Yesterday morning in Fayette County, in a scene that is shockingly not from a Japanese game show, a giant spool of wire fell off a truck and began rolling down Route 40. Motorists on the highway near Uniontown pulled off to the shoulder in what appears to be calm fashion, although we can't hear the terrifiend screams of people inside the cars, so we can't know for sure.
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My fervent wish for humanity is to rid the world of human drivers. So I guess you could say that my fervent wish for humanity is to be replaced with robots (Westworld was a heartfelt romantic comedy, right?). My hopes and dreams gleamed a little bit brighter today when I saw this video of Tesla Autopilot in action on a highway in The Netherlands.
This story is so much better than when my husband told me last week, "The mice keep building nests in here," while we were in our car, hurtling down an interstate highway at 70 mph and I had no choice but to stay inside the vehicle. If you think that kittens > lots and lots of swarming mice, then you're in for a treat!
Some rich people are so bad at being rich.
According to the Orange County Register, on September 27th, 22-year-old Laguna Beach resident Aya Ibish posted a photo to her Instagram account of her "pride and joy," a brand-new Mercedes-Benz, all wrapped up in a bow. Then, even though one would suspect she could afford to take a cab, Ibish apparently went out drinking in her new car.
In a classic tale of vengeance, a New Jersey deer refused to take being hit by a car lying down.
On the night of September 17th, 43-year-old Ellen Sager was driving down Oak Glen Road in Howell Township when she struck a deer with her SUV. A Howell police officer on his way to a call happened to be driving behind Sager when he witnessed the crash and pulled over, capturing the bizarre encounter that happened next on his dashcam.
When Mark Ross found out his teenage sister, 15-year-old Eliza Fletcher, had been killed in car crash, he wanted to be with his mother as soon as possible.
One of the many ways our visitors interact with Accident Data Center is to express their grief and loss, and also to analyze how a collision happened. In this instance, a grieving mother whose son was killed in a pedestrian collision gives details of the collision site and the dangerous nature of the roadway.