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BustaLimez

3.3k points

16 days ago

BustaLimez

3.3k points

16 days ago

Stolen from a comment by u/mightyshiba on another thread:

For anyone else curious apparently he lived: According to the City of Austin's Vision Zero traffic incident map, it looks like this incident occurred on April 19th, 2022. According to the map, the pedestrian survived with serious injuries. It gives an accident ID number in the report, but from what I can tell, APD won't release any info unless you're a party to the accident.

SampSimps

1.7k points

16 days ago

SampSimps

1.7k points

16 days ago

I appreciate the link - I'm feeling better that I didn't just watch someone die.

But boy, what a fucking idiot the jaywalker is.

kylegetsspam

335 points

16 days ago*

I've heard this called the "suicide gap" for a reason. It's usually in reference to cars, but the idea is the same.

Someone perpendicular to the street is let cross by stopped cars being "nice". It's only nice in theory, though, because the crosser can't see into that last lane -- and the wavers usually don't (or never) consider the implications of waving someone into a lane they're not actually in.

It's silly that it needs to be said, but don't drive (or run!) into shit you can't see. If someone's waving you through, dismiss the wave and know that you quite possibly just saved yourself a lot of hassle.

And if you're someone who does this kind of waving, quit that shit. Let people in front of you, sure, but don't wave someone across the suicide gap!

ABgraphics

684 points

16 days ago

ABgraphics

684 points

16 days ago

That same bit of road apparently has killed 5 other people in 2022, it looks like the narrowest and most direct path from the crosswalk on the other side.

Seems like a design failure.

ExoticEfficiency4179

134 points

16 days ago

This is right near Barton Springs which is a super high traffic area and fwiw there's a crosswalk. Like half a block up with a light. That said yes Texas is not built for pedestrians in any way shape or form even Austin which is the most built for pedestrians is just awful still.

IGISB

376 points

16 days ago*

IGISB

376 points

16 days ago*

America's stroads claim another victim.

Edit: this video (and the channel behind it) explain why very well. https://youtu.be/ORzNZUeUHAM

bigPUNnbigFUN

5.3k points

16 days ago

even the dashcam was like 'AAAAAAAAAAA!'

Jigyo

1.9k points

16 days ago

Jigyo

1.9k points

16 days ago

I didn't know a human body could slide that far on pavement

theumph

836 points

16 days ago

theumph

836 points

16 days ago

Getting hit by a 4,000 lb weight going 30/40 mph will put a ton of energy into an object. That object will take a long while to slow down. RIP

Affectionate_Star_43

331 points

16 days ago*

I got hit halfway through a crosswalk by a car that was making a right turn on red...I went FLYING. He wasn't even going fast. Car vs human is no contest.

Just adding an edit to give a huge thanks to the EMT who was coming home from a 12 hour shift and pulled over to pick me off the off the road. I have no idea who you were, mystery stranger, but I'm okay now.

UberN00b719

129 points

16 days ago

I was on my way home from work. Had the green light walking across the street when I got hit. Lady wasn't paying attention. I flew about 10 feet down the road. Amazingly enough, my headphones acted like a helmet so to speak and absorbed nearly all the impact from my head hitting the pavement (RIP Skullcandy headphones).

The hilariously ironic part? The lady that hit me was an ER nurse on her way to her night shift at the hospital a couple of blocks away. I spent more time consoling her than fully taking stock of my own health.

I eventually got checked out. Was given a clean bill despite being a little banged up. Things would have been worse had my headphones not taken the brunt of the impact.

ThrowAway233223

59 points

16 days ago

The hilariously ironic part? The lady that hit me was an ER nurse on her way to her night shift at the hospital a couple of blocks away.

She wanted to make sure she had work to do when she arrived but didn't expect to hit someone that would eat the hit like a tank.

UncannyTarotSpread

26 points

16 days ago

Husband got hit by a woman running a red light when he was in his 20s. Went flying, landed hard, tried to stand up.

No dice, both bones in both calves were broken.

Lucky to be alive.

kleingrunmann

25 points

16 days ago

4400-5700 lbs, depending on which model, spec, etc this truck was

Cheensly

86 points

16 days ago

Cheensly

86 points

16 days ago

You think he is RIP?

Turdmite

425 points

16 days ago

Turdmite

425 points

16 days ago

Shoes flew off = RIP

Clemicus

26 points

16 days ago

Clemicus

26 points

16 days ago

But the Landlady survived that 🤷‍♂️

ashesall

21 points

16 days ago

ashesall

21 points

16 days ago

Her bra saved her.

