View Full Version : Chuck Palahniuk local news story:

03-24-2012, 11:58 PM
There are several Palahniuk fans here so I thought I would share a loca news story involving him:

WASHOUGAL, Wash. -- Bestselling author Chuck Palahniuk escaped serious injury after a semi trailer rolled over and crashed into his car Friday morning, police said.
The semi was headed westbound on SR 14, near milepost 22, and Palahniuk was parked in a driveway on the north side of the highway, according to the Washington State Patrol incident report.
When the semi driver took a curve too fast, his trailer tipped over and slid toward the car. The trailer struck the side of the car before coming to rest blocking the westbound lanes, the report read.
Palahniuk said he had a sore neck after the crash, accoring to the injury report, but he was not taken to a hospital. The semi driver was not injured. He was cited for speeding.
The semi tractor remained upright throughout the crash. The car and the trailer were totaled.

Ben Staad
03-25-2012, 12:14 AM
Wow. That sounds like some very scary stuff.

03-25-2012, 12:18 AM
Damn! you never know...very scary stuff indeed!

03-25-2012, 12:25 AM
Here is a photo of the trailer. This could have been a tragic story.

03-25-2012, 07:12 AM
Wow. Good to hear that it was nothing serious!

03-27-2012, 05:42 AM
Maybe he'll do a 'King' and write it into a story!

03-27-2012, 03:17 PM
They do not give out the exact location but I believe that is a stretch of road I have traveled many times.

03-27-2012, 04:22 PM
But I don't see anyplace where Chuck could have been sitting in a driveway, and still been hit. Unless that trailer moved a long way.

03-27-2012, 04:58 PM
Here is a photo that I believe was taken from the driveway. Based on the other photos I believe the driveway is just out of the shot I posted earlier. The trailer appears too have slid a long way.

03-27-2012, 05:13 PM
That's a much better context photo. Glad everyone was alright.

03-29-2012, 06:47 PM
Maybe he'll do a 'King' and write it into a story!

That was very similar to my first thought, Maybe he'll pull a king and write himself into his next story

03-29-2012, 07:56 PM
I thought he already did that with Haunted--he didn't name himself as such, but I assumed the he was the narrator of the book.

03-29-2012, 08:48 PM
Maybe he did, personally I have never even heard of the guy. I dont read much, which you wouldnt expect someone here to say. lol.

04-01-2012, 09:44 PM
How about movies Teri? You haven't seen Fight Club??

Grant Wootton
04-01-2012, 11:20 PM
Yeah, bet Teri has, but she's observing the 1st rule of Fight Club (or something) :p

04-02-2012, 01:27 AM
Yeah, bet Teri has, but she's observing the 1st rule of Fight Club (or something) :p

If not the first then definitely the second. :p

04-02-2012, 01:32 AM
Wow, that's scary. Fight Club was a great book and movie. Also loved Choke and Survivor and many others. Last couple have been failures, IMO.

04-02-2012, 03:22 AM
Sorry, I haven't been checking in on this thread because it didn't interest me much cuz I had no idea who he was. Bored now though and catching up.

I DID see the movie. It was fantastic. Didn't even know it was a book when I watched it. Found that out later. Didn't know who wrote it though.

So no Grant, I am not observing the first rule of fight club. Though it is a great rule