Lexington trucker recovering after Oklahoma tornado blew rig off overpass

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  1. RickG

    RickG Road Train Member

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    http://www.kentucky.com/2013/05/22/2649770/lexington-trucker-recovering-after.html



     
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  3. Big Don

    Big Don "Old Fart"

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    Well that really sucks. I wish that driver a speedy recovery. But why in the world would he stop on top of an overpass? Am I missing something here?
     
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  4. SHO-TYME

    SHO-TYME Road Train Member

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    That's what I was thinking, he supposedly stopped to get under the bridge.
     
  5. joseph1135

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    Here's to a speedy recovery for a trucking brother. Lets all hope for the rest of tornado season to be calm and all of us safe
     
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  6. richieryan

    richieryan Medium Load Member

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    It's where US177 goes over I-40 near Shawnee,OK.
     
  7. Chinatown

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    Another tractor-trailer was flipped over on the bridge; he was probably trying to get out before the tornado flipped his but didn't have enough time.
     
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  8. dogcatcher

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    Hope he makes a full recovery, really bits!
    Wonder if that will go against his CSA???
     
  9. RickG

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    With an injured spine I doubt he'll be worrying about CSA points in the future . You don't get CSA points without an inspection anyway .
     
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    A fellow trucker and good pal was gracious enough to pay his medical bills.
     
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  11. Big Don

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    Thanks for posting that picture.
    As to the medical bills, I have to wonder. First off, seems to me like it would be work related, therefore Worker's Comp, and second, you are going to be talking about hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills here? And a private individual picked those up? Kind of hard to believe.
     
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