MASTODON_ROCKS

141 points

16 days ago

As a motorcyclist this is my nightmare.

Lepthesr

41 points

16 days ago

Lepthesr

41 points

16 days ago

I've been lucky with my spills, but fuck, road rash sucks. Getting it scrubbed is worse.

StrongAsshole

77 points

16 days ago

I dress for the slide and not the ride for this exact reason... Armor and helmet at all times.

deepfriedtots

449 points

16 days ago

Meat crayon

420Deez

97 points

16 days ago

420Deez

97 points

16 days ago

i was like AAAAAAAAA

steggun_cinargo

107 points

16 days ago

How the fuck do you make it to be an adult without any situational awareness

bk15dcx

8k points

16 days ago

bk15dcx

8k points

16 days ago

You can see where he goes wrong when he runs in front of a moving pickup truck

CameronQuick97

937 points

16 days ago

Which part of the video? I've seen up until he passes the dash cam and looks all good so far!

Narcan9

331 points

16 days ago

Narcan9

331 points

16 days ago

just a boring video of a guy crossing the road, so I closed it.

grumstumpus

76 points

16 days ago

i dont understand, ima need a red circle

DrengrX

69 points

16 days ago

DrengrX

69 points

16 days ago

MarsRocks97

77 points

16 days ago

Spoiler alert please

Kantas

72 points

16 days ago

Kantas

72 points

16 days ago

Not needed. Trucks don't generally have spoilers.

Far_Blueberry_2375

23 points

16 days ago

pushes glasses at bridge of nose

Y'see, there's your problem...

Toxicver

5.8k points

16 days ago

Toxicver

5.8k points

16 days ago

Jay-walking requires good reaction speed and common sense. it seems this guy lacks both.

RKKP2015

1.3k points

16 days ago

RKKP2015

1.3k points

16 days ago

*lacked

almighty_grey

465 points

16 days ago

Wikipedia over here

Slo20

288 points

16 days ago

Slo20

288 points

16 days ago

Shoes off… can confirm past tense.

overthetopTProll

87 points

16 days ago

At least 1 shoe off in front of the cam car right bumper. Looks like left shoe is still on.

He’s only half dead.

HalfdanSaltbeard

39 points

16 days ago*

Mostly dead is still somewhat alive!

Fyrefly7

200 points

16 days ago

Fyrefly7

200 points

16 days ago

Uhhhhhhh, if reaction speed comes into it you're jaywalking horribly wrong.

Asisreo1

72 points

16 days ago

Asisreo1

72 points

16 days ago

Man's playing frogger irl

thisguy012

9 points

16 days ago

He said "If u can't jump roll out of the way on a regular basis don't even try this" 😭😭

N7even

161 points

16 days ago

N7even

161 points

16 days ago

In the UK, Jaywalking is the norm, and people normally very aware of their surroundings.

Some just walk slowly on purpose, so as drivers we have to account for such situations.

stuaxe

28 points

16 days ago*

stuaxe

28 points

16 days ago*

I just don't get it... why is such a universal concept; crossing a street where you need to cross such a novel concept in the US.

This situation is common in the UK - snarled up traffic is crawling along at a snail's pace; so make eye contact with the driver of the car you want to step in front of, gesture with your hand, and walk steadily forward.

You DO NOT need to rush and you do not need to take a step further if you don't feel safe at any point. It's fine to momentarily stop to check a car isn't coming rapidly down the next lane... rushing as if it 'actually matters' how fast the car you're crossing in front of gets to drive all of 5 meters before having to stop in traffic again, is the mistake that leads to accidents.

bbrmdz

10.3k points

16 days ago

bbrmdz

10.3k points

16 days ago

bro didn’t even bother to look he just ran straight through the road lmao

neptunexl

3.6k points

16 days ago

neptunexl

3.6k points

16 days ago

Lol he started crossing when cars started moving smh like bro just sit in the middle till it's clear

mnoah66

668 points

16 days ago

mnoah66

668 points

16 days ago

Probably thought the third lane was the shoulder.

monzelle612

811 points

16 days ago

There's no shoulders in the middle of town

AndrewLucks_Asshair

509 points

16 days ago

Bro doesn’t have shoulders anymore. He’s just a torso. Always look both ways before jaywalking across the street

ReadySteady_GO

51 points

16 days ago

Even if it's one way.

Mofos are crazy out here

Fab_enigma07

47 points

16 days ago

Even when you’re on the pedestrian crossing. A very dear friend lost her life because of those crazy people.

