Eldred Township Truck Accident

Eldred Township Truck Accident

PostBy: sterling40man On: Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:00 pm

Anyone live near here and see this on Tuesday? Terrible accident. I never knew the guy. The trucking company is just a mile up the road from me......same place I buy my coal from. I heard that he left behind a wife and 3 kids......sad.

http://newsitem.com/fatal-truck-acciden ... z1KB1yWLue
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Re: Eldred Township Truck Accident

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:07 pm

Sad--hopefully it was a medical or sleeping issue & not mechanical--not that any of it's good :(
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Re: Eldred Township Truck Accident

PostBy: gaw On: Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:41 pm

That accident was not too far from here. I am very familiar with the area. The mountain roads around here are very dangerous and all too often unfamiliar drivers do not give them the respect they deserve. I feel sad for the man’s family. Unfortunately all signs point to driver error in more ways than one. Here is a link to a more detailed report. A sad story.
http://republicanherald.com/news/maine-driver-killed-in-tractor-trailer-crash-near-hegins-1.1134553
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Re: Eldred Township Truck Accident

PostBy: sterling40man On: Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:20 pm

gaw wrote:That accident was not too far from here. I am very familiar with the area. The mountain roads around here are very dangerous and all too often unfamiliar drivers do not give them the respect they deserve. I feel sad for the man’s family. Unfortunately all signs point to driver error in more ways than one. Here is a link to a more detailed report. A sad story.
http://republicanherald.com/news/maine-driver-killed-in-tractor-trailer-crash-near-hegins-1.1134553


Thanks for the link Glenn.
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Re: Eldred Township Truck Accident

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:35 pm

Yep, sounds like it. It's a shame for the family. Them big rigs'll hurt you if you get to cockey :(
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Re: Eldred Township Truck Accident

PostBy: snuffy On: Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:49 pm

It's a beautiful area. On a side note, I drove my Mom for Easter flowers to nearby Tower City yesterday. Apparently, the potato bags he was hauling from that accident were sold to the secondary market. On a steep hill outside of Tower City, Rt 209 the buyer (about 8 cars ahead of me ) dropped a 50lb bag off the back of the truck. Drivers had no choice but to "mash the potatoes" or else take a 500 foot drop exit off the highway. Small world, eh!
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