One taken to hospital after 2 semis crash north of Cedar City

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  1. TheLoadOut

    TheLoadOut Heavy Load Member

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    CEDAR CITY — Northbound Interstate 15 north of Cedar City was the scene of two semitractor-trailer crashes Sunday morning.

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    The crashes, which happened within 200 feet of one another, occurred at 5:39 a.m., and 7:20 a.m., respectively. Both trucks were carrying produce.

    “The driver of the second was taken to Cedar City Hospital for minor injuries,” said Utah Highway Patrol Sergeant Ryan Bauer. “Usually, when trucks tip over like this, the cargo is lost.”

    The driver of the first truck drifted onto the median, then overcorrected, Bauer said.

    “He was going about 70-75 mph,” Bauer said.

    Troopers closed one northbound lane on Interstate 15. Bauer said that as the second semi approached the accident, the driver didn’t realize what was happening.

    “He was going about 70 mph when he hit his brakes,” Bauer said. “He lost control and hit the median.”

    The trucks sustained extensive damage, Bauer said, but their respective drivers were wearing seatbelts

    Bauer said that Utah Highway Patrol troopers, Iron County Sheriff’s deputies and Gold Cross Ambulance all responded to the scene. Both lanes were opened again as of 1:45 p.m., Bauer said.

    This report is based on information provided by law enforcement and may not contain the full scope of findings.



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    Scene of two semitractor trailer crashes about 100 yards apart on northbound Interstate 15 north of Cedar City, Utah, April 25, 2021 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News / Cedar City News





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  3. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Medium Load Member

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    Notice how they put a lot of emphasis on the fact they were doing 70mph+. Am i parinoid or has anyone else been seeing that a lot lately in articles like this? Back on topic though, look at all that wasted produce. The okra and pineapple are especially painful to see get tossed. Id love to have a box of each. i would make all kinds of goodies with those.
     
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  4. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

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    Are they stacking the product loose on the wrecker? I’d love to see how they secured that.
     
  5. Magoo1968

    Magoo1968 Light Load Member

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    Typical Canadian truck if it says speed fast quick or king in the name it’s often a fly by night outfit .
     
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  6. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

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    Yup I dont agree to the need to toss the pineapple
     
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  7. Happily Retired

    Happily Retired Road Train Member

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    Nice goin', yutz(s). It's always these "generic" white trucks. Listen to this,,,I have a neighbor whose daughters BF works for CDOT. He maintains Poncha Pass, ( elev. 9035ft) not the highest, but catches many truckers off guard coming down from the flats. So, he gets a call, semi missed a curve on Poncha Pass, just another busy day, however, when he got there, it happened GOING UP the pass. When the driver was questioned, he said, it was a brand new truck, and he was trying to figure out the cruise control,,going UP the freakin' hill,,,I kid you not!
     
  8. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    This is not the way to make a tossed salad!!

    Friends don’t let friends lay white Volvos over!!
     
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  9. Bud A.

    Bud A. Road Train Member

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    I know it's produce, but those pallets look like a Frozen Dairy Deli load when you open the door at your first stop.
     
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