Blowout Lays Over Cement Mixer

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  1. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    VIDEO: Tire blowout topples cement truck
    Accident happened back in August in Illinois. But it shows just how quickly the accident occurred from the blowout to the layover. The driver made it out ok!
     
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  3. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Wow not even 1 second to react. He was going over probably before his brain could even process what just happened.
     
  4. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    Yup,he never had a chance. Thank goodness he’s still alive to talk about it!
     
  5. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

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    Back in 2018 a brother of a co worker of my wife had this happen to him with his 10 wheeler mixer. It was a freak thing as well. He was in a coma for almost 9 months. He passed away 5 months ago from complications due to the brain injury. He had been driving mixers for the same company for about 30 years. They took care of his expenses.
     
  6. AModelCat

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    Amazed the dashcam truck didn't flop it in the weeds too. Bit close to the ditch b'y!
     
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  7. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

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    Those concrete trucks have huge baloon front wheels. They blow, there is no getting on the tthrottle.
     
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  8. Shawn2130

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    We have 445 WB tires on our cement trucks.

    Our dump trucks carry more weight but use a 425 WB tires.

    I sure hope they never blow with me in the truck.

    That’s scary to watch when it happens to others.
     
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  9. bigguns

    bigguns Road Train Member

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    He went over fast and hard. How did he not suffer from some serious injuries? I know my mixer days would be over.
     
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  10. "semi" retired

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    Empty and the blowout yanked the steering wheel out of their hands. When a float steer tire goes, it's tough to hang on to.
     
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  11. Shawn2130

    Shawn2130 Medium Load Member

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    Is it worse empty or loaded when those large steer tire blows?

    I know neither is good at all.
     
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