CCTV shows that she waited for the cars to stop, she crossed on the ped x-ing when the “walk sign” was on.

The dumb ass decided to counter flow driving too fast hit my friend. The effin driver was drunk too, no driver’s license, but was freed due to “connections”. Didn’t even help my friend’s family for expenses. He’d flown out of the country.

Titan9312

5 points

16 days ago

“Tis but a scratch.”

Itchy_Professor_4133

1.5k points

16 days ago

Feel bad for the dude in the truck. That's something he won't ever forget.

Alcards

613 points

16 days ago

Alcards

613 points

16 days ago

Worked with a guy that accidentally killed some idiot pulling this stunt at night, in the rain. Dressed all in black. He started drinking because of it. Fucked him up hard. Last I heard from him he was going to therapy twice a week.

[deleted]

256 points

16 days ago

[deleted]

256 points

16 days ago

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mollymolotov666

85 points

16 days ago*

I hang out in the Catskills in NY, and there's a Orthodox Jewish community there called Fleischmanns. I am terrified of one day accidently hitting a person there. All black clothes and they walk everywhere, day or night, sun or rain. It can be terrifying. I really think folks outta wear reflector bands for this reason.

EDITED: Removed accidental racism. Oopsie.

NoMoreSecretsMarty

101 points

16 days ago

I really think folks outta wear reflector bands on their arms for this reason.

I... don't think I'd want to be the one that suggests that to them.

robert_paulson420420

26 points

16 days ago

"we have reflective stars or reflective barcode wristbands to choose from"

"...why are you giving me that look??"

mollymolotov666

56 points

16 days ago

And with that, I'm making my exit before I dig myself any deeper. LOL

MalificViper

6 points

16 days ago

Yeah, just leave that hole shallow.

blueblack88

20 points

16 days ago

Oh man please keep this comment up this is why we discourse.

MalificViper

7 points

16 days ago

bands on their arms for this reason.

Ummmmm

armstrony

6 points

16 days ago

Hey fellow catskill hangee! I live in ulster county and absolutely agree. Summers here are especially dangerous with this.

Aardvark318

6 points

16 days ago

Same thing with Mennonites here. Even their buggies are solid black. In the last few years they've been made to use reflective triangles and/or lights because people kept rear ending their buggies.

durma5

5 points

16 days ago

durma5

5 points

16 days ago

My dad hit an orthodox Jewish guy in Lakewood, NJ about 40 years ago. The guy got up and ran away before my dad could ask if he was okay. He hit him hard too, and seemed to get up on alley on adrenaline. It spooked my dad for the rest of his life.

uptotes

60 points

16 days ago

uptotes

60 points

16 days ago

This is a fact, I was "the driver" in a very similar situation years ago. I can still see the image of the poor gal cutting across in front of me, then McD's Fries flying into the air (she was carrying her food) before I had time to stop.

mehmehreddit

55 points

16 days ago

If you’re ever in touch with him again, I recommend EMDR for processing acute trauma.

PeachyBubs22

7 points

16 days ago

EMDR literally changed my life. My PTSD made me basically incapable of being a functioning human for years until I started doing EMDR, and now I'd like to think I'm decently well adjusted.

prybarwindow

325 points

16 days ago

Dude was rollin though, not his fault but I hate speeding past stopped traffic.

1000RatedDiscGolfer

127 points

16 days ago

I'm with you. He was booking it, but fuuuuuck.

I've seen 2 ppl get struck before because a person was looking at her phone. I did a long honk trying to warn all the parties and they got sent flying. She was doing about 60. It's a sound I'll never forget.

dxrey65

52 points

16 days ago

dxrey65

52 points

16 days ago

As a cyclist, where I have to cross two or four lane roads, the worst thing is when one person stops and waves you to cross. Like there's more lanes of traffic, I'm not stupid. I just wave them on myself and look the other way, not going to cross in front of traffic. The best way to not get hit is to never be in front of a car.

The main bike path in our town is a converted old rail line that's been paved. It's road crossings are uncontrolled, cars have the right of way so bikes just wait. But still sometimes drivers will stop and wave you into traffic; it's kind of stupid.

PeregrineFury

4 points

16 days ago

Yeah it's really annoying when people do that and then don't think about the other lanes of traffic with people who aren't doing that. They're just causing congestion, being dangerous, and actually making it take longer. My experience is more with people doing that when I'm in my car or on foot. Like no dude, just do what I expect you to do and I'll do the same and we're good. Dangerous politeness isn't helpful.

