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Looks like the ladder came all the way from the other side of the high way. Crazy unlucky
I can't see where it starts, but it goes all the way to the right-most lane and hits that car, then ricochets through the car in front. The ladder hit a minimum of 3 cars.
Bet the black car pulled off on the right when it first gets hit was waiting to grab it too
I have no idea how you people spot this stuff. Are you investigators?
I was wondering where on the van the ladder came from. Then I noticed it came from underneath the van. Alright, so where did that come from? First couple seconds (after watching it like 10 times) the ladder jumped several lanes.
And here we are.
I watch the video, read comments, rewatch video like 5 times before is see what everyone else is looking at. Glad there isn't a quiz, i'd fail.
I feel the same way. To me it just looks like ladder appeared from a wormhole and fucked up that guys car.
Where did the ladder originate?
A) from thin air
B) from a wormhole
D) Dropped from an airplane, likely a 737 MAX 8.
Starts on the far right lane as far as I can see, it either bounces or another car sends it sliding across the lanes under the van in front, that van runs over it and it pops up off the ground as it runs over it
Was about to say the same. That ladder was determined to hit OPs car. The other cars passed it over like a soccer ball and OP took it to the face
This is the final destination style crap that gives me nightmares. And keeps me from driving behind logging trucks.
You know I used to frequent r/watch people die for the random final destination things like this- not the gruesome beheadings or murders.
Just to know that life is random and you can go literally- LITERALLY at any time. So all you can do is just be extra aware of your surroundings, and be accepting to know that you aren’t in control.
You’re not wrong, but it shouldn’t be that way. Someone else’s neglect to safely secure an object should never result in the death of an entirely innocent bystander, and it’s extremely unfortunate that it does sometimes happen.
To say that we are never in control is pretty extreme and kind of false, though.
I mean you kinda just made my point: Someone else doesn’t safely secure a ladder, the car in front of you flips it up, it comes crashing through your windshield on your way to the store. Yes this is just one specific example, so I’ll give you two more.
You finally make it to the store, you’re walking down the street back to your car with your milk and chicken, and some guy didn’t fasten the street sign down as good as he should’ve when he replaced it the day before, it comes undone, hits a piece of the building, a piece of the wall the size of a basketball chips off and falls on your head.
Well maybe if you do make it back home, you forgot you need to take your trash and it’s dark out at this point but you grab your two trash cans and walk to the curb, but you forget there’s that little crack in the sidewalk and you can’t see it since it’s dark and you trip over it head first in to that car passing by.
I’ll throw one more in for good measure. If none of those got you, after a long hard day of defying death, you get ready for a nice shower, and as you go to take your first step in, you slip on that towel from yesterday and hit your head on the corner of the counter.
My point is, none of that was your fault. Accidents happen. In all of those scenarios, you think you’re in control? The butterfly effect is a hell of a drug.
Moral of the day- pick up your towel, fix the crack (or take the trash out the day before like you were probably supposed to) avoid logging trucks. Do the things that you can to lessen the odds of an accident occurring. The rest is up to happenstance or the universe or a Flying Spaghetti Monster or whatever...
side note: i enjoy autocorrect capitalizing aforementioned monster ;)
I know a real life one, woman reaching out of bed to get her phone charger without having to stand up, falls off the bed and breaks her neck against the wall.
Before I moved into my apartment they did some work on the pipes behind the wall in the bathroom. The contractor that did the work never sealed the hole and it was a pipe chase going from the bottom to the top of the building. They then placed the bathroom mirror over it. The mirror is rather large, about 3 feet tall and 7 feet wide.
We moved in over 6 years ago so that hole has been there, hidden, for a while. About 2 years ago a gust of wind up the pipe chase popped the bathroom mirror off the wall and shattered it. It took about 2-3 hours for me to clean up. If someone had been in the washroom at that time, they would have been crushed and cut up by the falling mirror. Depending on how the mirror fell on them, they could have been killed even.
