Here's the accompanying Commentary with this picture posted at www.Safteng.net
The car is still running, as can be witnessed by the exhaust. A woman is either asleep or otherwise out in the front seat passenger side. The guy driving it was jogging up and down on Rt. 925. (in the background) Witnesses said their physical state was OTHER than normal. The driver finally came back after the police were called, and was found crouched behind the rear of the car, attempting to cut the twine around the load! Luckily, the police stopped him and had the load removed. The materials were loaded at Home Depot. Their store manager said they had the customer sign a waiver. While the plywood and 2X4s are fairly obvious, what you can't see is the back seat, which contains -- are you ready for this? -- 10 bags of concrete @ 80 lbs. each. They estimated the load weight at 3000 lbs. Both back tires exploded, the wheels bent and the back shocks were driven through the floorboard.
Re: Some days it just don't pay to get out of bed !#24529 04/17/0303:31 PM04/17/0303:31 PM
I wonder what the repair bill for that car came out to be...what a pity. It looked like a nice car but now it also seems like the frame is bent and would have to be straightened out and reinforced...or is that just the lighting in the picture?
How did that skinny twine manage to hold all that crap without snapping?