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2021-02-11 -Short Attention Span Theater-
At least 5 killed in massive crash on icy Texas interstate
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Posted by Besoeker 2021-02-11 13:46|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6535 views ]  Top

#1 I just watched the first-responders briefing with drone footage of the scene. There were at least three separate incidents, separated by 50-100 feet. Some people were maintaining an adequate separation on the freezing-rain slickened highway, and stopped short of the wreck, but the bozos behind them were following too close.
Posted by Bobby 2021-02-11 18:31||   2021-02-11 18:31|| Front Page Top

#2 Bobby, I saw some raw footage by a rubbernecker - am I right in guess that roads were wet until this overpass and it froze? One direction seemed fine, the other side had trucks going at normal D/FW speeds and just slamming into the pile-up, one truck trying to scrape the medium wall in an attempt to dodge/slow down.

Any of you first responders who have attended extrication and whispered bull-shit to the triple car stack: watch the video.

I counted at least two fk fk fk't all collisions. Nothing could be done; the cars were banged up so bad if the occupants were functional, they were trapped.
Posted by swksvolFF 2021-02-11 18:52||   2021-02-11 18:52|| Front Page Top

#3 *the 3rd wreck, likely being the first wreck, which wasn't on the video I saw
Posted by swksvolFF 2021-02-11 20:10||   2021-02-11 20:10|| Front Page Top

#4 Bridges don't dissipate the cold to the ground, like pavement on grade
Posted by Frank G 2021-02-11 20:15||   2021-02-11 20:15|| Front Page Top

#5 Just like Atlanta when we get a dusting not equipped nor should we pay the $$ for one or two days a year. And all the northerners who have moved here think they can drive in inclement weather ice ain’t snow
Posted by Beavis 2021-02-11 21:17||   2021-02-11 21:17|| Front Page Top

#6 Guessing the Windward, not Leeward,side.
Posted by swksvolFF 2021-02-11 21:56||   2021-02-11 21:56|| Front Page Top

#7 I learned to drive in northern Illinois. 20 years ago, in Dallas, I left work 10 minutes after it started drizzling. On the first bridge I came to, I started sliding and nothing could stop me until I was the fifth vehicle in a six-car collision. I could hardly stand up on the bridge, and I routinely walked on frozen lakes in Illinois.

A trucker interviewed on the teevee said, "30 miles of dry roadway, then suddenly - crash!'

The most informative signs I've seen read, "Bridges freeze before roadways". Believe it!
Posted by Bobby 2021-02-11 22:56||   2021-02-11 22:56|| Front Page Top

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