March 1st I-80 pileup video in progress

Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by Moon_beam, Mar 2, 2020.

  1. Infosaur

    Infosaur Road Train Member

    I think that's my cue to get off the road.

    I'll stick to the East Coast.
    The Attorneys, Brokers & "people more important than me" are much better at sniffing out slick spots and ditches.
    So I'm more than happy to let them find them for me.

    I know I've gotten into situations where I'm like "you need to shut down NOW!" and I won't do things I might have tried 10 years ago now. But sometimes, you still have 20 miles to the next off ramp, 30 to the one that actually has a place to park off it, and you tell yourself, "next time I'll play it short and stop 50 miles ago, but I just need to make the next 10 miles HAPPEN."

    Here's what I don't get, at one point in the video, it looks like the cops/first responders were coming from the other side and crossing the median on foot, even while more impacts can be heard. Why didn't they drive ahead to a quarter mile from the last truck and toss some road flares.
     
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  3. ghostcookie

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    Because that would make sense and be useful ;)
     
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  5. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive R.I.P.

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    Super truckers whom cant slow down. sigh
     
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  6. Scooter Jones

    Scooter Jones Road Train Member

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    The video you linked to shows the guy that ended up in this heap. He was moving along like there was no tomorrow at the 1:15 mark. Those guys were going WAY too fast for the conditions.

    Truck Pile.jpg
     
  7. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    just absolutely unbelievable.....
     
  8. Vic Firth

    Vic Firth Road Train Member

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    Professional Drivers; Not!!!
     
  9. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    When the dust settles some of these so-called drivers might be looking for new jobs. Some of them are definitely going to get fined and more than likely sued!
     
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