The Driver Had To Swim Out

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IDMtnGal 's Comment
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WYODOT DISTRICT 1 - Southeast Wyoming

Motorists on I-80 may see activity by Herrick Lane (mm 297) while crews work to clear this wreckage. Take it slow and give emergency responders and wreckers plenty of space to work.

"The Wyoming Highway Patrol reminds motorists road conditions can change very quickly, especially around this time of year. Do not drive distracted, and always prepare for the unexpected. Thankfully, the driver was wearing his seatbelt and did not sustain significant injuries with a crash of this nature."

Driving too fast for road conditions results in a Texas resident driving into an adjacent pond and swimming to shore.

On April 9, 2021, a crash occurred around milepost 297 on Interstate 80 west of Laramie, Wyoming. At 7:24 a.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) troopers were notified of a motor vehicle collision.

WHP Troopers were able to determine through the ongoing investigation the commercial tractor-trailer was headed west on Interstate 80 when the driver lost control of the vehicle on an ice-covered road. The tractor and trailer exited the roadway's right side and collided with a fence and guardrail before coming to a stop in an adjacent pond. The driver sustained minor injuries but was able to swim to shore. The clean-up of the crash is still ongoing.

The commercial vehicle driver was wearing a seatbelt and transported to the Ivinson Memorial Hospital for injuries sustained in the crash.

Driving too fast for road conditions is being investigated as a potential contributing factor.

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Photo 1 and 2 were taken by WHP that I got off Facebook. Photo 3 I took when I passed by at 1630. Truck and trailer were gone by then.

Laura

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State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Interstate:

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HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Hmmm.....

Looks like it was a flatbed. What are the odds of crashing in Wyoming, on Interstate 80, then ending up in a pond, and needing to swim to safety?

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Was a flatbed out here in Utah forget the area was getting back on the I-15 onramp (mighta been SLC) onramp totally blocked.

He must not have rechecked his straps the whole load of steel warehousing racks were thrown all over it. 2 flatbed tow trucks were picking up the mess stacking onto their trucks. Musta just happened not long b4 we came by. Hate to been that guy!!

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Stevo,

When was that?

I see you are just north of me by about 5 miles. I'm heading to the Wally World DC in Corinne for a 0900 appt. Got 44,500 lbs of Nestlé Life water. Which way are you headed?

Laura

Was a flatbed out here in Utah forget the area was getting back on the I-15 onramp (mighta been SLC) onramp totally blocked.

He must not have rechecked his straps the whole load of steel warehousing racks were thrown all over it. 2 flatbed tow trucks were picking up the mess stacking onto their trucks. Musta just happened not long b4 we came by. Hate to been that guy!!

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