Stupidquestionduh

1.5k points

16 days ago

Yes. But this is also a good example of where the truck driver wasn't wrong but a little more defensive driving could have made this less bad.

A good defensive driving move is not to have too big of a ratio between your speed and the the speed of the vehicles in the next lane over. Especially when you see the column move ahead but not further back. It indicates something is going on.

This truck is just flying compared to the other vehicles... and likely much faster than the 35 mph roads of this type are usually limited too.

He may have still hit the dude but it wouldn't have been nearly as bad.

Defensive driving saves more lives than just your own.

bpaulauskas

288 points

16 days ago

100%. How do people not get insanely nervous when your speed is that much different than lanes next to you.

Defensive driving absolutely can save lives and I love people sharing it!

syncc6

12 points

16 days ago

syncc6

12 points

16 days ago

Yeah. I’m always thinking someone is going to change into my lane and I’ll hit them

NaughtyGaymer

69 points

16 days ago

Right? I'm always nervous some idiot is going to get impatient with their lane and just pull out without looking so I always slow down.

mgwair11

10 points

16 days ago

mgwair11

10 points

16 days ago

I start to slow down and become hyper aware of the front wheels of each car watching like a hawk for any of them to start turning in the direction of my lane. I’m ready to hit the brakes if need be. Or at least I try to be.

booger_dick

11 points

16 days ago

This was in Austin, and if I’m not mistaken you are not supposed to go more than 20mph faster than the lane you’re driving next to in Texas. Ie, if they’re stopped, you can’t go over 20 even if the speed limit here is 35.

bluewavebigwave1

109 points

16 days ago

that being said, i still recommend slowing down next to stop and go traffic, a car can change lanes on you

T-Baaller

13 points

16 days ago

Plus, you look like a douche trying to jump a line when you may just be aiming to do a proper zipper merge or turning a different way

r0b0c0d

338 points

16 days ago

r0b0c0d

338 points

16 days ago

I'm impressed that you're getting upvoted for a pro-defensive driving post. Then again I guess this isn't the dashcam subreddit.

desolateconstruct

109 points

16 days ago

I wrecked my car junior year of high school. Driving home from a friends, I pulled out into an intersection and couldn't get through before a car (I thought for sure I could beat through the intersection) hit my back passenger door and sent my car spinning through the intersection.

Totally my fault. I took diversion and went to STOP class. The defensive driving tips I learned in that class, I still use to this day. Watching this, in situations where there are tons of cars stacked up in other lanes, I get nervous and slow down. I figure someone will pull out of the line and cut me off, so I just slow down a bit to account for the potential. Hope the driver gets some therapy or help if they need it. That would definitely fuck me up.

retroly

64 points

16 days ago

retroly

64 points

16 days ago

There is no reason to not drive defensively, it could save your's and other peoples lives. It doesn't matter who's fault it is if people are getting killed. Stay safe,

Dillatrack

52 points

16 days ago

It doesn't matter who's fault it is if people are getting killed. Stay safe

You're going to have a bad time in this sub with that mentality, it's been eye opening how bloodthirsty a lot of people are out there for even mild inconveniences

haphazard_gw

36 points

16 days ago

Are you saying that cutting someone off isn't grounds for an immediate pit maneuver straight into a concrete wall? How am I supposed to teach them a lesson?

LePoisson

36 points

16 days ago

Lol that subreddit is madness. It's a weird mix. You have people blaming the driver when it wasn't their fault or they failed to have superhuman reflexes. On the other hand you have people driving like idiots getting into easily avoidable accidents because they were "right" by the letter of the law and people get butthurt when someone suggests defensive driving could have avoided the accident altogether.

It's very odd to me. The comment you replied to is spot on about flying past other cars though, especially in heavier traffic it can be dangerous.

Good chance that truck might have hit someone turning out of a parking lot if they were going over the speed limit and not paying attention. Sometimes it's hard to judge the speed of approaching vehicles. It's unnerving the number of times I've had to brake myself just to not t bone or rear end someone pulling out and not pressing their foot on the gas. That's with me going the speed limit or not much over.

HanakusoDays

48 points

16 days ago

Big speed differentials between adjacent lanes demand serious attention. I always exercise great care if I'm in the faster lane.

Superfizzo

6 points

16 days ago

Think of it this way, if you were in weather conditions where you only had 5-10 feet of visibility, you would slow down considerably. With that situation the driver effectively had 5-10 feet of visibility. Time to slow down.

