A site visitors accident in Florida has led to some of the complicated eventualities of 2020. On Tuesday a driver in Citrus County put their automobile in reverse at a excessive fee of pace, leaping the curb and touchdown on two parked automobiles.
YIKES! A Florida driver backed out of a SunTrust financial institution drive-thru — then hopped the curb and ended up on high of two parked automobiles within the car parking zone. https://t.co/K7sgMBF4Cd
— FOX 35 Orlando (@fox35orlando) Could 5, 2020
The issue is: This doesn’t make any sense. There may be woeful little details about how this automobile ended up positioned like it’s on high of two parked automobiles, and regardless of there being video proof of the automobile reversing, it doesn’t clear this up.
An announcement by regulation enforcement to Fox 35 in Orlando left extra questions that it answered:
“Then, they mentioned, he “lower the wheel” and continued reversing across the curve and thru the intersection till he hopped the curb again into the SunTrust car parking zone alongside Forest Ridge Boulevard.”
Let’s break it down
In an effort to higher perceive how this occurred I went to Google Maps for solutions.
That is the intersection of N Forest Ridge Blvd and 486 the place the incident befell. From eyewitness video we all know the automobile reversed out of the car parking zone, crossed Forest Ridge, turned again in the direction of the SunTrust, jumped the curb and landed on the automobiles. Right here’s what I consider that appears like after cross-referencing the video and the map:
Whereas this would possibly make sense, it doesn’t clarify one key downside: How did the automobile land on the hoods of the parked automobiles, which each backed into parking spots, and land dealing with the identical course?
There is no such thing as a different curb the automobile may have jumped from Forest Ridge, and the video helps this. The one approach the warfare may have landed the way in which it did is that if it obtained SERIOUS air, did a 180 whereas flying and landed on the front-side of the automobiles dealing with the identical course.
This all appears not possible, even reversing at a excessive fee of pace. The automobile in query was a Cadillac CTS — not a lightweight automobile. It has a curb weight ranging anyplace from 3,652 to 4,016 lbs. Now, I’m no mathematician, however this results in the fundamental concept that the automobile wanted to be touring at a blistering pace to realize the launch required to clear the rear of the automobiles, and land front-facing. It merely appears not possible. When you have any concepts I’d love to listen to them.
Like Occam defined to us along with his razor, the obvious reply might be the proper one: Florida is filled with witches, wizards and warlocks.