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Old 10-22-2015, 04:34 PM   #1
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Terrible RV Accident in Phoenix, AZ - Fatality

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Rollover accident kills RV driver; wife witnesses crash - CBS 5 - KPHO
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Old 10-22-2015, 04:42 PM   #2
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Wow, that's only about 10 miles from my office. It looks like a big tag axle DP. It sure didn't hold together well, so sad for the driver, he was the same age as me.
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Wow, that thing just seemed to collapse on itself. Prayers and thoughts go out to the wife and family.
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Old 10-22-2015, 07:01 PM   #4
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I knew they were flimsy, but that is ridicules. Sorry for the family.
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Old 10-22-2015, 07:13 PM   #5
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Looks to be a Tiffin tag axle.
FD: One killed in RV crash at Loop 101 and Thomas Road in West Valley - ABC15 Arizona
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Old 10-22-2015, 07:36 PM   #6
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It disintegrated. Poor guy didn't stand a chance. God Bless family and loved ones. Hopefully a wake up call for all to be careful as possible
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Old 10-22-2015, 08:04 PM   #7
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Thoughts and prayers for that family. How horrible..
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Old 10-22-2015, 08:10 PM   #8
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Sad to hear and see, makes you wonder what happened. All tires look to be intact.
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The news article quoted the wife as saying that he was driving erratically just prior to the crash. Could have been a heart attack or seizure. You never know when your time will come. I hope she has some support in this tragedy.



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Old 10-22-2015, 08:32 PM   #10
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It is interesting how it just "broke" into its many pieces;


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Old 10-22-2015, 08:48 PM   #11
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Very Tragic.

I also hope the wife and family have a support system. Feel so bad for the driver and what he must have experienced.

The traffic ahead of him could have also caused an issue. I've been on the 17SB, 101, 202 & 303 a lot as they kept adding west side freeways. They are busy.
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Old 10-22-2015, 08:58 PM   #12
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The damage really doesn't surprise me. These vehicles are very heavy, and they have to save weight everywhere that they can. If they built the walls so that they would withstand a roll over and support that heavy chassis and a roll action, they wouldn't have weight capacity for anything else to be inside. The roll action is very effective at breaking the walls loose. From there it all just falls off. We really hope to never put ours on its side or worse.
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something to remember next time you see some one going by you at 65-75mph not saying he was speeding but how flimsy they really are !
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