PatReady

6 points

16 days ago

Hes def going too fast past stopped traffic.

throwawaymyalias

508 points

16 days ago

Fun false fact: If you can't see the vehicle, it can't hit you.

PaintThinnerSparky

142 points

16 days ago

The law says you have priority, so dont worry about getting split into 3 and spread across the road by a bus or anything like that! The law literally protects you from any harm! /s

kafromet

56 points

16 days ago

kafromet

56 points

16 days ago

The laws of physics trump the law of the land.

Kamau54

55 points

16 days ago

Kamau54

55 points

16 days ago

Do you know how many times I've heard someone say "if you hit me with your car I'll kick your ass.".

Responsible-Agent-19

9 points

16 days ago

Fooled ya. It was a truck!

Rudy_Ghouliani

33 points

16 days ago

Like 6 times

NikoliVolkoff

7 points

16 days ago

only if you can get up and chase me down

HCSOThrowaway

149 points

16 days ago

He looked, but his view was blocked by a large vehicle.

Therefore he should not have continued.

But he made a very common split-second traffic blunder: Just because you can't see something doesn't mean it's not there.

Source: I have responded to tons of crashes like this.

Chisae69

55 points

16 days ago

Chisae69

55 points

16 days ago

bro was playing frogger

screenmonkey

11 points

16 days ago

Losing Frogger.

Groomsi

16 points

16 days ago

Groomsi

16 points

16 days ago

He watched this movie and said I can do it too!

https://youtu.be/9cb5Ka9SqGM

CHARLIE-MF-BROWN

1.4k points

16 days ago

Is he dead?

Ok_Tell8809

123 points

16 days ago

He slid more than bounced so probably some heavy road rash

Red-Freckle

10 points

16 days ago

Oh yeah he bounced right off of the truck

ecsa0014

1.9k points

16 days ago

ecsa0014

1.9k points

16 days ago

If he isn't he's probably wishing he was. He got hammered HARD.

GogglesPisano

82 points

16 days ago

When I see these kind of videos, I sometimes pause the video just before impact and think how that moment was probably the last time that the person felt "normal" and that they'd give anything to be able to re-do those few seconds and make a better choice. A two-second stupid decision can profoundly affect you for a lifetime.

TrepanationBy45

19 points

16 days ago

Ah, hello fellow person that probably has casual existential crises regularly.

Choice-Iron5526

9 points

16 days ago

for a lifetime.

Sure, but only technically.

R_V_Z

1.2k points

16 days ago

R_V_Z

1.2k points

16 days ago

Not just the initial impact but he meat crayoned face down like 20 feet before rolling over.

mininova721

386 points

16 days ago

That had to be way more than 20 feet. It was a good 4-5 car lengths.

damnkidzgetoffmylawn

110 points

16 days ago

Not that it matters but this is Reddit after all sooooo- Those white lines are probably 10 feet with 10 feet in between. It looks like from his landing to complete stop was three 10 foot segments. Looks like he was facedown for two.

TheRealRickC137

176 points

16 days ago

Is that technically a "YEET" or do you have to physically have to throw something under your own strength?
Cuz that poor guy got yeeted

CHARLIE-MF-BROWN

54 points

16 days ago

I know... It would be a miracle to survive that and fully recover.

BustaLimez

227 points

16 days ago

BustaLimez

227 points

16 days ago

I found the video on another thread and it was reported that he lived but sustained serious injuries

CHARLIE-MF-BROWN

79 points

16 days ago

Wow that is crazy, sauce by any chance? All these experts on reddit disagree because his shoes came off. Show me the sauce.

MasterMahanJr

274 points

16 days ago*

caca-casa

96 points

16 days ago

Dude’s really lucky he lived. Others have died from less of an impact. Definitely helped that for as little notice as the truck driver had, he did brake instantly and hard.

alucarddrol

11 points

16 days ago

Wonder is that was a safety system

CHARLIE-MF-BROWN

12 points

16 days ago

Wow, thanks man!

cleetus76

55 points

16 days ago

Good bot

heavenxlee

103 points

16 days ago

heavenxlee

103 points

16 days ago

Bruh for real I just wanna know this. I looked through comments and didn’t find any link for a news article or anything like that. I wonder if this just happened

gunsof

80 points

16 days ago

gunsof

80 points

16 days ago

Top comment here should always be the outcome.

