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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-09-2007, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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Cyclist Hurt After Hitting Tub in Road

COVINGTON, La. (AP) -- A boxed bathtub fell from the bed of a pickup truck and slid into a motorcycle's path, critically injuring the 72-year-old cyclist, state police said.

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Had a near miss a few years back out in rural Lake County. Three of us had just come up to a stop sign, and some asshat in a pickup truck turned off the highway onto our small side street. He had a full size radial arm saw on a stand completely unsecured in the open bed, made the right turn too quickly, and just as he got past us it completely fell out the truck onto the street- just missing us. Was really close, and would have been ugly.
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Had a near miss a few years back out in rural Lake County. Three of us had just come up to a stop sign, and some asshat in a pickup truck turned off the highway onto our small side street. He had a full size radial arm saw on a stand completely unsecured in the open bed, made the right turn too quickly, and just as he got past us it completely fell out the truck onto the street- just missing us. Was really close, and would have been ugly.
did you keep the radial arm saw? you know for your trouble

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I was doing about 85 outside of Rockford on RT 20 when all of a sudden there was a full sized futon in the middle of the 4 lane hwy. To say the least, the car behind me hit it. It was quite a site.

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I usually back off and leave plenty of room between me and people hauling stuff. Especially Sanford and sons.
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I usually back off and leave plenty of room between me and people hauling stuff. Especially Sanford and sons.
+1. I don't know how many unsecured refridgerators or matresses being held on with string and hands I've seen on the interstate. I stay far away.

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That's funny that you speak of that^ I just saw two dudes trying with all their might to keep a mattress down on top of their rusted out mini-van. I don't think they even had it strapped down, just using their arm strength.

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