wow. So I'm driving to work, minding my own business, and I get onto southbound northwestern highway from telegraph, going towards my work. I just get up to highway speed in medium traffic when all a sudden out of nowhere a bunch of white 2x4s are all over the freeway in the left and center lanes. I'm in the left lane, going "fuck, there's no way I can swerve to avoid these", so I just decided to hold the wheel straight and go for it (if I blew a tire, I wanted to be going straight, rather than careening towards traffic, or the stalled vehicle in the breakdown lane).

a bunch of noise, then shit flying everywhere behind me, and a hell of a bumpy ride.

I survived. My car is okay. I don't get it. That should have blown my tires to bits, and it would have if I didn't get the damaged ones I had been driving on for months replaced the other day. At worst, I know I snapped a few that were already damaged by the fall from whereever they came from, and they should have damaged something under the car. Everything was okay.

Anyway, I called 911 and reported all the crap all over the highway. Hopefully they can get it cleaned up before someone with bad tires hits it or something.

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    1. thanks. I have comprehensive coverage on my dump with wheels, so I would have been lucky anyway, but not having to pay a deductable and being able to drive home okay are definite perks. :->

    1. it was cool, it was kinda like you'd expect if it were a scene in the movies. no direct fear of death, per se, but a fear of colliding with something, or having a spinout or something like that.
      it gets the adrenaline going, and the car's okay, so I was pretty stoked after that.

    1. after I hit them at 65 miles an hour, after falling either off the back of a truck, or off the overpass (the latter is what I think happened), there wasn't much left to build with, per se.

  1. That's the weird thing about Fords. You hit a rainforest worth of lumber an 65mph, you're fine. In a week you might hit a ladybug going 5mph and it'll be upside-down in flames.

      1. Nah, will be on the evening news for other things. You'll recognize him as the one with a black bag over his head being escorted by the police.

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