How many more apple trucks have to go over the edge and kill someone before udot
makes some kind of changes to this very dangerous curve and bridge?
comment. Soon enough the apple harvest will be over and those horrible "apple
trucks" will go back to hauling something else; problem solved.
Problem solved? This is what the third or forth truck over the last 10 to 15
years that has rolled over on this curve? One truck if I remember right went
over the edge of the bridge and shut down traffic on I-15. And all have been
apple trucks.And something should be done before another life is lost!
The driver is unhurt physically, but lost his wife and unborn child. Who knows
for sure what caused the accident, but it IS for sure that someone should say
something compassionate here. I hope and pray that the driver will be comforted
and that if this curve is so dangerous that signs will be posted to relly bring
that message home. Like at Red Narrows where a driver lost his life and where
an explosion took out a chunk of the highway just a few years ago. There should
really be monuments posted at these places to record the incidents and the lives
lost. Maybe drivers would pay more attention if they saw a sign stating how
many lives were lost at a certain curve or how many accidents had occured there.
Loss of control on a on ramp is a typical air suspended heavy vehicle accident
signature especially when hauling high centre of gravity loads such as produce.
Drivers should be educated to the near chaotic behaviour of these suspensions.
Most likely the on ramp was a long sweeping ramp and that the prime mover was
fitted with one ride height control valve (in this case on the drivers side).
Furthermore it is most likely the drive suspension was a trailing arm type. Road Authorities, Highway Patrol Officers and Accident Investigations
must become aware that air suspensions are causal contributions to heavy vehicle
rollovers. Totally horrid outcome unnecessary death of the drivers wife and
unborn child. When is the US public going to get grips on the real killers.
I knew Martha and the paper has it wrong, this was not her husband and yes this
is a tragedy for her family. We need to remember Martha as an individual who was
kind and never hurt anyone.
I also knew Martha and yes the paper does have it wrong. Martha was an amazing
human beign, like no other. We miss you and Norwalk S.E.A. will never be the
same without you =( R.I.P. gone but never forgotten! I hope that they finally do
something about that ramp b/c I dont want anyone to go through this...be strong
Danny, that this is hard for all of us ='(
In my opinion love is not a signed paper, i feel sorry for the driver whoever he
is and if she was making him company is because she was happy with him, And I`m
pretty sure she loved him. Only the driver knows the way he feels now about
losing his wife and unborn child, however - she was expecting for I don`t know
how many months it is clear that this wasn`t their first moment spending time
toghether, accident is an accident I feel really sorry for the driver`s loss=
But heyy! keep your head up. And that dude sayin` what a dumb- remember trucks
bring the good stuff and whitout trucks america stops.Rest im peace