Thursday, June 25, 2015

A Funny Thing Happened As I Drove Across the Lovely State of Washington Today

June 25, 2015
Inattention blamed for Vantage truck accident

Tingle was driving a 2008 Freightliner east on Interstate 90 around 5:40 a.m. when the truck left the road causing him to overcorrect, according to a news release from the State Patrol. The truck struck a guardrail causing it to roll and come to rest in both lanes.

I can say from personal experience that the underside of both the cab and the trailer seemed in pretty good condition.

What a cleanup nightmare that must have been. Keep in mind that I saw the truck at about 1:40pm, roughly 8 hours after the accident. Traffic was moving at about 1 mph for obvious reasons so there was ample time to rubberneck.

Hope the driver is okay!

It ranks as the second most interesting vehicle accident aftermath that I have personally seen. It's really hard to beat half a car in the road and the other half quite a few yards away in a ditch, as if something sliced it perfectly in half with a laser just behind the front seats.

Okay, maybe that's not quite true. It all depends on whether one considers the structured investment vehicles invented by Citigroup. It was damn interesting to see the major banks flailing like that during the Great Recession. Black swan accident. Nobody could have seen it coming. Massive carnage. Nobody to blame. A real risk management head-scratcher. That would definitely be number one when it comes to vehicular accident aftermaths. Still living the dream in 2015! Still wondering about ZIRP! Still wondering about new normals! Still wondering if we can reach escape velocity out of the Fed's intensive care unit! Yes, sir. Damn interesting!! ;)


dearieme said...

Secret footage has emerged of an FOMC meeting.

Stagflationary Mark said...


Bend it! Hahaha! :)