r/PublicFreakout 9d ago

Guy jaywalking gets hit Loose Fit 🤔 NSFW

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u/BustaLimez 9d ago

Stolen from a comment by u/mightyshiba on another thread:

For anyone else curious apparently he lived: According to the City of Austin's Vision Zero traffic incident map, it looks like this incident occurred on April 19th, 2022. According to the map, the pedestrian survived with serious injuries. It gives an accident ID number in the report, but from what I can tell, APD won't release any info unless you're a party to the accident.

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u/SampSimps 9d ago

I appreciate the link - I'm feeling better that I didn't just watch someone die.

But boy, what a fucking idiot the jaywalker is.

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u/kylegetsspam 8d ago edited 8d ago

I've heard this called the "suicide gap" for a reason. It's usually in reference to cars, but the idea is the same.

Someone perpendicular to the street is let cross by stopped cars being "nice". It's only nice in theory, though, because the crosser can't see into that last lane -- and the wavers usually don't (or never) consider the implications of waving someone into a lane they're not actually in.

It's silly that it needs to be said, but don't drive (or run!) into shit you can't see. If someone's waving you through, dismiss the wave and know that you quite possibly just saved yourself a lot of hassle.

And if you're someone who does this kind of waving, quit that shit. Let people in front of you, sure, but don't wave someone across the suicide gap!

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u/ABgraphics 9d ago

That same bit of road apparently has killed 5 other people in 2022, it looks like the narrowest and most direct path from the crosswalk on the other side.

Seems like a design failure.

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u/ExoticEfficiency4179 8d ago

This is right near Barton Springs which is a super high traffic area and fwiw there's a crosswalk. Like half a block up with a light. That said yes Texas is not built for pedestrians in any way shape or form even Austin which is the most built for pedestrians is just awful still.

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u/IGISB 8d ago edited 8d ago

America's stroads claim another victim.

Edit: this video (and the channel behind it) explain why very well. https://youtu.be/ORzNZUeUHAM

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u/bigPUNnbigFUN 9d ago

even the dashcam was like 'AAAAAAAAAAA!'

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u/Jigyo 9d ago

I didn't know a human body could slide that far on pavement

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u/theumph 9d ago

Getting hit by a 4,000 lb weight going 30/40 mph will put a ton of energy into an object. That object will take a long while to slow down. RIP

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u/Affectionate_Star_43 8d ago edited 8d ago

I got hit halfway through a crosswalk by a car that was making a right turn on red...I went FLYING. He wasn't even going fast. Car vs human is no contest.

Just adding an edit to give a huge thanks to the EMT who was coming home from a 12 hour shift and pulled over to pick me off the off the road. I have no idea who you were, mystery stranger, but I'm okay now.

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u/UberN00b719 8d ago

I was on my way home from work. Had the green light walking across the street when I got hit. Lady wasn't paying attention. I flew about 10 feet down the road. Amazingly enough, my headphones acted like a helmet so to speak and absorbed nearly all the impact from my head hitting the pavement (RIP Skullcandy headphones).

The hilariously ironic part? The lady that hit me was an ER nurse on her way to her night shift at the hospital a couple of blocks away. I spent more time consoling her than fully taking stock of my own health.

I eventually got checked out. Was given a clean bill despite being a little banged up. Things would have been worse had my headphones not taken the brunt of the impact.

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u/ThrowAway233223 8d ago

The hilariously ironic part? The lady that hit me was an ER nurse on her way to her night shift at the hospital a couple of blocks away.

She wanted to make sure she had work to do when she arrived but didn't expect to hit someone that would eat the hit like a tank.

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u/UncannyTarotSpread 8d ago

Husband got hit by a woman running a red light when he was in his 20s. Went flying, landed hard, tried to stand up.

No dice, both bones in both calves were broken.

Lucky to be alive.

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u/Cheensly 8d ago

You think he is RIP?

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u/Turdmite 8d ago I'm Deceased Spit-take

Shoes flew off = RIP

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u/Clemicus 8d ago

But the Landlady survived that 🤷‍♂️

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u/ashesall 8d ago

Her bra saved her.

