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Welcome To Fabulous DOWNTOWN Las Vegas sign destroyed

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by RHT27045, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. RHT27045

    RHT27045 Tourist

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  2. Sonya

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    That's too bad. I like that sign. Hope they have plans to put it back.

    Was the driver chasing down a Pokemon? :wink2:
     
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  3. Fet297

    Fet297 Vegas is my happy place!

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    I'm personally surprised this didn't happen before. Apparently the driver took a famous baseball players advice - when you get to the fork in the road take it...:kill:
     
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    "Impairment was not suspected" in a one-vehicle crash. Interesting...must have been even worse than that -- texting or doing that Pokemon thing.

    Another vote here hoping that they replace that sign! It was a cool little homage to the big one.

    (Edited to add: sorry Sonya...I didn't see before that you had already made the Pokemon comment.)
     
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  5. ardee

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    Hope it costs that jerk driver his license forever.
     
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    OK, I'm obviously aware of the famous one on the South Strip, but I'd never even heard of this before.
     
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    This is actually the most Downtown Vegas thing I've heard all week.
     
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    Should have done something productive and hit Slotzilla instead. :D
     
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  9. TIMSPEED

    TIMSPEED !địt mẹ!

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    LOL, 99% of vegas visitors aren't aware of it either.
     
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    maybe a tad harsh!!!
     
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    When I first read this I was just glad it was a pickup truck and not one of Flusher's Poonstang adventures.
     
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    Remember John Belushi's reaction when the guy tripped spilling the liquor in the movie Animal House? That was me when I read this story.
     
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    Ive been to Vegas 15 times, never knew this even existed.
     
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    shokhead I'm no big spender!

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    Knew it was there but haven't been by it in 20 years or more.
     
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    Nope. If he wasn't "impaired," then he was texting or playing Pokémon Go. Either activity while driving should get you the "death penalty" as far as driving goes.
     
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    It's easy to miss it. It wasn't on FSE or anywhere you could wander by it exploring downtown. IIRC, it was on LVB between Stratosphere and downtown, where there is a split in LVB, somewhere kind of near where LVB crosses Charleston. I don't believe it has been there that long. Maybe since the mid-2000s.
     
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    wow, what a ridiculous statement. People crashed without anyone else involved before mobile phones were invented i'm guessing you realise.
     
  18. TIMSPEED

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    Pretty spot on. It's actually kiddy-corner to Stratosphere...across from "Little White Chapel"; If you're driving down LVB, towards downtown, it's where LVB and MainStreet meet (or split-off)
     
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    Wow. What if the driver fainted or had a seizure?
     
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  20. Sonya

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    Thanks for clarifying. I thought maybe it was a bit further down, but you know how it is in Vegas. :drunk: