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Irresistable Force Hitting an Immovable Object

This is what happens when a moving force hits a stationary object, in this case a KIA Forte striking a loaded dumpster hanging out into a residential street. Morning sunshine into the windshield was a contributing factor. In this case, the dumpster won. No one was hurt, but don't try this science test at home folks.
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I see a lot of these where it's more of a " morning, gotta check my FB, Insta, Email"... I HATE morning commutes these days with everyone buried in their phones. I seriously wish there would be some tech added to cars/phones to not allow use of certain apps while in the driver's seat.

Glad everyone was okay.


Oh, and here in Ohio the dumpster company (or whoever dropped it) would be at fault. The dumpster is already at the maximum allowable width to be parked on a residential street, with it being so far from the curb (likely moved a bit closer by the hit) they would be in the wrong....

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Well, the Kia driver was clearly not reading the sign as he/she was trying to dump their Kia into that dumpster, and failed.
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Oh, and here in Ohio the dumpster company (or whoever dropped it) would be at fault. The dumpster is already at the maximum allowable width to be parked on a residential street, with it being so far from the curb (likely moved a bit closer by the hit) they would be in the wrong....
That is America for you. Even when the object wasn't moving, it would still be at fault.

Reminds me of a story couple weeks ago. A kid on a scooter was racing and hit a parked car on the street. The family tried to blame the driver of the car and sued him since he was in a no parking zone. Maybe a ticket for the car, but the kid shouldn't have been racing, and more then likely speeding, on a public street.


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That is America for you. Even when the object wasn't moving, it would still be at fault.

Reminds me of a story couple weeks ago. A kid on a scooter was racing and hit a parked car on the street. The family tried to blame the driver of the car and sued him since he was in a no parking zone. Maybe a ticket for the car, but the kid shouldn't have been racing, and more then likely speeding, on a public street.


People need to start taking responsibility for their own decisions.
I agree..... EVERYONE needs to take responsibility for their actions and decisions. There Is a reason there are no parking zones and maximum width regulations on narrow streets. While I agree both the driver of the car and scooter failed to control their vehicle, they hit something that shouldn't have been there if the other parties had followed the law. (NOTE: I have no idea what the local laws are where this is at, I'm speaking from my local area perspective.)

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That is America for you. Even when the object wasn't moving, it would still be at fault.

Reminds me of a story couple weeks ago. A kid on a scooter was racing and hit a parked car on the street. The family tried to blame the driver of the car and sued him since he was in a no parking zone. Maybe a ticket for the car, but the kid shouldn't have been racing, and more then likely speeding, on a public street.


People need to start taking responsibility for their own decisions.
If I recall, insurance companies play the same game of "If you hadn't been there, this wouldn't have happened." Maybe if I play the same game with my fist, things might change. "No, see. I did not punch him. His face was in the way of my fist, and he got hit."

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taatmk, you or someone you know? at least it wasn't a kid walking to school
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i experienced this myself last fall. i went through an intersection and misjudged the direction an International 8500 dump truck was to take, and wound up turning right in front of me. he T-boned my Charger at an est 50 mph. luckily i was completely unscathed and even got a ride to work to finish out the day (i wasn't even sore the next day). but a dump truck weighing many thousands of pounds vs. a 4400 lb charger was not the competition i had hoped to start my day out with.

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We have a problem in the streets of Cleveland...kids (adults) riding their dirt bikes and ATVs on the street like the're the only ones on the road. The Police are not supposed to be chasing them, but this week, 3 "hooligans" were blocking traffic and being a$$holes, so they were pursued. It happened that 2 got away, but the 3rd ATV wasn't as fortunate and slammed into a tree. He's in critical condition and the parents are wanting to sue the police/city. What a crock...these idiots think that there are no consequences for their actions, and when they get hurt all they can say is that it was "not my fault"...

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