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u/kleingrunmann 8d ago

4400-5700 lbs, depending on which model, spec, etc this truck was

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u/MASTODON_ROCKS 9d ago

As a motorcyclist this is my nightmare.

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u/Lepthesr 9d ago

I've been lucky with my spills, but fuck, road rash sucks. Getting it scrubbed is worse.

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u/StrongAsshole 8d ago

I dress for the slide and not the ride for this exact reason... Armor and helmet at all times.

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u/420Deez 9d ago

i was like AAAAAAAAA

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u/bk15dcx 9d ago Gold Big Brain Time

You can see where he goes wrong when he runs in front of a moving pickup truck

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u/CameronQuick97 9d ago

Which part of the video? I've seen up until he passes the dash cam and looks all good so far!

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u/Narcan9 9d ago

just a boring video of a guy crossing the road, so I closed it.

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u/grumstumpus 9d ago

i dont understand, ima need a red circle

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u/MarsRocks97 9d ago

Spoiler alert please

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u/Kantas 9d ago

Not needed. Trucks don't generally have spoilers.

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u/Far_Blueberry_2375 9d ago

pushes glasses at bridge of nose

Y'see, there's your problem...

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u/Toxicver 9d ago

Jay-walking requires good reaction speed and common sense. it seems this guy lacks both.

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u/RKKP2015 9d ago

*lacked

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u/almighty_grey 9d ago

Wikipedia over here

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u/Slo20 9d ago

Shoes off… can confirm past tense.

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u/overthetopTProll 9d ago

At least 1 shoe off in front of the cam car right bumper. Looks like left shoe is still on.

He’s only half dead.

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u/HalfdanSaltbeard 9d ago edited 9d ago

Mostly dead is still somewhat alive!

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u/Fyrefly7 9d ago

Uhhhhhhh, if reaction speed comes into it you're jaywalking horribly wrong.

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u/Asisreo1 9d ago

Man's playing frogger irl

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u/thisguy012 8d ago

He said "If u can't jump roll out of the way on a regular basis don't even try this" 😭😭

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u/N7even 9d ago

In the UK, Jaywalking is the norm, and people normally very aware of their surroundings.

Some just walk slowly on purpose, so as drivers we have to account for such situations.

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u/stuaxe 9d ago edited 9d ago

I just don't get it... why is such a universal concept; crossing a street where you need to cross such a novel concept in the US.

This situation is common in the UK - snarled up traffic is crawling along at a snail's pace; so make eye contact with the driver of the car you want to step in front of, gesture with your hand, and walk steadily forward.

You DO NOT need to rush and you do not need to take a step further if you don't feel safe at any point. It's fine to momentarily stop to check a car isn't coming rapidly down the next lane... rushing as if it 'actually matters' how fast the car you're crossing in front of gets to drive all of 5 meters before having to stop in traffic again, is the mistake that leads to accidents.

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u/bbrmdz 9d ago

bro didn’t even bother to look he just ran straight through the road lmao

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u/neptunexl 9d ago

Lol he started crossing when cars started moving smh like bro just sit in the middle till it's clear

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u/mnoah66 9d ago

Probably thought the third lane was the shoulder.

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u/monzelle612 9d ago

There's no shoulders in the middle of town

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u/AndrewLucks_Asshair 9d ago

Bro doesn’t have shoulders anymore. He’s just a torso. Always look both ways before jaywalking across the street

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u/ReadySteady_GO 9d ago

Even if it's one way.

Mofos are crazy out here

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u/Fab_enigma07 8d ago

Even when you’re on the pedestrian crossing. A very dear friend lost her life because of those crazy people.

CCTV shows that she waited for the cars to stop, she crossed on the ped x-ing when the “walk sign” was on.

The dumb ass decided to counter flow driving too fast hit my friend. The effin driver was drunk too, no driver’s license, but was freed due to “connections”. Didn’t even help my friend’s family for expenses. He’d flown out of the country.

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u/lawschoolmeanderings 9d ago

He's probably not doing much of that anymore

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u/Itchy_Professor_4133 9d ago

Feel bad for the dude in the truck. That's something he won't ever forget.

