Major accident Iowa on I80 West bound at Mile 141

Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by Jenn72, Dec 9, 2019.

  1. Jenn72

    Jenn72 Light Load Member

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    Drivers be careful. I80 is closed due to a major accident. At least 5 semi's and 20 cars

    P.S. I was shotgun when I snapped these pictures.
     

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  2. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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  3. Jenn72

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    It was pretty bad. We saw one car crushed between two trucks. Pretty sure the driver of the car didn't make it.
     
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  4. x1Heavy

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    Always something. Then again I am not surprised with the unsupervised interstates we run.
     
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  5. americanvolo

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    we pay expensive road taxes, and still don't see enough improvements
     
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  6. x1Heavy

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    What I think is someone stopped short. When you do that inside a pack or herd of trucks doign 61 together trying to pass each other, there is going to be a certain amount of bumping and damage.

    In other words the Professional trucker must now be confronted with a question.

    "Do I stop quickly and be fired for a critical event? Or hit these people and hope not to be at fault?"
     
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  7. lovesthedrive

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    Yup, so many talented 4 wheelers. Not driving for conditions. Dam the accidents, full speed ahead!
     
  8. Jenn72

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    The first accident was a semi truck. He was hit on the drivers side trailer half way down and drivers side trailer bumper was bent up pretty good. Behind him there were two cars. The second accident was after those and you see three more cars, the OD and Millis, and another jackknifed truck. After those it just was multiple pileups. The roads were icy as h**l.
     
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  9. Ffx95

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    Road looks wet. Black ice maybe? That’s the most dangerous situation when the road looks sorta wet and the temps are low and just a few drips of rain are falling. Catches you by surprise next thing you know you’re doing a trailer inspection from inside the cab.
     
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  10. INRUT

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    Looks pretty frozen to me, the kind of road I don’t want anybody within a half mile of me.
     
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