No One Has Any Idea How This Buick Ended Up On This Bridge Bike Path

Illustration for article titled No One Has Any Idea How This Buick Ended Up On This Bridge Bike Path

Well, I mean, people have some idea. The Buick was driven on the bike path. It's just that most people can't figure out how someone would be clueless enough to drive a full-grown Buick all the way onto a bridge bike path on Lake Shore Drive by Chicago's Navy Pier.

Advertisement

What's remarkable about this is not that someone was dumb or drunk or douchey or some other 'd' enough to drive on a bike path, but that to get the car to this point, they would have have to have driven about a full mile on the narrow bike path to get to where the car was found.

The Buick's right front wheel and axle are pretty well damaged, suggesting that at least at some point the reality of driving a full-width car on a narrow bike path made itself known. How, exactly did someone manage to get that far down the bike path? There's some interesting theorteical discussion happening at Reddit Chicago about it, but so far no one really knows what sort of black magic managed to put this Buick there on that bridge's bike path with no clear damage to any fences or barriers visible.

Be happy, my friends: there is still magic in this world. Stupid, stupid magic.

(Thanks, Jon! Photo by Ronit Bezalel)

DISCUSSION

sm70-whynotduesenberg
sm70- why not Duesenberg?

Bare with me here, because I'm about to get radical.

It is possible, although not likely, that this Buick was being driven by a person of considerable age. An "elderly person", you might say. And it is possible, though uncommon, that this "elderly person", while traveling to the store at such a breakneck speed of 23mph, became confused and disoriented by all the big speeding cars hard-to-read signs, and so they made a wrong turn without having the slightest idea where they went. This explanation is unlikely for two reasons.

  1. The elderly never drive Buicks.
  2. The elderly are excellent drivers from all those years of experience. Plus, their deafness and blinds allow them to zone out distraction, while their slow reaction times keep them form overcorrecting.