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u/Alcards 9d ago

Worked with a guy that accidentally killed some idiot pulling this stunt at night, in the rain. Dressed all in black. He started drinking because of it. Fucked him up hard. Last I heard from him he was going to therapy twice a week.

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u/mollymolotov666 9d ago edited 8d ago

I hang out in the Catskills in NY, and there's a Orthodox Jewish community there called Fleischmanns. I am terrified of one day accidently hitting a person there. All black clothes and they walk everywhere, day or night, sun or rain. It can be terrifying. I really think folks outta wear reflector bands for this reason.

EDITED: Removed accidental racism. Oopsie.

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u/NoMoreSecretsMarty 8d ago

I really think folks outta wear reflector bands on their arms for this reason.

I... don't think I'd want to be the one that suggests that to them.

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u/mollymolotov666 8d ago

And with that, I'm making my exit before I dig myself any deeper. LOL

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u/robert_paulson420420 8d ago

"we have reflective stars or reflective barcode wristbands to choose from"

"...why are you giving me that look??"

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u/blueblack88 8d ago

Oh man please keep this comment up this is why we discourse.

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u/MalificViper 8d ago

bands on their arms for this reason.

Ummmmm

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u/uptotes 9d ago

This is a fact, I was "the driver" in a very similar situation years ago. I can still see the image of the poor gal cutting across in front of me, then McD's Fries flying into the air (she was carrying her food) before I had time to stop.

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u/mehmehreddit 9d ago

If you’re ever in touch with him again, I recommend EMDR for processing acute trauma.

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u/prybarwindow 9d ago

Dude was rollin though, not his fault but I hate speeding past stopped traffic.

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u/1000RatedDiscGolfer 9d ago

I'm with you. He was booking it, but fuuuuuck.

I've seen 2 ppl get struck before because a person was looking at her phone. I did a long honk trying to warn all the parties and they got sent flying. She was doing about 60. It's a sound I'll never forget.

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u/dxrey65 9d ago

As a cyclist, where I have to cross two or four lane roads, the worst thing is when one person stops and waves you to cross. Like there's more lanes of traffic, I'm not stupid. I just wave them on myself and look the other way, not going to cross in front of traffic. The best way to not get hit is to never be in front of a car.

The main bike path in our town is a converted old rail line that's been paved. It's road crossings are uncontrolled, cars have the right of way so bikes just wait. But still sometimes drivers will stop and wave you into traffic; it's kind of stupid.

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u/Stupidquestionduh 9d ago Gold

Yes. But this is also a good example of where the truck driver wasn't wrong but a little more defensive driving could have made this less bad.

A good defensive driving move is not to have too big of a ratio between your speed and the the speed of the vehicles in the next lane over. Especially when you see the column move ahead but not further back. It indicates something is going on.

This truck is just flying compared to the other vehicles... and likely much faster than the 35 mph roads of this type are usually limited too.

He may have still hit the dude but it wouldn't have been nearly as bad.

Defensive driving saves more lives than just your own.

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u/bpaulauskas 9d ago

100%. How do people not get insanely nervous when your speed is that much different than lanes next to you.

Defensive driving absolutely can save lives and I love people sharing it!

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u/NaughtyGaymer 8d ago

Right? I'm always nervous some idiot is going to get impatient with their lane and just pull out without looking so I always slow down.

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u/syncc6 8d ago

Yeah. I’m always thinking someone is going to change into my lane and I’ll hit them

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u/mgwair11 8d ago

I start to slow down and become hyper aware of the front wheels of each car watching like a hawk for any of them to start turning in the direction of my lane. I’m ready to hit the brakes if need be. Or at least I try to be.

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u/bluewavebigwave1 9d ago

that being said, i still recommend slowing down next to stop and go traffic, a car can change lanes on you

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u/T-Baaller 9d ago

Plus, you look like a douche trying to jump a line when you may just be aiming to do a proper zipper merge or turning a different way

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u/r0b0c0d 9d ago

I'm impressed that you're getting upvoted for a pro-defensive driving post. Then again I guess this isn't the dashcam subreddit.

