Saturday, October 31, 2015

Anyone Got a Ladder?

  • GLENDALE, Calif. -- A driver who police say was driving recklessly was ejected onto a 5 Freeway sign in Glendale following a rollover crash Friday morning.

    The fatal crash happened near Colorado Street around 7 a.m. when the 20-year-old victim was driving on the southbound side of the freeway at high speeds, hitting one vehicle with three passengers, according to the California Highway Patrol.

    Authorities said the victim's Toyota Prius rolled several times, and the driver was catapulted onto the sign. CHP said the victim was not wearing a seatbelt.
And if you can't see this one in your mind's eye:


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's going to be tough for his family to leave balloons and stuffed animals up there.

10/31/2015 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "victim's" family will still sue the state saying that their poor brain surgeon to be would have lived if the sign would not have been there, or had been padded or....

10/31/2015 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But he was getting great gas mileage in that Prius!

10/31/2015 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prius owner? No great loss. He served his purpose, can't vote for Obama a third time.

10/31/2015 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks to the commenter that provided this link yesterday. It's not funny per se but I'm still laughing my ass off.

10/31/2015 01:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The most wondrous things happen in the state of California. I am glad I don't live there.

10/31/2015 02:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did not know a Prius could go that fast?

10/31/2015 03:20:00 AM  
Anonymous 11th Dist King said...

I guess he learned the hard way. Too freaking bad, he was driving like a jerk and he got what he deserved. I am so freaking sick and tired of seeing this carp everyday of young punks driving like idiots. If the police aint around they do what the want. At least he didn't kill anyone else. Maybe we can get the song Stairway to Heaven for him. Stupid ass jerk driving a prius like it was a hot rod.

10/31/2015 04:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


10/31/2015 05:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Coroner be there with a rubber bag by-and-bye. Meantime, don't endanger your people making nicey-nice.

10/31/2015 05:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad we got these sturdy signs built to Federal standards.


Timex -- it's still ticking!

10/31/2015 05:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Almost made it to Colorado Street.


...and people on the ground watch those big rigs whizzin by to your left, got a schedule to keep...


10/31/2015 05:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stand back ma'am. I'll get your cat out of the tree.

10/31/2015 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is what you call instant karma. How many times have we seen an idiot drive recklessly without regard to the safety of others? Too bad dummy, you were driving like an asshole and now you died like an asshole.

10/31/2015 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have to question the reporters use of the word "victim" as this guy seems to be the cause of his own demise. Perhaps just refer to it as the driver?

10/31/2015 09:02:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

Crow food.

10/31/2015 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

Thats gotta leave a mark

10/31/2015 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wide right! Off the post!

10/31/2015 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Revolversaurus (ret) said...

How about each time the word "victim" is used relative to these types of stories the media properly identifies drivers as "traffic law offenders" or some other appropriate identifier. No way was this picklehead a "victim" except of his own stupidity.

10/31/2015 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

reckless driving asshole. At least he only killed himself

10/31/2015 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Have to question the reporters use of the word "victim" as this guy seems to be the cause of his own demise. Perhaps just refer to it as the driver?"

10/31/2015 09:02:00 AM

Yeah, apparently he was driving crazy and hit a car with three people in it, and not a word about THEIR well-being.

Sure got a spectacular result for himself.

Funny about the teddy bears and candles and stuff. Halloween, too, and it looks like it's Dia De Los Very Muertes. Gives real meaning to that word "ejected."

Despite the "gallows humor," though, they covered it up, had an investigation to do and we still try to be a decent society. It speaks well for us, compared to other places in this crazy world. Thank you, fire guys. Always dangerous going up high...and those semis streaking past the whole thing. Cali don't stop for anything, I guess.

God bless and stay safe, all.

10/31/2015 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And there are still coppers out there who don't wear seat belts.

10/31/2015 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somehow this has to be the fault of the CHP, but that will depend on certain factors.
Running late from the coffee house gig on the way to a Bernie Sanders rally, rolling a doobie, tweetin'trash to FOX, listening to NPR on the iPod and blasting some retro Sonic Youth has nothing to do with it. But the Colorado sign probably confused the hipster, thinking he was leaving the Golden State and heading towards a stash pick at The Greater Boulder Mary Jane Repository when he got a call between texts.
I think I can still see that the Hope & Change bumper sticker was still intact.
Cool beans man, almost made it thru the uprights.

10/31/2015 12:56:00 PM  
Blogger Transmaster said...

According the LA radio station KFI what you see stuck in the sigh is only his upper have he left the rest in the vehicle.

10/31/2015 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Near Colorado street. Almost made it a mile-high!

10/31/2015 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Wide right! Off the post!

Laughed my ass off!!!! Now that was funny!

Rest in peace young speeder, remind your kids that speed may be fun, but the stop hurts BAD!

10/31/2015 02:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Sign, sign, everywhere a sign".....

10/31/2015 02:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Dr Feelgood said...

Can't get any deader......thump

10/31/2015 03:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prius owner? No great loss.

I downshift every time I pass a Prius ...

ABCD (Ret)

10/31/2015 03:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Click it or get a ticket, buckle up!

10/31/2015 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's like the old school head on a pike as an example. Leave him dangling, bet people slow down a little haha.

10/31/2015 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous said...
I did not know a Prius could go that fast?

10/31/2015 03:20:00 AM<<<

Oh Lordy!! His mama said.
He couldn't have been going THAT fast.
The speed-o-meter in dat car only go up to 85 mile an hour.

(I have actually heard that said by Ghetto Mama as we pry the wreckage away from one of Shortshanks prize trees.)

10/31/2015 10:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The crowd is hushed... the snap is made...

The ball is set...

Robbie Gould approaches the ball and kicks

Field Goal! Chicago Bears!

Oh No Wait! Wait! The ball is hung up in the goal posts!

Now if it falls forward of the posts will it be a Field Goal?

10/31/2015 11:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe he's not really dead...

and he wakes up...


Such things do happen.

10/31/2015 11:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of those days when you wish people would peacefully fall asleep in front of the TV with a six-pack...

Hey, if I can do it, you can do it.


10/31/2015 11:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be a great prank to every Halloween to climb up there with an articulated skeleton in the same clothes.

It would become,

11/01/2015 01:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

justice is served, Colorado prelude to Colorado crime wave from legalizing marijuana?
wonder was he high? the country is looking at legalizing this drug, Colorado made over 150 million in tax revenue already, what state is next for the death lottery?

11/01/2015 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the diagram, would a little ref in the corner giving the "goal" signal be in bad taste? And don't forget to contact card the guy for "possible on view vandalism while investigating an auto accident, further investigation revealed to be other half of traffic offender."

11/01/2015 03:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would give anything to watch the old wagon men get the body down.

11/01/2015 04:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't know how true it is, but I read a comment in article that said that body up there was his upper half! The lower half was still in the car! Holy fuck if true

11/02/2015 02:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I would give anything to watch the old wagon men get the body down.

11/01/2015 04:07:00 PM

Old Wagon Man here. Similar situations, rooftops, industrial racks and such, we called the CFD and they would wrap him in a "Stokes Basket" and ease him down maybe on top of a snorkel basket.

Absolutely amazing how this corrupt city does not want to pay the Out-of-Grade for a couple of P.O.s to move a body but will pay a Daley/Vaneko connected firm about $1100 to do the same thing.

11/02/2015 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hang in there buddy!!!

11/02/2015 07:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This story just got a little more weird

11/05/2015 01:02:00 AM  

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