The Cringe!!

General discussions about the Pontiac Vibe & Toyota Matrix. New members, introduce yourself here!
Post Reply
User avatar
SlammedNiss
Posts: 293
Joined: Tue Apr 02, 2002 1:11 pm
Location: Chitholé, KS
Contact:

The Cringe!!

Post by SlammedNiss » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:27 pm

"Fifty-three foot trucks are not allowed on most New York City streets for a reason. I could sit here and explain to you what those reasons are, or you could just watch this horrendous video of a 53-foot truck eradicate this Toyota Matrix XR, knock out a hydrant, and otherwise lock down an entire Queens intersection:

This is just terrible for everyone involved, except for the narrator of this video, who, God bless his delightful New York accent—an increasingly rare find in this trash city—is enjoying the hell out of it. And you know what? Good for him. Live in New York with a car long enough, and something horrible will happen to you, too." - Jalopnik.com

https://jalopnik.com/oh-dear-god-no-1838104900

Image
2003 Matrix Xrs Automatic

Transylvania
Posts: 38
Joined: Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:21 pm
Location: Fort Worth, TX

Re: The Cringe!!

Post by Transylvania » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:22 pm

Thanks for posting. Most certainly it's something else to watch this destruction... :roll:

User avatar
SeattleJeremy
Posts: 1002
Joined: Mon Jun 05, 2006 4:02 pm
Location: Seattle, WA

Re: The Cringe!!

Post by SeattleJeremy » Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:45 pm

Oh, damn, looks like that wasn't even it's first swipe at the car. Lowered sitting on Tien springs too. Lowered car in the City, that's dedication.
06 Vibe Base - Mono Platinum - Manual

zbyers
Posts: 878
Joined: Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:12 pm
Location: Sheffield, Pennsylvania

Re: The Cringe!!

Post by zbyers » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:10 am

This happened a few blocks over from a member on the Matrix/HCMO group. Guess he said he sees this Matrix all the time, but has no idea who the owner is.
(2) '03 Bases, '04 GT, '04 AWD, '06 AWD, '07 Base, '17 Frontier CCLB
Byerscrew Garage, GenVibe Facebook, How-To Index
Everything You Need To Know About the Pontiac Vibe

User avatar
tpollauf
Posts: 3469
Joined: Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:37 am
Location: Toledo/Oregon, Port Clinton Ohio
Contact:

Re: The Cringe!!

Post by tpollauf » Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:37 am

OUCH !!!! That hurts :twisted: Makes me glad I have a garage & side drive to park my Vibe's where they are a bit safer!
Image
"everything is modifiable"

User avatar
SlammedNiss
Posts: 293
Joined: Tue Apr 02, 2002 1:11 pm
Location: Chitholé, KS
Contact:

Re: The Cringe!!

Post by SlammedNiss » Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:28 pm

My question is how the hell was this driver not aware he was doing this?
2003 Matrix Xrs Automatic

Bookworm
Posts: 448
Joined: Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:21 am
Location: Houston, TX

Re: The Cringe!!

Post by Bookworm » Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:39 pm

SlammedNiss wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:28 pm
My question is how the hell was this driver not aware he was doing this?
Well, obviously he wasn't a horribly experienced driver. If he was, he would have known that 53 foot trailers are verboten in a lot of northeastern cities, and not even ended up in Queens at all. Add that to the simple fact of relative mass, he probably wouldn't even have noticed shoving the Matrix around at all.

I watched someone try to change lanes right into the back tires of a flatbed trailer - and then chase the trucker down to try to blame him for doing it to her. I followed, and gave him my contact information, as well as let the woman know that she was definitely in the wrong. I then sent a statement to him by email an hour later in case she tried to contact his employers. Anyway - he never felt a thing, and the entire front fender of her car was just crushed. Her car _bounced_ when she tried to move into his lane, and the trailer didn't budge.

User avatar
SlammedNiss
Posts: 293
Joined: Tue Apr 02, 2002 1:11 pm
Location: Chitholé, KS
Contact:

Re: The Cringe!!

Post by SlammedNiss » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:32 pm

Bookworm wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:39 pm
Well, obviously he wasn't a horribly experienced driver. If he was, he would have known that 53 foot trailers are verboten in a lot of northeastern cities, and not even ended up in Queens at all. Add that to the simple fact of relative mass, he probably wouldn't even have noticed shoving the Matrix around at all.
While it's possible he never felt the Matrix, he should have been aware of his surroundings enough to know that he was never going to clear it. Then, on top of it all, he ran over the hydrant in front of him.
2003 Matrix Xrs Automatic

zbyers
Posts: 878
Joined: Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:12 pm
Location: Sheffield, Pennsylvania

Re: The Cringe!!

Post by zbyers » Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:16 am

SlammedNiss wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:32 pm
Bookworm wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:39 pm
Well, obviously he wasn't a horribly experienced driver. If he was, he would have known that 53 foot trailers are verboten in a lot of northeastern cities, and not even ended up in Queens at all. Add that to the simple fact of relative mass, he probably wouldn't even have noticed shoving the Matrix around at all.
While it's possible he never felt the Matrix, he should have been aware of his surroundings enough to know that he was never going to clear it. Then, on top of it all, he ran over the hydrant in front of him.
Right. And what about the fire hydrant he knocked off too?! Surely he felt THAT right in front of him. Sadly, it wasn't like GTA where it became a geyser after he hit that. :lol:
(2) '03 Bases, '04 GT, '04 AWD, '06 AWD, '07 Base, '17 Frontier CCLB
Byerscrew Garage, GenVibe Facebook, How-To Index
Everything You Need To Know About the Pontiac Vibe

User avatar
SlammedNiss
Posts: 293
Joined: Tue Apr 02, 2002 1:11 pm
Location: Chitholé, KS
Contact:

Re: The Cringe!!

Post by SlammedNiss » Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:16 pm

zbyers wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:16 am
Right. And what about the fire hydrant he knocked off too?! Surely he felt THAT right in front of him. Sadly, it wasn't like GTA where it became a geyser after he hit that. :lol:
Yea, I was surprised there wasn't a geyser, especially considering in DDE's video yesterday that had a car that ran over a hydrant and water was spraying everywhere. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hJmzBuc-aM&t=0s
2003 Matrix Xrs Automatic

Bookworm
Posts: 448
Joined: Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:21 am
Location: Houston, TX

Re: The Cringe!!

Post by Bookworm » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:45 pm

zbyers wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:16 am
Right. And what about the fire hydrant he knocked off too?! Surely he felt THAT right in front of him. Sadly, it wasn't like GTA where it became a geyser after he hit that. :lol:
They can become geysers; it depends on the size of the pipe and the water pressure in the immediate area. I've seen them from 1 foot tall (Hydrant torn loose so the entire pipe was ruptured), to several feet tall where the hydrant was snapped off, but the pipe had a clean end.

No, he probably _didn't_ feel the hydrant until he'd actually broken it off. Moving slowly, the torque from those engines is immense. Breaking the hydrant (slowly) is probably less effort than dragging that trailer. Once it snapped, the release of tension probably got his attention.

I didn't see the entire video clip, however, so I'm making WAGs.

Post Reply