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First, the pictures:






Now, the story:

http://www.5newsonline.com/Global/story.asp?S=3609420&nav=2uEHcHCt

Ferrari flattened by pickup truck
Jul 21, 2005, 10:10 AM
FORT SMITH--A Fort Smith family had their home remodeled, unintentionally, after a pickup truck landed in their garage on top of a 2000 Ferrari.

The accident happened just before four Sunday evening on Jenny Lind Road in Fianna Hills. According to the police report, the teenage driver reached for a cell phone and ran off the road and became airborne. He caused about two hundred thousand dollars worth of damage to the garage, the Ferrari, a PT Cruiser as well as 2 motorcycles.

The speed limit is posted at 30 miles per hour, but the owner of the damaged home as well as neighbors say there have been plenty of problems in the past. It's been nonstop traffic for the neighborhood with a steady stream of cars driving by to get a view of a flattened Ferrari and devastated garage.

Owner Steve Marts wasn't home at the time of the accident, but got the bad news over the phone. "I was just numb, just real numb," Marts said.

Marts' neighbor Glynn Craine says he's seen his share of accidents at that home. Two other separate incidents sent cars careening of the road and into the house. "I never dreamed of it when I built here," Craine said. He's mended his mailbox three times, after cars curved off the road and onto his property. "If people would just slow down, speed kills."

Marts says this accident won't force him out of his home. "We enjoy living there, other than that." But it forces him to come up with some creative ways to keep it from happening again.

Marts says he's considering putting up boulders on the side of the driveway. He and his neighbor are also looking for some help from the city. They suggest more patrols for speeders and as well as some type of speed bump.
 

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Are they calling that scooter a motorcycle?
 

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Marts says he's considering putting up boulders on the side of the driveway.

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As much as I agree with that idea, the sad truth is, that the first time a speeding vehicle looses crontrol and slams into the boulder and is killed, I bet Marty has a lawsuit on his hands for having boulders there... :p
 

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Anybody else notice the other red car with a spoiler and the Blinged up H2 in the background of the pic with the Furahrie out of the garage? This guy is all about the make up for small manhood thing...
 

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Is anyone else impressed that the Ferrari can support an F150 ON ITS ROOF?!?!?!?!?!?
 

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Are they calling that scooter a motorcycle?

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Nope, they're calling that even smaller 2-wheeled vehicle to the left of it a motorcycle.

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According to the police report, the teenage driver reached for a cell phone and ran off the road and became airborne. He caused about two hundred thousand dollars worth of damage to the garage, the Ferrari, a PT Cruiser as well as 2 motorcycles.

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I did a research paper on cell phone use while driving and it /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cussing.gif everytime I see someone on it when their driving. Like this kid, he was too busy fondling with his phone instead of paying attention to where he was going.

Stay off the /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/censor.gif phone!!!!
 

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My sister lives in another City where she teaches. A kid at her school was killed when a car went off the road and into a house, killing a kid sleeping in bed. I can't comment on the cause, the driver might have had a heart attack or similar loss of consciousness. I don't think I'd want to live in a house on the outside bend of a road or at the end of T. Not unless I had some sturdy Oak trees between me and the street.
 

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" they are asking for some type of speed bump"

hmm.. looks like the ferrari slowed down the truck pretty good...
 

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" they are asking for some type of speed bump"

hmm.. looks like the ferrari slowed down the truck pretty good...

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Naw Chris... don't think it was necessarily the Ferrari, but the 'wedging' between it and the garage ceiling, and impact w/ the back wall. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

That Ferrari DID hold up pretty good under the 'load' though, didn't it?
 
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