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December 02, 2008

His lucky day (II)

Bill sends a couple of pix of a one-car accident out west with the subject line: Wow!

In this picture you can see where this driver broke through the guard rail on the right side of the culvert (where the people are standing on the road, pointing).

PickupAtCliff_1.jpg

The pick-up was traveling about 75 MPH, from right to left when it crashed through the guard rail. It flipped end-over-end, bounced off and across the culvert, and landed right-side-up on the left side of the culvert facing opposite to the original direction of travel.

The 22-year-old driver and his 18-year-old passenger were unhurt except for minor cuts and bruises.

Now look at a second picture (after the break).

PickupAtCliff_2.jpg

Posted by joke du jour at December 2, 2008 06:04 PM

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The second photo is boviously fake. The ground around the chain link fence in the first photo is missing in the second.

Posted by: A. Nany Mous at December 13, 2008 10:50 AM

I wouldn't say the second photo is a fake. It might be fake, of course - I didn't take the picture.

But I don't think you can call it fake just by looking at these two. Having lived in Arizona, I've seen places where you could get two photos like that by just moving over a fairly short distance (100 yards, say) to change the angle.

Posted by: JdJ at December 13, 2008 02:18 PM

It's taken from a different vantage point - what are you, a freakin' moron?!?

Posted by: Rintoul at January 29, 2009 02:49 PM

Posted by: Anonymous at January 29, 2009 03:33 PM

Thanks, Anonymous, for doing the obviously sensible thing and checking Snopes.

Posted by: JdJ at January 30, 2009 10:43 AM

Neat picture seen it many times on the net but your site is the first one that gives any infromation about the pictures. Great post! Keep up the good work!

Posted by: Niche Pro at March 2, 2009 06:03 PM

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