Take Your Time And Be Safe. Laws Are There For A Reason

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Amish country's Comment
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I've gone back and forth on posting this but it's a good lesson on why we follow different rules of the road.

Yesterday (4/3/19) there was a tractor incident on PA 222 south roughly a mile from the ephrata 322 exit. It is suspected that the truck was about 10k lbs overweight and going above the 65 mph limit, this section of road is slight downhill. Early thoughts are the driver needed to slow/stop quickly but the weight of the truck didnt allow it so they took it off road, went airborne and nose dived in the trees. Driver DOA and the passenger somehow has survived.

The owner was on scene from philly and said the fines and other expenses will put him out of business.

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Mark Baker's Comment
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I've gone back and forth on posting this but it's a good lesson on why we follow different rules of the road.

Yesterday (4/3/19) there was a tractor incident on PA 222 south roughly a mile from the ephrata 322 exit. It is suspected that the truck was about 10k lbs overweight and going above the 65 mph limit, this section of road is slight downhill. Early thoughts are the driver needed to slow/stop quickly but the weight of the truck didnt allow it so they took it off road, went airborne and nose dived in the trees. Driver DOA and the passenger somehow has survived.

The owner was on scene from philly and said the fines and other expenses will put him out of business.

0182519001554367943.jpg

OMG!! God save us

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Amish, thanks for posting that sobering photo and info. In school, we saw a number of crash photos, so I think the companies want us to have a graphic understanding of what can happen if we lose our focus or drive recklessly. Safety is cheaper than a funeral.

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