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u/desolateconstruct 9d ago

I wrecked my car junior year of high school. Driving home from a friends, I pulled out into an intersection and couldn't get through before a car (I thought for sure I could beat through the intersection) hit my back passenger door and sent my car spinning through the intersection.

Totally my fault. I took diversion and went to STOP class. The defensive driving tips I learned in that class, I still use to this day. Watching this, in situations where there are tons of cars stacked up in other lanes, I get nervous and slow down. I figure someone will pull out of the line and cut me off, so I just slow down a bit to account for the potential. Hope the driver gets some therapy or help if they need it. That would definitely fuck me up.

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u/retroly 9d ago

There is no reason to not drive defensively, it could save your's and other peoples lives. It doesn't matter who's fault it is if people are getting killed. Stay safe,

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u/Dillatrack 9d ago

It doesn't matter who's fault it is if people are getting killed. Stay safe

You're going to have a bad time in this sub with that mentality, it's been eye opening how bloodthirsty a lot of people are out there for even mild inconveniences

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u/haphazard_gw 9d ago

Are you saying that cutting someone off isn't grounds for an immediate pit maneuver straight into a concrete wall? How am I supposed to teach them a lesson?

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u/LePoisson 9d ago

Lol that subreddit is madness. It's a weird mix. You have people blaming the driver when it wasn't their fault or they failed to have superhuman reflexes. On the other hand you have people driving like idiots getting into easily avoidable accidents because they were "right" by the letter of the law and people get butthurt when someone suggests defensive driving could have avoided the accident altogether.

It's very odd to me. The comment you replied to is spot on about flying past other cars though, especially in heavier traffic it can be dangerous.

Good chance that truck might have hit someone turning out of a parking lot if they were going over the speed limit and not paying attention. Sometimes it's hard to judge the speed of approaching vehicles. It's unnerving the number of times I've had to brake myself just to not t bone or rear end someone pulling out and not pressing their foot on the gas. That's with me going the speed limit or not much over.

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u/booger_dick 9d ago

This was in Austin, and if I’m not mistaken you are not supposed to go more than 20mph faster than the lane you’re driving next to in Texas. Ie, if they’re stopped, you can’t go over 20 even if the speed limit here is 35.

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u/HanakusoDays 9d ago

Big speed differentials between adjacent lanes demand serious attention. I always exercise great care if I'm in the faster lane.

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u/KypAstar 9d ago

This is what people don't fucking get.

Defensive driving is learning to drive under the assumption that functionally no one is going to do what they should, so you drive predictable and with consideration for what could go wrong.

Its why that truck driving into a tunnel that killed the wedding party was a massive idiot, despite the stupidity of the wedding party themselves. He was on a blind curve with a massive load going at full speed. Within the speed limit? Sure. But imagine if a car had broken down and it wasn't just a bunch of selfish chodes. Suddenly everyone would see that he clearly made a poor decision.

Just because you're technically in the right, or its legal to do doesn't mean its smart, safe, or defensive.

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u/throwawaymyalias 9d ago

Fun false fact: If you can't see the vehicle, it can't hit you.

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u/PaintThinnerSparky 9d ago

The law says you have priority, so dont worry about getting split into 3 and spread across the road by a bus or anything like that! The law literally protects you from any harm! /s

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u/kafromet 9d ago

The laws of physics trump the law of the land.

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u/Kamau54 9d ago

Do you know how many times I've heard someone say "if you hit me with your car I'll kick your ass.".

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u/Responsible-Agent-19 9d ago

Fooled ya. It was a truck!

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u/NikoliVolkoff 9d ago

only if you can get up and chase me down

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u/HCSOThrowaway 9d ago

He looked, but his view was blocked by a large vehicle.

Therefore he should not have continued.

But he made a very common split-second traffic blunder: Just because you can't see something doesn't mean it's not there.

Source: I have responded to tons of crashes like this.

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u/Chisae69 9d ago

bro was playing frogger

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u/screenmonkey 9d ago

Losing Frogger.

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u/Groomsi 9d ago

He watched this movie and said I can do it too!

https://youtu.be/9cb5Ka9SqGM

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u/CHARLIE-MF-BROWN 9d ago

Is he dead?

