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#301380 - 01/03/23 08:58 PM Re: Buffalo woman dies after car gets stuck in snow [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3746
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle
I was too young to remember, but a long time ago, the engine caught fire as Mom was driving, and, as it so happens, a sleeping bag was in the trunk. Thinking quickly, Mom used the sleeping bag to extinguish the fire, and the fire did not do much damage due to her quick thinking.


Thatís very quick thinking!

Donít try this with synthetics!

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#301392 - 01/11/23 04:12 PM Re: Buffalo woman dies after car gets stuck in snow [Re: aardwolfe]
Chisel Offline
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Registered: 12/05/05
Posts: 1508
Being an old 65+ years old, and diabetic, first thing that pops in my mind is the frequent need to go. So, I'd like to remind everyone in that age group to figure out a way to relieve their kidneys and bladders in such situations. Not fun, but necessary.

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#301393 - 01/11/23 11:49 PM Re: Buffalo woman dies after car gets stuck in snow [Re: Chisel]
Eugene Offline
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Registered: 12/26/02
Posts: 2967
Originally Posted By: Chisel
Being an old 65+ years old, and diabetic, first thing that pops in my mind is the frequent need to go. So, I'd like to remind everyone in that age group to figure out a way to relieve their kidneys and bladders in such situations. Not fun, but necessary.

My first real job after college I had to drive a lot for a small company that was installing and supporting e-911 systems. I kept an empty Gatorade bottle just for in case of that kind of situation.
First time I ever did have to use it was sometime between 2am and 4am on 23 in Ohio. In the 90's there were not as many places to stop at now and I wanted to get home so I used that bottle. Dropped the lid of course and my old truck had no cup holders and a manual transmission so I got tired of holding it and my sleepy mind though it would be a good idea to pour it out the window. It of course splashed all over the side of the truck.
Of course there appears a gas station like two minutes later. The cashier gave me funny looks while as I was running their window squeegee along the whole side of the truck.

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#301398 - 01/13/23 01:14 AM Re: Buffalo woman dies after car gets stuck in snow [Re: aardwolfe]
WesleyH Offline
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Registered: 05/26/16
Posts: 101
Loc: Unknown
The article indicates the poor woman died of Carbon Monoxide poisoning and nothing related to the actual cold. I am assuming she had plenty of gas, and we don't know what other items she had in her vehicle.

Simply, the woman did not know of the risk associated with snow drift and keeping her engine running while stuck. Had she been aware of that and had some means of clearing the snow, (in this case even a bit of cardboard would have sufficed.) she would not have died.

It highlights the import of situational awareness, of knowing what to do when stuck in snow, and of carrying at least some rudimentary tools in your vehicle.

The coming snowstorm was broadcast by most news media, so she would have had ample time to put some tools, blankets, food and water in her car.

The fact that she sent videos would seem to indicate that she did have a viable means of communications, and was totally unaware that the danger she immedianly faced was from Carbon Monoxide, and not the cold.
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