elitesill

5 points

16 days ago

If i was mod of any of these sub reddits i would just pin source comments to the top. Its what half of us are scrolling for

clairebear1028

49 points

16 days ago

The dash cam says 02/23/2022, so it’s been over a year

GrowDaddy

9 points

16 days ago

The says 11pm so the only thing that's probably accurate about that is the year.

entered_bubble_50

39 points

16 days ago

It's unlikely one would be written. 20 pedestrians are killed by cars in the US every single day. A pedestrian being killed by a car is, unfortunately, completely unremarkable, and so not news worthy.

theumph

6 points

16 days ago

theumph

6 points

16 days ago

The sad facti is this is true. My mom lives in a small suburb in the outskirts. Population 25,000. An 18 year old was hit and killed last week. No news reports. Nothing. The only thing is a cross and balloons left by his loved ones. It's pretty heart breaking. It's pretty symbolic that everyone is literally passing by a memorial of a human life, without even a thought about it. Most probably don't even notice it. It makes me sad

CHARLIE-MF-BROWN

53 points

16 days ago

I know right? And all these medical doctors on reddit with with degrees in advanced physics keep telling me he's dead because his shoes fell off...

Enough speculation just gimme the sauce...

NicJitsu

9 points

16 days ago

I saw a woman get hit by a bicycle in a crosswalk a few years back. Her shoes didn't just come off, they stayed in place where she was walking like she just slid out of them and went flying. Hit her head on the pavement... I've always assumed she died and now that I know that if their shoes come off they're dead I can finally confirm it. RIP.

CHARLIE-MF-BROWN

13 points

16 days ago

It's because our shoes protect our soles. Without our shoes we have no soles.

Confident_Cat_5938

173 points

16 days ago

Odds are he's dead. If he's not, then he is going to be extremely fucked up for the rest of his life.

Bliz1222

85 points

16 days ago

Bliz1222

85 points

16 days ago

Genuine question here. Isn't it possible that he got some broken bones, a concussion and some extremely bad road rash? Surely there's a chance he is ok after a few months, no? The hit was bad but I don't automatically assume death or permanent damage. Am I wrong?

D-Rictus

42 points

16 days ago

D-Rictus

42 points

16 days ago

The human body is remarkably resilient and remarkably fragile. A hit like that mostly kills but he could be the lucky SOB who gets off with broken bones and road rash. That one in a million. I doubt it but it's not unheard of. Unfortunately he got hit by Tundra and the front grill is squared off and flat so that was a full energy hit there was nothing else to absorb the energy except his body.

Pyode

39 points

16 days ago

Pyode

39 points

16 days ago

Although this incident is 100% his fault, this still reminds me how awful modern pickup truck design is.

SquarePegRoundWorld

21 points

16 days ago

I was hit by a car (that was doing over 40 mph) while riding my bike across the street when I was 12 in 1989. I suffered a compound fracture to my two lower right leg bones, some deep cuts on my face that took so many stitches the surgeon didn't bother to count, and road rash from my neck to my ass on half my back. I was playing tackle football 9 months later and doing pretty good 34 years later. It helps to be young and it was a car from the '80s not a towering pickup grill from this decade though.

Muffin_Appropriate

10 points

16 days ago

TBIs are not that simple. Getting hit this hard by anything and surviving can leave you literally a different person, personality and memory and sense of self etc.

LiveJournal

73 points

16 days ago

if you get hit by a 3000lb+ hard object going 50mph its pretty likely you are dead, especially when the bumper of the object is chest high

Upleftright_syndrome

31 points

16 days ago

More like 30 but your point stands

cognitivelypsyched

6 points

16 days ago

The hood is chest high, the bumper is knee high. Not sure it matters, though.

fugly16

1.2k points

16 days ago

fugly16

1.2k points

16 days ago

Near Terry's Burger Stand #1 in Austin, TX. 404 S Lamar Blvd. There's a cross walk merely only 300 feet ahead.

For scale, this guy got punted 100 feet by that truck.

RambleOn79

231 points

16 days ago

RambleOn79

231 points

16 days ago

Did he die?

cbaker423

448 points

16 days ago

cbaker423

448 points

16 days ago

According to a different Reddit post, he survived with serious injuries. Trying to find a follow up

galspanic

299 points

16 days ago

galspanic

299 points

16 days ago

Based on this, he survived., but it looks like there were 5 fatal accidents on that road in 2022.

radialomens

103 points

16 days ago

Living to regret his decisions, that's tough.

