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hutchster

1/11/2017 10:36:21 PM
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Blue car in field, HWY 10 near rapid city turnoff

Does anyone know the story behind that blue car that went off the road near the rapid city turnoff recently ?  
 
I saw it out in the field today, it looks like it hit the ditch, but managed to plow right on through then up the embankment, missing a nearby hydro pole then ended in the field.  
 
I assume it must have been traveling at a high rate of speed to get as far as it did.  
 
Anyone know the details, just curious.  
 
Edited by hutchster, 2017-01-11 22:37:00

Tango123

1/11/2017 11:35:22 PM
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Hutchster

  
hutchster said "Does anyone know the story behind that blue car that went off the road near the rapid city turnoff recently ?  
 
I saw it out in the field today, it looks like it hit the ditch, but managed to plow right on through then up the embankment, missing a nearby hydro pole then ended in the field.  
 
I assume it must have been traveling at a high rate of speed to get as far as it did.  
 
Anyone know the details, just curious.  
 
Edited by hutchster, 2017-01-11 22:37:00"

I drive 3-4 hundred clicks a day. There are vehicles in the ditch and fields every day. The driver had a bad day. Nothing to start a rumour or gossip about.

hutchster

1/12/2017 1:30:21 AM
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Tango123 said "
  
hutchster said "Does anyone know the story behind that blue car that went off the road near the rapid city turnoff recently ?  
 
I saw it out in the field today, it looks like it hit the ditch, but managed to plow right on through then up the embankment, missing a nearby hydro pole then ended in the field.  
 
I assume it must have been traveling at a high rate of speed to get as far as it did.  
 
Anyone know the details, just curious.  
 
Edited by hutchster, 2017-01-11 22:37:00"

I drive 3-4 hundred clicks a day. There are vehicles in the ditch and fields every day. The driver had a bad day. Nothing to start a rumour or gossip about. "

I too spend a fair bit of my day on our highways, it's just not everyday you see a car make it as far as that one did, especially with so much snow drag.  
 
Whatever the case may be the driver definitely lucked out by missing the hydro pole, it looks like it stayed on its wheels all the way too so the driver more than likely walked away unharmed, which is good.  
 
It must have been a harrowing few seconds though.

CarolynJ

1/12/2017 7:57:47 PM
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Apr 2008
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The car

is still there this evening. It has been there since Monday Jan 9th. By the tire marks I could see it was originally going south and ended up 100 to 150 feet in the field on the east side of the highway. Rapid City coffee talk said the person was drunk. Please don't drink and drive!

~BooBoo~

1/12/2017 9:12:28 PM
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"Rapid City coffee talk said person was drunk".  
 
That is exactly how rumours start. A bunch of people sitting around with nothing better to do but gossip about other people.

Cee Jay 55

1/12/2017 11:18:35 PM
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LMAO and SMH

  
~BooBoo~ said ""Rapid City coffee talk said person was drunk".  
 
That is exactly how rumours start. A bunch of people sitting around with nothing better to do but gossip about other people. "

If half of what has been said about me were true, I would be one of:  
 
a) Filthy rich  
b) In jail for life  
c) Dead  
 
I am none of the above.  
 
P.S. When I was younger my father hit the ditch and we ended up a fair distance in the field. He was not drunk, he hit a patch of ice and couldn't control the car.  
 
Edited by Cee Jay 55, 2017-01-12 23:23:44

snowman5

1/13/2017 1:57:21 AM
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Nov 2009
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Distance from speed is sometimes irrelevant...

If the car is light enough and goes straight into the ditch... The vehicle can easily ride on top of the deep snow like a toboggan. Had a Ford mustang years ago that at one time I lost traction, spun around and went backwards through the dividing ditch on the Trans Can outside of Headingley. I came up on the other side, back onto the opposite lanes. Fortunately, I didn't hit anyone, but I'm still amazed to this day on how easily I sailed through the ditch and only slowed down once the wheels made contact (That being the pavement of the East bound lanes). I was only doing 95 km/h at the time from the poor visibility and black ice. I should have gone 80, but never realized how slippery really was until I spun out just past the Direct Auto wrecker place. When looked at the tracks I produced from my harrowing crossing, I didn't see any indications of grass or earth until it met the shoulder. I just road over top of it, instead of plowing to a stop. The circumstances were right and I had no control of it. What happened ...happened.  
 
