1 dead after SUV hits disabled semi on I-94

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  1. tinytim

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    Was delayed by this one. Looks like that Chevy was completely on the shoulder at impact.

    (WNDU) – One person has died after an SUV crashed into the back of a semitrailer that was disabled on the side of Interstate 94 in La Porte County Wednesday afternoon.

    The crash happened around 1:52 p.m. near Mile Marker 37 in the westbound lanes of I-94, according to a release from Indiana State Police. This is about 3 miles east of the Michigan City exit.

    Police say a black Chevrolet Blazer ran into the back of a 1999 semitrailer that was disabled in the right shoulder.

    It was not immediately clear why the Chevy left the road, but the crash is under investigation.

    1 dead after SUV hits disabled semi on I-94 in La Porte County

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  2. lovesthedrive

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    The family will blame the trucker. As wwe know the four wheeler drivers cant be held responisble. Sigh
     
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  3. Doealex

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    Agreed. I’m sure if four wheelers were required to carry at least 750K insurance it would’ve been different ;). Meanwhile, I hope this trucker had his triangles out...:(
     
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    If he didn't have the triangles out, he should have quickly put them out after the impact.
     
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  5. tinytim

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    I'm just glad it didn't happen while he was putting triangles out.
     
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  6. Doealex

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    Shatter them before throwing them under a car too?:( I’m sure all drivers think about vultures in these situations...
     
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  7. Chinatown

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    That's a good idea. Keep a few broken ones in the side box, just for situations like that.
     
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  8. Doealex

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    Last time I put triangles out two of them were shattered. Heck, my drivers side mirror was taken down while I was putting out triangles that foggy day also.
     
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    If they couldn't see the 8'6 x 13'6 trailer, how could you reasonably expect them to see three, 12" tall triangles?
     
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  10. Doealex

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    They were on the shoulder... Do you ride on the shoulder when it’s foggy?:confused:
     
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