Truck Accident Leads to Creative Ideas?

March 4, 2009  

Today, while driving to New York, I sat in traffic for 30 minutes.  Why?  Because of the freakiest accident I have EVER seen in my life.  The pictures below have to be seen to be believed.  Click on the smaller version of each picture to see a blown up version.  Look at them one at a time.

In case you can’t tell…

A truck got stuck under the exit sign.  How?  I’m not exactly sure, but as you can see, the truck is “sitting on its butt.”

After posting these picture to my Facebook page, there was some interesting discussion the ensued.

Mark: I know people who park like that in Boston, not used to parallel parking ;)

Me: If it were possible to park like that, think of how much less space cars would take up in the street. We could eliminate city parking problems.

Mark: How about putting wheels on the back of the car, and have people balance on 2 wheels? we could fit 5x more traffic on the roads in a single stroke. Definitely one to be funded by the stimulus package (I think it is already in there…)

How would you continue the conversation?  What ideas do you have?  Or, if this does not stimulate a creative idea, maybe you can come up with a creative caption.

P.S.  According to WTIC radio…State police say a Mack dump truck had pulled onto the highway from the right shoulder after having dropped a load of dirt alongside the highway, but left the rear dump bed of the truck in the “up” position. The top of the dump bed struck the State Traffic Commission overhead sign for exit 63, the collision pulling the vehicle off the ground onto its rear end, with the cab extended into the air. The driver was not injured.

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3 Responses to “Truck Accident Leads to Creative Ideas?”

  1. PTLdom on March 5th, 2009 5:44 am

    :) … you can shrink or fold your car for parking …

  2. Don on March 5th, 2009 2:15 pm

    If the driver was injured, I’ll bet he wasn’t wearing his seatbelt. Given that the cab went straight up, it’s hard to see how the driver could be hurt unless he was tossed around the cab by not being belted.

  3. Christian Jordan on April 14th, 2009 7:36 pm

    Well, I would complete past comments ideas on this issue saying that the municipal government could install some kind of hooks so when you have already parked, your car would be cling in the hook and lift up. Depending on how much time you need the parking space, and if it is for a long time, maybe your car would be “suspended” at the enough high so other cars could park below yours for a shorter time.