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u/ecsa0014 9d ago

If he isn't he's probably wishing he was. He got hammered HARD.

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u/R_V_Z 9d ago

Not just the initial impact but he meat crayoned face down like 20 feet before rolling over.

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u/mininova721 9d ago

That had to be way more than 20 feet. It was a good 4-5 car lengths.

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u/damnkidzgetoffmylawn 9d ago

Not that it matters but this is Reddit after all sooooo- Those white lines are probably 10 feet with 10 feet in between. It looks like from his landing to complete stop was three 10 foot segments. Looks like he was facedown for two.

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u/TheRealRickC137 9d ago

Is that technically a "YEET" or do you have to physically have to throw something under your own strength?
Cuz that poor guy got yeeted

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u/windyorbits 9d ago

Yeet is good.

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u/Yeeaaaarrrgh 9d ago

About 20 yeet.

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u/TateXD 8d ago

I've been up all night studying and I can't seem to memorize these yeet formulas for my physics test.

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u/throwawaycusyeahh 9d ago

No you're right friend, poor guy absolutely did get yeeted. Hope he's alright after making such a dumb decision

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u/SupportGeek 9d ago

That was a HARD impact, and he wasn’t moving at all, he will be lucky to not be dead

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u/GogglesPisano 9d ago

When I see these kind of videos, I sometimes pause the video just before impact and think how that moment was probably the last time that the person felt "normal" and that they'd give anything to be able to re-do those few seconds and make a better choice. A two-second stupid decision can profoundly affect you for a lifetime.

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u/TrepanationBy45 8d ago

Ah, hello fellow person that probably has casual existential crises regularly.

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u/Choice-Iron5526 8d ago

for a lifetime.

Sure, but only technically.

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u/CHARLIE-MF-BROWN 9d ago

I know... It would be a miracle to survive that and fully recover.

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u/Ok_Tell8809 9d ago

He slid more than bounced so probably some heavy road rash

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u/Red-Freckle 9d ago

Oh yeah he bounced right off of the truck

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u/BustaLimez 9d ago

I found the video on another thread and it was reported that he lived but sustained serious injuries

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u/CHARLIE-MF-BROWN 9d ago

Wow that is crazy, sauce by any chance? All these experts on reddit disagree because his shoes came off. Show me the sauce.

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u/MasterMahanJr 9d ago edited 9d ago

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u/caca-casa 9d ago

Dude’s really lucky he lived. Others have died from less of an impact. Definitely helped that for as little notice as the truck driver had, he did brake instantly and hard.

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u/alucarddrol 9d ago

Wonder is that was a safety system

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u/cleetus76 9d ago

Good bot

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u/CHARLIE-MF-BROWN 9d ago

Wow, thanks man!

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u/heavenxlee 9d ago

Bruh for real I just wanna know this. I looked through comments and didn’t find any link for a news article or anything like that. I wonder if this just happened

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u/gunsof 9d ago

Top comment here should always be the outcome.

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u/clairebear1028 9d ago

The dash cam says 02/23/2022, so it’s been over a year

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u/GrowDaddy 9d ago

The says 11pm so the only thing that's probably accurate about that is the year.

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u/entered_bubble_50 9d ago

It's unlikely one would be written. 20 pedestrians are killed by cars in the US every single day. A pedestrian being killed by a car is, unfortunately, completely unremarkable, and so not news worthy.

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u/CHARLIE-MF-BROWN 9d ago

I know right? And all these medical doctors on reddit with with degrees in advanced physics keep telling me he's dead because his shoes fell off...

Enough speculation just gimme the sauce...

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u/NicJitsu 9d ago

I saw a woman get hit by a bicycle in a crosswalk a few years back. Her shoes didn't just come off, they stayed in place where she was walking like she just slid out of them and went flying. Hit her head on the pavement... I've always assumed she died and now that I know that if their shoes come off they're dead I can finally confirm it. RIP.

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u/CHARLIE-MF-BROWN 9d ago

It's because our shoes protect our soles. Without our shoes we have no soles.

