Florida, Where Drunk Drivers Get Run Over By Their Own Trucks
DU Bye – A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup truck after getting out to bang on another driver’s window.
It happened Tuesday evening in Gainesville, Florida.
The Gainesville Sun () reports 48-year-old Joseph Carl had been drinking and drove into a vehicle stopped at a red light. He got out of his truck without putting it in park and began banging on the window of a woman’s car. When the frightened woman drove away, there was nothing holding his truck in place.
The truck rolled into Carl. A police report says he was taken to the hospital where he was treated for fractures in his hand and foot.
He’s charged with DUI and DUI property damage. It isn’t known whether he’s obtained a lawyer.
Talk about adding insult to injury. Not only are you driving around drunk, but then you get run over by your own truck. That is a bitch. Although is anyone really surprised that the drunk guy who rammed his truck into another car forgot to put his car in park? Seems like a logical thing to forget. I think this is how normal people who live in Florida feel on a daily basis. They sit at a red light like a normal person and then a drunk driver comes plowing into them from behind. The drunk driver, who is clearly in the wrong, then gets out of his truck and starts banging on the normal person’s window. A normal reaction would be to just get the hell out of there, which the normal person does, and then the drunk drivers truck, which was never put in park, runs over the drunk driver. I have to imagine surviving a day in Florida as a normal person is like your own personal hunger games, except it never ends.