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Shock emails

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Aint Skeered, 11 Mar 2008.

  1. Aint Skeered

    Aint Skeered New Member

    I have received a couple recently, the most graphic one yesterday.

    It concerns a guy who was texting whilst driving, and hit a truck head on.
    The pictures show the fire and rescue crew cutting him out.
    He was literally cut in two. the last picture shows them dragging his lower half from the waist down towards the body bag.
    Perhaps these should be used more often in the fight against bad driving, or perhaps not? ( not sure where the accident took place, but it was not in the UK)
     
  2. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    i'm not sure, i'm split down the middle about that...
     
  3. redcogs

    redcogs New Member

    Location:
    Moray Firth
    Was he dead?
     
  4. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen
    There are two ways of looking at it?
     
  5. redcogs

    redcogs New Member

    Location:
    Moray Firth
    Perhaps we need to get to the top and bottom of it?
     
  6. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    I had to warn a teenager in her Ford Ka, with her mother sitting next to her, that it was dangerous to text whilst she was sitting in a queue at the weekend. Perhaps I should have banged the side of her car and did a Premiership footballer's dive and then rang the police. ;)
     
  7. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Much better to wait till you are back up to cruising speed, then you don't get tossers shouting in the window at you.
     
  8. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    I remember seeing a fly on the wall documentary about the transport police once, and they went to a case of a guy who went under a train. One cop said "Is he dead?" and the one who was looking said "Well, he's got no head..." Which seemed to suggest he was dead, yes...


    I dunno about using them to shock. Not that I have any moral qualms particularly, I just think most people think it's like an episode of Casualty, and doesn't apply to them.
     
  9. Trillian

    Trillian New Member

    remember the think adverts showing the car crash but set in the pub?

    they were trying to use the shock value, but people gradually get immune to it, you only have to watch an old 18 rated film such as mad max then watch a new 15 rated film and i find that i'm wandering why the 15 is rated thus

    we've gotten desesitised to the shock and gore and other shock tactics used because of how often we see them, its like my 80 year old next door neighbour, each time i take him to town "so many cars, can you believe it?"
    i don't bat an eye lid because i'm used to it.


    sorry for the multiple point clarification, i'm half way though essay writing.
     
  10. goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Location:
    Leith, Edinburgh
    I had that one last week from a podcasting pal who's a trucker in the US. No indication that the driver was on a phone as the email says, but gorey none the less.

    Most shocking one I had though was the Korean moped rider caught on CCTV being hit from behind by a huge artic, then run over. You know when you run over part of a carton of juice that's not quite empty and it bursts, spraying everywhere ? Yeah. Humans do that too... Very, very nasty. :biggrin:
     
  11. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Quick way to go though
     
  12. mr_hippo

    mr_hippo Living Legend & Old Fart

    Thai newspapers frequently have gory pictures of road victims on the front page, Has no effect on Thai driving skills!
     
  13. Maz

    Maz Guru

    ...just wait 'til his other 'alf finds out about the accident!
    she'll be beside herself.
     
  14. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    If this thread is anything to go by, shock e-mails don't shock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!