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Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by 511monkey, Oct 13, 2018.
Thanks for your crash post 511monkey.
Looks like that trucker shouldn't have taken that route.
Although he,or she may have been delivering lumber for a house in the hills.
In which case a better route should have been planed,but we all know hindsight is worthless.
I found this on the mishap:
Big rig driver goes over embankment on narrow section of State Route 175
A truck driver hauling plywood on Thursday afternoon tried to drive through a narrow turn on State Route 175, slid down an embankment and walked away unharmed.
The driver, identified by the CHP as 39-year-old Christopher Cortez, of Lodi, drove his big rig on a one-lane section near the Lake-Mendocino County line restricted to vehicles longer than 39 feet. It’s unclear how long his rig was but authorities said it far exceeded that maximum length.
Cortez, who was wearing a seatbelt, declined medical attention after the crash, said Kiuya Brown, a special duty officer for the CHP’s Ukiah division.
“He was very lucky and he knew that,” Brown said.
The incident happened at 1:25 p.m. about 5 miles east of Hopland where the state road was reduced to a single lane where Caltrans built a retaining wall to support a nearby hillside.
Posted signs on the state route warn drivers that vehicles longer than 39 feet are prohibited from passing through, said Phil Frisbie Jr., a Caltrans spokesman. The big rig far exceeded that length, Brown said.
WOW, let us count the MISTAKES on a restricted rd (posted signs ) and the load was Top Heavy on a severe curb with one lane and NO shoulder , GEE at least you would think the guy would EASE through there with FLASHERS on stopping every two feet checking the TANDEMS !
With such a short length restriction,removing the Semi & plywood must have been a real tough job.
Thank you for your follow-up post 511monkey.