Let it be noted that the best way to stop an out-of-control car with no brakes is to try engaging the parking brake. That being said, it's also a terrifying occurrence, so logic is sometimes thrown out the window in lieu of more of a reflex-oriented response. Brian Reynolds, 40, found himself in the latter scenario when the brakes on his Chevrolet pickup failed near a park in Salem, Massachusetts. While it isn't clear whether Reynolds attempted to engage the parking/emergency brake, at some point he opened the door and tried pulling a Fred Flintstone, using his foot to try and stop his truck.
At some point after opening his door, the Salem Patch reports that Reynolds fell out of his still-moving truck. The pickup ran over his leg before continuing down the street, only to crash into a fire hydrant. Although the specific injury wasn't reported, Reynolds was hospitalized, and adding insult to injury (in the most literal sense of the phrase), the local police reportedly ticketed him for operating a vehicle with defective equipment.


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      sheepszies
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Man given ticket after getting running over by his own truck"? Must be "Take your children to work day". FYI, they are just supposed to accompany you to work, not do your work for you.
        Mr E
        • 2 Years Ago
        @sheepszies
        I have to admit I lol'd at this ^
      tylermars.design
      • 2 Years Ago
      Seems like Fred Flinstone wrote the title to this article also.
      advancedpettech
      • 2 Years Ago
      In China when they execute someone the family is sent a bill for five cents to cover the cost of the bullet that is used to execute the person. Giving the guy a ticket for being run over by his own care is the same thing.
      mbukukanyau
      • 2 Years Ago
      While the law is the law, there is something totally wrong with kicking a man when he is down.
      sheepszies
      • 2 Years Ago
      Dear Autoblog, I know you deleted my prior comment and frankly, I can understand why. I hope you had a good laugh anyway. Sincerely, Sheepszies
      carguy1701
      • 2 Years Ago
      Did he scream for Wilma?
      benjammin172
      • 2 Years Ago
      Simply stunning. I've heard that we find out a lot about ourselves when we're put in a life threatening situation. Turns out this guy learned that he is a moron. Honestly, if your brakes fail, how many people out of a thousand would think that trying to stop a 2 ton machine with a 200 lb man and a pair of Nikes would work? This guy was inches away from a Darwin award
        wendygoerl
        • 2 Years Ago
        @benjammin172
        Unfortunately, he's not the first to try it. Maybe the only emergency stop he could remember was this guy from last year?: http://www.geekologie.com/2011/08/fred-flintstones-brakes-are-out-so-he-st.php
      VIPER94
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is a sad, pathetic, heartless article. Around Christmas too! Man, what was that cop thinking!
        • 2 Years Ago
        @VIPER94
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        TheMainInsane
        • 2 Years Ago
        @VIPER94
        Justice doesn't stop for Christmas. Just wish the truck was better mantained or the man was just more knowledgable about how to deal with those kinds of situations.
      Dreez28
      • 2 Years Ago
      So basically he got a ticket for being neglegent and stupid. Makes sense to me. Driving is a privilege.
      mthunder
      • 2 Years Ago
      This guys license should be revoked for driving without a brain. This idiot could have killed someone. Lets jump out of a moving car near the park. Obama probably paid is medical bills.
      Hazdaz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ticket? He should have had his license suspended for pulling something that stupid. How exactly was he going to stop a truck Flintstones-style? So instead of staying inside the truck and trying to steer it to safety, in one form or another, he thought "i'll try my FEET!" Screw this guy. Depending upon the situation, he could have hurt a lot of people for that stupidity.
      Al
      • 2 Years Ago
      leave it to the cops to be a jerk,what happens to them when something goes wrong with their car?
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