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Posted: 11/17/2011 9:46:08 AM EDT
While scanning I heard the initial dispatch this morning-simple 2 car MVA, I'm guessing the Tractor Trailer that hit sign was a secondary accident...

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Traffic in town is said to be horrendous....glad I'm at home today!
Link Posted: 11/17/2011 10:25:25 AM EDT
thank god i moved away from Charlotte, after four years I so completely hate the place, it's just so nice to be away :)
Link Posted: 11/17/2011 1:46:33 PM EDT
The accident was in Spartanburg.
Link Posted: 11/17/2011 2:50:44 PM EDT
I absolutely despise I-85.  Every time I drive through Greenville and I'm not in an accident I fell lucky.  I-77 in Charlotte is even worse.
Link Posted: 11/18/2011 4:45:52 AM EDT
i got stuck in this. people were making the emergency lane another lane. causing more wrecks and blocking emergency crews. i was not happy.
Link Posted: 11/18/2011 5:03:12 AM EDT
Originally Posted By snapcraklepop:
i got stuck in this. people were making the emergency lane another lane. causing more wrecks and blocking emergency crews. i was not happy.


I take it you weren't in a Squad Car?  That musta sucked!  did you see the .mil Jets do a Flyover?  Received a few reports of that yesterday....
Link Posted: 11/18/2011 5:19:27 AM EDT
Now hearing this is why the .mill had jets in the AO yesterday....

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Link Posted: 11/18/2011 6:08:36 PM EDT
Looking at that trailer that collapsed in the middle makes me scratch my head. That just does not happen out of the ordinary
Link Posted: 11/21/2011 3:30:28 AM EDT
Originally Posted By kabob:
Looking at that trailer that collapsed in the middle makes me scratch my head. That just does not happen out of the ordinary


It happens more than not.  The trailers are built primarily from Aluminum and Fiberglass to save weight.  They are expected to maintain structural rigidity while traveling along a generally flat surface, take it off road at speed and the tops open up like a sardine can.  Travel Trailer/Campers usually do the same.  Those were my observations while working in the Fire Service along the I85 corridor.
Link Posted: 11/21/2011 10:34:34 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SCWolverine:
Originally Posted By snapcraklepop:
i got stuck in this. people were making the emergency lane another lane. causing more wrecks and blocking emergency crews. i was not happy.


I take it you weren't in a Squad Car?  That musta sucked!  did you see the .mil Jets do a Flyover?  Received a few reports of that yesterday....


we don't have take home rides in the city... not a fan of that at all.
Link Posted: 11/21/2011 12:24:21 PM EDT
roger, didn't realize you drove the all white cars....gotcha a new charger yet?
Link Posted: 11/21/2011 1:59:32 PM EDT
That is one tough,  screwed up section of I85, which needs to be redone.    I've spent many hrs. in traffic jams in that area.  
Link Posted: 11/21/2011 2:38:40 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SCWolverine:
roger, didn't realize you drove the all white cars....gotcha a new charger yet?


you know it!
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