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TX: The mean interstate near Waco

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Post by philip964 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:09 pm

https://www.click2houston.com/news/nati ... her-of-3-1

Rock thrown from railroad bridge over I 35 kills mother of three. RIP

That weapon catogory that has more deaths than all rifles just gained one more poor victim.

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Post by powerboatr » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:24 pm

unreal...
during our time living in Jacksonville Fl in the mid 90s we had some KID tossing cider blocks (the BIG ONES) off overpass walkways onto cars..killed a few people, caused a tons of accidents. Took months but they finally got him. sick freaking people out there
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Post by 2farnorth » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:30 pm

I have been the victim of overpass killers twice (once in Iowa and once in Tx) and saw the results of others west of Chicago and northern Maine. I now try to change lanes in underpasses if traffic permits. Also try to gauge what the potential threat is by the amount of traffic overhead. Hours of darkness and light/no traffic overhead are the most likely places.

Iowa was a grapefuit sized rock. Hit the front cab overhang on my motor home
Texas was a cement block (2 juveniles) out at 4 am. Hit the juncture of the roof and windshield on drivers side of my pickup.
Chicago was cement block that injured the driver and caused wreck.
Maine was two pumpkins that took out both wind shields of a semi and injured the driver.

I also got hit on the external sun visor (semi-truck) by a baseball sized rock thrown from the shoulder/bank of southbound I-95 in southern Ct.

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Post by DocV » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:15 pm

That actually was near Temple rather than Waco. Still horrible and disturbing though.
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Post by Odinvalknir » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:35 pm

If you didn't wreck from the impact, or unfortunately be killed from the impact, would this be a reasonable liable use of deadly force reaction? As in, drawing and shooting the idiots who dropped/threw the rock? I assume it would be, no i'm not looking for a reason to use my firearm. I just feel in the moment, someone driving and not being killed would be extremely irritated, and retaliate.

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Post by Jusme » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:55 pm

Odinvalknir wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:35 pm
If you didn't wreck from the impact, or unfortunately be killed from the impact, would this be a reasonable liable use of deadly force reaction? As in, drawing and shooting the idiots who dropped/threw the rock? I assume it would be, no i'm not looking for a reason to use my firearm. I just feel in the moment, someone driving and not being killed would be extremely irritated, and retaliate.
I would say no, unless, you or a third party were still in danger,i.e. seeing the perpetrators readying to throw something at someone else. At highway speed, you would be well past, the bridge or overpass, before you could even stop. Even if,you somehow, saw the cretins, more than likely, they would be making a hasty retreat, and shooting at fleeing people, never bodes well for the shooter. Despite the fact, that anger, and retaliation, would be forefront in your mind, if they are no longer, an immediate threat, you would be putting yourself, in a very precarious, legal prediciment. JMHO
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Post by jason812 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:34 pm

Another one thrown from an overpass maybe a mile from the first one. Luckily there were no injuries.

https://www.kwtx.com/content/news/Anoth ... 66291.html

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Post by RottenApple » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:45 pm

Good grief. :shock: I ride through there a couple times a year on my Harley. I can't even imagine what kind of damage that would do to a biker.

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Post by Jago668 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:07 pm

Jusme wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:55 pm
Odinvalknir wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:35 pm
If you didn't wreck from the impact, or unfortunately be killed from the impact, would this be a reasonable liable use of deadly force reaction? As in, drawing and shooting the idiots who dropped/threw the rock? I assume it would be, no i'm not looking for a reason to use my firearm. I just feel in the moment, someone driving and not being killed would be extremely irritated, and retaliate.
I would say no, unless, you or a third party were still in danger,i.e. seeing the perpetrators readying to throw something at someone else. At highway speed, you would be well past, the bridge or overpass, before you could even stop. Even if,you somehow, saw the cretins, more than likely, they would be making a hasty retreat, and shooting at fleeing people, never bodes well for the shooter. Despite the fact, that anger, and retaliation, would be forefront in your mind, if they are no longer, an immediate threat, you would be putting yourself, in a very precarious, legal prediciment. JMHO
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Re: TX: The mean interstate near Waco

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Post by AndyC » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:28 pm

Odinvalknir wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:35 pm
If you didn't wreck from the impact, or unfortunately be killed from the impact, would this be a reasonable liable use of deadly force reaction? As in, drawing and shooting the idiots who dropped/threw the rock?
Nope.

While their initial actions were recklessly endangering to your life, by the time you pulled over the actual threat has gone (unless they somehow continue to hurl objects (eg. via slingshots, shoot guns, etc) with enough danger to you that you could reasonably be considered to be in fear of your life at that point).
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