USX in Laporte IN

Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by Lonesome, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. stayinback

    stayinback Road Train Member

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    Can't tell by the video,trucks fault or not?
    Aren't those lights suppose to be 14 high,or did he hit the pole?
     
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  2. mjd4277

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    Seeing how that’s a construction area I’d say he tried to make a right hand turn but didn’t take the corner wide enough and took out the pole.
    Fast forward to 2:11 for the end result.
     
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  3. Last Time Around

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    It does not look like he hit the pole, when he backs, the pole didn't catch on rear of cab or anything.... Construction Zone.... Maybe road was raised up, driver was empty and nobody raised the lights???
     
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  4. Bud A.

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    I liked the part where he backed up, then went forward, then started backing again until the construction worker hollered at him. Why wouldn't you just pull the brakes and get out and look after something like that, instead of going back and forth? Are you planning to just skedaddle if you can get clear of the lights?
     
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  5. stayinback

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    Do you have the 50/50 share alike droopy when they go digging for gold,?
     
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  6. mjd4277

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    He caught the pole with the trailer at the start of the video,although it doesn’t show it. He turned too soon. He might be loaded and have the tandems back to a point where he needed to make wide turns.
    Either way,he’s gonna be eating a ticket courtesy of the Laporte Police Department.
     
  7. mjd4277

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    By special request!lol
     
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  8. Last Time Around

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    Yeah, I saw that too... maybe the "WTF was that instinct" kicked in?? Like stepping in Crap....first instinct is to pull away foot.
     
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  9. Last Time Around

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    Ok.... From vid i can see it is a bit after the fact...thx
     
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