Heavy Hual Beam falls on car in Portland, OR

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  1. TruckingSurveyor

    TruckingSurveyor Light Load Member

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    Woman in crushed car says she is 'blessed to be alive right now'

    Yes, she is blessed. If I am looking at this right she was passing on the inside, not her fault it fell, BUT that is a danger zone on a curve with something that long.

    Actually it looks like she may of been passing on the left BUT still inside of the curve, when it rolled over, squished her between the beam and the barrier.

    And dang, I spelled Haul wrong in the title!

    TS
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2013
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  3. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

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    That trucking co has a history of load securement issue with csa....odot now claims they weren't aware of the history prior to issuing permits....I don't buy that at all!
     
  4. NavigatorWife

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    Not only the beam went over, it sure looks too big, but the truck is also on its' side. She was lucky.
     
  5. blanco

    blanco Road Train Member

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    Wow, she's from GA. Glad she made it.
     
  6. Relative

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    Just saw you posted as being from Gwinnett County, Georgia. Dana is a native of Gwinnett County--Suwanee, GA, to be exact. She's doubly blessed by having God to protect her and the rescuer named, "Mark"! She's a wonderful young lady, and we're so proud of her. She's my niece.
     
  7. fifthwheel07

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    Yes you did and you were man enough to admit it. (humor) I see alot of misspelled words on this site. I understand though people sometimes just want to get something off their chest and aren't necessarily in the mood to be looking up words in a dictionary, so why have I been looking up so many words in the dictionary when spell check is a click away. I should delete all this but what the.
     
  8. Boardhauler

    Boardhauler Road Train Member

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    Those guys were staging up on 205 when I left Portland late Tuesday morning. They were heading south, setting up around the Milwaukee exit, I think. I can't remember the trucking co. Gresham Transfer? The driver called it a "freak accident"? I think something (or someone) failed.
     
  9. blanco

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    Incredible! We are based out of Suwanee, Ga. What a small world. Truly she had a guardian angel beside her that fateful day.

    Ive yet to see what caused the accident or led up to it.
     
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