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Posted: 4/16/2006 3:04:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/16/2006 3:21:10 PM EST by nationwide]
He hit the overpass of dead.



Link Posted: 4/16/2006 3:05:27 PM EST
Does the driver have to pay for that? (If it won't buff out.)
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 3:06:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By SWS:
Does the driver have to pay for that? (If it won't buff out.)



Perhaps his widow will?

No, I think if you die in the wreck, they let it slide... BUT JUST ONCE!!!
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 3:07:10 PM EST
So is that blood in the pic?
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 3:09:14 PM EST
Ouch.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 3:09:53 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/16/2006 3:10:14 PM EST by SWS]
What's the story on that? How low was the overpass?

Actually, it looks like the overpass fell on him.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 3:12:57 PM EST
Sideswiped a column?
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 3:13:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/16/2006 3:14:13 PM EST by nationwide]

Fatal crash halts I-240 traffic
Photo Adam Remsen/Special to The Commercial Appeal

A truck driver was killed Saturday when his tractor-trailer slammed into a concrete wall at I-240 and Madison.
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By Sherri Drake
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April 16, 2006
Traffic was stopped for hours Saturday on Interstate 240 in Midtown Memphis after a fatal crash under the Madison overpass involving a tractor-trailer and a Memphis police cruiser.

Traffic Lt. Phillip Rosser said the 18-wheeler, which was traveling north on I-240 just before 3 p.m., veered left and slammed into a concrete wall.

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The driver was killed. Police had not released his identity late Saturday.

A police car traveling behind the 18-wheeler and two cars heading south on I-240 were hit with debris from the crash, Rosser said.

No one in those cars was injured.

Saturday afternoon, investigators blocked off the area around the 18-wheeler with cones, closing north- and southbound lanes.

About 6 p.m., police opened some lanes on both sides for traffic to pass through.

The tractor-trailer had significant front-end damage, one wall of the trailer collapsed and the other bent inward.

Curious passersby stopped to watch officials work and clean up the debris on the roadway.

Rosser said investigators weren't sure what caused the wreck and were waiting for the medical examiner's report.

-- Sherri Drake: 529-2510



Link Posted: 4/16/2006 3:27:44 PM EST
Is that blood in the second picture?
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 3:36:06 PM EST
J.B. Hunt. Aren't they one of the Ultramegahyper Corps. of the trucking industry? Lot's of rookies driving.

TC

Link Posted: 4/16/2006 3:38:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By Thunderchild:
J.B. Hunt. Aren't they one of the Ultramegahyper Corps. of the trucking industry? Lot's of rookies driving.

TC




Yup.

Except if this guy was a rookie, I guess this doesn't help my position on the senority list!
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 4:01:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By Thunderchild:
J.B. Hunt. Aren't they one of the Ultramegahyper Corps. of the trucking industry? Lot's of rookies driving.

TC




Circuit City contracts them to deliever to stores from the dist. centers.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 4:08:37 PM EST
Unfortunately everyone makes mistakes on the road. And when you drive about 100-150K miles a year you have plenty of chances to screw up. Accidents happen and they are sometimes fatal. Sorry for the driver and his family, but that’s just the way it is.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 4:24:56 PM EST
Ouch!
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 4:36:59 PM EST
As another OTR Trucker that does suck.

It is a hard job, Long hours and many miles are driven, alot of them are stressed to, For all we know it was another 4 wheeler that caused the wreck and just kept on going, It does happen. and remember it did happen in memfrica.
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