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    Semi running off overpass caught on camera

    Last Saturday afternoon, a semi tractor-trailer went off an overpass on I-30 and crashed down on State Highway 161 in Grand Prairie. A North Texas Tollway Authority camera caught the accident, and that video was released yesterday.

    The driver was killed, but fortunately, nobody else was. The reason for the driver veering off the interstate is still unknown.

    NTTA Camera Shows Fiery Grand Prairie Crash on President George Bush Turnpike | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth


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    Re: Semi running off overpass caught on camera

    The guy/girl in that white SUV it happened directly in front of them, soiled themselves. HAD to.



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    Re: Semi running off overpass caught on camera

    Love the folks who drive away instead of helping.



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    Re: Semi running off overpass caught on camera

    That is scary as hell man, I drive under a curved I-29 bridge into CB every morning and have thought of something like this happening on multiple occasions.

    So, thanks for making one of my fears come to life.



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    Re: Semi running off overpass caught on camera

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    Love the folks who drive away instead of helping.
    There is also the first person out of the car, walks across the road (not toward accident), then sprints towards, then back to car, turns around and drives away.

    There were a number of odd reactions - but then again - I'd probably have shorts full of poo if it was me in that white SUV.



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    Re: Semi running off overpass caught on camera

    Kind if odd that something similar happened in Indianapolis last Thursday...

    http://www.desmoinesregister.com/vid...ey=mod|tvideo|



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    Re: Semi running off overpass caught on camera

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    There is also the first person out of the car, walks across the road (not toward accident), then sprints towards, then back to car, turns around and drives away.

    There were a number of odd reactions - but then again - I'd probably have shorts full of poo if it was me in that white SUV.
    Really ****ing hot diesel fire too hot to approach?


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    Re: Semi running off overpass caught on camera

    I like the white pickup that decides to take the exit but is looking at the accident and almost drives right into the barrier.


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    Re: Semi running off overpass caught on camera

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    Love the folks who drive away instead of helping.
    If it was just me, I would have went in and tried to help, but if I had my daughter with me, you can be sure I would have drove as far away from that fire and potential explosion as possible.



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    Re: Semi running off overpass caught on camera

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    If it was just me, I would have went in and tried to help, but if I had my daughter with me, you can be sure I would have drove as far away from that fire and potential explosion as possible.
    Assuming you had remembered to pick your daughter up?



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    Re: Semi running off overpass caught on camera

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    Love the folks who drive away instead of helping.
    To be fair, you dont know if they called 911 as they were driving away.

    Maybe their kids were with them. A big burning tank of fuel isn't something I'd want to be hanging around, especially considering the shock of seeing that could illicit a "flight" response to even the most calm and collected person.


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    Re: Semi running off overpass caught on camera

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    The guy/girl in that white SUV it happened directly in front of them, soiled themselves. HAD to.
    How about that grey car the semi flew over?



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    Re: Semi running off overpass caught on camera

    Quote Originally Posted by CostaDelMar View Post
    To be fair, you dont know if they called 911 as they were driving away.

    Maybe their kids were with them. A big burning tank of fuel isn't something I'd want to be hanging around, especially considering the shock of seeing that could illicit a "flight" response to even the most calm and collected person.
    There's probably a lot we don't know as to what happened, but even if they did call, they are still witnesses leaving the scene of an accident.

    I don't know if that is technically illegal or not, but I've always been taught if I witness an accident like that, to stick around the scene to give the authorities an account of what happened.




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    Re: Semi running off overpass caught on camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Tailg8er View Post
    Assuming you had remembered to pick your daughter up?
    Damn you. I was going there.


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    Re: Semi running off overpass caught on camera

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    Love the folks who drive away instead of helping.
    There was no helping with that. Also, that thing could have gotten really hot really fast.


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