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Icon8 got hit by a deer and a pole...

well these occured on different nights, first off me and a bunch of my buddies were in the mud flatts and we come around this corner and there is this huge buck (all of them are huge in the flatts cause its a desert unit) and we all line up (about 6-7 trucks) and shine our lights on it to get a better look and it takes off runnin into the bushes and then comes back and starts runnin at us well it runs right in front of our trucks and decides to run right between mine and my buddies truck (we were about 3ft apart) and nails my driver side mirror with its antler and busts my mirror off, i coulda reached out and grabbed its antlers without my elbow bein out the window so now i need a new mirror and now the second story, i was on my way into the mud flatts tonight when my buddie texts me and tells me theres a party at his house and i was maybe 30ft past the gate into the flatts so instead of turnin around i just decide to back out well i was in the process of textin him back while i was backin out so i wasnt watchin where i was goin and i guess my truck turned a little while i was backin out and it nailed the pole that the gate locks to when they close the flatts and my driver side tail light hit the pole then the pole dragged down the side of my truck till i stopped and i got out to look and my tail light is busted and i got two nasty dents in my bed, one right above the tail light and one right under it and a bunch of bad deep scratches down the side of my bed along with some white paint. so i need a new mirror and tail light (mirrow is 175 alone) and my dad hasnt even seen my bed yet so there is an *** chewin comin for me and that side of my truck was straight but not no more, so this hasnt been a good weekend for me, i scared whats gonna happen next lol
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Damn dude that blows! I know a couple years ago a buck came across an interstate and nailed the driverside back door then hit again on the bed by the light! Crazy sucide deer... That sucks about the pole man.. now you know not to txt and drive... Good luck with the dad also
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Really does suck about that deer there, just a bad run of luck on taht one - about the backing into a pole.. sucks to be you on that! :-( Texting while backing up is a new one to me.. I wouldn't even think about backing up while texting, lol
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Eh, I miss judged the distance between my truck and my wheel barrow and put a nice 5ft long scratch on my passenger side of my truck, if that makes you feel any better.
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First the DC train operator, then the bus driver, and now you! When will it end?!?!
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I guess the derranged deer isn't your fault. But reversing while texting (was it dark too?). Geez.

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First the DC train operator, then the bus driver, and now you! When will it end?!?!
It was the Metro Boston train operator and the LA train operator. The one in DC I don't think had anything to do with texting. The track circuits were not working.
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It was the Metro Boston train operator and the LA train operator. The one in DC I don't think had anything to do with texting. The track circuits were not working.
Ah yes, too many crashes going on. You get the point.
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I was on my commuter train coming home one day. First the engineer stopped at the new station under contruction (wrapped in caution tape and CLOSED signs. Then he went up to the proper platform and over-shot it. So he backed up and over-shot it backing up. Then it he pulled forward and just barely got it. Upon getting off and walking down the lot, he was blabbing on his cell phone. Seriously, its a train. They weigh like 200 tons and have hundreds of people on them. You'd think the least someone could do is pay attention for a few minutes here and there.
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I was on my commuter train coming home one day. First the engineer stopped at the new station under contruction (wrapped in caution tape and CLOSED signs. Then he went up to the proper platform and over-shot it. So he backed up and over-shot it backing up. Then it he pulled forward and just barely got it. Upon getting off and walking down the lot, he was blabbing on his cell phone. Seriously, its a train. They weigh like 200 tons and have hundreds of people on them. You'd think the least someone could do is pay attention for a few minutes here and there.

My brother is a train operator here in Dallas TX for light rail.
Cell phone usage gets you fired.

Smart policy IMO.
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well these occured on different nights, first off me and a bunch of my buddies were in the mud flatts and we come around this corner and there is this huge buck (all of them are huge in the flatts cause its a desert unit) and we all line up (about 6-7 trucks) and shine our lights on it to get a better look and it takes off runnin into the bushes and then comes back and starts runnin at us well it runs right in front of our trucks and decides to run right between mine and my buddies truck (we were about 3ft apart) and nails my driver side mirror with its antler and busts my mirror off, i coulda reached out and grabbed its antlers without my elbow bein out the window so now i need a new mirror and now the second story, i was on my way into the mud flatts tonight when my buddie texts me and tells me theres a party at his house and i was maybe 30ft past the gate into the flatts so instead of turnin around i just decide to back out well i was in the process of textin him back while i was backin out so i wasnt watchin where i was goin and i guess my truck turned a little while i was backin out and it nailed the pole that the gate locks to when they close the flatts and my driver side tail light hit the pole then the pole dragged down the side of my truck till i stopped and i got out to look and my tail light is busted and i got two nasty dents in my bed, one right above the tail light and one right under it and a bunch of bad deep scratches down the side of my bed along with some white paint. so i need a new mirror and tail light (mirrow is 175 alone) and my dad hasnt even seen my bed yet so there is an *** chewin comin for me and that side of my truck was straight but not no more, so this hasnt been a good weekend for me, i scared whats gonna happen next lol
i know about the poles... the damn things jump out in front of you!! a couple of my buddies were going to the beer store (i live out in the country with a little store that sells beer) and i thought i'd some 4wd donuts in a snowy school parking lot, damn hit a chain link fence pole, this is what my truck looked like with the dentName:  fordandchevy014.jpg
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by the way thats the second tail light. i replaced the one in the first picture then accidently backed into a tree qat a friends house and took out the tail light again.. haha
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Wait one mirror is going to cost you $175?
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I think we need pics of the derranged deer damage and of your stupidity... lol
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I would have liked to see a video of the suicidal kamakaze deer making a run at you.
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That'll tick ya off. I'd hate to be you when you dad finds out, but I've had my share of that.
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I guessed you joined the deer hitting ranger club... It sucks
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First the DC train operator, then the bus driver, and now you! When will it end?!?!
if your talking about the female DC operator that slamed into the back of the other train, it was a faulty switch that caused that accident.

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Yes that one. But I don't think it was a switch (like a track switch). The circuit that detects a train on the block wasn't working and therefore the system showed the block as clear and the signals were therefore green. Coming around the bend, the operator saw the other train, dumped the brakes, but it was too late at that point. Sucked.

But I haven't followed up on it in the last few weeks.
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she's dedicated in our semi monthly news letter.
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Scared the hell out of me when I saw it on the news right when it happened. My sister uses the red line every day. Thankfully not that one.
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Wait one mirror is going to cost you $175?
ya one mirror is $175, well thats what my dad told me, i havent gone to the store and looked myself yet
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heres the pics, oh ya i got a flat last night too so im rockin the spare
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heres the hole, you could easily put a quarter in that hole
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damage from the derranged deer
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and dont text and back up at night
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Go to the LMC truck website, you can pick uo a stock ranger mirror for 50 bucks.
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man thats no good .... good thing your not stepside though or that'd be busted up fiberglass(like mine is right now ha) rather than a dent
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Good job, moron. Maybe next time you'll leave the phone in the center console instead of having it up in your face. Probably not.

The only thing I feel sorry for is the truck. Maybe the pole too. I hope your dad DOES chew your ***. Somehow, though, I doubt you'll learn until it is too late, and you're the one that gets to survive while the other people's families of the person(s) that you took out are grieving.

Sorry if I sound like a dick, but you're stupid.
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