Drove Past This Today And It Was Horrific.

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Brian's Comment
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Absolutely horrific, by the time I was able to drive by they had just pulled the car out and had the Jaws of life out trying to retrieve the driver. Stay safe out there.

man killed in crash

Splitter's Comment
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Took 90 mns to go 5 miles. Luckily I was gonna be super early. So I ended up making just an hour before my scheduled delivery time. Thankfully the driver survived but the tractor was completely gone.

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Brian's Comment
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Thanks to whoever corrected that maybe I should learn how to do that already.

And man that driver is lucky to say the least. Today was a weird day. Seemed like there were quite a bit of accidents.

Chuck S.'s Comment
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I once came across an accident that had just happened at a roundabout in Arizona, a couple driving a blue Dodge pickup pulling a travel trailer drove under the center of a semi trailer that was proceeding thru that roundabout. The speed of the pickup and trailer was so fast at impact that it broke the trailer lose from the pickup, and the pickup ended up with the front half of the truck protruding out the opposite side of impact.

It was later determined to be deliberate.

That was a sight I will never forget as long as I live

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Brian's Comment
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Wow that's crazy Chuck. Guessing this guy was texting but who knows.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Had a nasty one east of des moines as well. Iowa state patrol car totaled .

Officer had the highway blocked forcing traffic to detour after a fatal accident, officer was outside his car when he heard a truck hit the rumble strips and looked up in time to jump out of the way. Theyre saying distracted driving was cause of secondary accident as the road is wide open with no blind curves. Truck driver will likely be facing charges.

Definitely a bad day on the roads today.

Splitter's Comment
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Had a nasty one east of des moines as well. Iowa state patrol car totaled .

Officer had the highway blocked forcing traffic to detour after a fatal accident, officer was outside his car when he heard a truck hit the rumble strips and looked up in time to jump out of the way. Theyre saying distracted driving was cause of secondary accident as the road is wide open with no blind curves. Truck driver will likely be facing charges.

Definitely a bad day on the roads today.

A lucky day for that trooper. Not so much for the trucker. It frustrates me to no end when folks see my blinkers on, they see the police lights down the road but insist on speeding up in order to block me from getting in front of them. Love me some 4 wheeler courtesy!

Jamie's Comment
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I seen one the other day going through South Carolina, traffic slowed down rather quickly from 70mph down to about 15mph. There was an accident up ahead, simple fender bender it looked like. But while traffic slowed down quick, I seen this little yellow car I believe it was who I guess was distracted as he almost hit two cars while he jerked the wheel hard to the left and started flipping into the trees off the road. I thought I got it on my dash cam but I didn't.

Of course this was just an accident, not involving a semi. So a bit off topic I suppose?

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