Trucker Escapes Death On I-15 In Arizona

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  2. Bud A.

    Bud A. Heavy Load Member

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    A wreck like that and survived? I think I'd either figure that's the worst that'll ever happen and go buy a lottery ticket, or I'd take it as a sign and hang up the keys. Couldn't say unless it happened to me, and I don't really want to find out how I'd react.
     
  3. D.Tibbitt

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    Well just about every truck goes thru there way over the speed limit. I wouldnt be surprised if thats what caused the crash
     
  4. Numb

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    you can't "rescue" yourself.

    the English language sure does get butchered ,since the advent of texting.

    he is one lucky sob, to have been able to extricate himself from the cab.
     
  5. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    I wonder if he took the curves too fast. That portion of I-15 has some sharp curves that are deceptive. Take them too quickly and you can possibly lay the truck over or in this driver’s case,almost go over a bridge!!!
     
  6. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

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    A lot of drivers think the 55 MPH speed limit is just a suggestion.
     
  7. buddyd157

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    according to the report, the responders got there around 4 AM...

    the driver lost control

    maybe speeding, but at 4 AM or a bit earlier...??

    fell asleep at the wheel, would be my guess, was drifting towards the wall, woke up, and over corrected it.
     
  8. D.Tibbitt

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    Hard to fall asleep thru there its a curvy canyon road , up and down a slight grade. But definatly could happen
     
  9. lovesthedrive

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    Diesels dont "explode".
     
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  10. TheLoadOut

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    Here's an up close look at what was left. That is the tractor on the left.
    thumbnail1.jpg 2.jpg
     
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