Random accidents happen. Random accidents caused by other people's negligence happen too. I'm glad that the only injuries sustained were a couple minor cuts from cleaning up the broken glass. Things could have been a lot worse.
That almost kinda barely sorta reminds me of the time everyone in my family woke up to a window shattering. That window happened to be the window right above my sisters bed. Since the sun always rose on that side of the house, my sister had decided to put up a somewhat thick bedsheet to help cover the sunrise, and tucked it safely between the bed and her wall so the cats wouldn’t get up there.
How did the window break you ask? My dad was lugging a large table down the side of the house by himself and took a step to the left to miss a piece of cat poop, therefore stepping towards the house and the leg of the table went right through the window. My sister was asleep in her bed at the time. If that bedsheet wasn’t there, my sister could’ve easily been stabbed by large thick pieces of window pane, or at the very least severely scarred.
Not a ladder but a ramp for a trailer.
Looks like a folding lawnmower/motorcycle ramp for a pickup
Ladder Ramp. FTFY.
Thank you. I'd hoped someone else had made the same observation. Thank you for fixing for us.
I don’t think it’s a ladder. Looks like a ramp for atv/motorcycle. Still should be tied down though.
It’s actually a ramp, but that’s just nit picking.
Looks like an atv loading ramp...too small for a ladder
It happens so often here one of the radio stations keeps a tally of ladders and mattresses on the highway. So when they are giving the morning commute, it might say "And there's a mattress on the side of the road on x at y. That brings the yearly total to mattresses 27, ladders 23."
My money is on the ladders, they'll make a comeback in the third quarter.
Similar situation in middle-Tennessee. One day I saw a full-sized 18-wheeler open flatbed hauling pallets of ladders and thought it would be hilarious if it dropped them all over the interstate.
Imagine being on a motorcycle
That was my first thought too. That would have killed someone.
This is why swerving is such a critical skill to learn.
Back when I used to ride it was scary how many riders had never panic braked. If you want to ride at 100mph you need to know how to panic stop from 100mph
Every time I get riding again after a while off it I get a chance to practice panic braking. Shit's important.
How does one practice panic stopping. I'm planning on getting a bike and think that would be good to know.
A riding class would teach it, but if you mean on your own then find an open stretch of road without much traffic. Get up to highway speed and slowly stop. Then just keep doing it and stop a little faster/harder each time until you are comfortable using the full braking power. Everyone knows motorcycles can accelerate really fast, but they can also stop really fast and learning how to properly do that could literally save your life.
This. If you just squeeze the brake full strength the bike has the power to completely stop the front wheel, and back if you're pushing the pedal. This doesn't stop all momentum and riders frequently go head over bars or worse. Take a class even if your state doesn't force you to,shit saved my life.
Yep. And holy cow if you ever get a chance to try a motorcycle with ABS I recommend it. Neither of my bikes has ABS but after trying out a new SV650 with ABS I want to sell my 05 without it and get one with it.
I've rode out a locked up rear wheel more than I care to admit when I first started riding. I'd rather go down with the bike than get high sided and launched.
It is usually free from the local assoations!
Drive down the highway at 120mph, and have someone throw ladders at you. :)
Not sure where you live, but in Holland we learn it for our license. With and without ABS. From what I recall is it involves using both brakes plus enginebrake. With ABS you just use both brakes at max. Without ABS it is more controlled braking. You use the clutch at the last moment so your engine keeps running.
In this case I would prefer to swerve. That involves releasing the throttle and just swerve away and back to your lane.
Hold the clutch, Start with 20%front, 80% rear break, quickly increasing pressure on front and decreasing back, downshifting the entire time. You should be stopping fast enough to nearly be skidding the front tire. If it starts to skid, release pressure and reapply.
A great way to practice is to go to an empty parking lot and just accelerate as fast as possible and decelerate as fast as possible.
edit: at least in my state, the course counts as the practical riding exam, so this plus the written exam = motorcycle endorsement. it's also super informative and fun as all heck. i recommend slip on boots.
