Wolf Creek Pass Claims A Driver

Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by mjd4277, Sep 28, 2021.

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  2. Bud A.

    Bud A. Road Train Member

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    He went over at the scenic overlook. CDOT just reworked that area last year with new barriers, and I heard that was because it had become a popular place to commit suicide by driving over the cliff. There's a runaway ramp just above that spot. Sad.

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  3. scott180

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  4. bryan21384

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    That drone footage did an awesome job capturing the results from the crash!!! I've said it in another thread, some of these drivers need some better training about traveling these mountains. I think drivers not knowing how to drive these mountains is biggest reason as to why these crashes happen. I went to school in Murfreesboro, TN. We actually spent time on mountain driving. We even got in the truck and got practice going up and down Monteagle Mountain. Granted, Monteagle is a piece of cake compared to Wolf Creek Pass, but the idea was to give some idea about mountain driving and that helped me tremendously. For places where that can't necessarily be practiced, there has to be a lesson on it or something.
     
  5. Socal Xpress

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    Why does a guy go right instead of left like the road. And to be ejected..... doesn't look like a survivable crash with a seat belt.

    RIP driver.
     
  6. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    Even on Monteagle drivers have F’d up all the same-which is why TDOT put up a surveillance camera almost directly across from the mandatory brake check area,to see who’s stopping in there and who’s playing super trucker going down the grade!
     
  7. Mototom

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  8. Dave_in_AZ

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    @Opus is going to start doing WCP dedicated this winter.

    Cajones el Grande.
     
  9. Dave_in_AZ

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    Not better training, any training is more like it. Couple flat landers from Kansas in a 900 bit the dust on 17 a few years ago, same thing.

    And if Rifat would have been able to read all the warning signs, which is supposed to be a DOT requirement, he'd probably still be alive.
     
  10. mjd4277

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    Monteagle,Sandstone,Wolf Creek Pass,Emigrant Hill,Castaic-all of them are to be respected! All it takes is one mistake!
     
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