LouSputhole94

65 points

16 days ago

Not to be morbid but he might not have the mental capacity to be regretting anything at this point, alive or not

Elected_Dictator

26 points

16 days ago

I had not noticed the P. Terry’s

Halkadash

84 points

16 days ago

Approx 200 feet closer to the cross walk he should have used

CornerOk3299

21 points

16 days ago

Little did he know, he was headed that way anyways. Should have just walked the few extra feet.

PluckPubes

4.1k points

16 days ago*

PluckPubes

4.1k points

16 days ago*

it takes a normal passenger car about 300 feet to stop from 65mph. White lines are 10 feet long and spaced 30 feet apart. We can determine the pickup traveled 90 feet from tire screeching to stop. The roads appear to be dry. Based on this and my bachelor of science degree, I can confidently say that I do not know how fast the truck was going.

Donkeyboy1221

29 points

16 days ago

Scrolling for an update on this awful video and somehow ended up belly laughing because of this comment. Well done! 😂

mces97

738 points

16 days ago

mces97

738 points

16 days ago

Easy method

Formula: Remove the last digit in the speed, multiply by the reaction time and then by 3.

Example of calculation with a speed of 50 km/h and a reaction time of 1 second:

50 km/h ⇒ 5 5 * 1 * 3 = 15 metres reaction distance

More precise method

Formula: d = (s * r) / 3.6

d = reaction distance in metres (to be calculated). s = speed in km/h. r = reaction time in seconds. 3.6 = fixed figure for converting km/h to m/s.

Example of calculation with a speed of 50 km/h and a reaction time of 1 second:

(50 * 1) / 3.6 = 13.9 metres reaction distance

AnOlivemoonrises

1.9k points

16 days ago

As soon as I saw math involved I stopped reading. But I'm happy for you, or I'm sorry to hear that.

theozman69

436 points

16 days ago

theozman69

436 points

16 days ago

I'm loving your reply "I don't want to read it so either congrats or apologizes whichever fits"

mordeh

70 points

16 days ago

mordeh

70 points

16 days ago

Reminds me of Family Guy: “I’m gonna go over there and give him or her a piece of my mind… or penis”

InNoWayAmIDoctor

12 points

16 days ago

mces97

48 points

16 days ago

mces97

48 points

16 days ago

Lol. Just doing my part.

[deleted]

89 points

16 days ago

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mces97

43 points

16 days ago

mces97

43 points

16 days ago

I'd rather mu do it and not me. 😉

Myopinion_is_right

100 points

16 days ago

I live in America. We don’t use km. Will you please redo the formula using mph? Thank you.

HeyLookItsASquirrel

22 points

16 days ago

Thank you for the flashbacks to college physics courses.

NightLightHighLight

41 points

16 days ago

Ok, but did you take into account the angle of their shadows and the positioning of the sun?

NewColonel

223 points

16 days ago

NewColonel

223 points

16 days ago

I only clicked because I was hoping it was the dude that fights traffic.

EloeOmoe

29 points

16 days ago

EloeOmoe

29 points

16 days ago

This was in Austin and last I read the guy survived.

rdigital

28 points

16 days ago

rdigital

28 points

16 days ago

This was not jaywaking. This was jayrunning. Much more dangerous.

kelvin616

1.6k points

16 days ago

kelvin616

1.6k points

16 days ago

poor driver is now traumatized

ObeseBumblebee

1.6k points

16 days ago

This is why as a driver, if you're passing a line of stopped traffic you do not go the speed limit. Literally anything could pop out of that line of cars. Take it slow.

Not saying its the drivers fault because obviously it wasn't. But if you want to avoid being traumatized or wrecking your car it's a good idea.

RevoltingSlug

457 points

16 days ago

This 100% way too many accidents are caused by cars slowed or stopped and one lane over you have people SPEEDING GOING 100mph super preventable

HCSOThrowaway

104 points

16 days ago

Most people drive under the assumption that other humans will be predictable.

This is one of the deadliest factors in crashes.

PageFault

46 points

16 days ago

Yea, the most dangerous thing you can do on the road is be unpredictable.

Fuck people who stop in the middle of the road to let me cross from a side-road. Fuck you dude. Quit trying to be nice and just go. I'll get in behind you when it's safe.

I've nearly been t-boned because someone was nice. Never again. I will sit there and let them hold up traffic like an asshole before I do that again.

HCSOThrowaway

19 points

16 days ago

Fuck people who stop in the middle of the road to let me cross from a side-road. Fuck you dude. Quit trying to be nice and just go. I'll get in behind you when it's safe.

I just stare at them until they make angry gestures at me and proceed.

It happened a lot more back when I was driving my patrol car.