The situation with this "blue car" seems likely, that it too, rode over the snow filled ditch like a sleigh. I just feel sorry for the poor bugger that has to run the line through all that snow from the tow truck. Which makes me think, that may be the reason why it's still sitting there. Too far to pull it back through the ditch without bringing out an loader and clearing a path first. Yanking on a small car with over a hundred feet of tow cable through deep snow will only screw up the car even more. It's going to take more care and effort to getting it out from when it went in. We're talking time and money for the owner of the car. So don't speculate that something illegal must have been done. Just be glad that it wasn't you that left the road that night or the one that has to now get it out.  
 
Just my opinion, I could be wrong.

~BooBoo~

1/13/2017 9:23:11 AM
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Jun 2011
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I was trying...

  
Cee Jay 55 said "
  
~BooBoo~ said ""Rapid City coffee talk said person was drunk".  
 
That is exactly how rumours start. A bunch of people sitting around with nothing better to do but gossip about other people. "

If half of what has been said about me were true, I would be one of:  
 
a) Filthy rich  
b) In jail for life  
c) Dead  
 
I am none of the above.  
 
P.S. When I was younger my father hit the ditch and we ended up a fair distance in the field. He was not drunk, he hit a patch of ice and couldn't control the car.  
 
Edited by Cee Jay 55, 2017-01-12 23:23:44"

I was trying to quote and respond to what someone else had said in regards to why the blue car was in the field but it wouldn't let me from my cell phone.  
 
I know all too well what rumours can do to a person especially when the rumours are not true. I also know how small town "coffee talk goes". I used to go for coffee with my granmps all the time and the amount of bs that gets talked about is unreal.  
 
Edited by ~BooBoo~, 2017-01-13 09:24:41

TribTown

1/13/2017 10:34:07 AM
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Jul 2016
Total posts:3
Oh right

I always forget where I park my car

BigDaddy 2

1/13/2017 11:05:00 AM
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May 2010
Total posts:768
Believe it or not

  
snowman5 said "If the car is light enough and goes straight into the ditch... The vehicle can easily ride on top of the deep snow like a toboggan. Had a Ford mustang years ago that at one time I lost traction, spun around and went backwards through the dividing ditch on the Trans Can outside of Headingley. I came up on the other side, back onto the opposite lanes. Fortunately, I didn't hit anyone, but I'm still amazed to this day on how easily I sailed through the ditch and only slowed down once the wheels made contact (That being the pavement of the East bound lanes). I was only doing 95 km/h at the time from the poor visibility and black ice. I should have gone 80, but never realized how slippery really was until I spun out just past the Direct Auto wrecker place. When looked at the tracks I produced from my harrowing crossing, I didn't see any indications of grass or earth until it met the shoulder. I just road over top of it, instead of plowing to a stop. The circumstances were right and I had no control of it. What happened ...happened.  
 
The situation with this "blue car" seems likely, that it too, rode over the snow filled ditch like a sleigh. I just feel sorry for the poor bugger that has to run the line through all that snow from the tow truck. Which makes me think, that may be the reason why it's still sitting there. Too far to pull it back through the ditch without bringing out an loader and clearing a path first. Yanking on a small car with over a hundred feet of tow cable through deep snow will only screw up the car even more. It's going to take more care and effort to getting it out from when it went in. We're talking time and money for the owner of the car. So don't speculate that something illegal must have been done. Just be glad that it wasn't you that left the road that night or the one that has to now get it out.  
 
Just my opinion, I could be wrong. "

I was at work in a 1ton pickup with a a big stand up enclosed work box in the back. I took the wrong road and only realized I was on the wrong road when I started hitting 4' snow drifts (working night shifts & drove these roads for years, just had a brain fart). I was only doing 60km/h in a big heavy truck and made it about 3/4mls before I stupidly chickened out. I saw a bigger drift and stopped, quickly went to put it in reverse to back down this un-maintained road and sunk up to the floor boards. I had driven across 3/4mls of 3' deep snow and didn't break the crust at 60km/h. I had to call a loader to come dig 3/4mls of snow out to pull me out. It is truly amazing how far you can go sometimes across the snow, then the next time you go to pull out your driveway and you're stuck. Your ride sounds a lot crazier then my brain fart, but everyone got to make fun of me for taking the wrong road and getting stuck.

 
 
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