Right after I signed off I heard a loud noise in my condo parking lot. A man was changing his tire and his vehicle fell on him. Giving CPR before the hospital on wheels we have here, made me so tired in that hot sun. The firemen medics took over. Two men lifted the damned car to get the poor man out. I spoke with this neighbor of mine yesterday and he is now dead. His lifeless body went on the back board then gurney. I have seen a lot of medical trauma but that was awful. To the trauma nurse from my local ER that posts here please let me know if he made it.
This board is ridiculous. Life is short.
Horrible. And good for you for getting involved.
An easy way to avoid this is what my dad taught me. Always put the spare and then the flat under your car as you change the flat to avoid this happening.
But once I was on I-10 changing a flat this way. With cars going by at 80-85 miles per hour within feet from me, I was in a hurry and forgot the flat was under the car. I get back in the car and drive on the interstate with the flat tire dragging under my car with sparks underneath making it look like I was a mobile fireworks display.
This was in a rental. Years later, I'm in the Vegas car rental building at the airport where they have about 20 rental agencies. I pick the one that I had rented earlier. They see my name and call me in the office. It's a big deal because I turned in a damaged car. I'm like WHAT?!? Never! They showed me the paperwork on the damaged rim and I was like.... Ohhhhhhhhhh... never mind.