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Old 04-21-20, 04:24 PM
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You Are Not Going To Believe This

This guy was up on the Bike Path with his car going West at speed and I mean at speed it looks like at night. Somehow he clips the little retaining wall on top of the levee, launches his car over the retaining wall, takes out the short fence on top of the retaining wall and lands down range on the other side of the levee. This is on the bike path on top of the levee. I do not know when this happened but the police were on the scene at my sunrise rec ride on the bike path.



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Old 04-21-20, 04:30 PM
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One might suspect alcohol was involved
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Old 04-21-20, 04:35 PM
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One might suspect alcohol was involved
or this might belong in the 65 - 85 year old's thread
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Originally Posted by ecsuser View Post
or this might belong in the 65 - 85 year old's thread
Hey, I take off-fence to that!
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Old 04-21-20, 06:13 PM
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Wish the gas-heads in Atlanta had such luck....
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Originally Posted by ecsuser View Post
or this might belong in the 65 - 85 year old's thread
Hey, we don't need no stinkin' Accord for that. We use minivans.
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Old 04-21-20, 07:34 PM
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That'll buff right out.
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Originally Posted by freeranger View Post
Hey, I take off-fence to that!
That comment was a barrier to all ages joining the forum and might send this whole thing crashing down. I wheely hope we don't start ageism here. It's not the gas people think it is.
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Old 04-21-20, 08:38 PM
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It's entirely possible the driver fell asleep and drove from the roadway up the concrete embankment and launched into the fence, which then slowed the vehicle's forward progress enough to leave it where it sat in the OP's pics. Or, aliens.
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Old 04-21-20, 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by AdkMtnMonster View Post
It's entirely possible the driver fell asleep and drove from the roadway up the concrete embankment and launched into the fence, which then slowed the vehicle's forward progress enough to leave it where it sat in the OP's pics. Or, aliens.
Nope, where the car came to rest is a good 50 yards West of the point of impact. The point of impact is established by two of the fence posts that were sheared off at their base clean without even pulling up the base mounted to the small sea wall. The bumper which was the first contact came off about 21 feet east of the point of impact. He was traveling east to west on top of the Bike Path the same direction the car is pointing at a high rate of speed. For that car to launch itself over the small sea wall and carry another 100 yards past where it went over the sea wall, he had to be going 40 - 50 mph as a good guess. That's 40 - 50 mph on a 9' wide bike path lined with 3' square concrete trash cans most probably at night. Go figure.

Edit: I actually paced it off this morning instead of working from memory and from where the car first hit the wall to where it ended up is 50 yards. Part of the bumper you see in one of the pictures is 21 feet before where the car went over the wall.

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Old 04-21-20, 09:57 PM
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man in a hurry..... stuff happens.
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I believe it because I've seen much worse.
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Old 04-21-20, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by mjac View Post
Nope, where the car came to rest is a good 100 yards West of the point of impact. The point of impact is established by two of the fence posts that were sheared off at their base clean without even pulling up the base mounted to the small sea wall. The bumper which was the first contact came off about 20 yards east of the point of impact. He was traveling east to west on top of the Bike Path the same direction the car is pointing at a high rate of speed. For that car to launch itself over the small sea wall and carry another 100 yards past where it went over the sea wall, he had to be going 40 - 50 mph as a good guess. That's 40 - 50 mph on a 9' wide bike path lined with 3' square concrete trash cans most probably at night. Go figure.

Maybe he was tired of paying way too much for name brand bike shorts, and severely overpaying for waterproof (but not very breathable) jackets and decided to end it all right there on the wrong side of the tracks? That seems a lot more plausible to me.
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Old 04-22-20, 12:08 AM
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Originally Posted by mjac View Post
Nope, where the car came to rest is a good 100 yards West of the point of impact. The point of impact is established by two of the fence posts that were sheared off at their base clean without even pulling up the base mounted to the small sea wall. The bumper which was the first contact came off about 20 yards east of the point of impact. He was traveling east to west on top of the Bike Path the same direction the car is pointing at a high rate of speed. For that car to launch itself over the small sea wall and carry another 100 yards past where it went over the sea wall, he had to be going 40 - 50 mph as a good guess. That's 40 - 50 mph on a 9' wide bike path lined with 3' square concrete trash cans most probably at night. Go figure.
But if he was on the bike path, how did the car launch over the concrete? Lifting off from going up the embankment seems the only logical explanation. Though you did say "you are not going to believe this". Did you see it happen live?
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But if he was on the bike path, how did the car launch over the concrete? Lifting off from going up the embankment seems the only logical explanation. Though you did say "you are not going to believe this". Did you see it happen live?
I agree. Not being familiar with that road design it's hard to interpret the pictures but surely he must have hit the fence from the railway line side or the fence would be down the other way.
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Old 04-22-20, 06:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
man in a hurry..... stuff happens.
On a bike path, on top of a levee, at night?
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I believe it because I've seen much worse.
You are right, but the location of this on a 9' wide bike path on top of a levee at night is really bizarre.
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Originally Posted by AdkMtnMonster View Post
Maybe he was tired of paying way too much for name brand bike shorts, and severely overpaying for waterproof (but not very breathable) jackets and decided to end it all right there on the wrong side of the tracks? That seems a lot more plausible to me.
Or maybe AdkMtnMonster doesn't know what he is talking about and is running his mouth. That is where my money is.
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
That comment was a barrier to all ages joining the forum and might send this whole thing crashing down. I wheely hope we don't start ageism here. It's not the gas people think it is.
I wasn't really offended, just couldn't pass up a good pun! Besides, we seniors have a good time making fun of millenials (again, kidding!) So long as we're all one cycling community, it's all good.
So, while we are all trying our best to have a good time until this virus clears out, let's ride, have some fun, joke with one another, and do our best to stay well and fit. Don't take things too seriously, I'm sure it was "tongue in cheek".
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Originally Posted by jgwilliams View Post
I agree. Not being familiar with that road design it's hard to interpret the pictures but surely he must have hit the fence from the railway line side or the fence would be down the other way.
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On a bike path, on top of a levee, at night?
So was he on the side of the railway? What jg said makes a lot of sense.
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But if he was on the bike path, how did the car launch over the concrete? Lifting off from going up the embankment seems the only logical explanation. Though you did say "you are not going to believe this". Did you see it happen live?
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I agree. Not being familiar with that road design it's hard to interpret the pictures but surely he must have hit the fence from the railway line side or the fence would be down the other way.
Maybe I can get more pictures to better explain what happened but I examined the whole scene much closer this morning. There are chips out of the flood wall on the bike path side where he went over the wall shearing two fence posts off right at their base tearing the weld that held the post to the base. There is also rubber tire tracks climbing the wall from the bike path side and over the top of the wall. Part of his bumper which you see in one of the pictures is on the bike path 21 feet before where he went over the wall. He was on the bike path headed in the direction the car is pointing at a high rate of speed. I paced it this morning and the car is 50 yards past where the car went over the wall.

I have no explanation as to why the fence is laying on the bike path. I can only guess the cops might have pulled it over so they could climb down the wall but that is a wild guess.
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Old 04-22-20, 06:54 AM
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So was he on the side of the railway? What jg said makes a lot of sense.
Nope, he was on the bike path heading in the same direction the car is pointing going at a high rate of speed. See explanation which might be right above or below your post.
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Nope, he was on the bike path heading in the same direction the car is pointing going at a high rate of speed. See explanation which might be right above or below your post.
Crazy!
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One day I will figure out your relevancy. Along with your buddy.
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