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Re: 'no-fault' pileup?
Well, Glen. I'd definitely tend to agree with you.
Ends up there was an old guy in a Caprice Classic (lovely mid eighties
piece of crap) who blew out the sidewall of his meticulously maintained
tires on I-85 at 5:25 Friday afternoon. Needless to say, this was the
heart of rush hour and 4 lanes of traffic to a side. Instead of trying
to make his way over from the third lane, he decided to stop and then try
to cross the remaining two lanes of traffic at about 5 mph. Well, while
a lady was busy collecting him, I was just coming out from behind a
tractor trailer and lo and behold a Jetta was nearly stopped, smoke
everywhere directly ahead of me. I barely had time to hit the brakes and
blam. Her Jetta was now a Golf (Dan, am I lying?). Anyhow, the worst
was Kelly (I met her through the wreck - unfortunately she was
married!). That day was her birthday and she had managed to stop her
325i in time due to ABS. Then a dufus in an droccA didn't slammed into
the back of her and shoved her into a Cutlass. She was not happy.
Anyway, the cop ended up deciding that it was an unpreventable situation
because the tire blew out. He also said that the old man might not have
been fully capable of doing what he should've, but at least nobody got
hurt. Oh well.
'86 VW Quantum GL5
Auburn University, Alabama, USA
Hometown - Reidville, South Carolina, USA
On Tue, 27 Feb 1996, Glen Powell wrote:
> What the heck is a 6-car 'no-fault' pileup? An act of God or something? At
> least one driver had to have been following too closely and/or had speed in
> excess of that appropriate for the conditions at hand.....
> "Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice and moderation in the
> pursuit of justice is no virtue."
> Vorsprung durch Technik,