May 24, 2013

"The impact dislocated his shoulder, but the Navy veteran just popped it back in and dragged his unresponsive wife to safety."

Surviving the Interstate 5 bridge collapse.

17 comments:

Dust Bunny Queen said...

I bet he isn't conflicted about what type of masculinity he should have.

AllenS said...

Gov. Jay Inslee said the accident starkly demonstrates the need for additional funding for roads and bridges.

No, the bridge was fine. The problem was a load that was too wide to be driven across the bridge.

Mitchell the Bat said...

Take care of the rotator cuff and the rotator cuff will take care of you.

And then some, apparently.

The Drill SGT said...

I blame the feminists who caused The Won to alter the Stimulus package away from physical infrastructure to human infrastructure, e.g. teacher job support...

evil women :)

MadisonMan said...

It's my understanding that a shoulder, once dislocated, is easier to pop in/out again when it subsequently re-dislocates.

So a story like this makes me wonder: How many times has the happened before?

(The shoulder dislocation, not living through a bridge collapse)

MadisonMan said...

Oh, and thank you CNN for publishing something with an apostrophe catastrophe in it. Wonder how long it'll take them to fix it.

The Drill SGT said...

AllenS said...
No, the bridge was fine. The problem was a load that was too wide to be driven across the bridge.


Well at least the bridge was OK, but if your load is four feet too wide, you're gonna knock down something

add in that the driver must have been following the lead car too close if he could not stop when the lead car's height pole started hitting the top girders.

PS: there are bridge maps, and I assume GPS devices that mark all the constraints along a route. some truck company's insurance company is out half a billion

edutcher said...

I love the line:

The bridge had been rated "functionally obsolete," according to a federal database, but state officials said it was safe to drive on.

Too bad there wasn't any money left over after Stimulus I replaced all those perfectly good traffic lights with those #$%@^$*%^(*&^*%^#$%#$%$@ roundabouts that are a fucking hazard to navigation and public safety.

Patrick said...

It's my understanding that a shoulder, once dislocated, is easier to pop in/out again when it subsequently re-dislocates.

That is true. Based upon my experience, it is extraordinarily painful the first time, and merely extremely painful the second time.

I've been able to avoid it since.

Marshal said...

AllenS said...
Gov. Jay Inslee said the accident starkly demonstrates the need for additional funding for roads and bridges.


More money is the only 'policy' the left knows.

Alex said...

I swear the WA Democrat machine deliberately did not replace this bridge so they could have it collapse and then wave their finger around and say "YOU SEE! THOSE DASTARDLY REPUBLICANS PREVENTED INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING"!!!

This is how stupid and gullible the average WA voter is.

Methadras said...

Is this going to prompt Urkel to promote shovel ready jobs again against our aging infrastructure while simultaneously banning 18 wheelers from the federal highway systems in the name of motorist safety?

Ralph L said...

That's too bad that his wife is unresponsive. I've heard that happens in a lot of marriages after a few years. But all the really hot romances are between men these days.

Shanna said...

It's my understanding that a shoulder, once dislocated, is easier to pop in/out again when it subsequently re-dislocates.

A friend of mine used to have to pop her knee back in its socket on a regular basis. It was weird.

This story freaked me out when I saw it this morning. Driving off a bridge is a fear of mine (although I have to drive over a bridge every day).

EMD said...

In March, President Barack Obama called on Congress to provide $21 billion for infrastructure construction, including improvements to existing roadways.

"Thanks for the plug, CNN."

- Teh Preezy

Anthony said...

First thing I said when I saw this (I live in Seattle): "Oh great, they're going to use this for another gas tax increase."

SCOTTtheBADGER said...

I am not fond of driving over large bridges. The one over Duluth harbor gives me the willies.