Monday, June 2, 2014

Physics Matters...

I love a story with a happy ending.

Video: Car fleeing from police goes through park, nearly hits children
Police were involved in a pursuit of a car Saturday, and dramatic video from a FOX 13 News viewer shows the car speeding across the grass of Founders Park as children frantically move out of the way.

The chase ended around 6:12 p.m. at 1500 S. Banbury Drive in Syracuse, and police officials said a minor had taken the vehicle without permission and officers sought the vehicle on a breach of trust.
So, this fourteen year old delinquent steals his grandfather's car. He proceeds to go on a joyride, listening to the police scanner, when he decides the best way to shake the po-po is to drive through a playground where young children are playing. The cops back off, because they don't want to endanger the kids, so he decides another run is in order.

Then one of the dads gets pissed. Dad has a Dodge Earthf**ker. On the little bastard's third swing around, Dad rams the sonofabitch. Hilarity ensues.

Here's the wreck:

And here's the damage to both vehicles:

(both pictures are from the link and are courtesy of the family that owns the Dodge. GOOD ON YA MATE)

I'm sorry, I can't look at that picture without giggling. Folks, this is what happens when a 2500 pound Hyundai Veloster meets a 7500 pound Dodge Mega Cab Ram. The Hyundai is demolished and has to be towed away. The Dodge needs some Brite Kleen on the bumper.

My biggest hope here is that the driver of the Ram isn't cited. Technically, he's at fault - he's on the wrong side of the road. Now, in Massachusetts he would most likely be arrested and charged with attempted murder (and a side-charge of hurting the environment with his oversized truck). I'm hoping that, this being Utah, he'll get a medal for his actions.

And maybe an enterprising UT truck accessory business will be smart and offer him a replacement bumper...

That is all.


Chris Byrne said...

Huh... I have a similar model of earthfucker... 2500 megacab diesel.

That's about what I figured the results would be in such a... concussive deconfliction.

Wolfman said...

If the feeds I see in my Book of Face are an indication, at least one enterprise has already offered new bumpers.

Anonymous said...

This is why I need a big brush bar for my F350.

Anonymous said...

That park is 20 minutes from my house and my youngest son skates there. I'm damned glad that dad did what he did with his truck, and I've offered beer on me if he decides to take me up on it.


Sevesteen said...

How to stop a bad guy with a car? A good guy with a bigger car!
We obviously need better car control laws if a 14-year-old can get his hands on one. Yet the NHRA continues to entice people with fast cars, and support the rights of supposedly responsible adults to drive them! This lunacy MUST STOP!

(wish I'd thought of it first..but it's DAVID PAWSON commenting in the linked article)

Cargosquid said...

Dodge should use the video for commercials.

The truck driver should have floored it to him that little bastard.

Jay G said...

If you watch closely, there's black smoke *after* the impact.

He tried to drive OVER that car.

Good on 'im.

Larry said...

Just paid a little closer attention...yep, he definitely tagged the throttle AFTER the impact, I'd missed that before. Thanks for pointing it out.

Gotta love that Cummings turbo-diesel.

Crucis said...

Mass overcomes momentum!

PA State Cop said...

I'll chip in a few bucks. Ranch Hand Bumper. Bull Nose. ;)

RabidAlien said...

Dude should be banned from ever buying a beer (or beverage of choice) ever again. I'm not a drinker, myself, but I'm willing to contribute to the fund that keeps his mug full. Little punk drove THREE TIMES through a playground?!? There's not a pit deep enough for that little arsewipe.