PLP. Parking lot practice.
Set up the course: Find a big empty parking lot. Get some chalk, a long tape measure, string, and tennis balls. Cut the tennis balls in half, you'll use them as markers. Set up a starting point and mark a line as wide as the bike is long, put tennis ball parts on the ends of the line. Go 100-150 feet (about 10-15 parking spots, typical spots are 9' wide and 20' long) and place another line and two pieces of the balls on the ends. Make sure you have several tens of feet beyond this line for run off. Now from each end of the line, measure a string twice the length of the bike, anchor it in the center of the line and swing left and right arcs. Do the same from each end of the line so it makes a chalk lane. These are your left and right turning paths. Mark them with tennis ball halves. Walk back and about 2/3 from the start, make a mark and put tennis ball halves. That is your braking point.
Practice: Start by accelerating to 30-45 mph from the first line toward the second line. At the second line, apply as much braking as you can. Trying to stop before over-running the line at the end where you put the turns. Continue until you can do this reliably then increase the speed. With a sport bike with good tires and brake, you can get 0-60-0 in this distance. Once you can brake hard, you're going to try turning and/or braking suddenly. Get someone to stand at the end and when you cross the mid-point they randomly point left or right and you practice and shoot through the lanes you drew.
Adapting this to cars could be pretty damn useful too. Not sure about the person standing at the end though with the car version haha. Maybe use the phone or walkie-talkie to call out a direction
I don't ride, but I would assume it's as simple as "stop faster and faster from increasing speeds until you're used to stopping as fast as you can from as fast as you drive."
... or something like that.
It's something like that. It's a lot about learning the limits of your traction and stopping power, as well as having confidence in your bike to stop like that. But, yes, there is a certain skill in it. It's really easy to apply too much front brake which in turn will do one of two things: either the front wheel locks up and slides, which will cause the front end to knife out from underneath you(this generally happens if your balance is off, or your tires are in poor condition), or the front wheel locks up and it pitches you over the front (good tires, and proper balance can do this). Too much rear brake in relation to the front can cause the back tire to lose traction and you slide out (still preferable to either of the front brake problems). Either way there is a proper braking technique, and it takes time to drill it in.
Take at least the beginner and intermediate riding classes, they make you a better driver overall, not just on a bike.
This applies to the driver of any Type of vehicle I feel like. But with motorcycles, you NEED to know that, and you NEED to practice what happens when inevitably someone else on the road is driving like a dumbass
Most guys are too nervous and never realize all you have to do to have full brake power without eating shit is to just wait to compress your front fork all the way (bastardized to make it shorter but layman’s terms).
I've hit a ladder on my motorcycle. Shit's scary to get kicked up and suddenly lose contact on the pegs and ass. I was ok tho
I witnessed someone on a motorcycle hit a ladder a lot like that, except it got stuck on his front wheel and made a sled out of it. He got stopped ok but he had no steering at that point. I'm sure he needed a change of pants.
And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why you wear full leathers with the jacket zipped to the pants. Some idiot drops a ladder on the highway, and suddenly you're thrown from your bike at 60mph and are sliding to a stop. (I realize OP thankfully didn't fall). Better it be on protective gear than on your skin, muscle, and bones.
I used a full-face helmet when I rode. I was very glad to have it one when I face-planted into gravel over concrete, even if it was at less than 10 mph.
Glad to hear you are okay. Shit like this scares the hell out of me, but I still want to get a motorcycle. I'm taking a safety class this summer to get my license.
Looks scary. Next time you might try not following so close. I counted and you're about 0.8 seconds behind that truck. You should be much further back.
Pucker. Factor. Ten.
It's happened a few times to me...
how about no?
What an idiot, lucky it only hit sideways, and didn't go straight through . Scary that people who make mistakes like that are even allowed to drive.
Yeah, my aunt had a friend who was decapitated by a loose ladder like this. Haunted me since I was a kid.
Sorry to hear, that's terrible. That sort of stuff makes me extremely uncomfortable.
