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Old 12-08-2012, 12:39 PM   #43
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I always move to the lane away from anything on the sholder, even if its not displaying warning devices (hazards traiangles etc) if I can see there is something on the sholder and Im in the hammer lane coming up on someone in the turtle lane, I either speed up or slow whatever is safer so that other driver can move in the lane far away from the one on the sholder
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:28 PM   #44
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If the RV guy would of got another 3 to 5 feet off the road there would of been no tragedy. Seen 2 young guys today trying to fix a flat on a pickup on I-135 north of Wichita. Two pickups about a foot off the north bound lane. They had a floor jack and were jacking on it and the handel was about a foot in to the traffic lane. Traffic was not to heavy so everybody was gettin into the hammer lane and going by at 80 mph. The ditches here are about 150 feet wide. They probable had a good two feet of blacktop on the outside of the truck. They were watching people go by as they knew they were working in the traffic lane. Accident looking for a place to happen. They could of pulled 30 feet down in the ditch as it hasn't rained here in months. Oh well!
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:41 PM   #45
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If the RV guy would of got another 3 to 5 feet off the road there would of been no tragedy
Really? That RV looks like it took a direct hit and probably wouldn't have mattered if it were 10 feet off the road.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:03 PM   #46
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Except that it seems unlikely that the wife would have been the one doing that. Hubby was sitting in the driver's seat of the truck when the Hino hit the fiver.
Never know.. Driver is on the traffic side.
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Never know.. Driver is on the traffic side.
I kind of looks like the hino truck just side swiped the rig. Probably about a foot in and the match box fiver just kind of exploded on impact. I am sure the truck sped on by and the pickup got by unscathed. I am sure the fiver could of pulled another 10 feet over if he had wanted to.
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Interesting point- it really does look like the Hino hit just inside the roadside corner and peeled off the backhalf of the fiver's side.

What a difference a few more feet might have made!

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