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.
Yep, pretty sure it's a 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 !
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. :(