I think it's natural to feel uncomfortable any time the universe reminds us that we can die arbitrarily and that existence is chaos. Our bubbles of imagined safety and stability are just a coping mechanism 🤷♂️
They are allowed to buy guns too
They're "allowed" to do many things that they probably shouldn't, but we're not in the business of revoking God-given rights of someone before they even have a chance to do anything wrong. But you don't know if they're allowed to buy guns, truly. They could be a felon, they could be a domestic abuser (easy to get), both of which bar you from purchasing firearms. So your attempted quip at a freedom that Americans have comes with a lot of assumptions. Thanks, Reddit user, for informing me that Americans have rights.
I agree. I know many people who own guns and keep them in their house in case of a burglary. Like my aunt lives in a really bad neighborhood. I am glad that should armed robbers break in, she is not entirely defenseless.
That's why I'm super pro-second amendment: some people's situations require a firearm to give them the rightful unfair advantage/at least a chance, should someone else want to try to take advantage of them.
My house has been broken into before a long time ago, but nobody was home. I also work in a mildly crime-ridden area, so I carry every day. Never had to use it, thankfully.
What about improving your education and reinsertion programs, thus lowering crime, instead of shooting your brains out?
Oh, and please secure your ladders.
The right to bear arms and the right to drive are granted by the Constitution and local laws. They are not God-given, and they can be and routinely are taken from individuals.
Your rights are privileges and you have to play by the rules to keep them.
Nothing God-given but life. We have to make everything else.
The right to bear arms and the right to drive are granted by the Constitution
You really should read the constitution. The constitution recognizes the right, it does not grant it.
Semantics. The document is an outline of government laws. There has to be something more than government for it to appeal to, and I make the case that there isn't anything else. The appeal to born rights is simply rhetoric.
The government ideal was based on a philosophy, an ideal, something to work toward. The rights are granted by the document, as interpreted by every court case.
Damn right. I'd also argue that 'god' had nothing to do with life, that was just evolution but that's just my views and a discussion for another time.
I'm with you. I'm a hardcore atheist. Just working within the commentor's framework.
Consider looking up natural law, or inalienable rights, via Google.
I'm perfectly aware of them. They're bologna. Everyone has to buy in for that to work, especially the people at the top.
Also, it's about non transference of rights. You can't give those rights away. But the government sure can take them.
Tell me, do you have a right to property under Communism?
Rights are defined by laws. Period. Laws are enforced by the guys with the biggest sticks. You break the rules, they break your head.
That's government in a nutshell. You only get what they say you get. It can all be taken away. Even life. We do that regularly.
How many of you in this thread are going to get upset for my use of this language?
Wait god gave us the right to own guns?
That really struck a cord huh?
It did, to be honest. I'm truly tired of the anti-American rhetoric.
Same here, but hey, why not generalize a whole country eh ? It’s easy to do for simpletons.
Why not generalize entire religions, it's an easy thing to do for simpletons
Me too, like when an American presidential candidate asks a foreign adversary to attack his American rival. I got tired of anti-American rhetoric like 3 years ago when comrade Putin's puppets took over the United States government.
Mistakes like thinking that was a ladder?
Idiot didn’t strap down his ramp
Yeah, for loading a motorcycle or atv. Most people will just slide them beside or underneath in the truck bed and not bother to strap them down
What is this? A ladder for midgets?!
Chaos is a ramp
I worked for a plastic company and this guy bought $2000 worth of material, big sheets of polycarbonate and teflon. Didnt strap any of it down, the highway is just across the street from us. We saw him lose everything on the highway.
Heh, call him up and ask him if he needs any more plastic.
I think the company sent another guy to re purchase the materials, buddy probably got canned.
Stupid confession: I once needed a bunch of good new soil for my garden so I borrowed a friends pickup and got a yard of nice rich soil from the materials yard. I didn’t know about tarping loads so I just drove the 5 miles to my house. I was a brown streak shooting down the boulevard (is that a song). By the time I got home I only had about 1/2 a yard.