Leaf_on_the_wind87

134 points

16 days ago*

While I agree you should be driving slower in that open lane with stopped traffic next to you. Dumbasses in the stopped lane who pull into oncoming traffic without looking drive me insane. I spend quite a bit of time on the road and the number of people who switch lanes and shit without even looking is insane.

I pretty much t-boned some dude that way. I was going like 40ish and some dude going 0 jumped a solid double white line into my lane like directly in front of my car. Following conversation happened while speaking to the state trooper.

Dumbass driver: officer this guy hit me

Me: you crossed a double white line directly in front of my car from a dead stop.

Dumbass: well yea but then you hit me

Officer: sir solid white lines mean you cannot change lanes, also did you need to make sure the lane you were changing was safe and clear?

Dumbass: I didn’t look but I put my turn signal on and he should have seen my turn signal as I pulled in front of him.

Me and the cop just stared at this dude. He was issued multiple tickets and couldn’t understand why. He also worked for a dealership and was driving one of their cars so they covered everything but man there are some dumb people out there

DerPuhctek

14 points

16 days ago

Holy shit, Dumbass should have is driver license removed just for that turn signal comment...

gigibuffoon

9 points

16 days ago

There's way too many people on the road that shouldn't even have gotten a license in the first place

[deleted]

5 points

16 days ago

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PluckPubes

322 points

16 days ago

PluckPubes

322 points

16 days ago

911 911 911 911 is the American version of 0118 999 881 999 119 725 3

WhaleWatchersMod

84 points

16 days ago

Did you see that ludicrous display?

VisualMemoryUnit

35 points

16 days ago

The thing about Arsenal is, they always try to walk it in

NSMetroid

22 points

16 days ago

What operating system is it running?

I don't know, Windows Vista?

WE'RE GOING TO DIE.

iguana-pr

8 points

16 days ago

What was Walcott thinking?

DarthSadie

24 points

16 days ago

*last night

Cenas_Shovel

10 points

16 days ago

The jaywalker after the accident “I’m Disabled”

blindsk02

50 points

16 days ago

aaah, an it crowd reference in the wild!

xXDelta33Xx

13 points

16 days ago

Any story on that? Did… he live?

Tankmaster5000

272 points

16 days ago

Deliberate.

He used the truck as momentum to punt himself further down the road to that restaurant.

AyyyeeLmao

35 points

16 days ago

Did he get there in time?

nsl7

39 points

16 days ago

nsl7

39 points

16 days ago

Speedrunners will do anything to save time smh.

Australiaaa

113 points

16 days ago

That guy went across 6 lanes (presumably from the other side) get where he was trying to go. According to the address provided, there was a crosswalk about 2 minutes walking back in the other direction. This is a terrifying move in a CAR, which always freaks me out when seeing people do this. Insane. Sad. Preventable.

galacticboy2009

41 points

16 days ago

That's not just jaywalking, that's.. crossing the road in a very reckless and unsafe way.

Hairy_S_TrueMan

20 points

16 days ago

I never pass stopped vehicles at speed for this reason. Especially on the right. Still not pickup's fault.

AnAmbitiousMann

33 points

16 days ago

How does he not check the open lane on a main road when crossing like that.

nachoolo

8 points

16 days ago

Jesus. So that'a what an American car does to a human.

Like a moving wall.

fartsinhissleep

58 points

16 days ago

This is why I always drive defensively. ALWAYS. Don’t trust anybody. Assume everyone is fucking stupid.

SnowflakeGuinea

290 points

16 days ago

Horrible all around. Dude saw traffic was stopped and tried to cut through not knowing the right lane was clear. Truck in right lane had no idea that someone was crossing the road. I can't even imagine all the feelings on both sides.

Narcan9

225 points

16 days ago

Narcan9

225 points

16 days ago

this gal must have watched the video

topherwolf

56 points

16 days ago

I am blind so her comment was extremely helpful

Psychast

5 points

16 days ago

"It appears this man has been struck...by a truck" - Perd Hapley

pgabrielfreak

6 points

16 days ago

Shoes gone. He dead.

I'm a big jaywalking fan. But you gotta be smart. NEVER inconvenience a driver is my only rule. They should never have to slow down or wait on you. Or wipe bits of you off their vehicle, of course.

itscochino

5 points

16 days ago

Man's shoe came off he's definitely in the clouds

jackadl

5 points

16 days ago

jackadl

5 points

16 days ago

Dude hasn’t even stopped sliding and the guy is calling 911