Dang, that was close! Dad came close back in the 80's out in Wyoming out in the middle of nowhere and a guy on the Jeep forum I go on came close in his own driveway several years back, it's never good!
We've had to call our local FD numerous times to get Mom to the hospital and they have brought out some decently sized equipment for it, nothing that big for this small town though. They were here again this past Sunday (and yes, we will be spending Thanksgiving at the Hospital), there was even a uniformed officer with them in an older, body on frame with 4wheel independant suspension unmarked Explorer this time.........which is a first?!
My Sister had to do that for her Challenger, the summer only tires didn't have a second winter left in them, she ended up ordering a set of the BFG's I bought for the 200 last weekend from Sam's Club. Hopefully, they will be in by Saturday.
The whole NHRA temper tantrum happened this summer and was pretty sell reported, some people think that the NHRA might be pissed that this show might be bringing in better ratings and sponsors than their televised events. What gets me though, these guy are running on streets that are shut down for the races, with police and EMS present, much like the NHRA did in the begining.
http://www.hotrod.com/news/street-outlaws-justin-big-chief-shearer-and-brian-chucky-davis-crash-during-tv-filming/ Hot Rod, IIRC, Big Chief and MurderNova are friends with Finnegan and Freiberger.
BTW, if anybody is interested, the Dominato Dart, Silver Unit 3rd Gen Camaro, and Dung Beetle have all made the switch to EFI w/Haltech equipment in the past 6 months. There are some decent shots of the Camaro and Beetle on Haltech Youtube channel.
A week ago tomorrow night, sounds like the red Mustang from Michigan that has been on the show in the past got loose, crossed the line and caught him in the left rear, destroying both cars and putting both men in the hospital for a couple days. Both cages held up well!
Funny thing about those, there were a few people on a site that had information for the Dajiban stuff that thought these vans were mid engined, instead of extremely cab forward. Oh, I did pick up one of these kits the other night and one of the wheels was a short shot, so the parts missing Revell easybuild SRT Challenger kit I got for the steering wheel will be donating at least it's wheels and mirrors to this kit.