Not as dangerous as ladders or sheets of polycarbonate, but not the smartest thing in the world either.
Yeah, either you tarped it down or drove grandma speed lol.
Was driving behind a van towing a good bit of turf and the whole time I was following him it all gradually slid out the back! secure your loads!
Cops need to take unsecured loads more seriously. I'm sick of them just setting up speed traps as the only way to control traffic.
I really don’t think they give a shit. This article details an accident that happened back in February. A woman and her young son were nearly killed by a fucking forklift wheel/hub/axel assembly that flew off a tractor-trailer crossed the median and hit their vehicle head-on. They were hospitalized in intensive care as a result. The police have the offending truck on video. It went through a toll plaza too. As far as I know no one has been charged.
I think the problem is that setting up speed traps is easy: Sit and wait for someone going too fast to drive by.
What are they going to do about unsecured loads? Pull over every car that has stuff on it or in the bed? Every video I've ever seen where someone falls off you either don't see where it came from (like the video above) or everything looks fine until all of a sudden stuff starts falling off. If you could tell easily that the load was unsecured then accidents like this wouldn't even happen because people would be keeping their distance. You'd need a really /r/ConvenientCop to see shit fall off before they could really do anything about it.
Hell, they ticketed a lot of people this past winter for not clearing the snow off their car for this exact reason, but that's a lot more obvious since no one is securing snow to their roof.
The other issue is speed is quantifiable and unarguable. Whether or not something is “unsecured” is, while obvious in some cases, debatable in a large gray area. Is that one strap reallly enough? Are those sand bags in any real danger of falling out of your truck bed?
I’d guess this makes it more difficult for cops to write tickets for when there are no hard numbers and black and white cases like speed, broken tail lights, expired plates, breathalyzer readings etc. where your either guilty or not, no question about it.
This shit happens all the time in Hialeah. Just a few days ago there was a flatbed with a banged up car on it. The car had been rear-ended and the trunk didn't stay closed, so they just put a big fuck off rock on it to weigh it down. Said rock was bouncing with every bump and it was only a matter of time before it fell onto the road/a car. Super fucking dangerous, and completely unnecessary. Took pics, called the cops... nothing.
I swear there something in the water in this town. It's not possible for this many people to be this shitty and selfish and inconsiderate. Miami in general, but Hialeah especially. Fuck this place.
South Florida drivers are cancer. Combination of laughable requirements to get a permit/license and a sense that they’re entitled to everything. I hated my commute when I lived there.
Why would they be worried about actual public safety when they can lock someone up in a for profit prison over a dime bag? Or get their jollies shooting unarmed kids?
I travel the interstates in (upstate) New York very often and the state troopers definitely give a crap about unsecured loads here. I often see them pulling over those guys who fill their pickup beds with trash picked junk.
That's good to hear. I wonder if it would be possible to know what specific directives cops are given. It really should be public information.
Shit like this scares the crap out of me. I still remember that video of the brick that flew through a windshield killing the passenger. Drivers screams were just fuck
There was another one where a 2×4 went right down the middle, but luckily no one was killed in that one
I regret searching for that video now. Horrible way to end my night right before bed.
PSA: DO NOT WATCH THIS VIDEO
Yeah no really, people say that a lot on here "Why did I click that" but I can tell you I watched that video years ago now, it's old and it still haunts me. You can't see anything, it's not a gory or hard to look at video, but do you honestly want to hear the wails of a family who just watched their mother die? Don't search for it.
Same here. I have seen some messed up stuff online, but that video is one of the few that's stuck with me.
Someone showed me this without warning me about what it was. And yeah it was YEARS ago. Still remember the sound of the impact and the drivers terror.
That's it, I'm never leaving the house again
I understand that this shouldn’t be shared, but for anyone who’s curious... https://youtu.be/iazTQVi1CEE
All the fucking comments on this video saying “No blood - not graphic” or “What’s graphic about this? The cracks on the windshield?” are disgusting me almost more than the video itself.
