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Ouch ! Talk about bad luck.... Answered

This little incident is brought to you be the "It ain't bad luck until it is almost impossible to avoid" company.


Why does the lady put the nozzle back on the pump, and run away?

I think to stop it from dribbling gas out, and maybe to first shut off the automatic latch that he had set.....but I think she ran into the "store" to get help (she may not have had a cell phone, or feared using it).

. What was that thing that hit him? Looked like a racing tire.

Go to YouTube and look at it and stop it a few times as the tire comes in, you can see that it is 2 tires on a wide (double axel?) rim.

It's a rear dual tire, off a semi-trailer truck.

I figured it was something of the sort. I have seen a similar sized tire on some monster dual axle pickups too, about waist high. In either case, that had to hurt :-)

Yeah I think you can get an optional axle extension on the ford trucks to carry a dual rear setup... I concur with your hurting statement... it looks pretty bad. i surprised he survived.

I watched it fairly often until I realized that this was NOT him running around the car at the end, but the neighboring person pumping gas....running to get him help.

That neighboring person is a red headed she with glasses.

Yes, it kind of bothered me that it looked as though the guy turned into a girl, but then I just thought maybe I couldn't see him right in the shadows there :-)

At first I thought it was a barrel, fallen off a truck (from the dust or whatever flies off of it at impact), but now that you mention it, and after looking at it on YouTube again (bigger picture) I can see that it is a Dual tire rim. There are two truck (pickup truck?) tires on that rim.

. Holy skid marks, Batman! A painful situation.

Gives a whole new meaning to the slogan: Don't tread on me ! LOL

That's awesome! I used to have an old Suzuki jeep that had a tendancy to lose a wheel every now and then. We nearly mowed a couple of people down.

Look at the narrow space it had to hit though to get him.....talk about bad luck, eh?

Oh, wow. Concussion, me thinks. That's rough. Poor guy. :(