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Old 07-11-2008, 08:23 AM   #1
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Not enough clearance

Always look up.
 
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Old 07-11-2008, 08:50 AM   #2
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Wow that was awful! I hope no one was injured in that accident. I noticed it looked like an Everest also!
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Old 07-11-2008, 08:52 AM   #3
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From Shelby County Today:

Truck/Travel Trailer Crashes Texas State Bank- July 2, 2008

At approximately 3 PM, Tuesday, July 2, a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500, pulling a new travel trailer, hit the corner of the Texas State Bank Drive-In on Tenaha Street, causing the complete awning to come to the ground. Luckily, the driver of the Dodge, Mickey Miller, of Garrison and his 10 year old son were able to exit their vehicle uninjured.

According to Miller he was circling the bank to park on the other side when the corner of his travel trailer caught the corner of the bank awning. Next thing he heard was a rumble as the awning started falling against his driver's side door. Somehow he was able to unbuckle the seat beat and exit the other side of his truck as it was falling.

Mark Ivy of Texas State Bank stated that the main lobby would be open for business while the drive-in is being repaired.

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Old 07-11-2008, 08:55 AM   #4
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Glad they werenít hurt! I wonder if they will consider placing the canopy up higher when itís re-built.

On Edit: It looked like the camera that was recording this event was hit by the canopy also. Was anyone else or any other vehicles involved?
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Old 07-11-2008, 09:08 AM   #5
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From what I could find out, no one was hurt.

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Old 07-11-2008, 11:13 AM   #6
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That looked like a fatal accident for sure..they are very, very lucky to have escaped that..
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Old 07-11-2008, 12:14 PM   #7
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Sounds like it was a case of the trailer coming in too close but even so, I've been known to get out and look to see if I have clearance to the side as well as top!!!
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Old 07-11-2008, 12:34 PM   #8
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Wow, I actually didn't expect the collapse! I always figured the RV would tear open like an envelope.
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Old 07-11-2008, 01:22 PM   #9
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I am amazed that no one was hurt. When I saw it fall it was right on the drivers compartment! And you could see the truck sort of fold toward the ground. I was sure whoever was in there was probably dead! Those trailers must be tougher than we thought!

Sure happy to learn no one was even hurt!

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Old 07-15-2008, 02:39 AM   #10
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I thought it was a very unusual coincidence that someone would be there recording at the precise time it happened. Someone mentioned to me that if it was at a bank then it would have probably been on their surveillance video. Well Duuhh on me! That would explain why no one else was involved.
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Old 07-15-2008, 01:03 PM   #11
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The video is no longer available. Texas State Bank has claimed Copyright.
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Old 07-15-2008, 03:04 PM   #12
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You mean we won't see it on line again? THANK GOD!
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Old 07-16-2008, 03:20 AM   #13
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But it did make GMA this morning.
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Old 07-16-2008, 04:05 PM   #14
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Here you go Wayne, Steve

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?se...rld&id=6267820
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