Thursday, October 9, 2014

HERE'S TO YOU THURSDAY... sort of



Hello friends. Once again, Thursday is here and I am without a traditional Thursday post. However, I am feeling marginally better today than I have in the last ten... so that is something!

I do have one video for everyone. My mom sent this to me in an email. I think it is all footage taken from dash cams of cars in Russia. But it could be another country, or several. I am not sure I ever want to go wherever this is.... although I am astounded by the number of folks who walk away after what appears to be harrowing stuff. Buckle your seat belts. This is quite a ride.




How many times did your heart stop? Yeah, I lost count, too.

Be safe out there!

24 comments:

  1. The one with the semi truck was astounding! Had no idea why he was swerving until the person appeared - and just kept walking like nothing had happened.
    I've seen a lot of accidents over the years, but most of those were just crazy with people flying over the curb.

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  2. Either the people are more resilient or they don't have the lawsuits mess we have in the west.

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  3. UNBELIEVABLE!!!

    Man, I could feel my own heart pounding... up there in my throat where it had moved to.

    At exactly the 3-minute mark I had to turn it off. Right after that truck nearly took out the two parents and the child getting into the PASSENGER SIDE door of a car at the side of the highway. I just couldn't bear to watch any more, it was just TOO HARROWING!

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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  4. So sorry to hear you are still not at your finest. Honestly, I have been so busy trying to figure out ways to get paid for my time that I had not registered just how long you have been suffering this bugger of an illness lately. I suppose we can be grateful you weren't in any of that footage you posted!

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  5. Those clips are crazy. I've seen other footage from Russia that was similar as well as clips of meteors exploding. It's amazing how many people in Russia have dash cams. Somewhere I read the reason for this, but now I forget. I think it had something to do with insurance.

    Lee
    A Faraway View

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  6. Alex ~ I see people crossing the street in crazy places here, too. But if I had done something like that and nearly collided with a truck... I just don't think I could blithely walk on. Everything is okey-dokey. Nothing to see here...

    D.G. ~ That crash at the end where the car turns into a tin can... and then they guy climbs out through what used to be his windshield.... unbelievable.

    StMc ~ Well you missed the clip mentioned above then... Maybe that was a good thing because I am pretty sure my heart stopped beating at that moment. So glad it started again...:D

    Jasmine ~ It's a funny thing with this sinus junk. I haven't had sinus issues in a Long time. I think it's because I take 2,000 mg of Vitamin C every day. That one changed made a real difference in how frequently I got sick. I think adding the sinus rinse prevented it from turning into an infection... so even though I suffered with it a long time (I think ten days is pretty long) I never went to the doctor or had to take an antibiotic. So, I am calling it good.

    Arlee ~ I think this was in Russia... but maybe not. If I read Russian, I guess I'd know. Interesting stuff about the dash cams. I was driving down a main road here in Jacksonville about six months ago (???). I say main road because three lanes of traffic in each direction. I was in the far right lane and there was an SUV in front of me. There was NO ONE in the middle or left lane. I watch this car come flying up on bumper and before I think "he's going to hit me" he swerves into the middle lane, fishtails, spins 360 degrees (I watched the horror cross his face as he went around in the circle) and then his passenger side rammed into the back end of the SUV in front of me. Man, I wish I'd had a dash cam for that. Meanwhile, I was braking as soon as passed me. (And yes, it really did go in slow motion for me!) I easily moved into the far left lane and passed the accident. Meanwhile, I was shaking so bad I thought I'd just die on the spot. My mom was in the passenger seat in shock. About two blocks down, which was the point of our destination, I said, "Oh God. I probably should have stopped."

    Mom said, "I'm pretty sure the dent in the passenger side of the car will speak volumes about who was at fault."

    So, on very rubbery legs we finished our errands. Yikes. I felt very bad for the people in the SUV who got rammed out of (what must have felt like) nowhere. There was NO WAY they could have avoided that accident.

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  7. What seemed a little strange was how calm the people were who almost got hit. Americans would have been screaming and giving them the bird

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  8. Marginally better... where's that magic pill when you need one? That woman didn't seem particularly shocked to find she was still alive....

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    1. Margarine Butter?

      OH!!!!

      Marginally BETTER...

      My bad... :oD

      ~shoes~

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  9. It did seem like a few of these had to be staged-the one where the truck hits the two women (a mother and daughter?)-come on-they're not just getting up and walking away...or they don't make trucks like they used to....or Russian drivers are lightweights.or Russian pedestrians are bad-ass!

    The driving didn't surprise me....I used to drive in Philly traffic daily and New York traffic a few times a month...and have seen all sorts of stupid stuff in snow. Yep, just another normal commute.

    But what really threw me....what really took my breath away....what really surprised me....

    ....wait for it!

    There's such a thing as dash cams?

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  10. Wow, that was unbelievable that some of those people walked away from those accidents.

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  11. zoiks on some of those videos! We saw a man in London get hit by a bus, he got up cussed at the driver, and got on to take his ride (he'd been waiting for the bus).

    I'm glad you're feeling better. :)

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  12. Those people had a guardian angel looking out for them. I have to say, this is one of the reasons I don't like winter. That blasted black ice. When we lived in Germany, it was terrible. Fast drivers + black ice = horrendous car accidents.

    Elsie

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  13. I can't believe some of those people weren't killed, especially the motorcycle guy! Holy Cow!

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  14. I see why the Russians are so fascinated by dash cams now... with drivers like that, I'd require them if I ran an insurance company!

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  15. Bumpy ride indeed! Love the little kid :)

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  16. I can't believe the pedestrians managed to walk away!

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  17. This isn't funny at all. I don't mean you blogging it but the video itself. I live in Russia and yes my heart stopped many times and asked myself the what the ... question. This is that scary that it'll stay in my mind everytime I go out.
    All writings in the video are in Russian so it's probably here. Unless it's in some post Soviet Republic where they still use Cyrillic and Russian as their language.
    It is true that many car accidents happen here and unfortunately mostly because of fast driving and sometimes bad weather especially in winter.
    They're pretty calm when serious things happen but it doesn't mean they don't care. They just don't go hysteric nor panic.
    I don't drive and not planning to by the way.

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    1. I didn't post it because I thought it was funny (hopefully that didn't come through as the intention). I posted it because it is amazing that everyone survived very crazy accidents.

      Glad you stopped by and be safe out there!!!!

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    2. No no, it was my initial reaction about those driving incidents. I see pictures like this in the newspapers very often and I often end up with a loud sigh. I don't want to say anything bad about them but I am scared of their roads and crossings. I can just be sure of myself as a law abiding pedestrian. It's actually better now comparing to two years ago when I just came and I hope it continues to be better.
      Don't worry, your intention wasn't read negatively, it was just me reacting to the video. And yes, it was a relief seeing those people survived from those accidents.

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  18. I need a Dramamine from watching this! I agree with everyone that it's a miracle how people were able to literally walk away unscathed.

    Julie

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  19. feel better robin....and yeah...people are insane.

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  20. I got about two-thirds the way through and had to stop. Yikes!!! I hope you feel better soon, Robin.

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  21. All in all... that looks like a typical day's drive to work to me...

    Just sayin'...

    ~shoes~

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