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u/Confident_Cat_5938 9d ago

Odds are he's dead. If he's not, then he is going to be extremely fucked up for the rest of his life.

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u/Bliz1222 9d ago

Genuine question here. Isn't it possible that he got some broken bones, a concussion and some extremely bad road rash? Surely there's a chance he is ok after a few months, no? The hit was bad but I don't automatically assume death or permanent damage. Am I wrong?

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u/D-Rictus 9d ago

The human body is remarkably resilient and remarkably fragile. A hit like that mostly kills but he could be the lucky SOB who gets off with broken bones and road rash. That one in a million. I doubt it but it's not unheard of. Unfortunately he got hit by Tundra and the front grill is squared off and flat so that was a full energy hit there was nothing else to absorb the energy except his body.

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u/Pyode 9d ago

Although this incident is 100% his fault, this still reminds me how awful modern pickup truck design is.

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u/SquarePegRoundWorld 9d ago

I was hit by a car (that was doing over 40 mph) while riding my bike across the street when I was 12 in 1989. I suffered a compound fracture to my two lower right leg bones, some deep cuts on my face that took so many stitches the surgeon didn't bother to count, and road rash from my neck to my ass on half my back. I was playing tackle football 9 months later and doing pretty good 34 years later. It helps to be young and it was a car from the '80s not a towering pickup grill from this decade though.

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u/LiveJournal 9d ago

if you get hit by a 3000lb+ hard object going 50mph its pretty likely you are dead, especially when the bumper of the object is chest high

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u/Upleftright_syndrome 9d ago

More like 30 but your point stands

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u/cognitivelypsyched 9d ago

The hood is chest high, the bumper is knee high. Not sure it matters, though.

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u/Muffin_Appropriate 9d ago

TBIs are not that simple. Getting hit this hard by anything and surviving can leave you literally a different person, personality and memory and sense of self etc.

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u/steggun_cinargo 8d ago

How the fuck do you make it to be an adult without any situational awareness

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u/fugly16 9d ago

Near Terry's Burger Stand #1 in Austin, TX. 404 S Lamar Blvd. There's a cross walk merely only 300 feet ahead.

For scale, this guy got punted 100 feet by that truck.

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u/RambleOn79 9d ago

Did he die?

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u/cbaker423 9d ago

According to a different Reddit post, he survived with serious injuries. Trying to find a follow up

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u/galspanic 9d ago Starry

Based on this, he survived., but it looks like there were 5 fatal accidents on that road in 2022.

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u/radialomens 9d ago

Living to regret his decisions, that's tough.

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u/LouSputhole94 9d ago

Not to be morbid but he might not have the mental capacity to be regretting anything at this point, alive or not

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u/Elected_Dictator 9d ago

I had not noticed the P. Terry’s

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u/Halkadash 9d ago

Approx 200 feet closer to the cross walk he should have used

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u/CornerOk3299 9d ago

Little did he know, he was headed that way anyways. Should have just walked the few extra feet.

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u/PluckPubes 9d ago edited 9d ago All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy

it takes a normal passenger car about 300 feet to stop from 65mph. White lines are 10 feet long and spaced 30 feet apart. We can determine the pickup traveled 90 feet from tire screeching to stop. The roads appear to be dry. Based on this and my bachelor of science degree, I can confidently say that I do not know how fast the truck was going.

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u/mces97 9d ago

Easy method

Formula: Remove the last digit in the speed, multiply by the reaction time and then by 3.

Example of calculation with a speed of 50 km/h and a reaction time of 1 second:

50 km/h ⇒ 5 5 * 1 * 3 = 15 metres reaction distance

More precise method

Formula: d = (s * r) / 3.6

d = reaction distance in metres (to be calculated). s = speed in km/h. r = reaction time in seconds. 3.6 = fixed figure for converting km/h to m/s.

Example of calculation with a speed of 50 km/h and a reaction time of 1 second:

(50 * 1) / 3.6 = 13.9 metres reaction distance

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u/AnOlivemoonrises 9d ago

As soon as I saw math involved I stopped reading. But I'm happy for you, or I'm sorry to hear that.

