Friday, January 29, 2010

Cause Ya Had A Bad Day......

I don't think that dopey song has ever been more appropriate than this.....

Yesterday, in Istanbul, Turkey, a truck driver, who apparently has his head surgically grafted to his ass, forgot that he had left the dumper (heh, i said 'dumper') on his rig in the upright position, and then blisfully unaware DECIDED TO START DRIVING DOWN THE HIGHWAY WITH THE BACK END OF HIS TRUCK STICKING STRAIGHT UP 40 FUCKING FEET IN THE AIR!

I can't imagine how high i'd have to be to not notice that half of the vehicle i was driving down the road was pointing verticially up to the sky. At the very least, i'd like to think that it would adversly impact my blind spot.

At any rate, watch in wide wonder as this ass-hat barells down the highway, and smashes through a overhead walkway......

A walkway that people just happened to be walking over, happily going about their day, probably thinking about how shitty it is to live in Istanbul or something, when suddenly, living in Istanbul got a whole lot fucking worse.

Seriously, seeing that one guy falling thru the floor as the bridge comes crashing down around him gives me the chills. Remarkably, no one was killed.

Anyway, enough talk-up. Take a gander at this:

18 comments:

Secretia said...

I have seen that happen in the US too. I think it's called driving with the power takeoff engaged or something like that.

Slyde said...

thats a NICE way of saying it :)

sybil law said...

Oh, God. I saw that. It made me small fear of bridges that much worse. Or maybe, it's really a fear of idiot drivers.

Faiqa said...

So, in Pakistan, it's a well known fact that most truck drivers are heroin addicts. I don't know why they are, but they are. Maybe this is the case in Turkey, as well? Apparently.

Mrs. Holly Hall said...

when suddenly, living in Istanbul got a whole lot fucking worse.


oh gawd,... that's so funny . . .hee hee hee

;)

Shania said...

One of my FORMER drivers did that after he hauled a load of debris to the dump. Took out power lines all the way down Rt. 7 before he figured out he was dragging utility poles down the highway. Yeah, that was an insurance nightmare.
I'm forwarding you an video clip I got today. You'll enjoy it.

Steph said...

Holy shit. What a maroon.

B.E. Earl said...

I've made fun of you before for being a bad driver. Well, more of an un-adventurous driver, but I think even you would have noticed the back of your truck up in the air like that.

Chris H said...

It's amazing the guy on the bridge wasn't killed.
What a prize asshat that truck driver is!

vinomom said...

We disabled youtube to keep the kid off of it. That shit has gotta be rectified. I definitely want to see this video.

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Just telling it like it is said...

Omgosh what was he thinking?

meleah rebeccah said...

Great, and I was ALREADY terrified of bridges!

terri said...

It seems to me that the truck shouldn't be drivable beyond a certain speed WITH THE DUMPER STICKING STRAIGHT UP IN THE AIR!

Seriously. Don't you think you might feel like something wasn't right as you drive away like that?

Nat said...

What a dumb ass!! Amazing the guy on the bridge did not fall to an awful death...

2abes said...

It was a movie stunt, you'll see it in teh theater this summer

Bruce said...

It is somewhat humourous that the guy walking across the bridge stops about 4 seconds before the truck hits the bridge. You can sort of tell that he must be thinking..."wait a minute, this can't be right, is that dumper all the way up, won't it hit the bridge I am standing......HOLY SHIT!!!".

In the old days, this would have gone unnoticed by 95% of the world, but now thanks the Internet, everybody on the planet knows this guy is a dufface. THANK YOU INTERNET!!!

Nej said...

The guy on the bridge was ok? Seriously??

Bet he thinks twice before walking to work...or wherever it was he was going. Ugh!