Trucker survives “Final Destination” crash

Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by truckaholic001, Feb 4, 2020.

  1. truckaholic001

    truckaholic001 Light Load Member

    Apr 25, 2016
    Trucker survives 'Final Destination' crash involving car hauler, SUV

    Connecticut authorities reported an unusual crash involving a semi truck, a car carrier, and an SUV on Monday.

    The crash occurred around 4 p.m. on February 3 on I-84 in Tolland, Connecticut.


    According to a report from the Tolland Fire Department, an SUV “came off of a car carrier and struck a tractor trailer head on” in the westbound lanes of I-84.

    Officials say that no one was seriously hurt, but you can see serious damage to both the semi truck and SUV in images captured at the scene.

    The incident resulted in a diesel fuel spill and caused significant traffic backups.

    Tolland Fire Department
    18 hours ago
    Here are some pictures from I84 today. A vehicle came off of a car carrier and struck a tractor trailer head on. Thankfully there were no injuries. Traffic is still backed up as crews work to clear the highway.

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  2. idriveaholden

    idriveaholden Light Load Member

    Mar 14, 2018
    Another reason to buy Peterbilt
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  3. Mike250rs

    Mike250rs Medium Load Member

    Sep 24, 2019
    Raleigh, NC
    Jaws of life were needed to remove the seat cushion from the driver..
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  4. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    I don't like the idea of the engine block escaping. Something broke.

    When engine blocks get escaped and start tumbling in a smash you want out asap.
  5. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

    Jul 17, 2011
    The Village, Portmeirion
    One of the first to produce "plastic trucks"? Stuff would just bounce off them?
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  6. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

    Glad the driver survived. As it could have been much worse.
    mhyn, Bud A. and D.Tibbitt Thank this.
  7. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

    Oct 4, 2015
    Well,that one is junk now. The Cummins might still be good though. As for the van,can’t tell if it was a Mercedes Sprinter or a Dodge Ram van(the front end is practically telescoped in itself). Car hauler is gonna be paying big money (load securement issue possibly).
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  8. rolls canardly

    rolls canardly Road Train Member

    Feb 7, 2009
    mt. pocono. pa.
    Car hauling is serious business. I use a safety chain for the "What if's;" sometimes two.
    One simple safety chain could have possibly stopped this, or would buy time to get it out of travel lane.
    Don't know if it was auction cars or not,
    but have seen some operators working auction lots in a big hurry, and just hook and book. Bad JUJU.
    Really don't think car haulers use extra safety chains, either.
    Not picking, just an observation.
    A responsible operator has just good basic tie-downs.

    I towed a 10,000 lb. dump truck once and was not happy with the way it was riding, like top-heavy
    and trying to tip over on corners. I put two chains and binders over frame and down to my frame,
    and alternately ratcheted them down, until it compressed the springs into a neutral position.
    Rode like a dream after that.
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  9. Studebaker Hawk

    Studebaker Hawk Road Train Member

    Oct 18, 2010
    NW Indiana
    There is so much junk running around these days hauling cars, slant decks with units barely strapped on, that kid up in NH that killed all the bikers. That segment of the industry has really taken a hit. That never would have happened in the era of Anchor Motor Freight or Kenosha Auto Transport.
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  10. Trucker61016

    Trucker61016 Light Load Member

    Sep 18, 2017
    Linville, Va
    Wonder if theyll try to blame the driver who was hit by the flying suv ???
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