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post #1 of 13
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Good thing no one was in this car.

http://www.9news.com/acm_news.aspx?O...7-c589c01ca7bf

Of course, the owner will now probably sue the State of Colorado, for dropping a rock on his car.
post #2 of 13
Thank God they weren't inside the car when it happened, that's incredible....sucks for the car, but if I were the car owner I'd be going, well gracious sakes, I'm glad that I wasn't in it....

Someone was looking out for those guys!
post #3 of 13
A German couple was killed a little over a month ago due to a rock slide in Switzerland - boulders landed right on their car. The people in Colorado were lucky.
post #4 of 13
What's worse is when it's not a natural accident, I know there have been incidences of individuals thinking it is amusing to through boulders or rocks over the overpasses on the highway. A couple years ago a woman was seriously injured when two boys/young men threw a huge rock over the overpass and it landed right on this woman's windshield, sending her to the hospital.

What's worse....she was in DC for her honeymoon!
post #5 of 13
We have signs all through the canyons warning about falling rocks. As if you can do anything about a 2 ton rock falling down on your car.

These people were very lucky.
post #6 of 13
Wow! Those people are extremely lucky!!
post #7 of 13
I don't see how the government is liable.....

Mudslides and gravel slides kill thousands in Taiwan due to overharvesting of the forests. That is just another reason why I try to conserve paper.

Would car insurance pay for something like that happening to your own car?
post #8 of 13
Most insurance companies don't cover Acts of God...
post #9 of 13
That's too bad. It seems that we pay a lot of money on car insurance for other people's stupidity.
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by katl8e
Good thing no one was in this car.

http://www.9news.com/acm_news.aspx?O...7-c589c01ca7bf

Of course, the owner will now probably sue the State of Colorado, for dropping a rock on his car.
After an investigation, maybe the Dept. of Transportation will be found liable. It seems to me that maybe it was not a safe place to park. At any rate, lucky guys.
Many years ago, some mountain climbers on top of Mt. Whitney took shelter in a metal cabin at the summit during a lightning storm. A bolt hit & 5 were killed. There was a lawsuit by the families, and the survivors, but of course they lost. Most of the climbers at the summit immediately began descending. Sometimes, ya just can't argue with Mother Nature...
post #11 of 13
All I can say is wow!!!
post #12 of 13
They aren't going to find CDOT liable. There are a lot of signs on that particular stretch of highway about falling rocks, and within the last year that highway was closed for months because of a massive rock slide that damaged the highway. The owner of the car wasn't being terribly bright going rock climbing or leaving his car parked there considering the amount of rain we've gotten in the past week. But I can see why he'd still do it - the odds of a 4 ton boulder falling at exactly that place to land smack dab on top of his car have got to be astronomical! Thank goodness no one was in the car at the time!!
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Originally Posted by jane_vernon
Most insurance companies don't cover Acts of God...
I agree!
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