Driver rescued from T/T hanging from Louisville bridge

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  1. Studebaker Hawk

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    i want to know the model of the 5th wheel.
    That is worth a little extra promotion.
    I'm thinking of the voice over right now...

    "WHEN THINGS HANG IN THE BALANCE, YOU NEED AN ACME 5TH WHEEL."

     
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  3. Opus

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  4. mjd4277

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    Truck looks like an older model Volvo VNM.
     
  5. Banker

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    Sysco has onboard cameras so who caused the wreck is likely already known.
     
  6. Opus

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    Yeah, but one way or another, that's gonna be a mighty stiff bill
     
  7. Banker

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    Exactly why I hope it wasn’t the Sysco drivers fault. I have no idea what really happened, but I know that road well. The lanes are fairly narrow but they are definitely wide enough for a semi. I have crossed that bridge many times in the last 36 years. The inside lanes are the safest lane for a semi because the outside lanes have a very large slightly rounded raised curb. One of the vehicles likely struck the curb and spun out possibly causing a sideswipe or chain reaction crash. Just a guess and I may be 100% wrong, but I know how people drive.
     
  8. fishonron

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    Here you can see what looks like three wrecked vehicles 'behind' the truck. Capture.PNG
     
  9. rollin coal

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    I used to dodge the toll every time I went through there in my truck and people drive 55 and 60mph+ on that bridge routinely. Way too fast.
     
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  11. Studebaker Hawk

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    Here is the story of the series of events leading to that truck almost going into the drink.
    The chain of events was initiated by an EV automobile that suddenly just shut down in the middle of the bridge.

     
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