Wow, that was incredible!
This is a discussion on Horse 1 Car 0 within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Video - Breaking News Videos from CNN.com Ouch, I am glade nobody got really hurt. It could have been fatal for both of them....
Wow, that was incredible!
That'll teach en to play chicken w/ a horse
That driver is going to need a can of 'scratch repair'...
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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Why in the world did the driver smash the car into the oncoming problem??
Whatever the driver tells the insurance agent is going to likely be something different than what the video shows ... that, given the slow speeds, dry/clear roadway and perfect view ahead, the driver had what appears to be plenty of time to slow or stop.
Last edited by ccw9mm; August 6th, 2009 at 01:05 AM.
That'll teach em, The driver was very lucky, and very stupid.
(From other news sites) The horse was galloping (30 mph) on a highway - that can affect the perception of speed in the video. Maybe the car was coming around a turn (there is a guardrail on the far side of the road) - we don't have that part of the vid - and can't tell if he was hitting the brakes. What was he supposed to do? - steer into oncoming traffic or go off-roading where he may flip his car or come to an instant stop by ramming into the far side of a ditch? Generally speaking, staying your course and hitting or running over an animal is the best plan of action. Even if the horse didn't jump, he would've hit the animals legs and you hope for an up-and-over event.
Stopping the car would have been good, if able. But, as you say, it's hard to gauge whether there was some limit to the visibility that wasn't apparent in the video. Based simply on the perspective from the car that was taking the video, the road was straight and clear (at that point), without known humps/curves or other problems that would limit visibility. Hard to know.What was he supposed to do?
Wow you holster makers go through some extremes to get hides!
^^ That's obviously where "double-layered" horsehide comes from.
shhhh, Secrets are hard to keep in this business. That's one of our pre-Timex Horsey Holsters. It takes a licking and keeps on ticking. The leather is still in the testing phase!!!
We found plenty of new cash for clunkers cars to test the leather out on. Tin crumples so much easyer these days!!!!
Was that the test for abrasion or puncture resistance?
"Ballistic" nylon ... eat your heart out!
The test have failed miserably.
The kydex keeps melting under the stress, But it does leave interesting black spots on our cows...............
I would hope that the driver did everything he could to avoid this outcome.
I had an uncle that hit a horse many years ago. Driving a full size Ford pickup traveling 40 MPH. The impact pushed the engine block thru the cab of the truck. Basically the carb was where a newer truck would have an arm rest in the seat. My uncle was crippled for the rest of his life which was also probably shortened by 15 or 20 years by the accident.