane changes. I've watched a guy go over the side of the fwy and take a 20ft fall after a lady did this to him 99gsr totaled.
I know, the I-75 was caused by an idiot doing 70 on ice while everyone else was doing about 30 to 40. People should know awd helps but it's not perfect. I'm pretty experienced in driving in bad conditions and all that in my subaru and still drove very slow.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:38 PM   #9
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thanks for the advice. Ill make sure to remember to jam my breaks, Especially when I'm sliding all over the rode!
Wuts uh rode?
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:49 PM   #10
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Wuts uh rode?
Maybe he was herding cattle at a rodeO while driving
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:26 PM   #11
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If I had been there, I would have totally used the AWD in my super awesome Subaru to deftly avoid all the vehicles crashing because of the sudden whiteout conditions and ice covered roads.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:38 PM   #12
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you'd have to deftly slide over the vehicles..lol

thoughts and prayers go out to the lost ones. Its really a shame that it does only take one moron to cause this sort of chain of events. And usually the person being thoughtless and wreckless normally walks away unharmed while innocent children are the victims, so sad.

Being from NJ i dont see this type of weather often. I remember when i was 9ish, my folks and I were traveling up to Ohio in December. It was complete white-out conditions. I remember barely being able to see 2 feet in front of the car. I dont know how my mom did it. Luckily she was able to follow a tractor trailer for able 30 miles, he was def a life saver that night. Truck drivers can either be really good or really bad in these situations. Good because when you cant see, they allow others to safely follow them, although if they are driving like igits, they can lose control and wipe out anyone. I recall my dad telling her to pull over, which would have been the worse thing to do, because along the way we passed dozens of cars and trucks slammed into guard rails and off the shoulder, due to not being able to see. Scary scary weather.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:36 PM   #13
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Yup...

If ever you should get scared by something on the highway...teh best first reaction is to "jam on your brakes".
And that's probably what caused this chain reaction pile up in the first place. Some doofus got scared, slammed on the brakes in the middle of the highway, the next guy couldn't see him until he was right up on him and it just went from there.

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Truck drivers can either be really good or really bad in these situations.
They're usually really bad when it gets really nasty out there. They can safely drive faster than most cars can when it gets really bad. Obviously, that's a problem when you're doing 30 in the right lane with the rest of the cars and these jackasses pass you going 60 in the left lane, all the while blasting your windshield with snow and ice to the point where you can't see. And that's assuming they're not riding your ass either.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:51 PM   #14
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good driver or not everyone just has to be careful. All I know is that if my subaru got totaled because of some idiot..it'll be bad day for me but a worse day for him
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Check out the interview of the guy in the red jacket.

http://www.freep.com/article/2013013...yssey=nav|head
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