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New one today....almost got killed by a ....(3 posts)

New one today....almost got killed by a ....PaulCL
Apr 11, 2001 6:09 AM
...backloader. I went through an area were there a lot of "big yellow trucks" (as my on son says) working on the highway. Just as I road past, an enormous backloader spun around and brought his scoop out over the road by about 5 feet. The problem was: I was on the road about a foot from the berm. The damn thing swung about three feet in front of me and maybe 2 feet above me. I instinctively swerved away from it, almost into a car. Scared me to death.

I'm used to cars. I've dodged wild animals. I've dealt with 'billy-bobs' but this is a new one on me.
I imagine I'd have had to change my shorts after that too (nm)bigdave
Apr 11, 2001 6:35 AM
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Scary - Glad you're okay!mtncranker
Apr 11, 2001 6:44 PM
My closest one was with the post hanging off a camper - my friend said it missed me by 6 inches.