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    This fatality accident occurred August 1st near Louisville, KY, and involved a Roadway driver. Speed and wet roads are believed to have contributed to the accident. This was a tragic accident that could have been prevented. Drive safely at all times - your life and the lives of the motoring public are at stake. 4 most important words in safety: "I will be safe..."




    Workers unloaded the trailer of a rig that overturned on the ramp from southbound Interstate 71 to the Watterson Expressway, killing the driver and temporarily closing the interstate. Police said speed and wet roads may have caused the accident.


    Thoughts an prayers to the family in this sad time.

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    Aww man, I hate to see things like this. what a shame. It all happens so fast and all of a sudden this man's life is over and he never gets to say goodbye. It doesn't even look like that bad of a curve?

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    This sucks.
    Be careful, brothers.

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    Exit ramps are probably some of the most dangerous spots drivers see everyday. I teach a little at a truck driving school and that is one of the things I stress the most is to slow down at those ramps. You do not gain anything by being in a hurry when you are getting off and on highways. Slow down and get back home safe to your loved ones.
    Rest in peace Brother.

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    There is a ramp at the carlisle exit off of the turnpike (exit 226 or 7 or something like that) where there has been a recorded 32 roll overs over the years. Trucks coming east bound have been traveling at high speeds and that particular stretch of road has like 32 miles of straight roadway and suddenly the driver has to make a sharp off ramp and they are not expecting the curve they enter. There is quite a rightup on it. Only recently has the turnpike decided to redesign the ramp. But most of the roll overs resulted in the driver rolling over to the right, and if they were not wearing a seatbelt, they fell out of the seat and snapped their neck as they hit the right side door. Nasty situation. So the exit ramps are not always designed with trucks in mind is all I was trying to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ttman View Post
    There is a ramp at the carlisle exit off of the turnpike (exit 226 or 7 or something like that) where there has been a recorded 32 roll overs over the years. Trucks coming east bound have been traveling at high speeds and that particular stretch of road has like 32 miles of straight roadway and suddenly the driver has to make a sharp off ramp and they are not expecting the curve they enter. There is quite a rightup on it. Only recently has the turnpike decided to redesign the ramp. But most of the roll overs resulted in the driver rolling over to the right, and if they were not wearing a seatbelt, they fell out of the seat and snapped their neck as they hit the right side door. Nasty situation. So the exit ramps are not always designed with trucks in mind is all I was trying to say.
    I agree with you Brother. Exit ramps, on ramps, or anything I can think of are designed with trucks in mind. Heck they don't even build truck stops with trucks in mind anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HBF View Post
    I agree with you Brother. Exit ramps, on ramps, or anything I can think of are designed with trucks in mind. Heck they don't even build truck stops with trucks in mind anymore.
    I run the same trip 3 times a week and the ramp I get off at is a steep one and even though I am familiar with it, I still find myself entering it a little fast at times..... Just human nature, I guess?

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    as a former tanker driver i HATED running the PA pike too narrow and curvy and everyone trucks included go way too fast i know exactly where youre talking about ttman i came up on that too fast once took me completely by surprise

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    Quote Originally Posted by THEBIGSHOW View Post
    as a former tanker driver i HATED running the PA pike too narrow and curvy and everyone trucks included go way too fast i know exactly where youre talking about ttman i came up on that too fast once took me completely by surprise
    Yeah, I wrote to the turnpike commission back in 1990 about it ( I have the copy I sent to them) because the very first trip I made with ABF was to dayton and back. And on the return trip, it was my very first time on the turnpike, and I thought, wow, this off ramp is wrong. No one ever wrote back to me. That was back before computers. They would never get away with that now!
    The narrow part of the turnpike actually worked for us though BIGSHOW because it prevented them from allowing tripples across pa and the east coast. Think about it? Maybe not?

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    I am a former tanker driver and I rolled over on a on ramp US 219 Bradford PA. The tanker was partially loaded 7000 gals of gasoline. The guard rails came thru the center of my cab and hit me. I suffered a broken hip broken pelvis dislocated hip. The bulkhead behind the cab was pierced by the guidepost and gasoline was spraying all over the tractor. I was blessed that the gentleman behind me pulled me from the wreckage and dragged me down the shoulder with the help of another person. I have a 16 inch incision from my pubic bone to my upper right side. Three months later another driver that I knew somehow went off the four lane and jacked-knifed. The truck exploded. The driver managed to crawl out of the truck and made it about twenty feetbefore he died. Last trip of the day for him he was going on vacation. Left behind 5 children and his wife.

 

 
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