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u/theozman69 9d ago

I'm loving your reply "I don't want to read it so either congrats or apologizes whichever fits"

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u/mordeh 9d ago

Reminds me of Family Guy: “I’m gonna go over there and give him or her a piece of my mind… or penis”

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u/mces97 9d ago

Lol. Just doing my part.

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u/Guilty-Platypus1745 9d ago

now calculate the friction coefficient for flesh on pavement. that slide was some epic meat crayon

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u/mces97 9d ago

I'd rather mu do it and not me. 😉

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u/Myopinion_is_right 9d ago

I live in America. We don’t use km. Will you please redo the formula using mph? Thank you.

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u/mces97 9d ago

1 kilometer per hour (kph) = 0.621371192 miles per hour (mph).

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u/Wolframbeta312 9d ago

Sir, he said he was American. He’s far too lazy to plug that conversion into EVERYTHING in your prior comment.

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u/Memnojokasel 9d ago

Slightly over 31 mph

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u/PajaroDeBasura 9d ago

Getting hit by a car at 30mph feels like falling from a 3-story building. No idea why they told us that in school, and I remembered lol

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u/Donkeyboy1221 9d ago

Scrolling for an update on this awful video and somehow ended up belly laughing because of this comment. Well done! 😂

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u/NightLightHighLight 9d ago

Ok, but did you take into account the angle of their shadows and the positioning of the sun?

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u/HeyLookItsASquirrel 9d ago

Thank you for the flashbacks to college physics courses.

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u/NewColonel 9d ago

I only clicked because I was hoping it was the dude that fights traffic.

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u/kelvin616 9d ago

poor driver is now traumatized

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u/ObeseBumblebee 9d ago

This is why as a driver, if you're passing a line of stopped traffic you do not go the speed limit. Literally anything could pop out of that line of cars. Take it slow.

Not saying its the drivers fault because obviously it wasn't. But if you want to avoid being traumatized or wrecking your car it's a good idea.

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u/RevoltingSlug 9d ago

This 100% way too many accidents are caused by cars slowed or stopped and one lane over you have people SPEEDING GOING 100mph super preventable

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u/HCSOThrowaway 9d ago

Most people drive under the assumption that other humans will be predictable.

This is one of the deadliest factors in crashes.

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u/PageFault 9d ago

Yea, the most dangerous thing you can do on the road is be unpredictable.

Fuck people who stop in the middle of the road to let me cross from a side-road. Fuck you dude. Quit trying to be nice and just go. I'll get in behind you when it's safe.

I've nearly been t-boned because someone was nice. Never again. I will sit there and let them hold up traffic like an asshole before I do that again.

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u/HCSOThrowaway 9d ago

Fuck people who stop in the middle of the road to let me cross from a side-road. Fuck you dude. Quit trying to be nice and just go. I'll get in behind you when it's safe.

I just stare at them until they make angry gestures at me and proceed.

It happened a lot more back when I was driving my patrol car.

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u/Leaf_on_the_wind87 9d ago edited 9d ago

While I agree you should be driving slower in that open lane with stopped traffic next to you. Dumbasses in the stopped lane who pull into oncoming traffic without looking drive me insane. I spend quite a bit of time on the road and the number of people who switch lanes and shit without even looking is insane.

I pretty much t-boned some dude that way. I was going like 40ish and some dude going 0 jumped a solid double white line into my lane like directly in front of my car. Following conversation happened while speaking to the state trooper.

Dumbass driver: officer this guy hit me

Me: you crossed a double white line directly in front of my car from a dead stop.

Dumbass: well yea but then you hit me

Officer: sir solid white lines mean you cannot change lanes, also did you need to make sure the lane you were changing was safe and clear?

Dumbass: I didn’t look but I put my turn signal on and he should have seen my turn signal as I pulled in front of him.

Me and the cop just stared at this dude. He was issued multiple tickets and couldn’t understand why. He also worked for a dealership and was driving one of their cars so they covered everything but man there are some dumb people out there

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u/DerPuhctek 9d ago

Holy shit, Dumbass should have is driver license removed just for that turn signal comment...

