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Newfoundland man drives 18 km in wrecked car, cannot remember hitting moose: ‘Hey buddy! You got no roof on your car’

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/newfoundland-man-drives-18km-in-wrecked-car-cannot-remember-hitting-moose-hey-buddy-you-got-no-roof-on-your-car

 

 

It was around 5 a.m. Monday and Tom Canning was driving to his salmon fishing spot in northern Newfoundland. A car passed him, going in the opposite direction on the highway. Its windshield was smashed and the roof was almost completely ripped off, but somehow, it was still cruising along at 100 km/h. He got a glimpse of the driver and swore the man had no head.

Canning looked in his rearview mirror and saw the car swerving in and out of the oncoming lane.

“I had to stop him, one way or another,” he said in an interview Thursday.

So the fisherman turned his car around and started to chase the tattered blue Toyota. He followed it for two kilometres, going as fast as 110 km/h, until he saw a tractor-trailer coming toward them. Canning watched, helpless, as the car skipped over the yellow line and into the truck’s path.

“I don’t know how he stayed on the road,” he said.

The car dipped back into the right lane and stopped, waiting for the truck to pass so it could make a left turn onto a gravel road.

“I blowed me horn and I jumped out and I ran towards him,” Canning said.

When he got to the car, he saw the driver did, in fact, have a head — but it was so covered with blood and moose manure it was barely visible. There were moose organs in the car and a moose hide big enough to cover a table.

“I said, ‘Hey buddy! Hey buddy! You got no roof on your car.’ That’s the words I said. And he stopped. … He was buried in blood. He was horrible to look at. Terrible mess,” Canning said.

Then I realized, it’s Steve Bromley from Conche … I used to buy my codfish from him

“Then I realized, it’s Steve Bromley from Conche … I used to buy my codfish from him.”

Stephen Bromley, 49, was on his way home to Conche when he hit the moose Monday. After the crash, he drove another 18 kilometres. When Canning helped him out of the car, he had no memory of the collision.

“He was saying things that didn’t really make sense,” Canning said. “I said, ‘What happened?’ and he said, ‘I can’t remember a thing. I must have felled asleep.”

At the hospital, Bromley was treated for cuts on his head and a concussion. He remembers Canning pulling him out of the car, but little to nothing of the drive.

“To tell you the truth, I didn’t even know I hit (the moose),” Bromley said. “I drove 18 kilometres with the window bit out of her. I thought the air conditioning was left on with the cold air. It’s strange.

The local RCMP say it’s not uncommon for motorists who have suffered a head injury to go into a trance-like state and keep driving toward their destination. Cpl. Desmond Mollon said he has dealt with one case and heard of others from colleagues.

In 2012, Michelle Higgins pulled into the parking lot of her office in Norris Arm, N.L., covered in blood and moose fur, with no recollection of hitting the animal. “No, I never hit a moose,” she told her colleagues. “I never even seen one.”

Neurologists and emergency room physicians attributed the phenomenon to “post-traumatic amnesia” brought on by a concussion.

“What that means is they’re not really laying down memories,” said Dr. Brian Levine, neuropsychologist and senior scientist at Baycrest Hospital in Toronto. “The brain isn’t able to create a stable memory for the events, even though they can act and carry out action sequences, like, for example driving.”

It’s common in athletes, Levine said, noting that NFL quarterbacks have reported playing in games with concussions and having no recollection of what happened on the field.

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I wont be happy unless the LED light bar is rainbow also.

 

This aint New York city, we don't have that sort of budget.

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"Steve, all you had to do was score one more goal in the game against the Fire Department for crying out loud. But no. Well, thirty days driving the Fagwagon for you. And bring Tim Horton's the whole next week."

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"Steve, all you had to do was score one more goal in the game against the Fire Department for crying out loud. But no. Well, thirty days driving the Fagwagon for you. And bring Tim Horton's the whole next week."

 

 

How much do you want to bet that's actually what they call it and that someone is going to get in some serious shit when it leaks out?

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Something like that in the US would be the mayors office using the police department to pander for votes......things much different in Canada?

 

A bit. I don't know about other provinces, but Ontario police don't report to mayors. They report to a board which is composed of municipal and provincial appointees. Chiefs and boards arr somewhat sensitive to public opinion - media opinion in particular. They've also internalized the changes in attitude towards gay people that most people here have undergone in the last generation, so yeah, the leadership tends to be a bit PC at times. It's generally an improvement over the way things used to be. It used to be that crimes against gays or in the gay community were disregarded by police forces. Some cops used to harass gays when they had a chance to do so. This has mostly changed and police services are trying to reach out to that community to get better cooperation.

 

This car, incidentally, belongs to the Peel Regional Police. They generally have a reputation as a good police service. Peel Region is the county-sized municipality bordering Toronto to the west and its police service happens to be the third largest municipal police service in the country. Peel Region itself is mostly suburbs with some small old town centres and a few farms. I'm not aware of any gay neighbourhoods there like the one in downtown Toronto.

 

http://www.peelpolice.on.ca/en/aboutus/diversityrelations.asp

 

As for that car, that's not just gay-friendly, it's downright ghey. Even the openly gay coppers must dread being the recipient of someone's good idea fairy here.

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So this is how it feels to be a 3rd rate military, when we get logistical support from higher tier navies

 

 

 

Chilean Navy supply ship arrives to provide support to Royal Canadian Navy

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/defence-watch/chilean-navy-supply-ship-arrives-in-esquimalt-to-provide-support-to-royal-canadian-navy

 

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Whole damn western and central part of the country is on fire right now. I picked a good time to not travel this summer.

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So this is how it feels to be a 3rd rate military, when we get logistical support from higher tier navies

 

 

 

 

Chilean Navy supply ship arrives to provide support to Royal Canadian Navy

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/defence-watch/chilean-navy-supply-ship-arrives-in-esquimalt-to-provide-support-to-royal-canadian-navy

 

Is there nothing in the US reserve fleet we could sell/lease/donate?

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