Some people are truly despicable.
Iirc in the original post where it was uploaded ppl commented with horrible cruel things about the dead person and the one screaming. Makes me wonder what the world is coming to.
Got nailed with of of those last year. Now I'm super wary every time I see any vehicle with a ladder, and keep my distance or change lanes. Because nope!
Edit: spelling, because I make mistakes when I'm sleepy and sick. :p
Judging by this video, I don’t think changing lanes would do much lmao.
FYI Weary == tired or exhausted, Wary == cautious or alert
A ladder flew out of the back of a truck in front of me a decade ago when I was driving on the NJ Turnpike. Thankfully it didn't hit me or anyone else; it bounced a bit and slid off to the shoulder. The driver was able to pull over and retrieve it, while I pulled over and tried to get control of my heart rate. I will do everything possible not to be behind a truck w/ a ladder now.
Also saw a grill go flying out of the back of a truck in an adjacent lane a few years back. Terrifying.
What also sucks is this person will now have to pay an insurance deductable to get the repairs done even though they aren't at fault.
OMG! Where was this?! I was driving the other day and there was a ladder on the highway. Everyone was driving on the shoulder to get around it!
Las Vegas. US-95 to be exact.
This happened to me but I was on a local road and not on the freeway. It was at night and I was coming home from work. I was driving and all of a sudden I see a ladder laying on the road. I didn’t even have time to maneuver around it. I ran over the ladder. I saw the truck the ladder was on and he was parked on the side of the road trying to retrieve his ladder before I ran it over. I pulled over and read him the riot act. Told him he could have murdered a father today. Hopefully that cemented in his head so he knows next time he must tie down the ladder.
If there was some way that you wouldn’t get killed in the process you could probably make some decent extra cash by picking up ladders from 400 and 285 in Atlanta and selling them.
Looks like an ATV/motorcycle ramp not a ladder
Fucking amazing self control not to swerve out of the way.
Never swerve. This could have ended badly if the ladder went straight in, but it's better 99% of the time to eat the hit instead of swerve and roll your car 9 times.
Yup, in October my mom, dad, and sister were on the way back to southern Illinois from Kentucky and my mom was driving. Just east of Louisville, a huge buck was crossing the freeway quickly and my mom thought it was going to run into the side of the car, so she swerved, overcorrected, and rolled the car three times. My family is very tall and my 6’5” dad was in the most squashed part of the car (a very tiny Mazda 2). He’s still recovering from shattered cervical vertebrae and one of his fingers is basically permanently bent now. Just lucky he wasn’t paralyzed. My mom had broken ribs and my sister’s knee got a chunk of skin taken out of it because she was lying down buckled up in the back seat. Here’s photos of the car. It’s honestly amazing they all survived. My dad had over $150k in medical bills. The deer got hit by the person behind them anyways.
I had this happen to me on the freeway in Dallas, the ladder didn't hit the windshield but totally destroyed the front bumper and side panel on the passenger side. Total repairs were around $2500. Fortunately I have insurance; unfortunately it was still a $500 deductible to pay for damages caused by someone else's negligence.
Chaos is a ladder.
That looks like it's a ramp for a trailer.
Indeed. Ramps are WAY more "dense" than a ladder and can do far more damage. Ladder is a D-4 where as a ramp is a D-12 +3
One of my worst fears when I ride my motorcycle on the highway
It’s a ramp for driving up mowers or motorcycles.
We were driving on the Belt Parkway in Queens one day a few years ago and were in the middle lane in bumper to bumper traffic for a few mins... move about 15 mph a few mins then stop again... typical belt parkway stuff.
Anyway, we are picking up a little speed finally and then we see it happen... a few cars in front of us and in the right lane an old GEO tracker had a mattress and box spring “strapped” down to the top of it and it snapped off. The mattress flew off to the shoulder but the box spring caught air and flew backwards heading right toward us. There was no where for us to go we were in the middle lane and couldn’t get over and couldn’t speed up we were surrounded on all sides. We all just screamed as this thing came flying at our windshield and at the last second it turned on its side and landed between our car and the one next to us and then bounced and went wherever because I didn’t look behind me I was just so elated that the thing didn’t plow through my friggen windshield.
