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#1
Yesterday I went on the beautiful George Bass Coastal Walk. Anyway there are steep and unstable cliffs and often freak waves. People have died either falling off the cliffs or from fishing on the rocks.

So when we arrived at the starting point, there was a fire truck and police, and a few people looking very concerned (one was crying). Then a couple of fire fighters came up from down the cliff with a body bag, and clearly something in it. Then they put it in the back of the people's car, and I believe it was a dog.

Then as we were about to go a guy came up and said something about how someone had - either fallen off the cliff or been washed off the rocks two or three hours earlier. During the walk there were search planes and a helicopter that were constantly patrolling/searching the area. This morning we found out that someone had gone missing nearby a few days earlier, their boat had been found.

Was a bit sobering.

What incidents have you witnessed or been involved in?
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#2
I was once driving behind a car on the highway which suddenly went off the road, flipped twice and landed in a ditch. I ran out, driver was amazingly unharmed....scared the crap out of me....99% sure she fell asleep at the wheel.

What was more bizarre was a few days later, she appeared as a Defendant at work for a string of traffic offences.....stupid mole, if I ever see her in the street, I'll probably call her out for being an irresponsible fuckwit.
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#5
I expected this to be a story all about how you knocked up your gf.
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#6
The other night I was driving home from school when traffic seemed to slow down. Not a whole lot, but enough. It was late, I was tired, so I was a little irritated.

Turns out there were two cars stopped in the right shoulder, and one of them was a blazing inferno. It was so fresh that no cops, ambulances, or fire trucks had shown up yet.

There were people standing about looking worried, but it all seemed surprisingly calm. The cars were pulled over neatly. I think the burning car was empty.

It's not the first time I've passed up a car that's gone up in flames but it's the first one I've seen at night. Being able to see the flames is way different from driving through thick smoke not being able to see anything.

The flames were hot enough for me to feel warm as I passed by. Just makes me worry about when my old car will bite the dust.
#7
I don't think I've witnessed anything myself, but this one guy who lived super close to me murdered his wife and daughter (who was in my graduating class, I even had a small crush on her) and then burned their house down and escaped to a crazy doomsday bunker he built at a very popular and well-visited lake around here that was heavily booby trapped. I think he ended up committing suicide in the bunker.

Shit rocked this town, it was fucked.


Also in my senior, this one very popular kid attempted suicide and was hospitalized in critical condition (he eventually passed away, too much brain damage from trying to hang himself I believe) and the effect it had on the community around here was unbelievable. Which was kinda nice to see, but also kinda gross since other kids have committed suicide around here without people caring much at all, while this kid was built up as like a heroic savior. And also /b/ found his FB memorial page and spammed it with pictures of nooses and that was the day I learned that humanity as a whole is mostly bad and the internet is one of the most harmful inventions in the history of our species.

I mean I know this thread is about accidents but idk any accidents
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#8
Accidents happen all the time, like <insert username here>

#sawthatcoming
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#9
I don't remember being part of an accident.

The only thing I remember was when a guy jumped from the top floor of this shopping center
and fell right in front of a friend of mine. She called me after it happened and it was pretty shocking for her. Like, it didn't traumatize her or anything, but yeah. The scary thing is that, in a matter of a second, man would've crushed her and taken her with him.
#10
I saw the aftermath of a motorcycle accident where this guy was sprawled out on the street and his shoes had flown off. Paramedics were standing over him so I didn't see if he was dead or not but his motorcycle was trashed.
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#11
Lots of stuff which is rather depressing I'm not sure why anyone else would want to hear about it lol
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#13
First on scene of a car vs truck. Luckily, no serious injuries to the person in the car. Other than that, being part of the local Red Cross has us searching for people that are taken by avalanches or lost in the mountains or wherever people go and can't find their way back, gets injured or otherwise requires our assistance.

Worst case was a few years ago when we had a big avalanche. 9 days of searching, 4 people died, 2 of them sisters. Not a pleasant experience.
#14
When I was kid the neighbors left their kids alone and one drowned. A helicopter landed right in front of my house. I think my parents were interviewed for the Spanish news.
#15
Someone got beaten up and killed on a bridge. The bridge was the only way in/out of my gf's village from town so we got a police escort across it as they had closed the road to collect evidence. we had been to the pub in town and were pretty merry. There was a lot of blood, we were walking on the road and the footpath is on a separate bridge to the side, but I could see where the blood had run off the side of it, not a nice sight and it sobered us up pretty quick
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#16
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I expected this to be a story all about how you knocked up your gf.


SoI wasn't the obly one
#17
Yeah, just wondering how many ppl here have first aid training or something like that. I remember I did some back in school but I hardly remember any of it now. This thread reminded me that Id like to get Requalified or do a refresher.
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#18
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I don't think I've witnessed anything myself, but this one guy who lived super close to me murdered his wife and daughter (who was in my graduating class, I even had a small crush on her) and then burned their house down and escaped to a crazy doomsday bunker he built at a very popular and well-visited lake around here that was heavily booby trapped. I think he ended up committing suicide in the bunker.

