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Looks like an 18 wheeler lost it on a corner and jackknifed, took out about 10 sections of concrete median and partially pancaked a full size chevy pickup (late model), all the was left of the 18 wheeler were the drive wheels and the trailer, no sign of the rest of the frame or cab, and the cab of the pickup was flat, if it weren't for the wheels i wouldn't have known what kind it was. The blue tarp over the pickup gives me an idea that it didn't end well. :( I was gonna snap a pic with my phone but i was legitimately in shock at the moment, my thoughts go out to everyone involved. People need to learn to be a little cautious when the weather turns shitty, now 2 people are dead, one who was probably just driving along on his way home to see his family or something. Sorry for my Debbie Downer moment, this just really got to me for some reason, and this was my nearest forum to speak on.
 

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Brittany witnessed a tractor trailer cause accident as well yesterday. Truck was on a road it didn't belong on to begin with and when it entered the sharp S turn the truck/car coming the other way had no chance (blind turns) and crashed right into the trailer. I don't believe anyone was killed from the sounds of it - perhaps hurt a little. Trucks need to learn to go where they belong and stay the hell off the small backroads. I hope the driver also got fined for going over a bridge which had a weight limit much lower then he was.
 

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Was this Route 322? If so, looks like two fatalities. Something needs to be done about truck drivers, sometimes I don't think they are really 'driving' reading, watching videos, texting, and talking on the phone not to mention fatigue and any drugs they are using to combat that fatigue.

Sorry to see you had to witness it, the gravity of these types of accidents are hard to comprehend until you see it in real life. :(
 

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I had no idea but that sounded like mortician's black humor. Well half walk and half roll in. The walking half pays the bills.

Please, now I'm dying to know. Got a Saab hearse?

The one at the wreck of the Toyota driver at Nurbring (Mercedes), was pretty cool. Not the wreck, just the car.

The Jag in Harold and Maude was killer wicked good! :cool:
 

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Everytime i happen to pass a deadly accident, my whole day is shot too. I just think about how basicaly "shit happens". To anyone, at anytime, for no reason, and that it can happen to me.

But i will add, dont down truck drivers. If it wasnt for them, you wouldnt have ANYTHING. My ol man has been driving truck for 25yrs, and im 24. Ive been around the trucking business all my life, and now i currently work for the same trucking company (office wise) my dad drives (now localy) for. Some of these guys are pushed hard by their company, making them run illegal hours and shit, they dont care if you had 4 hours of sleep in the last week, you run it. Its sad. I see drivers from MANY different companys in and out of my office daily and half of these guys are wore out to the bone. Now, i will agree there are alot of bad truck drivers out there, believe me, ive seen it all. But these guys live in that truck, and to those that bitch about truck drivers, cuz they are slow, or too big on the road or whatever can shut the fuck up! Those kind of people are the ones that cause the accident out of rage, trying to get around the truck or driving dumbly in the blindspot, etc...


carry on.
 

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Was this Route 322? If so, looks like two fatalities. Something needs to be done about truck drivers, sometimes I don't think they are really 'driving' reading, watching videos, texting, and talking on the phone not to mention fatigue and any drugs they are using to combat that fatigue.

Sorry to see you had to witness it, the gravity of these types of accidents are hard to comprehend until you see it in real life. :(
Yeah it was the one on 322 the people who died were the front seat passengers in the pickup, the person in the back seat is stable i believe, they had just opened the road back up about 15 minutes before i went by there the next morning, what sucks about it is that it was totally avoidable, I'm pretty sure its the same truck that had gone flying by me (and i mean flying, seemed like about 80 or so) about 15 minutes prior, and i was going 65, in a pretty substantial rain with crazy wind gusts. That corner sucks in general, it gets sharper near the end and has some uneven bumps that can make it hairy in inclement weather, but it was def an avoidable accident as far as i can tell.

Everytime i happen to pass a deadly accident, my whole day is shot too. I just think about how basicaly "shit happens". To anyone, at anytime, for no reason, and that it can happen to me.

But i will add, dont down truck drivers. If it wasnt for them, you wouldnt have ANYTHING. My ol man has been driving truck for 25yrs, and im 24. Ive been around the trucking business all my life, and now i currently work for the same trucking company (office wise) my dad drives (now localy) for. Some of these guys are pushed hard by their company, making them run illegal hours and shit, they dont care if you had 4 hours of sleep in the last week, you run it. Its sad. I see drivers from MANY different companys in and out of my office daily and half of these guys are wore out to the bone. Now, i will agree there are alot of bad truck drivers out there, believe me, ive seen it all. But these guys live in that truck, and to those that bitch about truck drivers, cuz they are slow, or too big on the road or whatever can shut the fuck up! Those kind of people are the ones that cause the accident out of rage, trying to get around the truck or driving dumbly in the blindspot, etc...

carry on.
I won't give truck drivers shit in general ever, they work hard and put up with rediculous demands and schedules in many situations, i worked for a trucking company doing misc. crap here and there so i've seen it first hand, and i know how crazy deadlines can be and such, this post is in no way meant to be an attack against truckers, they are a key part of the business world, however in this situation thereis no excuse, you won't lose that much time by slowing down for a corner, especially in this weather, with a vehicle that could be grossing around 80k.

Also if i were that trucker, i think i'd want to be dead, i don't think i could get over something like that.

http://www.wgal.com/slideshow/news/25823047/detail.html

the pictures of the pickup don't quite do it justice, i think they peeled the roof up or something, most likely to extract the victims, when i was there it was more pancaked.
 

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in this situation thereis no excuse, you won't lose that much time by slowing down for a corner, especially in this weather, with a vehicle that could be grossing around 80k.

Also if i were that trucker, i think i'd want to be dead, i don't think i could get over something like that.
I agree. There are some guys out there that push it to the limit putting safety behind them, forgeting they are a 70-80,000lbs mass of gigantizem (made that word up) with the ability to cream anything in its path, and i have no respect to those guys. Also bugs me that there is a considerable amount of rag-heads driving truck now too....speak no english, and when going into driving school, all they care to know is how to go forward....true story....scary thought eh? makes you wonder whats going on....
 

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If you ever drive up past Allentown heading toward Jersey the banter you hear on Channel 19 is rediculous, lots of poor english, the word "buddy" used about 10 times in a sentence by people with sub kindergarten english skills, and the occasional sound byte from a 70's porno.
 
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