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Old 09-06-2007, 07:01 PM   #1
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Accident occurred Wednesday on I-81 near Christiansburg,VA....

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Both northbound lanes of Interstate 81 were blocked for more than two hours Wednesday after a single-vehicle accident near Exit 114 in Christiansburg, the Virginia Department of Transportation reported.

State police said the blockage started about 2:50 p.m. when a motor home tipped onto its side and hit the support of an overhead traffic sign, causing the sign and its support frame to fall onto the interstate. They believe the accident was caused by the motor home's left front tire blowing out.

At the time of the crash, the motor home was carrying three people and towing a Jeep Wrangler.

The driver, Edwin Yerkes, 61, of Merritt Island, Fla., was taken to Carilion New River Valley Medical Center along with a passenger, Emma Hutton. The driver's wife, Josephine Yerkes, was the third passenger and was airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Hospital spokesman Eric Earnhart said Josephine Yerkes was listed in fair condition Wednesday night. Hutton was transferred to Roanoke Memorial and was listed in good condition.

Edwin Yerkes was treated and released, Earnhart said.
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Old 09-06-2007, 07:01 PM   #2
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Accident occurred Wednesday on I-81 near Christiansburg,VA....

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Both northbound lanes of Interstate 81 were blocked for more than two hours Wednesday after a single-vehicle accident near Exit 114 in Christiansburg, the Virginia Department of Transportation reported.

State police said the blockage started about 2:50 p.m. when a motor home tipped onto its side and hit the support of an overhead traffic sign, causing the sign and its support frame to fall onto the interstate. They believe the accident was caused by the motor home's left front tire blowing out.

At the time of the crash, the motor home was carrying three people and towing a Jeep Wrangler.

The driver, Edwin Yerkes, 61, of Merritt Island, Fla., was taken to Carilion New River Valley Medical Center along with a passenger, Emma Hutton. The driver's wife, Josephine Yerkes, was the third passenger and was airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Hospital spokesman Eric Earnhart said Josephine Yerkes was listed in fair condition Wednesday night. Hutton was transferred to Roanoke Memorial and was listed in good condition.

Edwin Yerkes was treated and released, Earnhart said.
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Old 09-06-2007, 07:10 PM   #3
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To late now but I wonder what his tire pressures were or if he ever visited IRV2.COM.
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Old 09-06-2007, 09:21 PM   #4
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Time for another plug of the Michelin video.

http://www.michelinrvtires.com/michelinrv/toolbox/video...p#The_Critial_Factor
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Old 09-07-2007, 01:55 AM   #5
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and this one

http://www.olblueusa.org/video/strea...e_blowout.html
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Old 09-07-2007, 05:13 AM   #6
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Also a good time to plug a tire pressure monitoring system. If the tires are not up to the required inflation they'll overheat and that's when blowouts occur. Even if you check them with a gauge every morning you won't know if you have begun to develop a leak from a small puncture or whatever until it's too late. With a TPMS you'll get a warning before anything goes critical. It beats trying to turn your coach back onto it's wheels.
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Tires are the most important thing to check before you hit the road!
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Old 09-07-2007, 03:46 PM   #8
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Well, no mention of what make, model, year, what brand or how old the tires are, etc. Phooey.
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Old 09-09-2007, 05:11 PM   #9
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The jury is in and it's the verdict that the driver is guilty! IMHO, he could have done everything in the book, but the tire failure could still have occured.....
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It's always bad to hear of anyone being involved in a crash. I'm suprised everyone was injured so badly, everyone being seat-belted in their seat.
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