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u/gigibuffoon 9d ago

There's way too many people on the road that shouldn't even have gotten a license in the first place

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u/PluckPubes 9d ago

911 911 911 911 is the American version of 0118 999 881 999 119 725 3

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u/WhaleWatchersMod 9d ago

Did you see that ludicrous display?

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u/VisualMemoryUnit 9d ago

The thing about Arsenal is, they always try to walk it in

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u/NSMetroid 9d ago

What operating system is it running?

I don't know, Windows Vista?

WE'RE GOING TO DIE.

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u/iguana-pr 9d ago

What was Walcott thinking?

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u/DarthSadie 9d ago

*last night

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u/blindsk02 9d ago

aaah, an it crowd reference in the wild!

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u/Cenas_Shovel 9d ago

The jaywalker after the accident “I’m Disabled”

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u/EloeOmoe 9d ago

This was in Austin and last I read the guy survived.

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u/rdigital 8d ago

This was not jaywaking. This was jayrunning. Much more dangerous.

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u/Tankmaster5000 9d ago

Deliberate.

He used the truck as momentum to punt himself further down the road to that restaurant.

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u/AyyyeeLmao 9d ago

Did he get there in time?

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u/nsl7 9d ago

Speedrunners will do anything to save time smh.

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u/Australiaaa 9d ago

That guy went across 6 lanes (presumably from the other side) get where he was trying to go. According to the address provided, there was a crosswalk about 2 minutes walking back in the other direction. This is a terrifying move in a CAR, which always freaks me out when seeing people do this. Insane. Sad. Preventable.

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u/galacticboy2009 9d ago

That's not just jaywalking, that's.. crossing the road in a very reckless and unsafe way.

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u/AnAmbitiousMann 9d ago

How does he not check the open lane on a main road when crossing like that.

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u/fartsinhissleep 9d ago

This is why I always drive defensively. ALWAYS. Don’t trust anybody. Assume everyone is fucking stupid.

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u/SnowflakeGuinea 9d ago

Horrible all around. Dude saw traffic was stopped and tried to cut through not knowing the right lane was clear. Truck in right lane had no idea that someone was crossing the road. I can't even imagine all the feelings on both sides.

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u/Narcan9 9d ago

this gal must have watched the video

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u/topherwolf 9d ago

I am blind so her comment was extremely helpful

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u/Hairy_S_TrueMan 9d ago

I never pass stopped vehicles at speed for this reason. Especially on the right. Still not pickup's fault.

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u/revengejr 9d ago

What I want to know is would the driver of the black pick-up be considered at fault here? The guy basically ran in to oncoming traffic without looking and the driver who took the dash cam video seems to be in a larger vehicle so it's unlikely the driver of the black pick could have seen him crossing. Totally preventable and just terrible for all involved.

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u/ProbablyDrunk303 9d ago

No. This was easily preventable if the dumby who ran across here just used a crosswalk. Also, he should have looked right when he was in front of the car with the dashcam. Easily preventable if he used common sense.

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u/the_elephant_stan 9d ago

Not a lawyer but I'd say that the driver of the black pick-up is in no way at fault here. If it was determined he was speeding, he may share some of the liability as it could be argued that a slower speed would have resulted in less injury for the jaywalker.

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u/nachoolo 9d ago

Jesus. So that'a what an American car does to a human.

Like a moving wall.

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u/Goatgogoch 9d ago

I totally hit a lady like 15 years ago but not that hard. I was just coming from a red light through the intersection and she darted out between two rows of cars. I was going about 20 mph. Broke HARD, but hit her and she was up on the hood and flew back. Her shoes flew off and everything. She didn’t want to report and because she knew she was at fault. I called the police and reported what happened but they didn’t do anything since she didn’t report it and no ambulance was called. She actually wasn’t really hurt, from the outside. But I always anticipate someone now when I approach a line of cars….

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u/Apeshaft 9d ago

Ah, yes, the wonderful invention of stroads. It's not a road or a street but it sure as hell keeps everyone not driving a car away from the city centers. Just like Jesus would have wanted. He drove a Pius by the way.. I mean, by the stroad of course....

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