3 dead, 3 injured in crash I-35W near Denton

Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by Lepton1, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. x1Heavy

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    I was not able to get too much, but consider that trailer to be a cluster bomb of sorts. All those propane tanks.

    Someone screwed up very badly.

    as a side note, good to see you up and about. They nuke you proper in that hospital?
     
  2. austinmike

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    Just saw that on the news -
     
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  3. Lepton1

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    Got discharged on the 29th. Went back for follow up on the 5th, internal bleeding. Stabilized. About to get discharged again, with follow up consults 2-3 times a week with a variety of doctors to monitor my vitals. Chemo hopefully starts in a week or two.
     
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  4. Lepton1

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    When I drove based out of OKC getting through DFW was a frequent challenge. As you are headed northbound on I-35W approaching the merge with I-35E traffic speeds up and starts clustering up, you know, because folks just GOTTA save a few seconds before coming to the stop and crawl at the merge.

    Many many times 4 wheelers AND truckers will get into that big curve at 70 mph or more, close together, with one lane about to merge into the other and then the cluster merge onto I35 northbound. I never witnessed an accident there, but that was pure luck.
     
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  6. x1Heavy

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    I don't know about exploding.

    BLEVE's are a real problem.

    2012 CA



    And I think last year here in White County at a Beebe Burger King.

    Note the idiot sitting on the post maybe 50 feet from the inferno. The resturant was essentially destroyed on that side by fire for a while Its since reopened. Only in Arkansas. I love it here in this state, but you have to accept a certain amount of .... hee haw I suppose to butcher a badly fitted term.

     
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  7. War-Eagle

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    The propane tanks may or may not have been purged properly (well, obviously not - they had propane in them). A propane tank and a fire don't ever mix well.

    BLEVE - Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion These are as dangerous as the name suggests!!



    RIP to those that perished! Prayers for their families!!
     
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