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Old 2nd Jan 2022, 16:26
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Darwin Awards 2022

They are under starter's orders... and they are off!

OK, at 74 he's probably already diluted the gene pool but surely an honourable mention is merited!

E-scooter rider, 74, dies in crash with parked cars
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Old 2nd Jan 2022, 17:29
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News yesterday reported a motor cyclist with pillion pax, neither wearing helmets, failed to stop for police to collect the $700 fine for the aforementioned helmet issue, ran a red light in their haste to escape (no police chase), collided with a car, rider (23YO) died on the spot and pillion not expected to survive.
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One that managed to get away with it...

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-ne...teeters-brink/

A nerve-wracking incident happened in Shanxi province's Changzhi City on January 1 when a hapless driver nearly killed himself trying to navigate a treacherous mountain pass.

The truck driver was allegedly following his GPS, which instructed him to take the narrow mountainside road.

However, when he found that the lorry was too wide to pass through the path he reportedly tried reversing but crashed through the flimsy guardrails.

The man amazingly managed to flee from the truck's cabin as it teetered 330ft above the ground from the craggy cliff.


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Old 6th Jan 2022, 14:39
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Looks like it would be easier to tip the truck over and let it drop rather than get it back up on the road.
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Old 6th Jan 2022, 14:44
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They did rescue the truck:

Rescuers used three heavy dumper trucks to drag the truck back onto the roadway. The rescue squad chained the three dumpers together and bolted a pulley known as a snatch block to the side of the mountain.

The team then attached a heavy steel wire to the truck, around the pulley to the first of the dumper trucks.

Once everything was safely attached, the rescuers reversed up the mountain, pulling the truck back onto the road.

The pulley ensured the truck was pulled backwards onto the carriageway, preventing the vehicle from being dragged sideways and sliding down the mountainside - possibly pulling the dumper trucks with it.
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Old 6th Jan 2022, 19:50
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Another "good effort but not within the meaning of the act entry" joint win perhaps...

France's Bogdanoff TV twins die of Covid six days apart
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Old 6th Jan 2022, 23:43
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Another "good effort but not within the meaning of the act entry" joint win perhaps...

France's Bogdanoff TV twins die of Covid six days apart
Quite a high brow entry. At least they took it on the chin.
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Old 7th Jan 2022, 02:55
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I'm just paying lip service to their attempt...
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Old 7th Jan 2022, 04:11
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But the cheek of them...
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Old 8th Jan 2022, 03:20
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They died doing what they love, their own “research”
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Old 8th Jan 2022, 10:49
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Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
One that managed to get away with it...

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-ne...teeters-brink/
I wonder if he was delivering stolen gold?


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Old 8th Jan 2022, 12:46
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And another anti-vaxxer dies from Covid.

Cirsten W Death: Global Sensation Author Cirsten Weldon Cause of Death and Obituary News – TOP INFO GUIDE
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Old 8th Jan 2022, 13:14
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Dang, I was just going to post that! I guess the anti-vaxers are fair game, although that will make the 2022 list pretty long......
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Old 8th Jan 2022, 13:35
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Give it a day or two and you can go next
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Old 8th Jan 2022, 13:43
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For a minute there I thought her name was Cirsten W Death... or W Cistern...
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At least 21 people have died after heavy snow trapped them in their vehicles in northern Pakistan.

As many as 1,000 vehicles became stranded as would-be tourists reportedly rushed to view the winter snowfall in the hilltop town of Murree.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-59920215
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Old 9th Jan 2022, 20:27
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Drivers stuck on Virginia I-95 for over 24 hours

In Alberta winters I've got a sleeping bag, extra clothing and shovel (which has been put to use a few times) in the car. Maybe I should add the camp stove and extra munchies. But if the forecast is that crappy, I reschedule these days. Not much different when flying.
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Old 10th Jan 2022, 03:22
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Nobody died on I-95…

Add food and water to your list.

I’ve read that when snow covers the exhaust pipe on your car, it greatly increases your odds of carbon monoxide poisoning if you keep the engine running to stay warm.
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Old 10th Jan 2022, 09:51
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Nobody died on I-95…

Add food and water to your list.

I’ve read that when snow covers the exhaust pipe on your car, it greatly increases your odds of carbon monoxide poisoning if you keep the engine running to stay warm.
Hence the need for a shovel

Never mind Alberta: I carried all that when commuting Finningley to S Wales early '87! Mind, I was filling a CSRO billet at the time- walk the walk an' all that?

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Old 10th Jan 2022, 16:32
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Both my early cars, a 54 Moggie and a 62 Ford Classic had shovels in, permanently. And a reasonably full box of tools.
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