Shit rocked this town, it was fucked.



I remember hearing about that one.


Worst for me was a car accident we were dispatched to. A girl left one of my friends place in the morning, snowy blustery day, she was behind a big courier cube van that was stirring up snow and she went to pass and hit head on with a van, and the truck trailing behind hit her car and tore it in half at the dash. She died as well as both parents in the van, one young kid was paralyzed from the waist down, and one had some brain damage I believe. The half ton was travelling with the van. That was Sunday November 21, 2010 and I still remember clear as day the girl laying half on her seat, half on the highway
#19
a couple of blazing cars, one semi blazing that exploded while we were passing it. Never found out if there was anybody in there.


That's it for me, but a few years ago my cousin's fiance was murdered in her own house with her own gun by an intruder. my cousin found her when he got home, such a shame because he is really the nicest guy.

And if only she would've had a gun, right nra? oh wait.
#20
I've never witnessed anyone die, but my family drove by an accident scene on some highway in Virginia that was really bad. There were a few body bags. I was probably like 9 or 10. Like 3 cars were basically obliterated by a tractor trailer.

Last year there was a guy near me who built some track car that could go like 200+ mph. Took it to an industrial park in the middle of the night and started blasting around without a seatbelt. He hit a pole at at least 180 mph. My uncle was one of the firemen called and said the guy's body was like jello in the cockpit of the car.

A guy crashed his motorcycle about a mile from my house and hit a pole and got decapitated. I was stuck in the traffic but didn't see anything.


I wanna work in an ER so I'm sure I'll see all sorts of fucked up shit.
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#21
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#22
I was ridinng in a car with an old friend when all of a sudden the tire shoots in the air and the car is basically minus one wheel. I guess he took the car to a mechanic that day and they forgot to tighten them, weird because that friend was a mechanic.
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#23
Especially in jazz.
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#24
- Years ago when I was visiting my aunt who lives out in rural Ohio, some girl died in a car accident on the road outside the house. I didn't see anything since I was sleeping, but my mom and uncle went down to the crash after it happened and called the police. The girl died at the scene and her body was apparently all mangled in the backseat.

- When I lived at my old house the house right behind mine burned down. I'm pretty sure the fire was an electrical fire, No one was hurt thankfully. I was only 8 or so at the time.

- Two years ago I was driving home from work at night and I saw someone laying in the grass on the side of the road. I went to see if she was alright and called police. Turns out she was just intoxicated and passed out there. And that was the day I unintentionally got someone arrested.
#25
When I was growing up, my mom and I lived in a trailer park. Our trailer was kind of a POS, so the local handy-man that lived about 5 houses down from us would come over and help us out every once in a while. His daughter was 2 years younger than me and we rode the bus together every day.

So Johnny's (the handy-man) wife decided that they needed a divorce. So a few month pass, and all the sudden this woman has a new man around. Johnny doesn't like that.

By this time, his daughter is a junior and is a few months pregnant.

Johnny decided to go to visit his ex and whathisname with a gun.

Johnny killed his ex, the new guy, and finally himself, leaving their pregnant daughter completely alone.

At the time, I thought that it was extremely saddening, but as I grow older it just infuriates me. How one man who is jealous and angry can take away so much, and then not even have the balls to face his consequences.

EDIT: I realized that this wasn't an accident. But sobering never the less.
#26
About a year ago I was driving to the airport, I was a bit late but wasn't driving fast.
Anyway, when I got there the flight had already left but there was another one in an hour that they said I could take.
So off we fly, then when it was time to land, the plane started shaking and making noises.
Luckily we landed without any issues, turns out it was just bad turbulence and the landing gear going out.
On the way home I decided to take the motorway to avoid all the city traffic, which would prove to be a huge mistake.
There had been a game on in the city so the slip road from the city was spilling cars out onto the motorway which had the traffic all backed up on the motorway and cars had to brake pretty heavy when they reached that spot.
When I got home I took my shoes off and was walking past the table, I stubbed my toe on the leg of the table by accident.
Shit fucking hurt.

*edit. I think the pilots name was Dave.
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#27
The wall facing the highway where I work has been crashed through twice this year (first time one car, two cars the second time). I wasn't there for either instance.

I did get into a (sort-of) accident the other week, my first of the sort. I lost control of the car, ESC shut off right before a turn into an on-ramp connecting two highways. The car and I are mostly intact, just some scratches underneath the front bumper.
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#28
Years ago my girlfriend was killed in a car accident. Not the most pleasant experience of my life...
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#29
Somebody in a VW bug was literally squashed in his car outside our house when I was 9. A semi truck lost control and somehow just flattened it. I remember the crushed glass and blood seeping out from the interior.

In 8th grade my best friend suffered a compound fracture to his right femur during a football game. The bone was sticking out of his leg. Pretty gruesome stuff.