Its not a ladder its a ramp... A collapsible ramp
I'd guess that they use it to load/unload a mobility scooter.
For the benifit of those who didn't see this clip the last time.
Watch the far right lane, you will see a silver car kick up the ladder and send it across the lanes. If you see the car on the shoulder then look at the ground beside it. It then goes under the car in front of the camera which kicks it up. The "idiot" is likely long gone and not in the video.
I didn't notice that before, good eye.
I have watched this video like 10 times and I still can't figure out where it came from. It appears out of nowhere from the minivan that ran it over.
Vegas drivers truly are something else
An incident like this totaled my sister's car about 10 years ago. An extendable ladder flew off a truck, bounced up, then ripped out the passenger side wheel assembly. Of course, being front wheel drive, the drive train was destroyed.
Looks like an ATV/motorcycle ramp? Sucks but still could've been worse if you were on a motorcycle or convertible.. What an idiot smh
Brick video flashbacks.
Real question: what do you do at this point? Do you call your insurance and tell them what happened and show them the dash cam footage?
What if you don’t have dash cam footage then what? Also, I’m pretty sure your rates go up no matter what you claim so is it better to just not call insurance and have it fixed? Thanks in advance
My wife hit a dolly/hand truck that fell off the back of a truck driving in front of her. An insurance adjustor we know told us to tell our insurance that she hit it mid-air, as it fell, as opposed to it landing on the road and her driving into it. The first scenario is no fault with no rate increase, the latter is at fault
Thats a stupid fucking law.
if you have comprehensive coverage you just call them tell them what happened and you just get the process started on getting your car repaired, this is exactly what insurance is for.
if you have liability only, you're fucked. and this is exactly one of the reasons why liability only is terrible. what do you expect the insurance company to do? there is no way for them to find the person responsible. when you chose liability only you were choosing to be fucked in this type of situation.
That’s a lot of damage
That’s a motorcycle loading ramp, not a ladder
Had a girlfriend a long time ago and her mom had an ICU trip while I was dating her. Of the 10ish people in the ICU at the time, I think maybe 5-6 were in there from ladders in accidents (they're. From that time on, if I can avoid it, I don't ride behind trucks with ladders.
Not that it matters but it's a ramp to get things like ATV's and motorcycles into the back of a pickup. Not a ladder.
As a motorcyclist, things like this fucking terrify me.
Unlucky there, since the ladder touched the ground, it is considered road debris and the other car is no longer responsible. Had the ladder flew off the back and struck the vehicle without touching the ground, it would be the responsibility of the owner. This is a huge gap in the law that must be rectified soon.
That is ramp.
If only cops gave a shit about this. Construction workers and landscapers need to get their shit together. Completely negligent.
Not a ladder. It's a ramp for loading quads and the like.
That looks like a ramp, actually.
Never mind forgetting to strap it down, who tries to transport a ladder under their car??
That looks like a loading ramp chief
That's actually a ramp used to get ATVs and Dirtbikes into the back of trucks, not a ladder
I don’t think it is a ladder. I believe it maybe a ramp to get atvs into the bed of your truck. Looks just a bit to narrow for a ladder.
That’s a ramp used to get a lawnmower or Quad into your truck bed.
What an idoit. Should have his licence revoked for driving with an unsecured load.
Ive been there... no video for me... insurance covered everything... everyone ok... very dangerous... could be much worse i imagine
Idiot OP thinks it's a ladder.
Wasn't this posted just last week.
Hopefully it made it off the road before it hurt anyone. Luckily it didn’t come head on.
Oh look, anxiety fuel
Dude almost got final destinationed
As a motorcyclist - this is terrifying.
a TLC match on the highway? Vince is getting creative again