Sunday, July 20, 2008
Truck accidents occur daily somewhere on our roads. This was one I passed today which closed eastbound lanes into Toronto for several hours.
I kept hearing on the news that a truck load of pipe shifted, I thought it fell onto the highway as the truck entered or left the highway or perhaps the trailer jackknifed and lost the load.
Then I drove by the scene. The load shifted straight forward into the cab of the truck. I never heard any news on the driver in any of the news or traffic reports so I don't know if he was hurt. Driving by the scene it looked like the steering wheel was intact but I couldn't see whether the seat was intact.
Motorists passing by this scene could see a graphic example of why you should keep a safe distance between vehicles and not expect that a truck can stop quickly like a car.
I don't know the cause of this accident, but the effect paralyzed traffic heading into Toronto for hours at an enormous cost and will apply a devastating blow to the driver if he survived, his family and the trucking company.
More on road safety at http://www.ezee.ca
Forklift Safety at liftright.net
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