When I was 19 near Stillwater, Oklahoma on one of the state's MANY turnpikes (another reason to hate Oklahoma, thank you) I saw a tractor trailer pulled over on the side of the road. It was hauling a container of propane. As I drove past him, about 200 yards before the exit, I noticed a thin wisp of smoke from the trailer. About 2 seconds before I tossed in my 30 cents and exited the turnpike I heard a loud "Whump" and saw the container had, literally, blown up. Don't know what happened to the driver, I never saw him.

Partially sawed off my right index finger when I was about 21 (got distracted and was checking out a girl's bottom while I was working). Was re-attached and feeling returned to it a few years later.
#30
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Partially sawed off my right index finger when I was about 21 (got distracted and was checking out a girl's bottom while I was working). Was re-attached and feeling returned to it a few years later.

Best reason to have lost any amount of a finger.
#32
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#33
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About a year ago I was driving to the airport, I was a bit late but wasn't driving fast.
Anyway, when I got there the flight had already left but there was another one in an hour that they said I could take.
So off we fly, then when it was time to land, the plane started shaking and making noises.
Luckily we landed without any issues, turns out it was just bad turbulence and the landing gear going out.
On the way home I decided to take the motorway to avoid all the city traffic, which would prove to be a huge mistake.
There had been a game on in the city so the slip road from the city was spilling cars out onto the motorway which had the traffic all backed up on the motorway and cars had to brake pretty heavy when they reached that spot.
When I got home I took my shoes off and was walking past the table, I stubbed my toe on the leg of the table by accident.
Shit fucking hurt.

*edit. I think the pilots name was Dave.

Damn, that's rough...

Reminds me of the time I went to a festival in the Czech Republic.
So three of my friends and I decided to go to this festival, and we were loading up all our stuff into this old Toyota RAV4 Funcruiser. A last check to see if we have everything we need, and off we go. Cramped up in the back of the car we have me and a friend of mine, and in the front we have another friend (classmate of the guy next to me) and his girlfriend, who's the one driving at the moment. A few hours into the drive -we're in Germany at this point- we decided to have lunch at a Burger King, and what do you know, they still sell the McRib in Germany. They stopped selling them in the Netherlands for some reason, so I decide to get a McRib for old times' sake. Order it, sit down with my friends, have a good lunch, and off we go again.

So as we walk to the parking lot, my friend (the one who was sitting in the front of the car) decides he wants to drive and swaps places with his girlfriend. But the thing about this guy is that he really enjoys driving really fast. And keep in mind here, we're driving in Germany. Long story short, we got to the festival really quickly from there. Had a blast the first two days (it was a 3-day festival, and we arrived a day early), and on the third day, we decide to go to a local supermarket. Get some food that's not festival burgers, you know? So we're walking through this supermarket, and we come upon the aisle with booze and beer. We decide to buy some local beers, and I assure the other guys that I packed a bottle opener, so we don't have to worry about that.

We come to our tent and want to try one of the beers immediately, but when I go to get the bottle opener I suddenly notice something strange. Turns out I forgot to pack the bottle opener! Luckily by now my friend discovered that the bottles had twist caps, so we didn't need the bottle opener after all.
In any case, we enjoy the rest of the festival, drive home, and as I enter my house, I take my shoes off, and stub my toe on the ******* table.

Amazing how two people can go through such an eerily similar situation.
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I still think about that festival often. On the second day there we saw this stand where some people were selling different kinds of mead. We went there to check it out, and a cute girl behind the stand overheard us talking and didn't recognize our language/accent. She asked us where we were from, and I said the Netherlands. Turns out the girl and her friends behind the stand were Russian. We had seen people from all over Eastern Europe up until then, but so far we hadn't met any Russians, so that was cool.
So the stand had signs in all kinds of languages standing next to it, but they didn't have a Dutch sign yet, and the girl asked if we could help. Of course I had no problem with that, as it was just a simple sign, and the girl asked very nicely. When I was done she even gave me some free mead as thanks, so that was very cool. I was kinda sad that we didn't manage to see her again during the rest of the festival.

My toe was all better after a day though, which I'm glad about, as it meant I didn't have to start associating a cute Russian girl with stubbing my toe.
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#36
I know exactly what you mean.
I went to Chicago in 2004 and we went out for a meal. On the way to the restaurant there was a guy on the corner of the street holding a sign. I couldn't really read it as his writing wasn't very neat, but the background of the sign was yellow.

I didn't stub my toe that day so I don't associate it with the guy and his sign.
#38
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Exactly

It's so strange that we both went through pretty much exactly the same thing!



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#39
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#40
I saw a girl get absolutely plowed by a car. Her friends had ran across the street and she followed without looking. She ended up getting getting hit twice cause she got knocked into the adjecent lane and swiped by another car.


She was going out with a drug dealer too so I got to watch her friends rifle through her purse when she was dying so there would be no drugs when the cops come.
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