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#1 Bang

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 09:19 PM

BAY BRIDGE, Md -
Anne Arundel County and state officials say a collision with a tractor-trailer pushed a car over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and 40 feet into the water.

The State Highway Administration reported that the accident happened about 8:25 p.m. Friday near exit 32 eastbound, at the Sandy Point overpass.

Authorities say the female driver of the car was able to get out of the vehicle and swim to a jetty where she was subsequently rescued.



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Amazing she's alive.

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#2 StillUnknown

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 09:24 PM

Stories like this remind me that I really need to learn how to swim.



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 09:33 PM

Wow! Glad she's ok.

As I understand it, there are people who are frightened to death of that bridge. Also, I understand that people are paid to drive other's cars over the bridge.

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 09:34 PM

how she survived this is a miracle.  I ususally travel with  my daughter to the beach around that time on fridays and cant imagine that happening as it would be nearly impossible to rescue myself but i keep thinking how would I be able to save her since she is all strapped in her car seat......

 

this woman is just lucky it didnt happen in the middle of the bridge.



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 09:42 PM

that beach is just not designed for cars going at high school without a high guardrail.  it doesn't take too much for a car to over in certain areas.  

 

if this happened to me, i wouldn't have survived. 



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 10:22 PM

What worries me is how to get my kid or kids out in the event this happens. 

 

how to get out of car sinking in deep water:

 

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 11:58 AM

I get nervous going over that bridge.



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 01:22 PM

I'm sure the truck was doing something stupid and dangerous.

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 03:37 PM

Wow. Lucky girl praise the Lord.

She sure had a guardian angel looking out for her Friday.

Hail.

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 06:02 PM

Yeah, definitely one of my top fears, although it helps that the water was only 8 feet deep.

 

that beach is just not designed for cars going at high school without a high guardrail.

 


Seriously, the truck driver had no business taking his 18-wheeler onto that beach. But to be fair, you're right, everyone knows this was one of those beaches that's designed for cars with at least a college-level education.

 

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 06:38 PM

that beach is just not designed for cars going at high school without a high guardrail.  it doesn't take too much for a car to over in certain areas.  

 

if this happened to me, i wouldn't have survived. 

 

 

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 06:55 PM

Amazing.  Someone was born under a lucky star.  I've driven over that bridge many times and never really felt unsafe.  Just shows how short the distance is between normal and tragedy.



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 07:37 PM

I find the Harry Nice bridge between VA-MD more nerve racking.  Nothing good happens if there's a wreck.



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 08:38 PM

Amazing.  Someone was born under a lucky star.  I've driven over that bridge many times and never really felt unsafe.  Just shows how short the distance is between normal and tragedy.

 

Living next to the Bay Bridge, there is plenty of tragedy there.  Bad stuff happens ALL the time.  Accidents, jumpers, deaths, bridge pieces falling off, etc.

 

There are plenty of people who drive it tend to fear it.

 

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 08:44 PM

Wow! Glad she's ok.

As I understand it, there are people who are frightened to death of that bridge. Also, I understand that people are paid to drive other's cars over the bridge.

 

 

I get nervous going over that bridge.

 

 

I get nervous as hell on that bridge.  Not to the point where I'd consider paying someone to drive me across, but still, it's scary as ****.  Honestly can't believe that this is the first incident.  I've often thought that those rails aren't big/strong enough looking to hold a car going back at a decent speed.

 

Going across to the Eastern shore is the worst, IIRC because it's two lanes, you're up against the rail no matter what.  Coming back is better because it's three lanes.  I sit in the middle.



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 08:26 AM

Wow! Glad she's ok.

As I understand it, there are people who are frightened to death of that bridge. Also, I understand that people are paid to drive other's cars over the bridge.

 

 

>I get nervous going over that bridge.

 

 

I get nervous as hell on that bridge.  Not to the point where I'd consider paying someone to drive me across, but still, it's scary as ****.  Honestly can't believe that this is the first incident.  I've often thought that those rails aren't big/strong enough looking to hold a car going back at a decent speed.

 

Going across to the Eastern shore is the worst, IIRC because it's two lanes, you're up against the rail no matter what.  Coming back is better because it's three lanes.  I sit in the middle.

 

Sometimes west bound is 3 lanes. A lot of times it's two lanes. With 1 lane dedicated to east bound traffic. I like to drive eastbound on the westbound side to freak out my wife.



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 11:39 AM

for some reason, i'm not freaked out by the bridge at all, even though i have a pretty normal fear of heights. 

 

i was on the bridge this weekend and was looking for the spot where the car went over, but couldnt see anything. i expected some kind of scrapes or damage to the concrete wall. weird. 



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 02:49 PM

This seems to happen on an annual basis. I try to avoid that bridge as much as possible.

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 03:44 PM

Someone mentioned the Nice Bridge. I remember driving across that abut 5 years ago, in a full on downpour, barely being able to make out the bus in front of me. One of the freakiest moments I've ever experienced driving.