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Just a few miles from where I live. Ugly "meeting" of a C30 and what looks like a full-size Toyota pickup.<p><A HREF="http://www.king5.com/topstories/stories/NW_061209WAB-fatal-I90-accident-LJ.726ec043.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.king5.com/topstorie....html</A><p><IMG SRC="http://www.king5.com/topstories/stories/M_IMAGE.121622b89b8.93.88.fa.d0.729164dc.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://media.komonews.com/images/090612_I90_crash.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>
 

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Re: As safe as Volvo's are, it still happens... (flybynight)

It was because Taco Time was closed. The confusion that follows Chicken Soft Taco cravings can cause you to do much crazier things than driving down a freeway the wrong way!
 

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Re: As safe as Volvo's are, it still happens... (dave_n_ruth)

I am curious to know if the driver was wearing a seatbelt?..and what the speed of the 2 vehicles was?
 

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Re: As safe as Volvo's are, it still happens... (universityvolvoOSD)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>universityvolvoOSD</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I am curious to know if the driver was wearing a seatbelt?..and what the speed of the 2 vehicles was?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well, the second picture if you closely shows pretty amazing impact on the C30. The speed limit on that stretch of I-90 is 70MPH.
 

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Re: As safe as Volvo's are, it still happens... (Shomare)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Shomare</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The Volvo was going the wrong way...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yup, the Volvo driver is(was) 100% at fault.
 

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Re: As safe as Volvo's are, it still happens... (flybynight)

That pick-up truck is something like 6,000-7,000 lbs, just about twice the Volvo C30, right? That's a lot to make up through better safety features.
 

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Re: As safe as Volvo's are, it still happens... (universityvolvoOSD)

My gut says alcohol was a major factor, but another possibility is suicide. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: As safe as Volvo's are, it still happens... (momscar)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>momscar</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">My gut says alcohol was a major factor, but another possibility is suicide. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'd go with alcohol as well. It is scary. I was driving down I-90 one time as well when a Toyota minivan was coming right at me in the HOV lane. Freeky.
 

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I'd say suicide or senility. It doesn't matter how drunk you are, you wouldn't "accidentally" turn onto the wrong side of the highway.<p>That or she was just a complete moron.
 

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The details of others' misery should probably not be amassed but learning from them may be advantageous...<p><A HREF="http://www.king5.com/video/news-index.html?nvid=370757" TARGET="_blank">http://www.king5.com/video/new...70757</A><p>On the map below note the convoluted interchanges east and west of the accident...<p><A HREF="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=I90+and+tinkham+rd+Washington&sll=47.415485,-121.589642&sspn=0.023871,0.061841&ie=UTF8&ll=47.41595,-121.589642&spn=0.023871,0.061841&t=h&z=15" TARGET="_blank">http://maps.google.com/maps?f=...&z=15</A><p><A HREF="http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&as_q=Tinkham+Road+volvo+wa+&as_epq=I+90&as_oq=&as_eq=&num=100&lr=&as_filetype=&ft=i&as_sitesearch=&as_qdr=w&as_rights=&as_occt=any&cr=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&safe=active" TARGET="_blank">http://www.google.com/search?h...ctive</A><p>George Dill<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>C70drvr</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'd say suicide or senility. It doesn't matter how drunk you are, you wouldn't "accidentally" turn onto the wrong side of the highway.<p>That or she was just a complete moron.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not necessarily. A lot of wrong way drivers were drunk.<br>
 
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