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Van filled with fireworks explodes, traffic backed up from Las Vegas to L.A

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by unomas, Jul 3, 2015.

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  1. unomas

    unomas Low-Roller

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    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    I really HATE when news reports are so wrong. Yes, traffic was stopped and back up. But, from Vegas to L.A.? Really.

    Then to add to it, the video that is available along with this story shows traffic many hours later doing just fine. No video of the event.


    @#^#^*^&@#$(){*@#!%

    No slam to the OP - just the news agency.
     
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    unomas Low-Roller

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    I wouldn't have even known of this story if it wasn't for me heading to Vegas in a few days and my wife reading the news.. I can't stomach the the media and their NON-fact checking, so I simply stay away. With that said what I took from this story is some dude driving a Van (down by the river) with a bunch of highly flammable products probably smoking and setting the whole thing on fire, then fleeing the scene. What was he thinking?
     
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    Think it was more poor grammar than bad facts,

    "Traffic from Vegas to LA backed up." is presumably what they meant.
     
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    Sensationalism at its core.
     
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    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Unfortunately one of the members on the other forum i post a lot at got stuck in this. He wasn't backed up all the way to Vegas, lol. I-15 south was closed for roughly an hour. The LVRJ didn't exaggerate this story.
     
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