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Old 04-18-2014, 02:25 PM   #1
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Almost disaster

Check out this video of a distracted semi driver

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Could have been that sort of thing in the California bus crash. Someone coming across the median is one of my biggest hauling fears.
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That happened in Iowa. Our local TV station also reported it. Guess you don't drop a pen while driving down the interstate! Did you check what that 18 wheeler was that it crossed infront of? It was a gas tanker!! KABOOM!!!
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That happened in Iowa. Our local TV station also reported it. Guess you don't drop a pen while driving down the interstate! Did you check what that 18 wheeler was that it crossed infront of? It was a gas tanker!! KABOOM!!!
Although this was very bad and could have been worse, the tanker he almost hit was not a gas tanker. It was a bulk trailer used to transport dry items such as flour. Spent 20 years as a trucker and pulled them both.
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:25 AM   #6
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Sorry Dave! The reporter here was wrong then on the bulk truck. They said the driver of the semi that crossed over had dropped a pen and bent over to pick it up and ........that's the rest of the story!
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Ron, you just can't believe every thing those talking heads say
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Got rear-ended some years ago by an 18 wheeler when slowed for construction on freeway. The driver told the highway patrol he was reaching down to pick up a bottle of water. More likely he was driving zoned out or sleeping.
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Ok, my question is what was the driver doing that needed a pen while driving?
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Isn't that old fashion texting?
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